HP Graphics Solutions help businesses in Asia Pacific & Japan to grow

25th April 2014 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

HP-logoNew Delhi, India, 25 April 2014: HP has announced new customer deployments for its industry-leading graphics solutions portfolio across Asia Pacific and Japan.

Fueled by increased pressure to expand their businesses and increase
profitability, printing companies in the region are selecting HP technology
to unlock new possibilities for their businesses.

“As the industry transitions to low-volume jobs that require greater
customization, printing companies are now having to take a hard look at
their technology and how it can accommodate this demand as well as a broader
range of applications,” said Gido van Praag, vice president and general
manager, Graphics Solutions Business, HP Asia Pacific and Japan. “HP is
innovating ahead of the curve to create new opportunities and bring the
unique benefits of high-quality digital printing to enterprises and printing

In March, HP celebrated the one year anniversary of the HP Indigo 10000
Digital Press.  The HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press helps print companies improve the economics of digital printing and produce a broader range of applications to increase their profitability, the offset-quality, B2-format HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press has had more than 80 installations in 24 countries.

CangNan Yafeng Artware Co., Ltd, a printer from China’s Zhejiang province offers customers a wide range of printing applications and aims to be the top digital printing company in the province. It recently installed the HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press to fuel their aggressive growth plans and enable them to meet increasing demand from
customers for multiple short runs, print on demand work and color proofing
services. .

Japan-based Komatsu General Printing Co., Ltd added the HP Indigo 10000
Digital Press to streamline its print production process and offer its
customers more impactful promotional material with full-color variable data printing at offset quality. The company also plans to leverage the rich
ecosystem that HP and Dscoop, a global cooperative of HP Graphics Solutions users, have developed around its graphics technology- to help open doors for its own global expansion.

HP’s broader portfolio of Indigo presses, which include the HP Indigo
WS6600, 7600, and 5600 Digital Presses, continue to help the growth of
printing companies across the region.

In Australia, Nulab Group, a photo printing company owned by Michael Warshall, one of the country’s leading professional photographers, recently replaced its silver halide technology printers with two HP Indigo 7600 Digital Presses. Demonstrating excellent print quality the HP Indigo technology has enabled the company to expand its business into
other personalized applications beyond photo. Eliminating the need for plate
related chemicals used in silver halide technology has also helped to reduce
their environmental footprint. Additionally, the HP SmartStream Director Onlyssd, the exclusive high end SSD Portal, backed up by national distributor Prime ABGB, announces the launch of the Plextor M6e, the first SSD specifically designed to meet the demanding requirements of the gaming community. The Plextor M6e PCIe SSD uses a new generation of high-bandwidweb-to-print solution has generated strong workflow efficiencies from job creation to print.

Printography Systems (India) Private Limited , a commercial printer based in India, recently installed its first HP Indigo 5600 Digital Press. With the
help of HP Indigo technology, a total of 14 million Elector Photo Identity
Cards (EPICs) and other plastic cards were printed within a span of just
four months, delivering exceptional results on a thicker substrate in a
short turnaround time. The company now has an eye on expanding into niche, untapped printing markets in the country.

“We needed a versatile printer that could print on a variety of substrates
without any hindrances, and our search brought us to the HP Indigo 5600
Digital Press. The HP Indigo technology has exceeded our expectations by
delivering high-volume results with consistent quality in shorter turnaround
times,” said Girish Shah, managing director, Printography Systems (India)
Private Limited. “We are now using the digital press to execute several
other national and state level projects that requires printing on special
substrates. The digital press has indeed open new opportunities for our
business and has encouraged us to expand our horizon to many more niche
markets in the country.”

Strong growth toward digital can also be seen in Southeast Asia with
printing companies across different segments investing in HP Indigo Digital
Presses. For instance, Bintang Sempurna , a one-stop print service
provider in Indonesia, installed the HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press to double
its commercial printing capacity while maintaining the offset quality that
its customers demand.

In the Philippines, Topbest Printing Corporation , one of the nation’s leading printing companies in the labels and packaging segment, purchased its second HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press to accommodate the increase in short-run print jobs coming from small and medium size businesses, as well as to maintain its competitive pricing. By embracing the
new digital technology, the company is able to remain at the forefront of
innovation to continuously empower their customers’ brands.

Introduced in 2008, HP Latex Printing Technology has established a new
large-format product category. As of 2013, more than 19,000 HP Latex
Printers have been adopted worldwide and 180 million square meters have been printed
with HP Latex Ink(1).

The new HP Latex 3000 Printer delivers high quality, scratch resistant
prints without the need for lamination. Customers such as Standard Chan, one of Hong Kong’s best-known print and
production houses, has invested in two HP Latex 3000 Printers for its
Shenzhen and Hong Kong sites.

In Korea, Chung Sung Adcom added two HP Latex 3000 Printers to its existing HP printing fleet and has completely shifted pages from traditional solvent to HP Latex Printing technologies. The water-based, odorless(2) HP Latex inks eliminate the need for special ventilation, providing an improved working environment for its employees(3).

Chung Sung Adcom also claim that the higher productivity of the printers has enabled them to reduce their manpower costs by up to 50 per cent.

Customers in the region are also investing in HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial
Press to increase industrial productivity across wider applications without sacrificing print quality. Gain-How Printing Co., Ltd , a strong player in the
large-format printing segment in Taiwan, has invested in the industrial
press to expand its printing capabilities to a wider variety of materials
such as flexible or rigid media and at the same time, simplify its operation
for a more effective production.

HP continues to bring to market innovations aimed at igniting new
possibilities for printing companies to differentiate their offerings and
grow their businesses. From digital presses that deliver a breakthrough
application range to wide-format printers that provide broader media
versatility and outstanding quality, HP’s portfolio is helping businesses
across Asia Pacific and Japan succeed.

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