HP Accelerates Analog-to-Digital Publishing Transformation
Available in June, the press’s higher full-color speed reduces the cost per page while increasing the number of pages produced per shift, factors that accelerate the offset-to-digital transformation in book printing by growing the number of high-quality color titles PSPs can economically produce on a digital press.
The new, 340-mm (13.4-inch) wide HP Indigo W7250 model is designed for printing up to 10 million full-color, A4 or letter-size pages per month and offers the exceptional quality and productivity needed for dedicated, high-volume publishing applications. Like the HP Indigo W7200, the HP Indigo W7250 model includes an in-line media primer that ensures compatibility with virtually any standard uncoated or coated offset stock.
HP Indigo W7200 users can add the new press’s EPM feature and other HP Indigo W7250-model advancements through an optional upgrade that will be available this summer.
Better book printing and binding with the B2-format HP Indigo 10000
Available in early 2013, the sheet-fed HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press brings HP Indigo’s true offset-quality printing advantages to a B2 press size format that supports nearly every type of publishing print job.
The HP Indigo 10000 prints 3,450 four-color sheets per hour in its standard production mode, and can provide 33 percent faster throughput of 4,600 color sheets per hour using EPM. In addition to printing signatures or larger, multipage impositions for standard-size books, the press, with its B2 sheet size, accommodates efficient production of layflat books, coffee table books and large dust jackets.
The B2 format of the press also helps PSPs efficiently adopt “long grain” printing and binding of standard-format books to meet many publishers’ binding quality expectations. The HP Indigo 10000’s ability to support eight- and 16-page signature layouts also makes it compatible with the signature bookbinding methods many PSPs already use with offset-printed sheets.