Revisiting the HP Indigo 7000
Initially released four years ago, the HP Indigo 7000 remains a staple of digital printing shops across the country and a powerful internal documentation solution for large companies around the world. Like many of the digital printing press offerings from Hewlett Packard, the HP Indigo 7000 doesn’t necessarily break new ground with a multitude of innovations – but what it does, it does exceedingly well.
Chief among the examples of well-implemented technology that define the HP Indigo line of digital press products are the environmental tweaks that give the 7000 one of the smallest carbon footprints of any commercial digital printing press. The internal, integrated oil recycling system, the reduced electricity requirements and Energy Star compliance, and the fact that the 7000 is tuned to print on recycled paper and substrates show that HP was, and remains, dedicated to the principles of conversation that are key corporate goals of larger companies across the globe. In fact, the HP Indigo 7000 even incorporates oversized color cartridges that increase the time between replacement cycles, reducing overall waste generation.
On the digital workflow front, the HP Indigo line once again surpasses expectations. The proprietary SmartStream system not only users remote access, it allows troubleshooting and tech support. SmartStream also increases variable data printing capability and expandability beyond nearly all competing digital presses, and seamlessly integrates with other presses to create a single point of interface that can handle a tremendous workload.
The HP Indigo 7000 also provides excellent flexibility. It can handle media weights up to 80-350gsm coated and 60-350gsm uncoated with ease, and shuffling through thickness ranges of 70-400 microns, and offers three discrete and expandable trays that hold 1,800 sheets apiece.
All said and done, companies or print shops looking to purchase an older digital press can’t expect to do any better than the 7000. Judging from the rave reviews that this series still receives from users on the HP site, we’re likely to continue seeing this model in action for years to come.
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