HP has introduced 10 digital printing systems that offer print service providers (PSPs) greater versatility, productivity and quality for commercial and industrial printing applications such as labels and packaging, direct mail, marketing collateral, and book publishing.
The improved performance of the new portfolio will help PSPs extend the advantages of digital even further into traditional analog print markets, and to produce more high-value personalized and custom materials for their clients. The 10 new systems include:
Three next-generation 29-inch-format HP Indigo presses capable of producing almost any commercial print job and a much broader range of packaging applications.Three updated models of the current HP Indigo portfolio with higher speeds for significantly increased productivity.Three high-productivity HP Inkjet Web Press models featuring advanced ink and printhead technology for excellent print quality at increased print speeds. HP Print Module Solutions for adding monochrome or full-color content to preprinted offset materials.
HP also announced new options for HP Scitex industrial presses, which are used for large sign and display applications, and a range of new services and solutions to complement HP's broad portfolio of digital systems.
"With the extraordinary scope and scale of today's announcements, we are fueling an unstoppable industry transformation from analog to digital printing," said Christopher Morgan, senior vice president, Graphics Solutions Business, HP. "Our new digital solutions strike at the core of the printing market and are able to meet the toughest requirements of world-class brands, publishers and print service providers."
HP will display the new solutions May 3-16 at drupa 2012 in Düsseldorf, Germany, where HP will be the largest digital printing exhibitor and will have the second-largest booth at the show.
At drupa 2008, HP introduced a revolutionary color inkjet web press, a new series of HP Indigo presses and the industry's first latex inks for wide-format printers. Widespread market acceptance of those solutions has driven the graphics transformation and strong growth of high-value digital pages.
Worldwide, HP now has installed more than 60 HP Inkjet Web Presses, more than 6,000 HP Indigo presses and more than 10,000 HP Latex systems. HP also has invested more than $1 billion in research and development of new graphics solutions.
New, larger format for HP Indigo presses
Three new larger-format HP Indigo models allow PSPs to expand into applications not previously addressable by digital printing, as well as to print more productively and economically for increased profitability.
The HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press is a 29-inch sheet-fed press suitable for an extensive range of commercial applications.The HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press is a continuous-feed press designed for flexible packaging.The HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press is a sheet-fed press designed for folding cartons.
New models of the current HP Indigo platform include the flagship HP Indigo 7600 Digital Press, which offers a top speed of 160 pages per minute in Enhanced Productivity Mode – a 33 percent increase over the previous top speed, making it the fastest two-page digital sheet-fed press available on the market.