|Photo Solutions for HP Indigo Digital Presses|
Mark Peters : October 5th 2006 - 01:08 CET
Photo Solutions for HP Indigo Digital Presses : HP is introducing a unique new suite of tools and features for its HP Indigo presses specifically designed for the photo-specialty market. Leveraged in complete digital end-to-end workflows along with third party products such as Pyramid and Album Printer, these tools enable photofinishers, photo retailers and print service providers to efficiently produce high value, high quality photo-intensive applications. The HP Indigo Photo Image Enhancement package is a unique, automated application that enhances digital photographs by performing a series of key optimisation procedures prior to printing. With HP Indigo Photo Image Enhancement, images are reproduced at a high level of quality.|
Key Features and Benefits|
• Image sharpening
• Image smoothing
• Improved contrast
• Improved shadow detail
• JPEG artefacts reduction
HP Indigo Scalable RIP Solution
The HP Indigo SRS is a completely automated workflow and high-performance RIP solution for high-volume, short-run, image-rich print production(1). Available for the HP Indigo presses 3050, 5000 and w3250, it enables users to centrally process and feed jobs in parallel to multiple HP Indigo presses at maximum press speeds, while reporting production status in real time. The HP Indigo SRS also leverages HP’s extensive IT capabilities. Included with the HP Indigo SRS is the HP BladeSystem, which offers proven IT technologies, delivering efficiency and reliability in a high-volume production environment.
HP Indigo Scalable RIP Solution - Key Features
• RIPping photo content at full press-engine rated speeds
• Centralised workflow management for multiple RIPs
• HP Indigo presses for virtually unlimited scalability
• Load-balanced job dispatching between RIPs and presses
• Low maintenance and support costs
• Automated job tracking and status feedback
• Extensibility and flexibility to integrate with advanced enterprise technologies
HP Silverwire software
Designed specifically for photography applications, HP Silverwire software links photo-related assets or equipment for the creation of more efficient workflows. This unique software product was designed and developed by Silverwire Holding AG, the Switzerland-based provider of commercial digital photography software acquired by HP in September 2006.
HP Indigo Light Cyan and Light Magenta
HP Indigo Light Cyan and Light Magenta (LC/LM) inks, when used with CMYK process HP ElectroInks, deliver significantly enhanced photo quality, giving photofinishers and print service providers a source of competitive advantage in the professional album and photo-specialty markets. The new light colours provide an improved image with smoother tone transition and saturated colours, enhancing the quality of photo-specialty products such as photobooks, photo calendars, greeting cards and more. HP Indigo LC and LM are designed for use on the HP Indigo press 5000.
Key Features and Benefits
• LC/LM offering is unique among digital presses
• Utilises HP Indigo’s six-colour printing capabilities
• Smoother images and tone transition
• Liquid ink for digital printing offering the small particle sizes
• Quality marked by high resolution, uniform gloss and sharp image edges
• Thin image layers for highly uniform finish that complements media surface
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended July 31, 2006, HP totaled $90.0 billion.