HP has announced continued adoption of its industry-leading digital printing portfolio across Asia Pacific and Japan, highlighting new customer adoptions driven by the ability of HP technology to provide differentiation and improve customers’ competitive advantage.
The analog printing market is projected to grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of just 1.2 percent through 2016,
(1) challenging printing companies to identify ways to grow business with existing customers and to reach new audiences. With HP Digital Presses growing at double-digit percent CAGR,
HP delivers this path to growth, helping printing companies expand their businesses with a broader range of applications and faster turnaround times.
“Changing commercial printing business conditions are forcing printing companies to take a hard look at their technology, application offerings and how they create a competitive advantage in the marketplace,” says Gido van Praag, Vice President and General Manager, Graphics Solutions Business, HP Asia Pacific and Japan. “HP’s digital solutions’ portfolio is the future of the printing industry, fueling a transformation from analog to digital while offering printing companies new avenues to enhance profitability.”
Advancing the industry with HP Indigo Digital Presses
HP recently marked the 20-year anniversary of HP Indigo’s first press launch at IPEX 93. This is a symbolic milestone for HP Indigo, which is now experiencing strong adoption of its fourth generation of presses. As of September 2013, the HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press has had more than 60 installations in more than 20 countries.
With the increased adoption and use of HP digital presses, more and more customers are benefitting from the power of digital to deliver higher productivity, high-value applications and offset quality.
“Installing the HP Indigo 10000 has widened the scope of our business. As a company which relied on 90% of its workload from the wedding industry we now have the capability to venture into the field of publishing, commercial printing, packaging, and proofing etc. We are able to cater to all printing solutions thanks to the HP Indigo, delivering quality, speed and consistency, while remaining economical. The currently installed press is fifth in a row of HP presses and each press installed on our premise delivers great capacities with efficiency and is enabling us to explore new revenue streams. In the near future we are looking at acquiring two new HP Indigo 7600 presses as well.” says T.S. Ramanan, MD, GLO Color Lab.
Customers invest in HP Inkjet Web Presses to grow businesses
Printing nearly 2 billion pages per month at customer sites worldwide—enough to circle the Earth more than 14 times every month—
HP Inkjet Web Presses are helping customers transform their businesses. Pages printed on HP Inkjet Web Presses grew high double-digit percent in Q3 2013 versus a year ago, driven by customers such as
Hucais Group Co.Ltd with HP T410 and T350 Color Inkjet Web Presses and
CTPS Digiprints with HP T410 and HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Presses in China, as well as UK-based
Communisis, which has doubled its capacity with recent installations.
Additionally, Philippines-based. Vibal Publishing House Inc., will also be adding the HP T230 Color Inkjet Web Press to its HP printing fleet to grow their publishing business.
“With today’s publishing market demanding smaller print runs and faster turn-around times, we had to invest in technologies that can optimize our workflow,” says Gaspar A. Vibal, President, Vibal Publishing House, Inc. “We made the decision to invest in the HP T230 Color Inkjet Web Press as we are confident that it will help to significantly improve our turnaround time while delivering excellent print quality.”
Strong momentum continues with HP’s recently launched large format printing platforms
Following the recent introduction of HP Latex 3000 Printer and HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press, early customer adoption has been quick. These include installations of the
HP Latex 3000 Printer by printing companies such as Shanghai Kangda Penhua Co., Ltd,
ABC Photosigns, Q-Advertising Co., Ltd and Active-Adval. Active-Adval, Australia’s largest point of sale (POS) display and signage organization, is also the first in Asia Pacific to order and install the newly available HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press.
Customers continue to embrace the new printing platforms for greater productivity, versatility and cost-efficiency.
“With the rising volume of on-demand and variable data print jobs, it became apparent to us that we had to increase the productivity of our digital operations while keeping costs down,” says Ryuichi Suzuki, President, TOKYO Lithmatic Corporation. “The HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press addresses our needs, and its ability to print directly to a wide variety of materials also significantly reduces the production process.”