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HP Indigo 7500 and 3550 Digital Presses

The HP Indigo 7500 Digital Press is a highly automated solution that elevates sheetfed digital printing to new levels of quality, reliability and productivity. The press's innovative automation and print quality improvements make it ideally suited to replace small and midsize analog offset presses and to handle high-value applications, such as variable-data-driven marketing collateral, photo books and personalized direct mail.

The enhanced HP Indigo 5500 continues to be the mainstream production solution for PSPs with volumes up to 1 million color pages per month, while the new entry-level HP Indigo 3550 delivers offset quality at a low initial investment for customers taking their first step into digital print applications. The HP Indigo 3550 offers improved productivity and ease-of-use, supports a broader range of media, and reduces environmental impact with an on-press oil recycling system. All three models are available for immediate delivery.

Based on the HP Indigo 7000 platform, the top-of-the-line HP Indigo 7500 introduces Intelligent Automation, a major factor in increasing press productivity by up to 10 percent. A new Vision System entirely automates manual calibrations and diagnostic troubleshooting wizards to save time, reduce waste and limit the dependency on operator skill level. The Vision System infrastructure allows customers to add new functionality in software, offering a growth path that preserves their investments. HP also is demonstrating real-time early-defect-detection technology that identifies print defects and notifies the operator. It will be available as an option at a later date.

The HP Indigo 7500 also surpasses the print quality of the HP Indigo 7000, which recently gained top recognition at the "DIMA Shootout." For example, the HP 7500 improves color consistency and uniformity by up to 20 percent and offers new screens that improve print quality for certain image types. The press also consumes up to 10 percent less energy per printed page and uses less imaging oil.

New options available on the HP Indigo 7500 support white ink, light-cyan/light-magenta for photo applications and thick substrates up to 400 gsm/460 microns. To protect customer investments, the majority of enhancements to the HP Indigo 7500 are planned to be available in 2011 as upgrades to the HP Indigo 7000.

"We believe that the HP Indigo 7500 Digital Press provides the highest quality digital printing in the marketplace, with productivity levels that a conventional offset printer in its heyday would be proud of,” said Gary Peeling, managing director at Precision Printing.

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