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HP wins DIMA awards

Feb 23, 2010 12:00 AM

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HP Indigo digital presses and retail publishing solutions received five Digital Imaging Marketing Assn. (DIMA) honors at PMA 2010, including two DIMA "Printer Shoot-Out" awards and three DIMA "Innovative Digital Product" awards.

The 15th annual DIMA Digital Printer Shoot-Out Awards test manufacturers’ digital printers, ink and media using a DIMA-supplied test file for evaluation and judging by a panel of experts. HP products receiving top honors include:

  • The HP Indigo 7000 Digital Press in the "Dry Production Printers" category for electrophotographic devices printing 71+ ppm.
  • The HP Indigo press 5500  in the "Dry Production Printers" category for electrophotographic devices printing 21-70 pages per minute (ppm). The HP Indigo press 5500 was the winner of this same category in 2007.
  • The HP Photosmart ML 1000D Minilab printer also was recognized originally as the winner in the category "RA-4 Digital Printer, Digital Minilab, up to 12 includes wide," scoring higher than all silver halide systems in the category;  however, it was further deemed ineligible by DIMA for the award as it is a dry, inkjet minilab.

Now in its 14th year, the DIMA "Innovative Digital Product Awards" recognize products or services using new technologies or applications that make the product either distinct or the first of its kind. HP received this prestigious award for three products:

  • ARTtrust, a joint development between HP and Prooftag, helps photographers and artists maintain the authenticity of their work by providing individual identity to any HP Designjet Z series pigment print produced using HP Vivera Pigment inks on compatible media or paper.
  • HP Photo Center 5 Premier, a versatile and scalable system that can be plugged into a retailer’s existing lab infrastructure or serve as a complete solution.

The HP Instant Print Solution, a self-serve, front-of-counter system that lets consumers place orders for prints and creative products for pickup in minutes or at a later time using a secure order storage and release feature.