Print Service Providers (PSP’s) are using PageWide Web Press technology to enable high-volume digital inkjet printing of commercial, publishing, transaction and direct mail applications, as momentum continues worldwide. HP Inc. announced that its inkjet production printing solution, PageWide Web Press, has reached a milestone of 500 billion printed pages.
‘PSPs operating HP PageWide Web Presses are finding new success and opportunities for more sophisticated and profitable digital print applications, as well as transferring more pages from offset to digital inkjet technology,’ said Carles Farre, vice president and general manager, HP PageWide Press. ‘They have more than doubled the number of pages they print on HP PageWide Presses since drupa 2016 for a growth rate that is nearly twice that of the market. More than half of these customers have printed over one billion pages on their devices.’
To drive additional page growth through an expanded application range, HP PageWide announced earlier this year that its next-generation HP PageWide Web Press T250 HD with HP Brilliant Ink. The press is capable of printing on a wider range of coated and uncoated offset papers for high-volume commercial applications.
In addition, HP is now announcing a new partnership with Solimar Systems for high-volume document management. The Solimar Chemistry Platform, including ReadyPDF Prepress Server, Rubika and SOLitrack, supports job onboarding, enhancement, and management and delivery of both print and digital communications, including multi-channel document delivery.
‘Through this valuable collaboration, HP customers can now benefit from Solimar’s long-standing technical expertise and market-leading workflow systems,’ said Farre. ‘By integrating Solimar’s solutions, PSPs can fully optimise their workflows, maximise production efficiency and fully use the high productivity of their HP technology, ultimately enabling them to be more profitable.’
With presses from 50.8cm (20 inches) to 106.6 (42 inches) and a range of production solutions, HP PageWide production inkjet web presses allow PSPs to meet customer needs for high-quality, high-volume printing, as well as reinventing supply chains to help eliminate distribution and inventory costs. Print-to-order capability for publishing ensures books, magazines and journals are available and printed with the environment in mind.
In direct mail and commercial print, HP customers benefit from advanced automation and variable data tools to deliver creative campaigns that are targeted, relevant and boost ROI, which is becoming even more important as marketing budgets shrink and paper and postage costs rise.
HP Site Flow automates jobs and maximises efficiency, as well as both Designer and Composer software solutions to give customers the power to create variable data pieces. These pre-press tools allow customers to change text, images, QR codes, versions and finely tune messages to customers.