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HP Showcases Comprehensive End to End Digital Print Solutions at AIIM/ON-Demand

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

PHILADELPHIA, May 17, 2005 – HP will showcase digital publishing solutions that cover the entire document management and publishing cycle at the AIIM ON-DEMAND Conference and Exposition, along with industry-standard products from 11 HP partners. Featured products include high-speed HP Indigo digital color presses and large-format solutions for digital pre-press, proofing, graphic design and professional photography. HP also launched the customer-focused HP Indigo “Press Your Advantage” program as well as a new HP Graphic Arts portal, which has been restructured to deliver improved content, more efficient navigation and a more personalized user experience. “The print workflow is as important to print service providers as the printing equipment for building a profitable digital business,” said George Mulhern, senior vice president, Enterprise Imaging and Printing, HP. “HP is demonstrating complete, application-based, end-to-end configurations that can result in significantly improved efficiency for high-value on-demand and personalized printing.” Live product demonstrations of HP digital publishing solutions at HP booth 1224 at the AIIM ON-DEMAND Conference and Exposition, which runs May 17 - 19, include: •document- and image-capture scanners and utilities •Pegasus InveStore 4.1 storage management software •HP AutoStore document management solutions •proofing solutions •multi-function distribution •digital offset color presses and large-format printers •coating and finishing options The most recent addition to the HP Indigo series, the HP Indigo press 5000 will be producing a wide range of offset-quality on-demand printing and variable data applications. Designed for mid-size to large-scale commercial printers, the seven-color HP Indigo press 5000 can print 4,000 offset-quality full color pages per hour. Other HP printing solutions featured at the show include: •The six-color large-format HP Designjet 130 printing system, which employs HP Vivera inks and is designed for graphic design, proofing and professional photography; •The large-format HP Designjet 5500ps printer, which offers high-speed printing at up to 60 inches with built-in Adobe PostScript 3 RIP for print service providers, geographic information system (GIS) professionals and graphic designers; •The six-color HP Indigo Press s2000, which brings the advantages of on-demand, variable-data printing to the industrial printing market. The press produces a wide variety of applications ranging from printed graphic attachments and overlays to plastic cards on a variety of substrates, including PVC, polyester and polycarbonate. End-to-end solutions include multifunction finishing HP is working with key partners to offer commercial printers the industry’s most comprehensive solutions. These include Duplo’s new DC-645, Morgana’s new DigiFold and Dorn’s DMC 15. The Duplo DC 645 is an innovative cutting and creasing solution that simplifies and automates workflow. Combining slitting, cutting and creasing in one product, the DC-645 produces a wide variety of professional-quality, full-bleed applications such as business cards, greeting cards, invitations, brochures, pamphlets, catalogs, posters, CD/book covers, photographs and more. The DC-645 features an automatic high-capacity feeder, manages heavy substrates and large sheet sizes, and can produce a six-page folded brochure. The Morgana DigiFold combines the functions of creasing and folding in a single, fully automated, compact unit. Marrying Morgana’s proven creasing technology with a new, patented folding method, the Morgana Digifold is designed to prevent marks or scratches on even the most sensitive materials. The Dorn DMC 15 is designed as an off-line, affordable, user-friendly coating line to meet the needs of the digital printing market. Coating of the printed output serves various customer needs such as protection against mechanical rub, sealing of the sheet to render solvent and chemical resistance and adds special appeal to the document with finishing in gloss, matte or satin. Additional HP partners in the HP AIIM ON-DEMAND exhibit are demonstrating the high-value, one-to-one commercial printing and marketing capabilities linked to HP Indigo presses. These include online digital workflow supplier Printable; Direct Smile, a provider of graphic fonts and images for unique and personalized direct marketing pieces; document design software developer GMC; XMPie, a developer of modular, collaborative personalization tools; web-based solutions company Press-sense; Ultimate, a leading pre-press imposition provider; and CaptureCard, a web-enabled, high-performance business card solution. New graphic arts portal provides a customized experience Newly designed for graphic designers, professional photographers, pre-press/proofing, and commercial and industrial printers, the HP Graphic Arts portal (www.hp.com/go/graphic-arts) helps graphics professionals find the right HP imaging and printing solutions for their needs by bringing together products, services, resources and tools to create a personalized integrated experience. Available worldwide in 11 languages, the HP Graphic Arts portal provides a fully customized experience with targeted content specific to expressed interests based on user profile and preferences. In addition to the complete HP Graphic Arts product catalog, users can view virtual demos, track orders, manage warranties and gain access to business building tools such as image and template libraries, downloads, application cookbooks, user forums and training. Other new features include a complete library of HP Graphic Arts news, articles and testimonials, as well as an expanded search mechanism for browsing partner solutions. Press your advantage with HP Indigo HP will be premiering its new customer-focused HP Indigo “Press Your Advantage” initiative at AIIM ON-DEMAND. This initiative helps print service providers optimize their investment and leverage new opportunities by guiding them through a complete package of HP business tools and services. Presented in a structure that reflects the chronological lifecycle stages of a commercial print business, Press Your Advantage covers such topics as choosing the right HP solutions, press set-up, ramping up and initial operation, and maintaining a competitive edge. HP speaking engagements at AIIM ON-DEMAND HP executives will be actively involved in the AIIM ON-DEMAND conference through several speaking engagements an panel discussions, including: •“Leveraging Industry Transformation for Success,” Wednesday, May 18, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. featuring Bill McGlynn, vice president, Digital Publishing Initiative, HP. •“Leading Edge Forms Replacement Technologies,” Wednesday, May 18, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. featuring Don Palmer, director, Market Development, HP Digital Pen and Paper – Forms Automation System, and HP customer Cherokee Hospital. •“Developing Effective Customer Loyalty and Profits in the Printing Business,” Wednesday, May 18, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. featuring Bill McGlynn, vice president, Digital Publishing Initiative, HP. •“Uncovering Latent Value in Customer Document Operations,” Wednesday, May 18, 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. featuring Sharon Jones, vice president, Enterprise Solutions, HP. •“Document Process Outsourcing: Best Practices/Case Studies,” Thursday, May 19, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. featuring Francis McMahon, director, Digital Publishing, HP, and HP customer Global Soft. More information on how HP is leading the digital transformation of the graphics industry is available at www.hp.com/go/graphic-arts.




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