Graphic Arts

The Zen of Creating Color

Wellness is far more than just taking care of yourself physically. It is important to maintain a strong mental zen too, free of stress. Murphy Company is proud to celebrate Global Wellness Day; a not-for-profit social project where, for one day, people make a conscious shift in lifestyle towards living well. Global Wellness Day brings together exercise, healthy eating and spiritual teachings. It is a step that can ignite the flame of happiness burning throughout the world; a special opportunity to bring together the wellness world in a sacred mission. In previous years, participants:

  • Drink more water.
  • Walk for 1 hour.
  • Shop local/eat organic.
  • Avoid using plastic bottles.
  • Do a good deed.
  • Eat a family dinner.
  • Go to bed before 10pm.

We invite you to take a minute from your day to destress, and see the meditative process of mixing ink.

HP Disrupts Production Printing Market with New Large-format Page Wide Technology

PALO ALTO, Calif. — HP today announced the scaling of its inkjet-based PageWide Technologyfor large-format printing, delivering high-quality prints at faster speeds and lower costs.

This innovative technology, which consists of more than 200,000 nozzles on a stationary print bar and spans the width of the page, enables users to produce a variety of black-and-white and color applications, such as drawings, maps and posters. HP PageWide Technology will disrupt the $1.3 billion production printing market currently dominated by monochrome light-emitting diode (LED) printers.(1)

HP also is expanding its existing large-format portfolio with new devices and software designed to meet specific business demands for high-volume, production printing. The new products include:

These solutions can handle the volume and diverse print needs of enterprise organizations; CRDs; architectural, engineering, construction (AEC) and design firms; public sector agencies; quick printers and small- to medium-sized reprographic houses.

“Our customers are continuously seeking cost-effective and reliable printing technologies that improve the way they work,” said Stephen Nigro, senior vice president, Graphics and Inkjet Solutions Business, HP. “The new large-format HP PageWide Technology will disrupt the production printing market by offering customers an affordable option for high-volume quality prints, transforming an industry that typically prints in monochrome to now print in color without compromising speed.”

Pioneering inkjet printing: HP leads with technological advancements

For more than 30 years, HP has led the inkjet printing market by investing in printhead and ink research and development. Building on the success of its HP PageWide Technology from industrial production to small business printing, HP will offer customers dependable and economical operation for high-quality, large-format printing at high speeds.

With inkjet technologies, the ink vehicle, which carries the colorant to the surface of the printer, is crucial to the stability of the ink, the drop ejection process and the overall print result. The HP PageWide printhead is built with thousands of identical drop generators that offer uniform volume, speed and trajectory for precise printing. The technology also regulates the speed and penetration of Original HP pigment ink to accelerate drying and to control dot size, feathering and color-to-color bleed for high-quality prints.

Together with HP Thermal Inkjet Technology and HP pigment inks, the new HP PageWide Technology for large-format printers reduces the cost per page and offers the flexibility to use low-cost photo papers for graphically rich applications. Additionally, the PageWide platform prints the full page in a single pass for decreased turnaround time.

Rethink productivity: Large-format solutions designed for quality, volume, speed

HP Designjet T3500
HP Designjet T3500

The compact 36-inch HP Designjet T3500 Production eMFP requires no warm-up time and features an ultra-fast processor and a high-productivity scanner with batch-scanning, multipage PDF creation and scan-to-email capabilities. The device also allows for unattended and low-cost operation, producing monochrome prints at the same cost per page as LED MFPs.(3) For printing jobs requiring high security, it is built with a self-encrypting hard drive, secure disk erase and controlled access printing.

The 42-inch HP Designjet T7200 Production Printer is capable of handling three heavy media rolls. It can produce both color and black-and-white prints on a wide range of media, from bond to glossy photo paper, with a low cost of operation comparable to monochrome LED printers.(3)

The HP Designjet SmartStream software makes print management more efficient by streamlining workflow for highly demanding print environments. It offers true PDF management, along with accurate and error-free prints with the HP Crystal Preview technology. It also can reduce job preparation time by up to 50 percent on multipage print jobs.(4)

For IT managers, HP also introduced a new HP Designjet Universal Print Driver, which allows users to manage their entire HP Designjet fleet with a standardized single driver. This reduces the amount of time and cost in testing and deployment—and in keeping the software across all HP Designjet printers up to date.

Customers also can increase efficiency with optional hardware accessories and software tools, such as the new HP Designjet HD Pro Scanner, stacker and online folder.

Pricing and availability

  • Large-format HP PageWide printers will be available in the second half of 2015.
  • The HP Designjet T3500 Production eMFP and HP Designjet T7200 Production Printer are now available worldwide with estimated starting list prices of $14,750 and $12,644, respectively.
  • The HP Designjet SmartStream Pre-Flight Manager and Controllers are expected to be available worldwide on June 30 for an estimated starting list price of $1,295 and $795, respectively.

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(1) Based on HP internal data.

(2) Compared with large-format color MFPs under $25,000. Based on the fastest-rated color speeds published by manufacturers as of January 2014. Test methods vary.

(3) Compared with large-format low-volume LED printers with print speeds of up to 7 Arch D pages per minute.

(4) Conclusion based on an HP internal test measuring the time required to extract pages from a 50-page document and print them using several printers compared with using equivalent software products.

(5) Pricing and availability will vary by country and are subject to change.

Kodak Boosts Reseller Network by Reconnecting with Columbus-Based Murphy Company

“Driven by rapidly-growing customer demand for SONORA Plates, Kodak and the Murphy Company in Columbus, Ohio plans to drive sales to meet the demand generated by the tremendous growth of SONORA Plates in America, we need to build a brand new world-class plate manufacturing line in our Columbus, Georgia plant,” noted Brad Kruchten, KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates remove the plate processing step completely, without sacrificing the quality or productivity of traditional mainstream processed plates. SONORA Plates enable more printers than ever before to enjoy the environmental and economic benefits of a process-free plate. “We see the shift toward SONORA Plates growing to a very significant volume,” said Robert Price, General Manager of Kodak’s Worldwide Plate Operations. “It is important for us, Murphy Company, LLC, to partner again with Kodak, an industry leading graphics printing supplier. We built the Kodak product line together over 50 years ago in Central Ohio and we are ready to do it again,” said Patrick Demkovich, Vice-president of Sales. Murphy Company is one the leading graphic arts suppliers for Ohio and the Midwest.

Columbus, Ohio, Murphy Company, LLC, May 12, 2014 - Murphy Company has been serving customers in the Midwest since 1947, offering a wide range of consumables and services for the graphic arts industry. Now, as part of Kodak’s Silver Reseller Network, Murphy Company is increasing its offerings to include the full line of KODAK Solutions for workflow, prepress, and packaging applications.

The Silver Reseller Network features highly trained and experienced channel partners who are committed to and aligned with Kodak’s vision for the graphics business. Silver Resellers carry Kodak’s full portfolio of solutions and services for prepress and packaging customers across the United States and Canada.

In addition to the outstanding customer service and technical expertise that Murphy Company has always provided, its customers will now have access to a more robust line of solutions to optimize efficiency and ensure the highest quality output. The company continues to work with customers to determine and integrate the best solutions to meet their specific requirements.

“We are very excited to reestablish our relationship with Kodak and offer our customers a wider selection of market-proven solutions for their complex production needs,” noted Patrick Demkovich. “Our founder, Bud Murphy, was the reason Kodak became an option for the Columbus and Midwest market. He brokered the deal that brought Kodak to Central Ohio over 50 years ago. For nearly 70 years, we have helped our customers navigate change and seize new opportunities by providing the best products and service. Our commitment has never been stronger — so becoming part of the Silver Reseller Network was a logical step for us and Kodak. With this connection, we are well positioned for the future.”

Innovative products now offered by Murphy Company include KODAK SONORA XP Process Free PlatesKODAK ACHIEVE PlatesettersKODAK PRINERGY Workflow Solutions, and KODAK FLEXCEL NX Systems, to name just a few. Its customer base includes all of Ohio, including new markets of the bordering States of Indiana, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The graphics customers benefit from this new relationship and the easy availability of KODAK Solutions from a trusted local source.

“Kodak is focused on growth across all of our product lines, and committed to our long-standing dealer program,” said Dan Burmeister, Kodak’s Indirect Sales Segment Leader, U.S. and Canada. “We are looking to maintain and add strong representation in all regions.  Murphy Company provides us an excellent sales and distribution partner in Ohio and the Midwest, U.S.A.”

Silver Resellers help ensure that Kodak maintains more localized inventory, local distribution, enhanced sales coverage, and improved access for customers.

About Murphy Company

Murphy Company has served the printing industry and the Midwest for close to 70 years. The Murphy brand cornered a niche in the graphic arts supply business. They offer the latest products available that are backed by a knowledgeable, and highly trained technical team. Murphy Company is an Authorized Reseller and Service Provider for many well respected brands; including new 3D products. It works diligently to provide world-class, industry leading products from prepress systems, pressroom products to finishing systems and technical service and support. In addition, Murphy Company is the leading Authorized Reseller of dictation solutions with Olympus and Philips for over 40 years. For additional information on Murphy Company, visit MurphyCompany.com, Twitter @MurphyComp, or “LIKE” on Facebook at MurphyCompany

About Kodak

Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging for business. Kodak serves customers with disruptive technologies and breakthrough solutions for the product goods packaging, graphic communications and functional printing industries. The company also offers leading products and services in Entertainment Imaging and Commercial Films. For additional information on Kodak, visit kodak.com, Twitter @Kodak, or like on Facebook at KodakNow.

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