HP Indigo Press On Cruise Ship

Digital People has installed an HP Indigo press 1050 on board Ocean Village’s informal cruise ship, Ocean Village Two. The digital press replaces a two-colour litho press for the production of menus, schedules, welcome packs and the ship’s on-board newspaper. The HP Indigo press 1050 will give greater flexibility and enable an even wider range of collateral to be printed than before.

The press was installed in Germany while the ship was docked, with Digital People having to overcome a range of challenges to set-up the press.

Chris Blanchard, business development manager, Digital People said, “the installation of the press on-board the Ocean Village Two proved to be a significant and unprecedented challenge for us. The press had to be dismantled on land in order to fit through the one-metre wide ship doors, and then reconstructed inside the ship’s pressroom.

“In order to ensure that the printing system worked effectively we also had to consider the variable power supply of the ship. Digital People liaised with HP Indigo engineers in Israel to overcome this problem and to ensure that the press could operate efficiently with a suitable voltage stabiliser on-board the ship.”

The press is predominantly used in port but has also been operated at sea on occasions, with no deterioration in print quality. During the press’s first week on board it was used to print over 100,000 impressions. Due to the high standard of printing, the press will be used for more passenger-facing work. The press is currently used to print 800 daily newspapers but Ocean Village hope to develop a greeting card and post card service.

Paul Wright, Entertainment and Revenue Development Manager, Ocean Village said, “The installation was a challenge but Digital People were brilliant; they worked really closely with our staff and provided us with total peace of mind. The HP Indigo press 1050 is the first digital press to be installed on an Ocean Village cruise ship, so it was important that everything went smoothly.

“We are very impressed with the digital press. It is easy to use, cost-effective and has the capacity to produce high-quality, double-sided, full colour print at high speed, as there is no drying time. The HP Indigo press 1050 is able to colour match the Ocean Village logo perfectly and we are able to produce impromptu collateral on-board.”

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