Photokina 2012: A digital print alternative to silver halide

Photokina 2012: A digital print alternative to silver halide

In May, Digipix, a leading internet-based photo service in Brazil, launched the first digital solution for producing commercial cut photo prints using the HP Indigo Digital Press technology. Digipix’s Ecopix offering produces high-quality prints with a fast response time.

“Our goal is to migrate production of our entire cut print business to digital, and provide our customers this high-quality product with the added benefit of an environmentally friendly production process,” said Marco Perlman, founder and chief executive officer, Digipix.

More about HP Indigo photo solutions:

The new HP Indigo photo prints solution brings HP’s high-quality liquid electrophotographic printing technology to the professional portrait and 4 x 6-inch (10 x 15-centimeter) consumer prints markets with the same quality as silver-halide.

For high-volume production, the HP Indigo photo prints solution is available with the HP Indigo WS6000p Digital Press, which is already used by leading photofinishers to produce high-quality prints. The new solution includes an optional in-line GMP LAMIMASTER 34 and in-line cutting and stacking solutions from Tecnau and Hunkeler.

For low- to mid-volume printing, the solution is also available with HP’s sheet-fed digital presses, including the new HP Indigo 5600 and 7600 Digital Presses. It can be configured with an optional GMP PROTOPIC PLUS-540 laminator for professional portrait quality with luster effect or glossy finish for consumer prints and a cutting and stacking solution from Rollem.

The HP Indigo photo prints solutions support a range of HP Indigo-certified photo media, including photo paper from leading vendors, including Mohawk, Mitsubishi and Felix Schoeller.

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