HP Launches Faster HP Inkjet Web Press, Plus a Host of Additional Digital Print Systems at Graph Expo

HP is providing updates at Graph Expo on its progress in creating a new magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) production solution for HP Inkjet Web Presses. Currently in the development and testing process, the HP MICR solution will be based on a new print bar that will insert into existing expansion slots on all HP Inkjet Web presses.

HP also has completed several media advancements. Appleton Coated’s line of Utopia Inkjet papers, which HP and Appleton Coated codeveloped to allow for high-quality, high-speed inkjet production, are now commercially available. HP also is collaborating with Sappi Fine Paper Europe for the development of new coated papers for European HP Inkjet Web Press customers.

High-value digital color pages grow with new HP Indigo solutions

The launch of the highly automated HP Indigo 7500 Digital Press in May highlights the industry’s digital page growth trend.

Making its first appearance at a North American tradeshow, the HP Indigo 7500 elevates the quality, reliability and productivity of sheetfed digital printing. PSPs use the HP Indigo 7500 to offer customers efficient, offset-quality printing on jobs normally produced on midsize sheetfed offset presses, as well as high-value variable-data jobs requiring digital print capabilities.

The HP Indigo 7500 includes the new Vision System, an integrated module that enables scanning of press output at full press speed. Developed in conjunction with HP Labs, the company’s central research arm, the Vision System automates a number of the press calibration and service tasks that operators typically must perform, reducing downtime and improving print quality. Future enhancements for the Vision System will allow for real-time monitoring and color correction across the printed sheet, as well as optional, real-time data inspection for variable fields.

“The HP Indigo 7500 makes us more productive and more competitive – our operators run it more than the other six HP Indigo presses we own,” said Chris Nunez, director of Digital Printing for Grandville (Mich.) Printing Company, a company that uses the HP Indigo 7500 to print auto manuals for one of the world’s best-known luxury car brands.

HP also has introduced a progressive finishing solution that eliminates manual intervention, lowers production costs, improves turnaround time and enhances document integrity. Using a new Universal Finishing Interface (UFI), the HP Indigo 7500 Digital Press can work in automated print-and-finish workflows.

The press’ streamlined production capabilities include the new Lasermax Roll Systems PageReady, an automatic cutter/slitter/merger/stacker option that can serve as an in-line connection to finishing modules from other manufacturers.

Many HP Indigo 7500 model features will be available as field upgrades for HP Indigo 7000 users.

HP offers flexible financing solutions for customers deploying the latest HP digital printing technology through HP Financial Services, the company’s leasing and life cycle asset management services division. An HP Financial Services representative is onsite in the HP booth during Graph Expo to provide details of applicable offers. Information also is available at www.hp.com/hpfinancialservices.

More information about HP digital printing solutions is available in an online press kit at www.hp.com/go/graphexpo2010, at www.hp.com/go/GSB and through the HP Graphic Arts Twitter feed.

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(1) HP internal data.

(2) Based on published manufacturer specifications as of June 2010.

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