HP Inkjet Web Presses Produced 1.46 Billion Pages in 2010
O'Neil Data Systems also is home to the world's first HP T200 Color Inkjet Web Press, a smaller model with a 23 million page monthly duty cycle. Last year, the 20.5-inch-wide press was used to launch MarketSmith from William O'Neil + Co. Inc., a financial research tool that includes more than 2,800 color charts. O'Neil Data Systems creates the MarketSmith print product in a time-sensitive environment, with charts of specific stocks identified, collated and printed Friday evenings after market close and completed print books delivered to MarketSmith clients over the weekend, well before the opening bell.
"O'Neil's expanding business is directly linked to success of the HP Inkjet Web Press portfolio," said James Lucanish, president, O'Neil Data Systems. "We continue to see the quality of color and productivity that sets HP apart from the competition."
Booking big benefits for publishers
Print-on-demand workflows using HP Inkjet Web Presses help publishers reduce inventory costs and obsolescence without sacrificing print quality.
In a recent publishing industry article, Ed Febinger, vice president, manufacturing and inventory, for publishing company Pearson PLC, highlighted the benefits of adopting HP Inkjet Web Press technology: "[It] allows us to spend more time on what publishers do best, content development [and] less time on supply chain issues.(1)"
HP Inkjet Web Presses are installed at several of the world's largest book manufacturing firms, including Europe's leading book printer, CPI, and North America's third-largest book printer, Courier Corporation. These installations are changing the way leading publishing companies approach book purchasing and supply-chain decisions.
Courier Corp.'s two HP T300 digital presses operate three shifts a day, five days a week to meet surging demand among educational publishers that use digital printing to improve profitability on textbook titles with shorter run lengths. The presses also have helped Courier reduce costs for its own Dover Publications line of trade books.
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