HP Indigo 3550 Digital Press - Professional Printing Solutions

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 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.
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.
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.
To learn more, visit www.hp.com/go/graphic-arts
or www.hp.com/go/hpindigo3550
HP Indigo 3550 Digital Press
High quality, easy operation
HP Indigo offset print quality plus spot colors. 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.
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® color range using CMYK as
well as orange, violet, rhodamine red, green, reflex blue, bright
yellow, and transparent.
•Flexible consumables and service pricing plans.
•Increased uptime with HP Indigo Print Care tool set, offering remote
or self-guided troubleshooting.
•Oil Recycling System allows less oil consumption and reduces waste
disposal costs.
•HP Professional Pantone Emulation Technology using CMYK on-press.
•High color 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 printing.
•Two drawers enable continuous feeding, including of multiple
•Easy “on-the-fly” spot color 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-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
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
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
HP Professional PANTONE Emulation Technology using CMYK on-press;
HP IndiChrome off-press (IMS) for achieving up to 97% of the PANTONE® color range
Expanded color capabilities
5th ink station
HP IndiChrome Ink Mixing System
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.
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