HP (Palo Alto, California) has announced a new business model to acquire HP Indigo digital printing technology “that will enable print service providers of all sizes to deliver highly productive, versatile digital printing “with significant capital expenditure savings,” said the OEM. The newly launched HP Indigo Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program, starting with B2 HP Indigo 10000 Digital Presses, offers previously owned presses at a more accessible price point. The presses are certified and resold after undergoing “a rigorous renewal process” to ensure they give the benefits of HP Indigo quality and advanced applications along with reliable production, said the company.
“Now is the time to plant the seeds for growth and invest in solutions that can capture opportunities for high-value work that will secure a profitable future,” said Haim Levit, General Manager at HP Indigo. “This is why we are now introducing the HP Indigo CPO program, expanding investment options for print service providers to join the world of HP Indigo and access unique growth opportunities using the benefits of HP Indigo LEP technology.” The HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press is now available under the CPO program in selected regions. Additional presses are expected to be available later this year, including the B2 HP Indigo 12000 and HP Indigo 7000 series of commercial presses, and the narrow-web HP Indigo 6000 series od labels presses.
The program includes a portfolio of previously owned HP Indigo digital presses for commercial printing, labels and packaging – including the HP Indigo 10000, HP Indigo 12000, HP Indigo 7000, and narrow-web 6000 series. “A strict approval process ensures HP Indigo digital press quality and reliability for CPO units,” said the OEM. “Digital presses are carefully selected and inspected as candidates for renewal based on press age, print volume,and condition, to undergo the CPO program renewal process, which includes:
- Replacement of dozens of parts, upgrading to the latest hardware to ensure “uncompromised digital print quality and reliability.”
- New software configurations including the latest Digital Front End (DFE) to drive variable-data and PrintOSX connectivity, opening an opportunity increased productivity and new application development.
- A six-month warranty.