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HP T400

When was the product launched and who is it targeted at?

The T400 was launched in March at an open house in Los Angeles, six months after HP launched its 30in T350 web press. With a duty cycle of 130m A4 images per month, it's targeted at the high-volume market, particularly the book printing, transactional and direct mail markets.

What is its USP?

The T400's 1,076mm (42in) web width and 183m/min speed are its key selling points, according to HP. The firm adds that while the T400 is of interest to producers of large-format work such as broadsheet newspaper pages, the machine's variable data features and high productivity also enable mass customisation for direct mail and short-run customised books.

Its size has also attracted book printers

Agfa Jeti 5048UV XL

When was the Jeti 5048UV XL launched and what market is it aimed at?

The Jeti 5048UV XL was premiered at Fespa in July. The first shipments of the wide-format press, which sits alongside Agfa's Aquajet, Titan and the Anapurna range of UV-curable devices, are taking place this month. The press can be adapted to suit high-quality super-wide applications or billboard-type posters. "The product is aimed at companies that specialise in wide-format outdoor applications, such as billboards, backlit

Canon DreamLabo 5000

When was the machine launched and what market is aimed at?

Canon's DreamLabo 5000 was premiered at a glitzy event in Germany earlier this month, but it won't be commercially available in Europe until early 2012. It's aimed at what Canon describes as "wholesale photo finishers" looking to switch from silver halide technology to digital, but the company is keen to highlight its commercial applications. "There's no doubt that if you have a digital press and you're looking to bolster that with

Autobond Mini 36 TPM SUV

When was the machine launched?

The Autobond Mini 36 TPM SUV laminator and spot UV varnisher was announced at Ipex 2010. Unfortunately, the machine wasn't quite ready, so joint managing director John Gilmore decided not to take it to the show. "I've seen plenty of machines at shows that haven't been fully tested, and I didn't want to make the same mistake," he says. "Spot UV varnishing is a new technology for us, so we wanted to get it right." However, Gilmore says news of the machine caused such