CTPS, a Hong Kong-based major book manufacturing exporter has purchased an HP T300 colour inkjet web press from HP for high-volume book production work currently done on offset presses.  

CTPS is a world-class printing firm focusing on providing high-quality printing for publishers worldwide.  

The T300’s installation will be completed later this year at CTPS’ book manufacturing plant in Dongguan, China and will be the first HP inkjet web press in Asia.  

Additionally, an HP Indigo 7500 digital press, HP’s top-of-the-line commercial sheet-fed press is also being installed by CTPS. The digital press with automation and print-quality features is ideally suited to replace small and midsize analogue offset presses for high-value applications.  

CTPS will use the HP Indigo press to produce covers for HP T300-printed books.    

Peter Tse, CEO, CTPS is confident that the HP T300 will move their printing capabilities to a new milestone.  

The HP digital presses can enable CTPS to streamline business operations and lower production costs by reducing waste and inventory expenses associated with print overruns.  

Listing out HP’s portfolio of solutions, Gido van Praag, Vice President, Graphic Solutions Business – Asia Pacific and Japan, HP says that their HP T300, the recently launched HP T200 and T350 colour inkjet web presses as well as the HP Indigo 7500 and W7200 digital presses are ready to take on the growth in the China publishing market.  

CTPS specialises in printing on lightweight paper stocks, and is a leading innovator in book cover printing using polyurethane and semi-polyurethane substrates.  

Tse says that HP digital printing adds flexibility to their mid- and micro-run book production capabilities, enabling them to branch into new areas of printing, beyond the traditional publishing market.    

Key features of HP T300 Colour Inkjet Web Press 

  • Based on HP’s proven Scalable Printing Technology platform
  • Prints a 30-inch wide roll at resolutions up to 1,200 x 600 addressable DPI
  • Four-colour press operates at its maximum resolution in speeds up to 400 feet per minute
  • High productivity and print quality that meet or exceed book trade standards  
  • Suitable for high-volume direct mail, transpromotional and publishing applications

In 2010, HP inkjet web presses produced 1.46 billion letter-size pages, printing for some of the world’s leading book manufacturing, print fulfilment and commercial printing businesses.  

Most HP inkjet web presses operate in book manufacturing environments with book printing firms using the presses to improve productivity, reduce waste and increase the number of titles publishers can profitably sell.  

The multi-billion dollar market for digital book printing is one of HP’s fastest-growing graphic arts industry segments.