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HP to exhibit Digital Printing Solutions and Applications at IPEX 2006 - More than 30 digital presses, wide-to-super-wide format printers and numerous solutions partners will demonstrate HPs end-to-end strategies for graphic arts business growth.
HP today unveiled further plans for its IPEX 2006 stand where it will demonstrate its comprehensive range of end-to-end digital printing solutions. Under the unifying theme of 'Your Digital Difference,' eight different application areas will demonstrate HPs solutions which will help commercial printers and other print service providers to formulate strategies for their own digital printing futures.
Special application-based 'zones' will demonstrate HPs digital solutions, in conjunction with leading industry partners, for marketing collateral, direct mail, books & manuals, photo specialty, labels, flexible packaging, indoor & outdoor signage, industrial wide-to-super-wide format, and specialty applications.
IPEX is the perfect time and venue for HP to showcase its expanded offering of end-to-end solutions which empower commercial printers, signage shops, graphic designers, and other graphics professionals to realise new revenue streams and discover their digital difference, said Stephen Nigro, senior vice president, Graphics and Imaging Business, HP. "Not only is HP offering the industrys most comprehensive digital printer portfolio, ensuring our customers get the right solution to meet their needs, HPs print output across the board remains unchallenged for image quality and impact.
New HP Indigo press solutions strengthen the case for going digital
IPEX 2006 marks the worldwide launch of the HP Indigo press w3250, with one of the industrys fastest, most productive, and only 7-colour digital web-fed press for high volume direct mail and publishing applications.
For high volume sheet-fed printing, the HP Indigo press 5000 features new enhancements that deliver accelerated monochrome printing (up to 16,000 copies per hour), gang stackers for unloading while printing, and an HP RIP Expansion Rack for expanded processing capacity.
Also being launched at IPEX is the HP Indigo Production Stream Server powered by Creo. Harnessing Creo Print On-Demand Solutions (PODS) technology, initially supporting the HP Indigo press 5000 and HP Indigo press 3050, this exclusively designed digital colour server provides a streamlined, professional workflow for maximum productivity, extended variable data printing and outstanding colour output. The Creo based HP Production Stream Server can be used to drive multiple output devices and is fully integrated using JDF with various workflows as for instance Kodaks Brisque, Prinergy and Synapse prepress workflows.
The HP Indigo press ws4050 will be demonstrating end-to-end label production with a range of finishing options, and printing on a variety of substrates. The press is designed to meet market requirements for on-demand, high specification labels and can also be used for printing flexible packaging and shrink sleeve applications.
The news gets even bigger
This years IPEX confirms HPs total commitment to the graphic arts by presenting HPs newly combined wide-to-super-wide format industrial digital printing portfolio. HP Industrial Printing (HPIP, formerly Scitex Vision) will be demonstrating the HP Scitex TJ8300 (formerly the Scitex Vision TURBOjet), and HP Scitex XL1500 (formerly the Scitex Vision XLjet Premium) wide and superwide format digital printers, and the HP Scitex FB6700 (formerly the Scitex Vision CORjet Premium) for printing directly to corrugated and other rigid substrates.
Included in HPs wide format showcase will be the recently launched low-solvent Designjet 9000s. The HP Designjet 9000s Printer Series robust printing technology with fast print speeds of up to 20 m2/h and low running costs sets new levels of productivity in outdoor printing while delivering high quality outputs at 720dpi with vivid colours and excellent durability using new outdoor media from HP. This high-performing, cost-effective six-colour solution makes low-solvent printing safe, productive and easy, helping foster the adoption of durable digital printing technologies.
The acquisition of Scitex Vision (now HPIP) alongside the OEM agreement with Seiko I Infotech to develop low solvent based printers, reaffirms HPs strategy to expand its offering for the production of signs, banners, building wraps and vehicle graphics.
Also being demonstrated will be end-to-end solutions featuring the Designjet 130gp for newspaper and magazine proofing, the Designjet 5500 for digital fine arts and indoor signage, and HPs broad portfolio of large format media and inks.
Included in the photo specialty application-base zone will be the recently launched HP Photosmart Pro B9180 A3+ printer targeted to prosumers and professional photographers, based on HPs scalable printing technology (SPT) and an exclusively formulated line of HP Vivera pigment inks.
From HP Specialty Printing Systems, the IPEX stand will include the HP mPrinter, a high-speed thermal inkjet printer for variable data marking and coding that offers a monochrome option for product identification and tracking.
Complementary to the application areas, the stand will feature two customer experience areas for Business Development, as well as Media and Supplies.
Thinking Outside the Booth
HP will participate in a number of customer and visitor events at IPEX. Everyday on its stand in the HP theatre, HP will present moderated customer panels, regional presentations and keynote speakers. In the IPEX INNOV8 theatre, HP will showcase two customers who have used digital printing to successfully build their businesses. Another highlight will be a keynote speech, delivered by Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president, Imaging and Printing Group, HP.