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RPI sets new records on HP Indigo presses

Mar 3, 2010 12:00 AM

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Seattle-based on-demand printer RPI has set a new company record for print production on HP Indigo digital presses in 2009, printing enough pages to make it one of the top 10 U.S. firms in HP Indigo print volume, and one of the top 20 worldwide.  Already the largest digital printer on the West Coast using HP Indigo presses, RPI set a new benchmark in 2009 with the introduction of “The Obama Time Capsule: World History in the Making,” one of the first customizable coffee table books to have wide audience appeal.

“Manufacturing advances such as the HP Indigo digital press are revolutionizing printing and production by making quantity one print-on-demand affordable for the Main Street consumer,” says Rick Bellamy, CEO of RPI.  “RPI’s advanced make-on-demand capabilities now stretch from publishing phenomena such as ’The Obama Time Capsule’ project, where a buyer’s personal experiences are seamlessly woven into an existing and historic storyline, to customized photo books capturing and commemorating weddings and other life events.”

The landmark book project showcased one of the most important presidential races in American history, and enabled consumers to add personal photos that were overlaid into the book’s design.  HP was the lead sponsor of the project.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, RPI has produced millions of photo products for partners such as Snapfish by HP, and was the first in the industry to hit the three million production mark for customized photo books in 2009.