At drupa 2016, HP announced that Cimpress, the world leader in mass customization, and HP Indigo’s largest customer globally(1), agreed to purchase a fleet of the larger format next generation HP Indigo presses (circa 20, of which more than half will be installed in the second half of 2016) that are being shown at drupa. With the purchase of these presses, Cimpress aims to increase efficiency, bolster production capacity and enhance the production quality of products it produces for its customers.
Installation of the new presses will start in July 2016 at Cimpress manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, Canada and Italy.
Building on a decade-long relationship with HP, Cimpress is also upgrading its existing fleet of HP Indigo Digital Presses to incorporate HP’s latest capabilities. This portfolio update will enhance the productivity and application range of its existing fleet and ensure Cimpress delivers consistent print quality across its presses and locations. The company’s overall investment in its mass customization platform, including these new installations and press upgrades, will support continued growth of the business by enabling additional revenue for the company’s brands and improved efficiency across its existing production footprint.
“Cimpress is committed to delivering an enormous variety of customized products to customers across the world,” said Robert Keane, president and chief executive officer, Cimpress. “Delivering exceptional quality while still operating efficiently is important, and that requires sophisticated production management. HP’s new Indigo digital printing technology will ensure we streamline our production, offer application possibilities and, most importantly, meet the evolving needs of our customers. We have many different equipment suppliers who are important partners to Cimpress, with HP Indigo being in the very top tier. The technology improvements to HP Indigo which we have seen make us confident that this partnership will endure for many years to come.”
“Cimpress is recognized as the print industry leader for on-demand, customized print production, and is well-known for its innovative approach to production efficiency and versatility,” said Alon Bar-Shany, general manager, Indigo division, HP Inc. “New HP Indigo capabilities were designed to boost customer operations in exactly this way, enabling customers to achieve quality, consistency and reliability across many jobs. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Cimpress, helping them not only meet production goals and customer expectations, but also by delivering the right digital tools to slingshot their leadership into the next decade”.
The new 2016 HP Indigo portfolio, including the HP Indigo 12000, 20000 and 30000 Digital Presses are showcased in HP Hall 17 at drupa, May 31 – June 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
(1) Based on both overall print volume and number of presses.