Palo Alto, CA—HP announced the worldwide availability of the HP Indigo 10000 digital press—its first offset-quality digital press in a B2-size format for print service providers (PSPs), including those who offer personalized, localized and on-demand photo books.
“PSPs constantly look to improve productivity, expand capabilities and diversify applications to deliver more value as well as higher quality products to clients,” said Alon Bar-Shany, vice president and general manager, Indigo division, HP. “The HP Indigo 10000 is delivering on its promise to change the economics for our customers by helping them produce a broader range of applications that allows them to increase their profitability.”
The Indigo 10000 maintains all the capabilities distinct to the HP Indigo portfolio in a wider format to expand its digital printing capabilities while crossing over into traditionally offset markets. Installation of production units is expected to start this month, and companies like Precision Printing will use the press to create personalized, localized and on-demand photo books, in addition to packaging and marketing pieces that it could not produce on its B2-format offset presses. The company also optimized the positioning of smaller formats on B2-sized sheets to multiply the amount of prints the press can produce in one run.
“The HP Indigo 10000 digital press allows us to streamline bulk printing and brings great efficiencies to our production. It also allows us to provide small quantities of personalized products in formats that we weren’t able to support on narrower digital presses such as landscape books, six-page rollouts and pocket folders,” said Gary Peeling, managing director, Precision Printing.
Indigo customers also are benefiting from enhanced productivity mode (EPM), a new feature available on the latest HP Indigo digital presses that was added to reduce turnaround times and production costs by printing up to 33% faster than several previous presses, according to HP. The press supports a large media range and is compatible with more than 2,500 certified substrates—from 45-lb. text to 150-lb. cover and 3–18 points in thickness—including coated, uncoated, colored, metallic, recycled and specialty papers.
Another customer, Bridgeport National Bindery, also installed an HP Indigo W7250 digital press to create book covers and small books in black and white as well as color. “We produce a lot of high-end photo books and art replications that demand offset-quality prints with perfect color consistency,” said Bruce Jacobsen, executive vice president, Bridgeport National Bindery. “HP Indigo Digital Presses deliver the results we look for, and many of our customers request HP Indigo by name.” hp.com