HP Accelerates Analog-to-Digital Publishing Transformation
“The publishing industry is undergoing an undeniable transition, accelerated by continued innovation in digital print quality, productivity and breadth of capabilities,” said Christopher Morgan, senior vice president, Graphics Solutions Business, HP. “The companies thriving in this changing market are finding new ways to add value for their customers – from reducing print and supply chain costs to creating new business models.”
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HP’s installed base of more than 60 inkjet web presses worldwide includes top book manufacturers, such as Courier Corp. in North Chelmsford, Mass.; CPI Group in France; and Webcom in Toronto, that use multiple HP Inkjet Web Presses to help their publishing customers increase profitability.
With their faster, 244 meters (800 feet) per minute monochrome printing speeds, the 762-mm (30-inch) HP T360 and 1,066-mm (42-inch) HP T410 Color Inkjet Web Presses help book manufacturers shrink their turnaround times and reduce unit costs without sacrificing quality.
“Turning up the speed of mono printing to 800 feet per minute makes inkjet printing even more compelling for book manufacturers,” said industry analyst Noel Ward, president of Brimstone Hill Associates. “It’s all about productivity and controlling costs and the added mono speed is a welcome addition for these machines.”
The HP T230 Color Inkjet Web Press brings new productivity and cost advantages to color publishing in 558-mm (22-inch) production environments. Compared to the HP T200, the HP T230 model offers a 100-percent speed increase to 122 meters (400 feet) per minute in monochrome and color printing, with the same high quality the HP T200 model offers in its standard imaging mode.
The new features of the HP T230, T360 and T410 presses will become available as optional upgrades to existing HP T200, T300, T350 and T400 Color Inkjet Web Press customers later this year.