Dec 2, 2011
In a web conference call today Aurelio Maruggi, VP & General Manager in charge of HP’s Inkjet Web Press group, talked about the growth of the installed base and print volume of the high-speed inkjet product family, which now includes four products: the T200, T300, T350, and T400. Maruggi presented a number of interesting statistics:
- Fifty installations have now been completed, including the first sites in Asia Pacific and Latin America
- 7 billion impressions have been printed on Inkjet Web Press devices since the first Inkjet web press was installed in the first quarter of 2010
- 63% of this volume was printed in publishing applications and 37% was printed in production mail environments
- Two sites (O’Neil and CPI) now have five systems; two others (Emdeon and Courier) have three systems; and many more have two
- In a project done in conjunction with Hearst, 300,000 copies of Popular Mechanics magazine were produced for twelve metro regions with a two-page personalized onsert and a 16-page regionalized section (HP reports high response rates to this undertaking)
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Sep 9, 2010
I found out this week that Kodak has decided to bring the Prosper 5000XL to Graph Expo (October 3-6, Chicago). This will mirror what Kodak did at IPEX and will represent the first showing of the device in North America. It’s good news and for those who haven’t committed to attending, it provides another reason to come to the show. There’s more about Prosper in the news as well. You should have a look at Eric Owen’s blog in Output Links for some insight on Prosper, but here’s a quick take on the recent developments:
- There are now two Prosper system installations — Kodak customers Offset Paperback Manufacturers (Laflin, Pennsylvania) and SAGIM (a French print service provider using the system for books) represent the first two installed beta sites of Prosper standalone systems (other companies have Prosper S10 Imprinting Systems running in conjunction with traditional printing presses). Both have the Prosper 1000 (the monochrome version of Prosper). Kodak reports that Offset Paperback Manufacturers (OPM) will be the first site to get the process color Prosper 5000XL and that the device is being installed now. Kodak said that in the past month OPM has been produced salable books at a volume of up to 1.7 million book pages (approximately 3,850 books) per day on its Prosper 1000.
- The first Prosper 1000 placement in Australasia — SOS Print and Media Group in Sydney, Australia will be installing a Prosper 1000 for book printing in November. This is the first Prosper 1000/5000XL announcement in Australasia (there have been S5/S10 Imprinting System announcements, for example, in China). SOS says that it will consider upgrading the device to the full-color 5000XL version. Read more »
May 7, 2009
With strobe lights flashing and loud music blaring, HP unveiled the Inkjet Web Press this past Tuesday at O’Neil Data Systems in Los Angeles. The device, first seen at drupa 2008 is about the size of two tour buses end to end. With a 30-inch (762 millimeter) web width and speeds of up to 400 feet per minute (122 meters per minute) it was the star of a three-day event sponsored by HP and hosted at O’Neil Data Systems.
HP Inkjet Web Press at O'Neil Data Systems
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