HP has announced that it has completed the portfolio integration of recently acquired MacDermid ColorSpan, Inc., a leading supplier of UV-curable inkjet printers for display graphics, into the Graphic Arts organisation within HP’s Imaging and Printing Group.  The acquisition enables HP to provide lower-cost, wide-format platforms and UV technologies to print service providers (PSPs) that are expanding into outdoor applications and more industrial workloads.

HP is further strengthening its Print 2.0 strategy to digitise analogue prints by extending the company's overall digital creation into the sign shop and quick-printing market. With the addition of products and technologies that are complementary to those from HP Scitex and HP Designjet, HP is offering an even more robust portfolio to help customers achieve greater business growth and financial success.

“The finalisation of the ColorSpan integration is very exciting as it furthers HP’s ability to be a one-stop shop digital vendor.  The ColorSpan printers, now under the Designjet and Scitex brands, enable PSPs who print on flexible and rigid media to partner with HP and benefit from our experience and breadth of offer,” said Shane Lucas, Vice President and General Manager, Imaging & Printing Group, HP South Pacific.

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The new HP Designjet H35000/H45000 Printer series, formerly the ColorSpan 5400uv series, bolster HP’s portfolio of solutions for commercial print service providers who want to effectively produce durable outdoor and indoor signs, banners, point-of-purchase (POP) displays and posters with vivid colours on flexible and rigid media. Featuring HP Designjet 788 inks and variable drop-size printheads, and intelligently designed to convert easily from a roll-fed to a flatbed printer, the devices print directly on rigid display boards or flexible media, unleashing new growth opportunities for HP customers.

The HP Designjet H35000 Printer series, which includes the HP Designjet H35100 and HP Designjet H35500 printers, are affordable, reliable UV hybrid printers that print directly on to many types of rigid and flexible media. The HP Designjet H45000 Printer series, including the HP Designjet H45100 and HP Designjet H45500 printers, offers increased productivity with print speeds up to 388 ft2/hour (36 M2/hour). 

Designed for high-volume, multi-application environments, the new HP Scitex FB910, formerly the ColorSpan 9840uv, is a robust flatbed printer targeted at industrial print service providers who are interested in versatile, high volume production of durable outdoor and indoor applications, such as signs, banners, POP displays, posters, billboards, building wraps, lawn signs, and street furniture.

The HP Scitex FB910 helps print service providers accommodate a greater range of customer requests and grow their business with unlimited versatility, an efficient workflow, and robust durability at fast print speeds. Featuring HP Scitex FB240 UV inks and innovatively designed to increase productivity and profitability, it achieves maximum print speeds of 811 f2/hr (74.3 m2/hr).

Since the announcement that HP signed a definitive agreement to acquire MacDermid ColorSpan Inc. on September 13, 2007, a dedicated integration team has assessed the portfolio alignment, conducted testing, and developed a re-branding strategy for former ColorSpan products to ensure it brings to market products of the highest quality and reliability.

After undergoing HP’s rigorous quality control tests to improve product quality, reliability, manufacturing processes and service capabilities. All quality and reliability issues across the former ColorSpan product line have been resolved to meet HP quality standards.

“I’m also looking forward to bringing NUR into the mix.  With ColorSpan and NUR added to the HP Graphic Arts portfolio we have the capacity to offer the most comprehensive and expansive range of solutions for the Graphic Arts Market.  HP has over $100 billion annual revenue. Clearly no one else in the Graphic Arts Market comes close to being able to offer this scope of range and organisational size,” said Lucas.

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