HP Inkjet Web Presses Produced 1.46 Billion Pages in 2010
(Press Release) PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011—HP Inkjet Web Presses produced 1.46 billion letter-size pages in the 2010 calendar year, printing for some of the world's leading book manufacturing, print fulfillment and commercial printing businesses.
The presses are transforming segments of the print and publishing industries as they drive high-volume digital color printing to new heights.
"Last year, HP Inkjet Web Presses set new, record levels for productivity, exceeding our expectations with flying colors," said Aurelio Maruggi, vice president and general manager, Inkjet High-speed Production Solutions, HP. "With more than 20 presses installed worldwide and new installations underway, a growing number of progressive companies are seeing the extraordinary value HP Inkjet Web Press technology offers."
Open season for transformation
Los Angeles-based O'Neil Data Systems uses HP T200, T300 and T350 Inkjet Web Presses to produce a range of transactional and health care documents for clients in the insurance, financial publishing and other industries.
HP Inkjet Web Presses' high uptime is critical for the firm's peak production period—the October through January insurance industry open season, when O'Neil Data Systems produces millions of welcome kit booklets for leading insurers.
Last year, the company installed the world's first HP T350 Color Inkjet Web Press in time for open season production and immediately reaped the benefits. The up to 600 feet-per-minute, 30-inch-wide press prints nearly 4,000 four-color, letter size pages per minute, and served as a key workhorse production device as the company introduced new, full-color designs to welcome kits.
During the open season, O'Neil Data Systems' HP T350 produced a single-day peak volume of 2.69 million pages. And, during the month of December, the press printed, on average, 1.61 million pages a day across 30 production days in the month. For the company's three HP Inkjet Web Presses combined, single-day peak volume during open season reached over 6 million pages.