Our HP 5500 Indigo Digital Press once again puts Alaska Litho at the digital forefront. We’re proud to be the first print shop in Alaska (so we’re told by Hewlett Packard) to offer this cutting-edge digital print technology.
To avoid design problems down the road, it is important that designers understand a few aspects of the Indigo. The maximum paper sheet size that this press can work with is 13″ wide by 19″ tall. Each sheet is held by the short end, essentially removing this “gripper” space from the imageable area.
On the 13″x19″ sheet both a simplex (1-sided) or duplex (2-sided) job have a maximum image area of 12.48″ wide by 17.7″ tall. With the more commonly used paper size of 12″x18″, the maximum image area is different depending on whether the job is one- or two-sided. For a simplex job the maximum image area is 11.7″ x 17.5″. For a duplex 12″ x 18″ job, the maximum image area is 11.7″ x 17.2″. If there are items outside of this area, cropping will occur.
With an understanding of the way the Indigo works, a designer can create projects that will be stunning printed on this machine. As the most advanced digital print technology available, the Indigo offers remarkable color reproduction, consistency, and flexibility. Colors are vivid, crisp, and consistent from print run to print run. In addition, the Indigo is able to print on a wide array of materials, from very heavy card stock to gloss to clear transparency.
If accurate, vivid, consistent color is your goal and you have a project with 1000 prints or less, the HP Indigo is the print solution for you.