HP Accelerates Analog-to-Digital Publishing Transformation
HP also announced two in- or near-line finishing options for the HP Indigo 10000. One, a signature folder from MBO, helps PSPs eliminate the finishing make-ready spoilage typically required in bookbinding work and offers fully automated set-up for signature-fold work. The folder also gives PSPs a continuous productivity advantage by automatically reconfiguring to handle the different format of successive jobs printed.
The other new finishing solution, the Horizon SmartStacker, is a slit-merge-stack system that automatically produces collated, stacked book blocks ready for binding.
Faster throughput in A3 size, with new effects for book covers
Building on the success of the HP Indigo 7000-series sheet-fed solutions, HP is launching the HP Indigo 7600 Digital Press. Featuring higher productivity, increased automation and increased flexibility, the HP Indigo 7600 prints 120 A4/letter-size pages per minute in its standard production mode, and provides 33 percent faster throughput of 160 pages per minute using EPM.(7)
The HP Indigo 7600, which will be commercially available at drupa 2012, also helps PSPs create premium-quality book covers using new special effects features including:
— Raised print, which uses multiple layers of ink to create images raised up to 50 microns from the sheet.
— Textured effect, a feature that allows users to create a mold with the press in three minutes or less for on-press sheet embossing or debossing.
— Digital watermarking, a feature that allows PSPs to create specific gloss differential effects.
For professional photography books and other projects featuring black-and-white photography, the HP Indigo 7600 press offers higher-quality grayscale imaging using standard, process-color black ink and a new, optional Light Black ink in a duotone printing process.(8)
The HP Indigo 7600 press also offers fully automated finishing using Lasermax Roll Systems’ PageReady system, an in-line or near-line cut-merge-stack system.