HP has extended its photo printing leadership at photokina 2012 with new solutions for photofinishers and retailers.
Building on its existing leadership in the photo specialty market, HP today announced new solutions for professional portrait and consumer photo prints using HP Indigo Digital Press technology as a replacement for traditional silver halide (AgX).
Demonstrated at photokina 2012 on the HP stand (Hall 4.1), the new end-to-end solutions offer photo labs a high-quality, economical alternative to AgX technology for low- to high-volume photo prints. Also on display are HP’s market-leading digital printing technologies for the photo market and a full range of photo applications, including sample output from the HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press, the industry’s largest-format, most productive sheet-fed digital press.
Today, 70 per cent of all photo specialty products, including photo books, calendars, photo cards, are printed using HP Indigo technology.
The new HP Indigo photo prints solution brings HP’s high-quality liquid electrophotographic printing technology to the professional portrait and 10 x 15-centimetre (4 x 6-inch) consumer prints markets with the same quality as silver-halide.
For high-volume production, the HP Indigo photo prints solution is available with the HP Indigo WS6000p Digital Press, which is already used by leading photofinishers to produce high-quality prints. The new solution includes an optional in-line GMP LAMIMASTER 34 and in-line cutting and stacking solutions from Tecnau and Hunkeler.
For low- to mid-volume printing, the solution is also available with HP’s sheet-fed digital presses, including the new HP Indigo 5600 and 7600 Digital Presses. It can be configured with an optional GMP PROTOPIC PLUS-540 laminator for professional portrait quality with luster effect or glossy finish for consumer prints and a cutting and stacking solution from Rollem.
The HP Indigo photo prints solutions support a range of HP Indigo-certified photo media, including photo paper from leading vendors, including Mohawk, Mitsubishi and Felix Schoeller.
HP Indigo 7600 Digital Press
, which features new unique effects for creating high-value photo specialty applications.
HP Designjet L26500 Printer
, a 1.55m (61in) large-format printer using HP Latex Inks for the production of indoor and outdoor graphics.
HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer
, designed specifically for Pro Labs and Photolabs to deliver photo-quality prints at the highest print speed in its class(1) with breakthrough colour consistency and accuracy across a wide range of media.
HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer
, an easy-to-use wide format inkjet printer with a 12-ink printing system for professional photographers with built-in spectrophotometer.
For more information, visit the HP website