HP Inc. and Smartpress have announced a multi-million dollar deal for a fleet of HP Indigo’s most advanced commercial press, the HP Indigo 12000 HD Digital Press.
The purchase of five high-definition HP Indigo 12000 HD digital presses by the all-digital Smartpress significantly upgrades the HP Indigo footprint at the site of Minnesota-based commercial printer, according to HP, as it sets to scale operations with higher automation and capacity. All five presses are scheduled for installation by the end of this month.
“Expanding and upgrading our HP Indigo fleet will allow us to keep pace with our continued growth at Smartpress. And the addition of the HD writing heads stays true to our motto of creating brilliant print for our customers,” said Matt Hanson, president, Smartpress.
“Indigo’s productivity will enable us to scale, provide quality products to our customers quickly at a competitive cost, while the versatility of substrates and applications helps us stay nimble,” Hanson added.
Smartpress will also use the press HP Indigo One Shot capability to print on synthetics for retail customers including signage and loyalty cards, in addition to customized commercial printing, posters, and direct mail.
“This sizeable investment in the new HP Indigo 12000 HD Digital Press underscores the print industry’s preference for HP Indigo’s LEP technology for high-quality printing that can exceed offset quality but provide more versatility,” said Dave Prezzano, vice president and general manager, Graphics Solutions Business, Americas, HP Inc. “HP Indigo’s high-definition technology is a game changer, playing an important part in the growing transformation of the print industry from analog to digital printing, offering a more profitable and sustainable solution for printing.”
Smartpress is also taking advantage of HP PrintOS Color Beat, a fully automated color verification and monitoring tool. PrintOS is an ecosystem of cloud-based applications automating production.
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