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Print Service Providers Build Their Futures with HP Indigo Digital Presses

BOEBLINGEN, Germany, 17 November 2008 – HP today announced thatits HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press, launched at drupa in May, hasexceeded expectations with more than 130 presses sold in the firstthree months of its availability.


Aimed at print service providers (PSPs) printing more than onemillion pages per month, the HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press offersproduction output at twice the speed previously available,streamlined workflows, the value-adding capabilities of variabledata printing and substrate versatility.


The HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press delivers 120 high-qualityfour-colour A4-size pages per minute for customers in generalcommercial, direct-marketing, photo merchandise and book andpublications printing. For high-print volume customers, the HPIndigo 7000 offers a total cost of ownership that significantlyincreases the break-even point of digital against conventionalprinting.(1)


“The HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press has attracted the attention ofthe worldwide market, and these strong sales – often for multipleunits – show the readiness of the industry for a high-volumedigital press. We have been able to complete all installations intime for the October to December peak season,” said Alon Bar-Shany,vice president and general manager, Indigo Division, HP. “Manypresses have been sold to new customers who are migrating fromlitho to digital, which demonstrates the success of HP Indigotechnology in meeting the demands of the market.”


Among the benefits of the press as cited by users are:


  • Fast throughput for shorter turnaround times
  • Higher crossover point enabling more cost-effective use ofdigital and conventional production
  • Higher RIPping speeds for greater workflow efficiency
  • More efficient use of finishing equipment resulting fromincreased production speeds


    The HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press uses HP SmartStream workflowsolutions for streamlined production management from job creationto fulfilment. Highly flexible, centralised and scalable solutions,the servers can manage multiple HP Indigo presses, with automaticload balancing and single point of control.


    Endorsement of HP’s vision in EMEA

    The high number of recent installations of the HP Indigo 7000Digital Press demonstrate the industry’s acknowledgement of thebenefits of HP Indigo technology and services, as well as of HP’svision and implementation of digital technology in graphic artsbusinesses.


    From the sale of multiple HP Indigo 7000 Digital Presses atdrupa to Consolidated .



    Graphics, Inc., for use in North America andEurope, to sales to other PSPs in Europe, the Middle East andAfrica (EMEA), the HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press is proving itscapabilities in the worldwide market. Other PSPs in EMEA that haveinvested in HP Indigo 7000 Digital Presses include:


    CeWe Color AG, of Oldenburg, Germany, a leadingEuropean photo-finisher, producer of photo-specialty products, andbeta tester of the HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press, has added thepress to capacity, which includes an additional 25 HP Indigopresses.


    Digital Print Group O. Schimek GmbH, of Erlangen,Germany, installed a HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press for book andmanual production. The company specialises in short-run books(under its BooksOnDemandCOLOR brand), as well as traditionalcommercial work.


    F E Burman & Co., of London, UK, is well knownas an innovator in print and was an early adopter of digitalprinting, installing an Indigo E-Print 1000 press in 1995, andsubsequently an HP Indigo press 3050. Its HP Indigo 7000 DigitalPress is being used to open new markets for the company.


    Infowerk ag, of Nuremburg, Germany, a beta sitefor the HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press, subsequently ordered threepresses to complement its four existing HP Indigo presses for theproduction of photo-specialty products, manuals, personaliseddirect mail and brochures.


    Ilan Print, of Ashdod, Israel, installed an HPIndigo 7000 Digital Press as part of its development of photobookapplications. The company is an existing HP Indigo press 5000customer.


    Netservice.cc, of Eschen, Liechtenstein, installedtwo HP Indigo 7000 Digital Presses to handle the demand forphotobooks. In 2007, the company saw its photobook production riseby 940 percent.

    Photobox Ltd, of London, has installed two HPIndigo 7000 Digital Presses to carry out photo-speciality printinggenerated from high street retail chains, its own stores and directonline ordering. Photobox merged with the French photo printer,Photoways, which has a total of 11 HP Indigo presses groupwide,including two additional HP Indigo 7000 Digital Presses inSartrouville, France.


    Pixart.it, of Venice, Italy, has invested in sixHP Indigo 7000 Digital Presses to increase its printing capacitybased on web to print platform for European customers. The HPIndigo 7000 Digital Presses are replacing multiple HP Indigo press5000s and 3050s. Four HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press are alreadyinstalled and working at Pixart.it, the remaining two HP Indigo7000 Digital Presses will be installed in January.


    Precision Printing, of London, UK, installed an HPIndigo 7000 Digital Press to supplement its two HP Indigo press5000s.


    Prime Group, of Nottingham, UK, uses digitaltechnology for variable data products including books and high-enddirect mail. Its new HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press complements itsexisting HP Indigo press 5000


    Sommer Corporate Media, of Waiblingen, Germany, isa major supplier of digital print to the automotive and otherindustries. Its three new HP Indigo 7000 Digital Presses supplementits conventional production capacity and eight other HP Indigopresses.


    Zquadra Digital Printing, of Kortrijk, Belgium, isthe country’s first company to install the new HP Indigo 7000Digital Press. The company uses the press for high-end brochureproduction.


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    1 The crossover point is the number of copies abovewhich it is more cost-effective to print conventionally.
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