Transition from analog-to-digital with HP

Multimillion-dollar upgrade expected to reduce waste and improve operational flexibility at Jeppesen who have selected five HP Indigo digital presses Jeppesen, the Boeing Commercial Airplanes subsidiary that delivers aviation charts, data and operational tools essential to the global transportation industry, is converting its remaining analog offset chart-printing operations to digital production following a multimillion-dollar purchase of five HP Indigo W7200 digital presses. The five-press deal is one the largest installations ever completed for continuous-feed Indigo presses.

Three of the presses are being installed at Jeppesen’s headquarters facility in Englewood, Colo, where they will operate alongside another HP Indigo W7200 the company purchased and installed earlier this year. Currently, the Englewood facility produces half of its aviation chart work using digital printing, with the remainder printed on analog offset devices. Jeppesen intends to shift all of its standard-size aviation chart work from offset presses to digital. The other two HP Indigo W7200 presses in the purchase are being installed at Jeppesen’s facility in Neu-Isenburg, Germany, near Frankfurt – an all-digital facility that will use the press at faster speeds and improved ease of use to improve productivity.

Designed to meet offset-quality, application-focused production needs, the HP Indigo W7200 press prints up to 7.5 million pages per month. It can produce up to 240 four-colour or up to 960 monochrome letter-size pages per minute at resolutions up to 2,400 x 2,400 dots per inch. Since its release in September 2009, the HP Indigo W7200 has been installed at customer sites worldwide for publishing, photo specialty, transactional / transpromotional and direct marketing print production.

Group Publications