HP Indigo Photobook Records G8 Environment Ministers' Meeting

MILAN, Italy, 15 June 2009  - HP today announced that souvenir "ECO BOOK" photobooks, printed on an HP Indigo press, were presented to attendees at the G8 Environment Summit, which took place 22-24 April, in Syracuse, Sicily.

The Italian Ministry of the Environment, which hosted the conference, chose Global Service, of Caprino Bergamasco (Bergamo), to produce a personalised photobook, called an ECO BOOK, that could be presented to the attending ministers of state, delegates and non-G8 participants in the conference.

Global Service created the templates, sourced the presentation boxes, and organised the printing of the book on an HP Indigo press 3000.

Global Service began by creating a dummy photobook and worked in coordination with the official photographers of the Ministry of the Environment. From receipt of the pictures to the delivery of the boxed copies, production of the photobooks took twelve hours.

The presentation album had hard covers, secured with four brass screws and contained 29 pages with a total of 66 pictures. There were 40 copies of the photobook produced, 23 of them personalised with the name and picture of the delegate on the front page with the logo of the conference. The books, presented in a birch wood box decorated with water-based ink, were given to each minister or delegate by Stefania Prestigiacomo, Minister of the Environment, at the end of the conference.

"Our involvement in this project was a great honour," said Luigi Stefano Campanella, proprietor of Global Service. "We knew that an HP Indigo press could carry out the job in the time available and that the high quality of print and reliability of personalisation could be realised."

Speaking for HP, Gabriella Moretti, marketing manager, HP Indigo Press, HP Italiana, said, "This is the sort of job that is perfect for HP Indigo presses, calling for versatility, production speed, variable data printing and high-quality, reliable colour. We are proud that one of our customers was involved."