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HP Indigo Technology Creates Book Honoring Nobel Peace Laureates

Friday, November 13, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

PALO ALTO, Calif. – HP Inc. today announced that HP Indigo has been selected for a third consecutive time to print Being Nobel, a book about the inspirational lives of Nobel Peace Laureates, which will be presented to each honoree and youth delegates during the 15th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates event. 

Being Nobel was written by author Livia Malcangio and printed in Germany by Elanders on an HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press, which produces photographic prints in vibrant detail and with advanced image quality in a very short turnaround time.

“Being Nobel allows me to share my passion about inspiring stories of incredible humanitarians I’ve had the chance to work with,” shared Malcangio. “The book focuses on the importance of changing the way that history is taught, learned and understood by youths around the world and the significance of conceptualizing history through peace rather than war.”

With more than 170 images, illustrations and maps, the book details the courageous stories of recent Nobel Peace Prize winners – from Mikhail Gorbachev and Desmond Tutu to the Dalai Lama and 18-year-old Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate in history, among others. The book is meticulously arranged continent by continent, with vivid photographs and illustrations. Each chapter carefully integrates stories of those who by accident or design, shaped the last 60 years of world history. 

“Each year we face major time constraints when it comes to printing the book, as the honorees are announced so close to the Summit,” said Ashley Woods, print production manager, Elanders. “With such short turnaround and inevitable last minute changes taking place, including the need to personalize each copy, the choice of using HP Indigo technology gave me total peace of mind." 

The HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press, which won the InterTech Technology Award for Innovation in 2013, was chosen to produce the book because it enables high-quality  production of any size application on a wide range of substrates: from pocket folders and six-page brochures to posters and large lay-flat books, such as Being Nobel.  The 29-inch HP Indigo 10000 utilizes up to seven ink stations for an extended color gamut, including HP Indigo ElectroInk white, spot colors and special colors. 

Because the Laureates are chosen so close to the day of the actual ceremony, quick turnaround is critical. The HP Indigo 10000 prints up to 4,600 color B2-format sheets per hour and integrates with a range of inline and near-line finishing devices for seamless production.

The 15th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates event is taking place in Barcelona, Spain November 13-15. In addition to the Laureates, the event will bring together heads of state, the mayor of Barcelona and Hollywood stars, among others. Previous editions of Being Nobel were printed in Germany by Elanders and South Africa by Fairstep.

Additional information about HP Indigo digital printing solutions is available at www.hp.com/go/HPIndigo.


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