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The On-Demand Option

(January 2011) posted on Tue Dec 13, 2011

High-speed presses for direct-marketing output.

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Designed for high-volume production, the HP Indigo 7500 is a 6-color press (CMYKcm with white option) that can print up to 120 A4 pages/min in full color or 240 pages/min in monochrome or 2 colors. The press is enhanced with a Vision system for hands-free automation, including automated calibration and intelligent diagnostics. It can accept media up to 13 x 19-in., and supports a wide range of substrates, including coated, uncoated, specialty media, and even thick substrates (up to 18-pt paper boards, via the optional thick substrate kit). A Universal Finishing Interface is optional.

The HP Indigo 7000 accommodates paper sizes up to 13 x 19 in. and supports a wide range of substrates – including coated, uncoated, and specialty media. It can output 120 4-color, A4-size pages/min and is a standard 4-color (CMYK) system, with 5-, 6-, and 7-colors optional. It can hit a resolution of 812 and 1219 dpi at 8-bit. Three SmartStream workflow solutions are available, including Production Pro Print, Production Plus Print, and Ultra Print servers.

Also available are the Indigo 5500, 3550, and 3500 sheetfed presses, as well as the w7200 and w3250 digital web-fed presses. The w3250 offers high-speed printing (maximum image size of 11.9 x 17.7 in.) onto a variety of substrates. Intended user applications include personalized direct-mail letters and postcards requiring variable data printing, books and booklets, photo-related items such as calendars and photo albums, and versioned user manuals for products and services. It’s capable of delivering up to 8000 impressions/hr and print speeds up to 136 ppm in 4-color and 272 ppm in 2-color.

InfoPrint Solutions
InfoPrint Solutions’ continuous-forms InfoPrint 5000 images variable-data documents up to 20-in. wide and is available in three platforms: Volume, Multi-Purpose, and General Production. The 5000 General Production Platform (GPP) can be had in four configurable models, including the AD3/AD4 + XR3, offering full-color printing up to 420 ft/min with on-demand MICR (magnetic ink character recognition). The 5000 GPP also offers: 2-up duplex throughout; 720-dpi resolution (1440 effective); a choice of water-based or dye inks (CMYK); built-in AFP color management; and more.

In 2011, the 5000 began integrating the InfoPrint Ink Suite, which includes Ink Savvy (to reduce ink usage), Ink Estimation, Preview Print, Enfocus PitStop Connect, and others. In addition, the company offers the InfoPrint 3000, 4000, and 4100 printing systems.