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HP Indigo Press 3000 Enables R.R. Donnelley Book-on-demand System

Press release from the issuing company

High-speed Digital Color Press Supports R.R. Donnelley's New Inventory Management Solution PALO ALTO, Calif.---July 25, 2002-- HP today announced that the high-speed HP Indigo Press 3000 will play a major role in R.R. Donnelley's Inventory Management Solution (IMS), a new book-on-demand soft-cover production system designed to help book publishers improve cash flow through shorter printing runs. At the heart of the IMS system is an integrated digital in-line printing and binding module that results in greater inventory control, maximized warehouse space utilization and a streamlined administrative process. The system's soft-cover print solution will be provided by the HP Indigo Press 3000 (formerly the Indigo UltraStream 2000), an up-to-seven color digital press with rich offset quality, high-definition resolution and outstanding substrate compatibility. According to John J. Conley, vice president of digital services for R.R. Donnelley, the leading provider of integrated communications solutions, the first IMS module will be installed this summer in the company's Harrisonburg, Va., book plant. The 600,000-square-foot facility is part of R.R. Donnelley Print Solutions' trade book manufacturing platform, the largest of its type in the world. "The Inventory Management Solution will reduce staffing, waste and make-ready time and provide a reliable delivery system to our customers," said Conley. "We will have an in-line solution that is both productive and efficient. And our soft-cover print solution will be driven by an HP Indigo digital press, which ensures high-quality covers and maximum production flexibility." "R.R. Donnelley has created a total solution that addresses the issues surrounding inventory management for book publishers," said Rick Mangold, general manager, HP Indigo North America. "As an integral part of that solution, the digital power of the HP Indigo Press 3000 delivers short run, high-quality printing on demand, improving the overall cost-effectiveness of the publishing process itself."