Coimbatore, India-based commercial and package printer GLO Color Lab purchases B2 format HP Indigo 1000 Digital Press, aiming to expand into publishing sector with larger format for photo books, children's books, posters, calendars
April 4, 2014
– Company to explore new opportunities in the publishing segment
HP today announced that Coimbatore-based GLO Color Lab has installed the new B2-sized format HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press to accelerate its business growth and expand its product offerings in the market.
GLO Color Lab acquired its first HP Indigo Digital Press back in 2007 to expand its photo-based application offerings. Today, with five HP Indigo Digital Presses in their fleet, they are the largest HP Indigo customer in India, offering services not just in photo but also in commercial, packaging and now the publishing segment.
The company has experienced tremendous growth, driving the demand for expanded digital capacity and their latest acquisition, the HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press, will assist the company’s positive growth trajectory.
The HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press will provide the company with offset print quality, substrate flexibility and wide color gamut - in a larger format. With a speed of up to 4600 sheets per hour and greater imposition efficiency it will also allow GLO Color Lab to increase profitability and differentiate its business with new applications such as B2-sized calendars, book covers, posters and canvases.
“The HP Indigo10000 Digital Press allows us to take advantage of new capabilities made possible by the wider 29-inch format. With this B2 format printing, we are poised to increase our productivity and profitability” said T.S. Ramanan, managing director, GLO Color Lab. “We are committed to providing the highest quality to our clients and HP Indigo has proved to be the right technology for our business,” he further added.
Exploring new application opportunities with the HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press
With the installation of the HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press, GLO Color Lab plans to expand into large-scale commercial publishing and make available affordable, high-quality books in the larger-sized formats. The B2 format allows for 8pp and 16pp folded book signatures and a higher print imposition efficiency for improved productivity. The company is also looking to take on larger volumes of high value customized packaging and folding carton print jobs.
"GLO Color Lab has a strong legacy of innovation, backed by deep technical expertise and an unwavering commitment to delivering the highest possible quality and value to its customers," said Alon Bar-Shany, vice president and general manager, Indigo Digital Press Division, HP. "The HP Indigo 10000 helps extend this legacy and will enable them to produce a broader range of applications, increase efficiency, and accelerate profitability. We’re proud to be associated with the creative results GLO Color Lab delivers.”
GLO Color Lab is displaying the range of its digital printing applications at an exclusive open house event, at the Codissia Trade Centre, Coimbatore on April 4-5, 2014. The theme “Print Solutions for Every Age” will be used to showcase the breadth of their portfolio applications which include B-2 sized photo-books, children’s books, posters, calendars, art books and wedding albums.
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