HP Indigo 3550 Digital Press An entry-level offset-matching digital sheetfed press Launch into digital printing services at a low initial investment The HP Indigo 3550 Digital Press offers HP Indigo’s offset-matching print quality and versatility at a low initial investment, making it the ideal solution for launching digital production. The press delivers a wide application range, with solid productivity and an ability to print with true spot inks for corporate brand color matching. Maximize production flexibility The HP Indigo 3550 Digital Press integrates easily within existing environments, complementing conventional printing and expanding service options with on-demand delivery that requires no minimum. It produces 68 pages per minute in full color and 136 ppm in 2 colors or monochrome, regardless of media type. Using Enhanced Productivity Mode (EPM), the press can also print color jobs 33% faster at 90 ppm. The leader in print quality and color Enabled by HP Indigo’s liquid ElectroInk technology and unique digital offset process, HP Indigo prints are of the highest quality. They match or even exceed offset, allowing them to be used interchangeably. The HP Indigo 3550 Digital Press provides: • Up to 5 ink stations, allowing use of spot colors • ElectroInk and the Indigo process, delivering a very thin ink layer for uniform gloss between ink and substrate • True spot colors, mixed off press, for outstanding Pantone-approved solids Fast return on investment An attractively priced solution to get started in digital printing, HP Indigo 3550 Digital Press owners enjoy low operating costs, reliability, and flexible pricing plans. Wide substrate range The press supports the widest in-class substrate range, including coated, uncoated, specialty media, and thick substrates up to 16 pt. Enhancement package An optional enhancement package provides high-speed monochrome printing and larger image size. This increases printing speed capabilities to 272 monochrome 8.5 x 11 inch pages per minute (1/0) and image size up to 12.48 x 17.7 inches. Entry-level press with high print quality High print quality with color flexibility Producing high-quality jobs that satisfy branding requirements, the press enables PSPs to meet the tightest deadlines and offer clients cost-effective, on-demand runs. Accurate spot colors. PANTONE-licensed HP IndiChrome Ink Mixing System off-press for achieving up to 97% of the PANTONE® color range using CMYK as well as orange, violet, rhodamine red, green, reflex blue, bright yellow, and transparent. Pantone on-press. HP Professional Pantone Emulation Technology using CMYK on-press. High consistency. High color accuracy and consistency between sheets and jobs, and day-to-day. Easy operation and maintenance Designed for easy operation and maintenance, the press makes it easy to start offering digital printing services. Continuous printing. Load/unload while printing, proof while printing. Feed multiple substrate types. Two drawers enable continuous feeding, including of multiple substrates. Fast color changeovers. Easy “on-the-fly” spot color replacement system. Easy paper handling. Adjustment-free, minimum-touch paper handling. Built-in print server. Easy-to-use HP SmartStream Onboard Print Server. High uptime. HP Indigo Print Care helps maintain high uptime with remote or self-guided troubleshooting. 2 3 4 6 10 5 7 8 11 9 To learn more, visit hp.com/go/graphic-arts or hp.com/go/hpindigo3550 Sustainability Lower your carbon footprint by shifting production from conventional processes to digital, on-demand technology, and pass on these benefits to customers. No make-ready. Cut waste from the production process and the supply chain. Reduce industrial byproducts. Oil Recycling System allows less oil consumption and reduces waste disposal costs. Takeback program. A recycling and takeback program as part of HP Indigo’s environmental responsibility helps reduce environmental impact (may vary by countries). Eco-friendly substrates. The HP Indigo 3550 Digital Press supports many recycled and ecocertified papers. Use HP SmartStream products and partner solutions with the HP Indigo 3550 Digital Press to improve production efficiency and support digital growth. To learn more visit hp.com/go/smartstream 1 1. Feeder 2. High-speed laser writing head 3. Scorotron charging units 4. Photo Imaging Plate (PIP) 5. Binary Ink Developers (BIDs) 6. Blanket 7. Impression cylinder 8. Perfector 9. Ink cabinet 10. Proof tray 11. Stacker Technical specifications Printing speed 68 four-color 8.5 x 11 in pages per minute (two-up); 136 two-color 8.5 x 11 in pages per minute (two-up) Image resolution 812 dpi at 8 bit, addressability: 2438 x 2438 dpi HDI (High Definition Imaging) Line screens 144, 160, 175, 180, 230 lpi Sheet size 13 x 19 in maximum Image size 12.12 x 17.7 in maximum Paper weight* Coated: 55 lb text to 130 lb cover; Uncoated: 40 lb text to 120 lb cover.; Thickness: 3 to 16 pt Feeder Two drawers with 7 in depth each (1800 sheets of 80 lb text) A total of 3600 sheets of 80 lb text Both paper drawers support the full range of substrates Stacker Main stacking tray with 23.6 in stack height supporting offset jogging (6100 sheets of 80 lb text) Proof tray with 2.36 in stack height (600 sheets of 80 lb text) Print server (DFE) HP SmartStream Onboard Print Server Press dimensions Length: 155.5 in; Width: 89.8 in; Height: 81.7 in Press weight 5800 lb HP Indigo ElectroInks Standard 4-color printing Cyan, magenta, yellow, and black HP IndiChrome off-press spot inks HP IndiChrome Ink Mixing System (IMS) for spot color creation using CMYK as well as orange, violet, green, reflex blue, rhodamine red, bright yellow, and transparent PANTONE® colors Supports PANTONE PLUS®, PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM ®, and PANTONE Goe™ HP Professional PANTONE Emulation Technology using CMYK on-press; HP IndiChrome off-press (IMS) for achieving up to 97% of the PANTONE® color range Options Expanded color capabilities 5th ink station HP IndiChrome Ink Mixing System Enhanced Productivity Mode (EPM) Increases printing speed to 90 ppm using 3 colors Enhancement package Increases printing speed to 272 monochrome 8.5 x 11 in pages per minute and larger image size of 12.48 x 17.7 in *Media characteristics vary. If the media you are about to use is not listed in the Media Locator, HP cannot guarantee performance and we recommend that you test it prior to use. Learn more at hp.com/go/indigo Sign up for updates hp.com/go/getupdated Share with colleagues Rate this document © Copyright 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. PANTONE® and other Pantone, Inc. trademarks are the property of Pantone, Inc. 4AA3-8598ENW, September 2013.