HP has recently supplied five HP Indigo 7500 digital presses to Consolidated Graphics Inc., accelerating their shift from analogue to digital presses.  

Consolidated Graphics Inc. (CGX) is a commercial printing giant with a large digital footprint, and the world’s largest user of HP Indigo presses.  

The first HP Indigo 7500 digital press was installed at CDS Publications, one of CGX’s five digital centres as a beta test unit for custom book, magazine and personalised printing programs.  

The purchase was completed after the successful beta testing validated the unit’s features including high-quality imaging, excellent colour consistency and high productivity.  

Four additional units have since been purchased, one for CGX’s European digital hub in Prague, Czech Republic and three at its PBM Graphics Company in Research Triangle Park, N.C.  

Aaron Grohs, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Consolidated Graphics voices CGX’s confidence in digital printing being an integral component to the next generation of printing and says that they are committed to providing their customers with high quality capabilities that technology can offer.  

The top-of-the-line HP Indigo 7500 digital press offers:

  • Intelligent automation features that increase press productivity by up to 10 percent
  • The Vision System, which automates manual calibrations and diagnostic troubleshooting to save time and reduce waste
  • Colour consistency, optimised energy consumption and reduced use of imaging oil
     

The HP Indigo 7500 digital press can efficiently replace small and midsize analogue offset presses, enabling the printer to handle high-value applications such as variable-data-driven marketing collateral, photo books and personalised direct mail.  

HP Indigo 7500 digital presses are available with options such as a white ink upgrade for full-colour printing on coloured, transparent or metallic media as well as additional light cyan and light magenta inks for six-colour process high-end photo imaging.  

An optional thick substrate kit allows printing on folding carton stocks and other thicker media up to 400 gsm/ 460 microns.  

Jan Riecher, Vice President and General Manager, Graphics Solutions Business – Americas, HP says the HP Indigo 7500 digital press presents a dramatic shift from mass-produced, static and commoditised analogue offset manufacturing to high-value, offset-quality print-on-demand and personalisation.