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Tone Digital scores with SA's first HP Scitex XP5300 printer

Tone Digital scores with SA's first HP Scitex XP5300 printer

The first HP Scitex XP5300 printer to be installed in South Africa has gone into Tone Digital of Edenvale where it will enable the company to capture business from upcoming international sports events including the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

Gary Catterick, CEO for Tone Digital, said: "After thorough research, we felt that HP understood our requirements for quality, productivity and versatility and we decided that the HP Scitex XP5300 printer was the most suitable 5m solution for us. Capable of producing high quality digital prints up to 300m2/hr on a wide range of substrates for various applications, the HP Scitex XP5300 will help us to support major upcoming projects."?

With its HP Scitex XP5300, in addition to a new HP Designjet L65500 and existing HP Scitex TJ8300 and its HP Designjet 9000 printers, the Tone Digital will produce a major part of the event's signage in conjunction with the support provided by HP South Africa.

"Sporting events can be very demanding projects and usually call for thorough planning and attention to detail. We are confident that we will achieve major successes in conjunction with HP and produce durable, high quality billboards and signage whilst ensuring a high level of productivity," said Catterick.?

Tone Digital recently produced a campaign for an American rock group's South African tour, printed on PVC and vinyl with HP Specialty Billboard Scitex Ink at 180m2/hr (1940ft"). With the HP Scitex XP5300, the company managed to produce the job in 24 hours, half the normal turnaround time.?

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