Press Release: 05. August 2010

Fosco Hayes & Hurdley Finds Instant Success with HP Scitex FB7500 Printer

BARCELONA, Spain, 05 August2010 - HP today announced that Fosco Hayes & Hurdley (Fosco's),of Birmingham, UK has installed the HP Scitex FB7500 Printer.
Established in 1936, Fosco's has kept up with changes in imagingtechnology and today carries out a range of large format digitalprinting services including flexible and rigid substrate printing,die cutting, finishing and installation work.

The company was running atcapacity with its existing printers, so new machine was taken on inorder to absorb existing work as well as to allow the company topitch for new jobs. In preparation for the arrival of the FB7500and the anticipated increase in work the company doubled the sizeof its facility to 20,000ft².

"Clients expect highquality and fast turnarounds these days and there is normally atrade-off between these two desires. However, with the FB7500 youget both high quality and speed," said David Nicholas, managingdirector, Fosco's "A job which would have previously taken us twodays to complete can now be done in as little as two or threehours. The machine creates the potential for increased capacity,which will allow us to put more jobs on-press and offer a new tradeprint service at a low cost, with fast turnarounds."

The HP Scitex FB7500Printer is highly efficient, featuring three-quarter automatedloading which reduces loading time between sheets by up to 85percent(1). The printer maximises uptime using HP Scitex X2piezoelectric printheads that are easily accessible and can bereplaced and calibrated quickly, without the need for a servicecall. With these features and print speeds of up to 500m2 per hourthe HP Scitex FB7500 Printer delivers the highest productivity ofdigital flatbed printers in its price class(2), ensuring that it isideal for print service providers in fast paced productionenvironments.

The FB7500 uses UV-curableinks to achieve vibrant colours with two years outdoordurability(3). For maximum versatility the FB7500 can print on awide range of flexible and rigid materials.

"Our new machine hasalready made it possible for us to pitch for work we wouldn't havepreviously considered," continues Nicholas. "Clients areparticularly impressed with the quality of the FB7500 and itsability to print on such a wide variety of substrates".

(1) Manual loading andunloading of a sheet can take 45 seconds or more; the loadingmechanism reduces that time to no more than nine seconds.
(2) Based on published manufacturer specifications as of July2008.
(3) HP Scitex FB220 inks offer two years outdoor durability, testedaccording to ASTM D2565-99. 
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