HP Indigo 3550 Digital Press

HP Indigo 3550
Digital Press
Advanced on-demand
printing technology
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 colour matching.
Maximise 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 colour and 136 ppm in 2
colours or monochrome, regardless of media type.
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 400 microns.
Enhancement package. An optional enhancement
package provides high-speed monochrome
printing and larger image size. This increases
printing speed capabilities to 272 monochrome
A4 pages per minute (1/0) and image size up to
317 x 450 mm.
The leader in print quality and colour. 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:
Environmental benefits. Make business more
environmentally responsible by shifting production
from conventional processes to digital, on-demand
technology. The HP Indigo 3550 Digital Press
supports many recycled and eco-certified papers.
•Up to 5 ink stations, allowing use of spot colours
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or www.hp.com/go/hpindigo3550
•ElectroInk and the Indigo process, delivering a
very thin ink layer for uniform gloss between ink
and substrate
•True spot colours, mixed off press, for outstanding
Pantone-approved solids
HP Indigo 3550 Digital Press
High quality, easy operation
HP Indigo offset print quality plus spot colours. Producing highquality jobs that satisfy branding requirements, the press enables
PSPs to meet the tightest deadlines and offer clients cost-effective,
on-demand runs.
Low operating costs. Operating costs are kept low by reliable
technology and flexible pricing from HP Indigo, making it easy to
launch digital production and turn a fast profit.
•PANTONE-licensed HP IndiChrome Ink Mixing System off-press for
achieving up to 97% of the PANTONE® colour range using CMYK
as well as orange, violet, rhodamine red, green, reflex blue, bright
yellow, and transparent.
•Increased uptime with HP Indigo Print Care tool set, offering
remote or self-guided troubleshooting.
•HP Professional Pantone Emulation Technology using CMYK
•Flexible consumables and service pricing plans.
•Oil Recycling System allows less oil consumption and reduces
waste disposal costs.
•High colour accuracy and consistency between sheets and jobs,
and day-to-day.
Easy to use and operate. Designed for easy operation and
maintenance, the press makes it easy to start offering digital printing
•Continuous printing: load/unload while printing, proof while
•Two drawers enable continuous feeding, including of multiple
•Easy “on-the-fly” spot colour replacement system.
•Adjustment-free, minimum-touch paper handling.
•Easy-to-use HP SmartStream Onboard Print Server.
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 www.hp.com/go/smartstream
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-colour A4 pages per minute (two-up); 136 two-colour A4 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
330 x 482 mm maximum
Image size
308 x 450 mm maximum
Paper weight*
Coated: 80 gsm to 350 gsm; Uncoated: 60 gsm to 320 gsm; Thickness: 70 to 400 microns
Two drawers with 180 mm depth each (1800 sheets of 120 gsm)
A total of 3600 sheets of 120 gsm
Both paper drawers support the full range of substrates
Main stacking tray with 600 mm stack height supporting offset jogging (6100 sheets of 120 gsm)
Proof tray with 60 mm stack height (600 sheets of 120 gsm)
Print server (DFE)
HP SmartStream Onboard Print Server
Press dimensions
Length: 3952 mm; Width: 2282 mm; Height: 2074 mm
Press weight
2610 kg
HP Indigo ElectroInks
Standard 4-colour printing
Cyan, magenta, yellow, and black
HP IndiChrome off-press spot inks
HP IndiChrome Ink Mixing System (IMS) for spot colour creation using CMYK as well as orange, violet, green, reflex blue,
rhodamine red, bright yellow, and transparent
PANTONE® colours
HP Professional PANTONE Emulation Technology using CMYK on-press;
HP IndiChrome off-press (IMS) for achieving up to 97% of the PANTONE® colour range
Expanded colour capabilities
5th ink station
HP IndiChrome Ink Mixing System
Enhancement package
Increases printing speed to 272 monochrome A4 pages per minute and larger image size of 317 x 450 mm
*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.
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Singapore 109683
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