"HP's T400 is a powerful addition to the Inkjet Web Press family and extends it into unheard of ranges of digital print productivity," said Jim Hamilton, group director of industry analyst firm InfoTrends. "These are revolutionary devices that compel marketers and content providers to re-imagine what can be accomplished with production digital print."
O'Neil Data Systems is home to the first HP T400 press installation, making it the only customer facility to have all four HP Inkjet Web Press models. The company also uses HP Indigo Digital Presses to produce a variety of high-end jobs, including covers for Inkjet Web Press-printed publications. O'Neil Data Systems also uses HP Exstream customer communications management software to compose complex, variable-data document streams at full press speeds.
The company is using HP Exstream and the HP T400 press to produce MarketSmith, a personalized financial research publication delivered weekly.
"The HP T400 Color Inkjet Web Press truly is converging on offset speeds while providing the benefits of a digital printing environment," said James Lucanish, president, O'Neil Data Systems.
As with all HP Inkjet Web Press models, the HP T400 prints on virtually any standard uncoated or newsprint paper, as well as on a range of coated papers. HP announced the immediate availability of new 115 and 130 gsm Jaz coated papers from Sappi for use with HP Inkjet Web Presses. The papers are now available in Europe and the Asia Pacific region, with additional weights scheduled to be available there soon.
MICR, a technology commonly used in checkbook printing, will soon be available for use in a wider variety of applications with the new MICR HP Inkjet Web Press solution. Available for order now with new HP T300 and T350 purchases, and scheduled to be available with T200 and T400 models sold later this year, the solution consists of new black MICR ink with a print bar that inserts into expansion slots on all HP Inkjet Web presses.
The HP Inkjet Web Press MICR solution enables direct and transactional mail printers to use only one pass to produce balance transfer check mailers, rebate check mailers and other popular direct mail products. This method avoids the significant document security and inventory storage demands with existing workflows, which require valuable MICR documents to be preprinted and then locked away, with additional finishing, inserting or full-color printing steps completed in subsequent steps just prior to mailing.