Cimpress signs new multi HP Indigo deal
Vistaprint parent company Cimpress has signed a new two year deal for an unspecified number of new HP Indigo presses, mainly the B2 non-stop HP Indigo 100K models.
The Vistaprint Deer Park facility in Melbourne, which services Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, already runs HP Indigo for its digital printing, alongside manroland 700 presses for its offset print.
It is not yet known if one of the new HP Indigo 100Ks is headed for the Deer Park plant. Trade printer CMYKhub has taken Australia's first HP Indigo 100K, supplied by Currie Group, for its Melbourne plant.
CimPress is already HP Indigo’s largest customer globally. It will deploy a fleet of new HP Indigo digital presses over the next two years, primarily the B2-format HP Indigo 100K Digital Press, engineered for breakthrough productivity.
The new technology is aimed at providing additional revenue for the company’s brands and improved efficiency across its global manufacturing operations.
Haim Levit, general manager, HP Indigo, revealed that Cimpress had been a key partner in the development of the new 100K series, saying, “We collaborated closely with Cimpress as we developed the HP Indigo 100K, in order to ensure it addresses market needs for high automation and volume to deliver personalised products.
“We are excited to continue to develop our strategic relationship with Cimpress to drive the long-term success of both companies.”
Robert Keane, Cimpress’ founder and CEO said, “More print customers have migrated during the pandemic from offline to online where Cimpress is the clear leader. We believe most of these customers will stay online post-pandemic and we will keep driving efficiencies and continue investing to serve customers better.
“Over the past decades, HP has been instrumental for our growth, not only in volume, but also in capabilities. We believe in our continuous cooperation to reinforce our cost competitiveness and our ability to delight our customers worldwide.”
Engineered for non-stop printing, the new B2 HP Indigo 100K is the first press in HP Indigo's fifth-generation platform innovation to deliver large digital print volumes, thanks to high speed and productivity, while ensuring Indigo’s “digital offset look and feel”.
More than half of the new Cimpress HP Indigo 100K units will be installed in 2021, following successful testing of automated, high-volume production during the 2020 holiday season at Cimpress manufacturing facilities in Europe. The HP Indigo 100K works directly with HP PrintOS Color Beat to ensure colour standards and consistency across presses and sites.