The company announced new options for HP Scitex wide-format presses, at the pre-drupa event in Israel this week. It also announced a range of new solutions, all of which will be exhibited at drupa, held from 3-16 May in Dusseldorf, Germany.

New options for HP Scitex wide-format presses

The company has introduced new options to improve the versatility and productivity of HP Scitex wide format presses, including a white ink kit and an automatic loader for the FB7500 and FB7600 Industrial Presses, and a new version of HP SmartStream Production Analyzer for automatic monitoring of HP Scitex industrial wide-format presses.

The FB7500/FB7600 White Ink Kit and Hostert Automatic Loader expand HP’s solutions for its highest-volume flatbed printers with the option to add high-opacity white inks or stack-to-stack operation. HP SmartStream Production Analyzer is the only complete data analysis and operations monitoring software available for large-format PSPs.

Expanded PSP Services organisation

The company has also has expanded its global PSP Services organisation, providing a wide portfolio of service and support programmes to address mission-critical needs and help PSPs operate more efficiently.

‘With the extraordinary scope and scale of these announcements, we are fueling an unstoppable industry transformation from analogue to digital printing,’ said Christopher Morgan, senior vice president, Graphics Solutions Business, HP. ‘Our new digital solutions strike at the core of the printing market and are able to meet the toughest requirements of world-class brands, publishers and print service providers.’

Event attendees were also invited to HP Indigo’s Ness Ziona facility where they got an in-depth look at the new presses in Indigo’s laboratories.

The expanded HP Indigo digital press portfolio offers new levels of performance, image quality and application-driven opportunity to accelerate the analogue-to-digital print transformation and deliver profitable growth for customers. HP representatives showcased the new Indigo 10000 at its Indigo Customer and Solutions Testing Centre.

A customer panel was also held, with three of HP’s customers, Jay Dollries (USA), Yukinori Okamoto (Japan) and Marco Perlman (Brazil), explaining how digital presses offer significant improvements in turnaround time, efficiency and marketing response. They also commented that the three new wider-format presses will allow print service providers (PSPs) to take advantage of applications not previously addressable by digital. ‘The new platforms allow for penetration into the folding carton and flexible packaging markets. The Indigo technology gives printers all the versatility they need to help brands grow their business and to produce products in a wide array of markets,’ said Dollries.