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HP Inc. today announced the HP One Package workflow suite for PageWIde Industrial corrugated presses, the industry’s first ecosystem for digital corrugated printing. HP One Package offers software and solutions from HP and partners to help converters maximize the flexibility of digital production.
HP One Package workflow streamlines submission and preparation of orders, allowing converters to take advantage of an array of digital value-added possibilities, including solutions for brands’ consumer engagement and piracy protection using variable data, imagery and unique ID serialization. One Package’s production management and automation software also enhances operational performance and optimizes the supply chain.
The suite supports a range of industry third-party workflow solutions, including MIS and pre-press, HP’s powerful print servers, color management tools, and PrintOS cloud-based management applications.
HP One Package complements HP’s growing portfolio of corrugated digital presses, including the HP PageWide C500 press for post-print and HP PageWide T1190 for pre-print.
“HP is revolutionizing corrugated printing with digital flexibility, offering high-volume productivity, food-safe inks, and now a sophisticated and integrated workflow solution to drive corrugated jobs from order to fulfillment,” said Eric Wiesner, General Manager, PageWide Industrial division, HP Inc. “Whether converters adopt a strategy for digital pre-print or digital post-print, HP One Package provides an integrated set of solutions for end-to-end productivity.”
HP One Package allows converters to unlock the potential of digital print, while integrating HP digital presses into existing production and business workflows. In addition to HP’s own workflow components, HP selects and qualifies partners and integrates these products.
more detail at: https://press.ext.hp.com/us/en/press-releases/2018/hp-introduces-one-package-workflow-suite-to-empower-hp-pagewide-corrugated-converters.html