CMYKhub installs first HP Indigo 100K in Asia Pacific
The country’s biggest trade printer, CMYKhub, has installed the first HP Indigo 100K Digital Press in the Asia Pacific region, with the machine supplied by Currie Group.
The 6000sph B2 sheetfed machine continues CMYKhub’s longstanding partnership with HP and Currie Group, cementing HP Indigo as at the forefront of print innovation in the region.
Dayne Nankervis, chief operating officer at CMYKhub said, “At CMYKhub, we value our strong relationship with HP and Currie Group. Starting when Bernie Robinson from Currie Group first suggested this machine, through to the installation, it has been a quick and smooth transition for our team.
“The HP Indigo 100K was a no-brainer for us because of the increased productivity and superior quality, and we are excited to share more details about the HP Indigo 100K with our resellers and customers in the near future.”
Launched earlier in the year the HP Indigo 100K is the most productive press ever produced by the manufacturer. As the first HP Indigo Series 5 Digital Press from the HP Personalization and Industrialization Business, the HP Indigo 100K is designed for offset players to transition more work to digital, and boost sustainability with on-demand printing. The commercial sheetfed press can do non-stop printing of tens of thousands of B2 duplex sheets every day
Craig Walmsley, country manager, HP Personalisation & Industrial Business South Pacific said, “The HP Indigo 100K is our most productive digital B2 solution yet. It was engineered with offset users in mind, with striking print quality that matches offset look-and-feel while offering significantly higher productivity with up to 6000 sheets per hour. At HP, we are proud to see the first HP Indigo 100K in Asia Pacific installed here in Australia at CMYKhub. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the team at CMYKhub, and through our partner Currie Group, in supporting their business growth.”
For CMYKhub, the installation of the HP Indigo 100K is a significant milestone in its business restructure aimed at bringing its business closer to its customers, and production of high value applications. The new digital press will also help deliver orders faster to customers, and open new profit-making opportunities for business.
Bernie Robinson, managing director at Currie Group said, “The strength in the relationship and leadership in technology has delivered a strong and sustainable business model, and we look forward to seeing this next phase for CMYKhub with the 100K at the forefront.
Phillip Rennell, sales and marketing director at Currie Group said, “Since we first saw the 100K in development, we were genuinely impressed with the advances HP Indigo had made in automation and productivity, and how this would translate into real benefits. We are excited that CMYKhub will be enabling the 100K to deliver these benefits to their business and their customers.”
Designed to fit into the circular economy, HP Indigo says the 100K Digital Press delivers low environmental impact printing with maximum productivity, and offers advanced paper handling and offset-like gripper-to-gripper design for precision registration, as well as HP Indigo digital advantages, including colour automation, calibration, fast switchover between jobs and media and five-input source feeder.
Delivering up to 6000 sheets per hour, the HP says the Indigo 100K four-colour digital press boosts margins on short-run digital production, and introduces new calculations that confirm a lower total cost of ownership.
The new digital press from HP uses HP Indigo ElectroInks that HP says bring the widest on-press colour gamut, giving CMYKhub the opportunity to meet exacting customer requirements and achieve profitable growth.
According to HP Indigo by using workflow solutions like HP PrintOS, a print production operating system with web and mobile apps, CMYKhub will also be able to easily manage customers’ jobs from submission to shipment while simplifying and automating production.
The company also says that as part of the HP Indigo ecosystem, CMYKhub will also be able to increase productivity and streamline production flow with finishing partners’ solutions to produce high-value applications such as personalised marketing collateral, photobooks, and sophisticated direct mail.
With its new HP digital press, CMYKhub can solve customers’ needs with the what HP Indigo says is the industry’s widest range of certified media compatibility, delivering new opportunities to print on dark, transparent and recycled paper, as well as other environmentally accredited substrates, synthetics and paperboard.