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HP Helps Print Service Providers Improve Versatility, Productivity and Quality

Company Unveils 10 Digital Printing Systems, Including First 29-Inch-Format HP Indigo Press (March 13, 2012)

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/12 -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today introduced 10 digital printing systems that offer print service providers (PSPs) greater versatility, productivity and quality for commercial and industrial printing applications such as labels and packaging, direct mail, marketing collateral, and book publishing.

The improved performance of the new portfolio will help PSPs extend the advantages of digital even further into traditional analog print markets, and to produce more high-value personalized and custom materials for their clients. The 10 new systems include:

  • Three next-generation 29-inch-format HP Indigo presses capable of producing almost any commercial print job and a much broader range of packaging applications.
  • Three updated models of the current HP Indigo portfolio with higher speeds for significantly increased productivity.
  • Three high-productivity HP Inkjet Web Press models featuring advanced ink and printhead technology for excellent print quality at increased print speeds.
  • HP Print Module Solutions for adding monochrome or full-color content to preprinted offset materials.

HP also announced new options for HP Scitex industrial presses, which are used for large sign and display applications, and a range of new services and solutions to complement HP's broad portfolio of digital systems.

"With the extraordinary scope and scale of today's announcements, we are fueling an unstoppable industry transformation from analog to digital printing," said Christopher Morgan, senior vice president, Graphics Solutions Business, HP. "Our new digital solutions strike at the core of the printing market and are able to meet the toughest requirements of world-class brands, publishers and print service providers."


HP will display the new solutions May 3-16 at drupa 2012 in Düsseldorf, Germany, where HP will be the largest digital printing exhibitor and will have the second-largest booth at the show.

At drupa 2008, HP introduced a revolutionary color inkjet web press, a new series of HP Indigo presses and the industry's first latex inks for wide-format printers. Widespread market acceptance of those solutions has driven the graphics transformation and strong growth of high-value digital pages.

Worldwide, HP now has installed more than 60 HP Inkjet Web Presses, more than 6,000 HP Indigo presses and more than 10,000 HP Latex systems. HP also has invested more than $1 billion in research and development of new graphics solutions.

New, larger format for HP Indigo presses
Three new larger-format HP Indigo models allow PSPs to expand into applications not previously addressable by digital printing, as well as to print more productively and economically for increased profitability.

New models of the current HP Indigo platform include the flagship HP Indigo 7600 Digital Press, which offers a top speed of 160 pages per minute in Enhanced Productivity Mode -- a 33 percent increase over the previous top speed, making it the fastest two-page digital sheet-fed press available on the market.

New HP Inkjet Web Press models
The new high-speed HP T410 and T360 Inkjet Web Press systems offer increased print speeds of up to 800 feet per minute (fpm) in monochrome -- up to 25 percent faster than previous models -- while continuing to offer color print speeds of up to 600 fpm. To achieve this improved performance, the presses feature new advanced inkjet printhead technology and nanotechnology pigment inks that can support higher speeds with no compromise in image quality.

The HP T230 Inkjet Web Press incorporates the new printheads and inks to increase print speed up to 400 fpm for both color and monochrome, with full color density for maximum quality.

More information is available at www.hp.com/go/HPPredrupa12, www.hp.com/go/drupa and through the HP Graphic Arts Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/hpgraphicarts and YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/hpgraphicarts. Join or follow the conversation using the #HPdrupa hashtag.

About HP
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including execution of restructuring and integration plans; any statements concerning expected development, performance or market share relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the competitive pressures faced by HP's businesses; the development and transition of new products and services (and the enhancement of existing products and services) to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the hiring and retention of key employees; expectations and assumptions relating to the execution and timing of restructuring and integration plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011 and HP's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

© 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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