HP Indigo 10000 prints book honouring Nobel Peace Laureates

HP Indigo was selected for the third consecutive year to print Being Nobel, a book about the inspirational lives of Nobel Peace Laureates. The book was presented to each honoree and youth delegates during the 15th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates held in Barcelona, Spain, on 13-15 November 2015.

18 Nov 2015 | By Dibyajyoti Sarma

Being Nobel was written by author Livia Malcangio and was printed in Germany by Elanders, which selected the HP Indigo 10000 to bring Malcangio’s beautiful story to life, because of its ability to produce photographic prints in vibrant detail and advanced image quality in a very short turnaround time.

An Italian journalist and human rights activist, Malcangio has worked for the Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace since 2001. “Being Nobel allows me to share my passion about inspiring stories of incredible humanitarians, I had the chance to work with,” said Malcangio. “The book focuses on the importance of changing the way that history is taught, learned and understood by youths around the world and the significance of conceptualising history through peace rather than war.”

With more than 170 images, illustrations and maps, the book details the courageous stories of recent Nobel Peace Prize winners – from Mikhail Gorbachev and Desmond Tutu to the Dalai Lama and 18-year-old Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate in history, among others. The book is meticulously arranged continent by continent, with vivid photographs and illustrations. Each chapter carefully integrates stories of those, who by accident or design, shaped the world history of the last 60 years.

“Each year, we face major time constraints when it comes to printing the book, as the honorees are announced so close to the Summit,” said print production manager Ashley Woods. “With such short turnaround and inevitable last minute changes taking place including the need to personalise each copy, the choice of using Indigo technology gave me total peace of mind.”

The HP Indigo 10000, which won the InterTech Technology Award for Innovation in 2013, was chosen to produce the book because it enables the production of any size application in top quality and a wide range of substrates, from pocket folders and six-page brochures to posters and large lay-flat books, such as Being Nobel.

The B2 / 29-inch HP Indigo 10000 utilises up to seven ink stations for an extended colour gamut, including HP Indigo ElectroInk white, spot colours and special colours. The press can print up to 4,600 colour B2 sheets per hour and can integrate with a range of in-line and near-line finishing devices for seamless production.

Previous editions of Being Nobel were printed in Germany (Elanders) and South Africa (Fairstep).