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Japan’s KADOKAWA signs for HP digital presses and a boost for corrugated digital productivity

KADOKAWA CORPORATION has selected HP digital printing solutions, including the newly announced HP PageWide Web Press T490M HD and HP Indigo 50000 Digital Press, as well as workflow management and finishing equipment, to power its new digital book production platform.


The Japan-based company also unveiled plans to establish a new digital production and distribution cente...with the latest equipment in Tokorozawa, Japan. KADOKAWA will use the HP presses to produce a variety of books such as paperbacks, light novels, pocketbooks and comic books as well as covers, dust jackets and promotion belts.


“With the new category-defining HP Indigo and PageWide Web Press solutions, KADOKAWA will be able to deliver unparalleled production flexibility, faster turnarounds and on-demand printing, differentiating themselves from traditional publishers,” said Mr. Koichi Sekiya, director of the board and senior managing executive officer, KADOKAWA CORPORATION.


“Publishers are re-examining every component of their supply chains to find new ways to streamline production and increase efficiency to cut costs,” said Mike Salfity, general manager and global head, Graphics Solutions Business, HP.


HP PageWide Web Press T490M HD is a monochrome duplex high-speed inkjet web press that delivers exceptional print speeds. Perfect for short or long runs, the robust web press delivers the unprecedented speed and quality required to replace offset. The HP Indigo 50000 Digital Press is a 30-inch duplex web press offering breakthrough productivity with HP Indigo’s outstanding color quality. It enables the production of high-value, high-coverage applications on an extensive range of paper at competitive total cost of ownership.


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