Staples Selects HP for Nationwide Large-format Printing Services
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
PALO ALTO, Calif.--May 1, 2006-- HP today announced that Staples, Inc., the world's largest office products company, has added color printing services featuring HP large-format printers to its Copy & Printer Centers (CPCs) located in more than 1,250 stores across the United States. Equipped with HP Designjet 130nr printers, every Staples CPC can now provide high-quality photo enlargements, posters, signs and banners for consumers and businesses. "Staples has long been a critical retailer for HP," said Stephen Nigro, senior vice president, Graphics and Imaging Business, HP. "Now, in addition to selling HP computers and printers, Staples is using HP technology to produce a variety of high-quality photo and wide-format applications for its customers." The HP Designjet 130 printer series is designed for professional graphic design, photography, fine art reproduction, and proofing applications. Its six-color, multi-format printing produces high-quality, fade-resistant images with stunning results. The printers installed at Staples locations also feature an automatic roll feed and cutter capability and can print on media up to 24 inches wide and up to 50 feet long. "Getting high-quality, color, wide-format print jobs is now as easy as visiting your local Staples store," said Robert Schlacter, vice president, Business Services, Staples. "Making it easy for the customer is also about investing in the right resources, like arming every CPC associate with industry-leading solutions from HP." Designed as larger scale, full-service printing and copying facilities that support the 1,250 CPCs, 16 Staples Hub locations also have installed the 42-inch version of the HP Designjet 5500 UV Printer. The HP Designjet 5500 produces high-quality banners, signs and a variety of other large-format applications on demand using HP 83 UV inks for durable, long-lasting prints. Staples is featuring the 60-inch version of the HP Designjet 5550 UV printer in its Digital Copy Services production facilities. More information on HP Designjet printers is available at www.hp.com/go/designjet. More information on Staples printing services is available at www.staples.com by clicking on "Copy and Print".