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HP Announces New Photofinishing Solutions - HP has announced new photofinising solutions to increase productivity and versatility.
HP today announced at the HP Indigo Global Photo Summit new products and partner offerings that are designed to offer professional and consumer photo labs increased productivity as well as application versatility.
The HP Indigo Global Photo Summit is an annual forum designed to bring together photofinishers, photo labs and other graphic arts professionals from around the world. The new products and photo solutions announced at this event further reinforce HP’s strong value proposition and status as leading technology provider for the photo print market. New offerings include:
HP Indigo WS6600p Digital Press
The new HP Indigo WS6600p is a photo printing press that showcases improved ease-of-use, versatile applications as well as outstanding print and colour quality across all photo substrates. The HP Indigo WS6600p also features a new imaging oil system, powerful and scalable Production Pro Print Server, and a Print Care 126.96.36.199 in addition to an inline scanner for diagnostics and troubleshooting.
The HP Indigo WS6600p includes light cyan, light magenta and light black inks, which create photo-realistic imaging when added to the standard CMYK ink set. This feature enables professional and consumer labs to replace traditional AgX production at a lower financial and environmental impact while maintaining product integrity.
According to Wilhelm Imaging Research (WIR) the dark permanence rating of the pages produced on the press using Fleix Schoeller photo paper is more than 200 years(1). The application-focused web press platform is a basis for end-to-end solutions for various pre-press and post-press photo products such as cut prints, layflat books, book covers and calendars.
The HP Indigo WS6600p Digital Press is available now.
New partnerships expand HP Indigo offerings for end-to-end solutions
HP Indigo continues to expand its offerings to provide a first-rate experience for customers. The newly announced partner solutions address both print volume and quality demands.
As a result of the new alliance with Imaging Solutions, whose customers include leading photofinishers and global photo labs, HP Indigo users will benefit from multiple finishing capabilities. In addition, the alliance will help expand HP Indigo’s range of finishing devices for photo specialty applications and complete the HP Indigo Photo Prints Solution.
The new solutions will also help HP to provide a cost-effective, high quality and lower environmental impact replacement of traditional AgX technology.
As part of the new relationship with Ultimate Technographics, HP Indigo announced the debut of Ultimate Technographics’ PASS, or photo layout imposition software. PASS features include:
- Layout operation that generates barcodes and eye marks for control of finishing devices;
- Job definition format (JDF) integrated to HP SmartStream Production Pro Digital Front End to simplify the workflow;
- Customised integration to on-line photo Order Management System; and
- Cut prints, e.g.10x15cm (4x6”), 13x18 cm (5x7”) JPEG imposition.
Perfectly Clear® by Athentech is a leading automatic image correction technology and sets the industry standard for both consumers and professionals.
The Athentech alliance includes both Perfectly Clear® LAB and Perfectly Clear® API for use on HP Indigo Presses and enables high-volume, intelligent image correction for prints and photo merchandised products.
Additional information about HP Indigo digital printing solutions is available at the HP website, or on the HP Graphic Arts YouTube channel.