April 7-- HP will offer an experience to remember at DRUPA 2004, May 6-19, in Düsseldorf, Germany by taking visitors on a dynamic journey demonstrating how HP is helping companies all over the world grow their businesses and become more profitable.
The experience will illustrate the advantages of HP’s digital solutions for creating effective customer communications – from strategy and design to accurate colour proofing and exceptional full-colour collateral, printed fast and on-demand, all on the HP Stand 4C23 in Hall 4.
The experience will include:
· A theatre presentation, scheduled to run five times daily, with a tour to an advertising agency, a reprographics house, a commercial printer and a label printer, all equipped with HP products for graphic arts solutions. Each “passenger” will leave with unique samples of HP technology that underscore the opportunities available today through digital content creation and production.
· A product arcade, featuring live demonstrations of HP products.
HP’s entire comprehensive portfolio of colour imaging and printing solutions for the graphic arts industry, including an enhanced line of digital presses and large-format printers, will be demonstrated on an ongoing basis, along with products and workflow solutions from dozens of alliance companies.
Specific products and services to be showcased by HP at DRUPA 2004 include:
Transforming the digital print production experience with HP Indigo presses
For mid- to large-size commercial printers that want to take advantage of the significant opportunities in digital printing, the new HP Indigo press 5000 provides productivity and flexibility with high print quality, speed and a wide media range. The press is designed for high throughput and productivity, and boasts substantial paper handling and ink innovations.
Based on the proven HP Indigo press 3000, the HP Indigo press 3050 is enhanced with reliability improvements and attractive pricing, making it easy to invest in high-quality digital printing. Throughput is geared to ensure fast time-to-market, even in the most demanding production environments.
Both the HP Indigo press 5000 and HP Indigo press 3050 will be sold with one year of free service and extremely competitive service pricing after the coverage period.
The entry level HP Indigo press 1000 provides more quality and functionality than any other digital printing solution in its class. Features include high resolution imaging, up to 6-colour printing, wide media selection and HP Indigo Yours Truly personalisation software.
HP also announces the availability of HP Indigo Printing Paper, affordable papers optimised for reliability and quality when used together with HP Indigo commercial presses. The current portfolio of 11 HP Indigo Printing Papers range from uncoated text and cover to coated text and cover and will continue to expand.
Designed for high-volume commercial printing, direct mail and publishing, the 7-colour, web-fed HP Indigo press w3200 offers the fastest throughput and highest productivity in digital colour printing with a print rate of 8,000 A4 colour images per hour. It comes with a range of finishing options that streamline the production and delivery of finished products.
The HP Indigo press ws4000 is the most successful digital label press in the world. It is clearly accepted as an established technology, with customers making multiple purchases, and running the press on a three shift, round-the-clock basis. The HP Indigo press ws4000 has a four colour throughput of 16m/min (52 ft/min) making it ideal for run lengths up to 2000 meters – a volume that accounts for 65% of all label printing jobs. HP has gathered a family of partners to provide die-cutting, finishing, security and substrate solutions to meet the requirements of modern label printers.
The HP Indigo press ws2000 is an entry level digital press designed to help print providers take advantage of the substantial growth in digital label production. Like the ws4000, the press eliminates the wasted time, cost and materials for films, plates and set-up.
The sheet-fed HP Indigo press s2000 provides a digital option for screen printers and converters to print a wide variety of premium printed products on a myriad of substrates on-demand and in runs as low as one. Substrate choices include PVC, polyester, polycarbonate and much more. Variable data printing and security features available from HP partners, add further value to products.
HP recognizes that for commercial printers, the printing equipment is the company “factory” that directly generates their revenue. HP, through its financing subsidiary, HP Financial Services, offers commercial printers the financial services they need to acquire, manage and retire the latest digital printing solutions they need to grow.
Comprehensive solutions for creative professionals, which deliver consistent results fast and at affordable prices
The HP Designjet 30 and 130 series are six-ink colour graphics printers for design, proofing, and photography delivering true-to-life photo quality with resolution of up to 2400 dpi and 4 picolitre ink drop size for sharp details. The HP Designjet 30gp and 130gp printers both come with HP Software RIP and EFI Designer Edition 4.0 as well as GretagMacbeth’s Eye-One Display. The printers use fade-resistant HP inks and media – HP Premium Plus Photo and Proofing Gloss and HP 85 ink cartridges – which produce vibrant, long-lasting results for longer than traditionally processed photos.
Designed for high productivity large format needs, the HP Designjet 5500 series delivers exceptional colour images and reliable, fast performance. The six-ink printer with HP Colour Layering technology and 1200 dpi writing system provides a wide colour gamut, smooth transitions and continuous tones, while ensuring low user intervention and cost of ownership with
its high capacity (680cc) ink cartridge and long-lasting printheads.
For small and medium-sized business, the HP Color LaserJet 9500 produces a wide range of promotional materials with excellent image quality and consistency using HP ImageRet 4800 technology, at top speeds of 24 ppm (A4) in both colour and monochrome in best mode. The full range of HP laser papers with multiple weights and finishes gives customers the opportunity to produce colour documents with variable gloss options.
The most advanced of the HP Deskjet 9600 series, the HP Deskjet 9680 includes an Adobe PostScript 3 software RIP for high quality precision printing and great colour accuracy. It is ideal for small business and photographers who demand colour quality of 4800 dpi and brilliant fade resistant photo printing on a wide choice of media sizes up to A3+.
The HP Designjet 4200 mfp introduces large format colour scanning to maximise efficiency and improve productivity. It is easily integrated into existing production environments by converting HP Designjet printers into a complete colour print, scan, and copy system for images up to 107 cm (42”) wide. With an easy-to-use LCD colour touch screen and intuitive software,
this product helps streamline workflows and increase productivity.
The HP LaserJet 5100 printer series is ideal for any office wanting to add black and white wide format printing to its capabilities. It ensures users fast printing and high quality results of 1200 dpi resolution, which is ideal for CAD drawings, detailed graphic proof prints, and complex spreadsheets. The HP LaserJet 5100 printer series uses high yield HP LaserJet C4129x cartridges, reducing the number of cartridge replacements, printer down time, and provides customers with a low overall cost of ownership.
Copier-based multi-function products feature HP’s leading network manageability and trusted brand for quality and reliability
The HP LaserJet 9065mfp and HP 9085mfp offer high-volume printing and copying combined with reliability and versatility while reducing operation costs. Aimed at businesses requiring output up to 300,000 copies per month, the HP LaserJet 9065mfp has an output speed of 65 pages per minute and offers high quality document production with advanced networking and finishing options. For greater production capacity with the possibility of variable data printing, the HP 9085mfp has an output speed of 85 pages per minute and is built for production levels up to 750,000 pages per month. Both the HP LaserJet 9065mfp and the HP 9085mfp can be integrated into networks and wireless environments, and support a range of paper sizes and weights for complete document production and finishing.
Designed for production colour printing and copying locations in medium and large businesses, central reprographics departments, quick-printers and copy shops, the HP Color 9850mfp delivers colour quality, performance and solutions at a highly competitive cost. The HP Color 9850mfp is HP’s first high-speed colour printer, printing and copying up to 50 pages per minute reliably and easily.
Partner Solutions – demonstrations of unique front-end web based or database-driven applications showing reality of real-time targeted marketing benefits of digital workflow and printing.
Speciality Printing Systems (SPS) -- SPS licenses HP’s world-leading HP thermal inkjet technology to OEMs for cheaper, cleaner, and easier-to-use industrial printing solutions in such diverse applications as mail addressing, mail postage, package coding, point of sale, tag and label, and ID/CD/DVD printing. SPS works along side OEM partners to provide low-cost, reliable, industrial printing solutions using eye catching spot colour inks for personalisation, UV/IR inks for security printing, and rich black inks for text, barcodes, marking, and coding.
Substrates -- new complete range of high added value substrates to increase potential of digital high quality color proofing and printing applications.
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