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Kodansha boosts business agility with HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press

 
 

"The HP T300 Color Inkjet
Web Press was able to meet
our requirement. We looked
at many factors, including
ink density, and test-printing
showed that other companies’
equipment would not be
able to meet our needs."

— Kenjiro Umezaki
Executive Director, Production Division
Kodansha

Kodansha boosts business agility with HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press

CHALLENGE

  • Publishing house Kodansha wanted to improve its supply chain management and reduce warehousing costs.
  • The company looked for a printing solution that provided the same quality as offset, used a variety of media, and could produce shorter print runs.
  • Kodansha needed to upgrade to new print formats and transfer publishing data to eBooks and hybrid products.
  • The publishing business wanted to improve its workflow to incorporate print, bookbinding, and finishing.

SOLUTION

  • Benchmarking against international best practices, Kodansha invested in the HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press, which delivered the necessary speed, efficiency, and publishing flexibility.

RESULTS

  • With the HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press, Kodansha reduced stock count— improving cost control and inventory management.
  • The company improved business agility and can now print short runs in color and respond to market demand.
  • Kodansha affordably refreshed academic content with color images in previously monochrome titles.

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