Trade printer CMYKhub is the first company within the Asia Pacific region to install the HP Indigo 100K Digital Press.
The installation of the press continues CMYKhub’s longstanding partnership with HP Australia and its distributor Currie Group and puts HP Indigo at the forefront of print innovation in the region.
CMYKhub said the installation of the HP Indigo 100K is a “significant milestone” in its business restructure, which is aimed at bringing its business closer to customers and the production of high value applications.
The new digital press is also expected to help deliver orders faster to customer and open new profit-making opportunities for business.
The first HP Indigo Series 5 Digital Press from the HP Personalisation and Industrialisation Business, the HP Indigo 100K is designed for offset players to transition more work to digital and boost sustainability with on-demand printing. The commercial sheetfed press can do nonstop printing of tens of thousands of B2 duplex sheets every day.
“At CMYKhub, we value our strong relationship with HP and Currie Group. Starting when Bernie Robinson from Currie Group first suggested this machine through to the installation, it’s been a quick and smooth transition for our team,” CMYKhub chief operating officer Dayne Nankervis said.
“The HP Indigo 100K was a no-brainer for us because of the increased productivity and superior quality, and we’re excited to share more details about the HP Indigo 100K with our resellers and customers in the near future.”
According to Currie Group, the strength in its relationships and leadership in technology has delivered a strong and sustainable business model for the business.
“We look forward to seeing this next phase for CMYKhub with the 100K at the forefront,” Currie Group managing director Bernie Robinson said.
“Since we first saw the 100K in development, we were genuinely very impressed with the advances HP Indigo had made in automation and productivity, and how this would translate into real benefits. We are excited that CMYKhub will be enabling the 100K to deliver these benefits to their business and their customers,” Currie Group sales and marketing director Phillip Rennell added.
Designed to fit into the circular economy, the HP Indigo 100K Digital Press also aims to deliver low environmental impact printing with maximum productivity, and offers advanced paper handling and offset-like gripper-to-gripper design for precision registration, as well as unique HP Indigo digital advantages, including colour automation, calibration, fast switchover between jobs and media and five-input source feeder.
Delivering up to 6000 sheets per hour, the HP Indigo 100K four-colour digital press boosts margins on short-run digital production and introduces new calculations that confirm a lower total cost of ownership.
The new digital press from HP also uses HP Indigo ElectroInks that bring the widest on-press colour gamut.
CMYKhub added that through workflow solutions like HP PrintOS, a print production operating system with web and mobile apps, it is also able to easily manage customers’ jobs from submission to shipment while simplifying and automating production.
“The HP Indigo 100K is our most productive digital B2 solution yet. It was engineered with offset users in mind, with striking print quality that matches offset look-and-feel while offering significantly higher productivity,” HP Personalisation and Industrial Business South Pacific country manager Craig Walmsley said.
“At HP, we’re incredibly proud to see the first HP Indigo 100K in Asia Pacific installed here in Australia at CMYKhub. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the team at CMYKhub, and through our partner Currie Group, in supporting their business growth.”
As part of the HP Indigo ecosystem, CMYKhub will also be able to increase productivity and streamline production flow with finishing partners’ solutions to produce high-value applications such as personalised marketing collateral, photobooks, and sophisticated direct mail.