Commercial printing giant purchases five HP Indigo 7500 Digital Presses
PALO ALTO, Calif. - HP today announced that Consolidated Graphics Inc. (NYSE: CGX), the world's largest user of HP Indigo presses and the commercial printing company with the largest digital footprint, has purchased five HP Indigo 7500 Digital Presses.
The purchase is the latest example of how large printing companies are accelerating the shift from analog to digital presses.
CDS Publications, one of CGX's five digital centers, installed the first HP Indigo
7500 Digital Press as a beta test unit in its Medford, Ore., facility and is now using
the press for custom book, magazine and personalized printing programs. CGX
subsequently purchased the press after the successful beta testing period validated
the unit's features, including high-quality imaging, excellent color consistency and
Four additional units have since been purchased, one to be installed at CGX's
European digital hub in Prague, Czech Republic, and three at its PBM Graphics
company in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
"CGX is confident that digital printing is an integral component to the next
generation of printing, and we are committed to providing our customers with the
highest quality capabilities that technology can offer," said Aaron Grohs, executive
vice president, Sales and Marketing, Consolidated Graphics. "The HP Indigo 7500
is an example of that promise."
High automation on print's leading edge
The top-of-the-line HP Indigo 7500 model offers(1):
o Intelligent Automation features that increase press productivity by up to 10
o The Vision System - developed by HP Labs, the company's central research
arm - which automates manual calibrations and diagnostic troubleshooting to
save time and reduce waste.
o Color consistency and uniformity improved by up to 20 percent, consumption of
up to 10 percent less energy per printed page and reduced use of imaging oil.
The HP Indigo 7500 Digital Press is ideally suited to replace small and midsize
analog offset presses and to handle high-value applications, such as variable-datadriven marketing collateral, photo books and personalized direct mail. Available
options for the press include a white ink upgrade for full-color printing on colored,
transparent or metallic media, and additional light cyan and light magenta inks for
six-color-process, high-end photo imaging. An optional thick substrate kit lets users
print on folding carton stocks and other thicker media up to 400 gsm/460 microns.
Progressive leadership in digital print adoption
"The HP Indigo 7500 presents a host of new possibilities in the shift from massproduced, static and commoditized analog offset manufacturing to high-value,
offset-quality print-on-demand and personalization," said Jan Riecher, vice president
and general manager, Graphics Solutions Business - Americas, HP. "Given its
progressive involvement with digital printing, it comes as no surprise that CGX is
once again at the forefront of the industry with the adoption of this advanced
commercial printing solution."
CGX ranks as the world's No. 1 user of HP Indigo digital presses, with more than
50 presses installed in facilities across North America and Europe. The company's
fleet of HP Indigo presses produces photo books, direct mail and commercial print
jobs requiring offset- or photo-quality imaging and high ink coverage, including
highly effective hybrid offset and digitally printed customized brochures for new
About Consolidated Graphics
Consolidated Graphics Inc. (NYSE: CGX), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is one
of North America's leading general commercial printing companies. With 70
printing businesses strategically located across 27 states, Toronto, and Prague, and
a presence in Asia, CGX offers an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed
capabilities and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service. With
locations in or near virtually every major U.S. market, CGX provides service and
responsiveness of a local printer enhanced by the economic, geographic and
technological advantages of a large national organization.
Consolidated Graphics' vast and technologically advanced sheetfed and web
printing capabilities are complemented by the world's largest integrated digital
color footprint. By coupling North America's most comprehensive printing
capabilities with strategically located fulfillment centers and industry-leading
technology, CGX delivers end-to-end print production and management solutions
that are based on the needs of our customers to improve their results. For more
information, visit www.cgx.com.
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people,
businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP
brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software,
services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about
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(1) Compared to the HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press.
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