HP improves productivity and versatility in large-format printing
HP unveils a new updated range of Scitex printers and presses that will help businesses reach new customers and new profit pools.
HP has announced new HP Latex and Scitex wide format graphics printers, presses and inks to help print service providers (PSPs) specialising in the sign and visual communications industry deliver results faster and at a lower total cost.
A complete updated portfolio
The new products include:
- HP Latex 370 Printer enables more unattended printing at lower operational costs with higher capacity ink cartridges and the HP Latex Mobile App, now available, monitors print jobs remotely for peace of mind while away from the printer.
- HP Scitex FB550 and FB750 Printers provide PSPs an entrance into rigid with one of the most compact printers equipped with an enhanced loading system, increasing workflow for improved profitability.
- HP Scitex 11000 Industrial Press provides increased versatility and better surface durability with new overcoat technology.
- For corrugated converters, HP also announced the HP Scitex 15500 Corrugated Press with media handling for warped boards and economical HP HDR230 Scitex Inks.
Expand high value applications with HP Scitex
With high uptime and automatic maintenance, the HP Scitex Printers are proven robust, easy-to-use workhorses printing on both rigid and flexible media with a single device. T
he HP Scitex FB550 and HP Scitex FB750 now offer a new tabletop roll holder design for flexible substrates enabling easy, fast and efficient short-run printing, and new tapered wheels for easy and safe media loading, preventing media edge damage.
HP Scitex FB550 Printer and HP Scitex FB750 Printer offer greater image quality and full bleed on max widths with the same capability of printing on virtually any rigid or flexible media (up to 2.5 inches). The printers increase productivity by 12 percent in indoor signage print modes and deliver orders quickly by loading, printing and collecting media simultaneously.
These printers help customers get into specialties with white ink, matte/gloss and textured effects, all while being one of the most compact printers on the market.
The new HP Scitex Smart Coat Technology provides surface durability without an additional overcoat. This places a thin, invisible layer on top of the image to enhance rigidity and protect against rubs, without compromising on flexibility.
“The print quality of the POP Production mode has allowed me to increase my productivity,” said Steve Wardwell, Manager of Prepress and Digital Print, Stevenson Colour Inc. “I have been using the new HDR250 inks with Smart Coat option, which gives my prints good surface durability. The new configuration has reduced my running costs.”
During the grand opening of their new Graphics Experience Center in Barcelona, Xavier Garcia,
Vice President and General Manager, Large-Format Sign and Display Division, at HP gave more details about the new HP Scitex FB range.
New HP Scitex 15500 Corrugated Press
HP Scitex 15500 Corrugated Press now has unique capabilities that help corrugated converters digitally print high value corrugated applications.
This press offers automated stack to stack, hands-free operations, and an innovative media handling system that prints on warped boards, and economic inks designed for paper board applications, driving down costs and improving the break-even point.
Converters can now produce higher volumes of short runs at low cost and can help improve their margins.
“We’ve seen a significant improvement in media hold down with the Corrugated Grip,” said Guy Frenkel, managing director at Carmel Frenkel. “There’s no need to manually bend the media before stacking, and the machine runs non-stop, so my operators are free for other activities. With the new configuration of the HP Scitex 15500 press, there’s no doubt it’s the right solution for corrugators!”
These new HP Scitex devices save time and money with easy operation, automated processes and reliable results.
New workflow offerings for seamless, end-to-end production
Compatible with HP Latex and Scitex printers, the HP Scitex Caldera GrandRIP+ Software solution now includes Caldera Grand RIP v10 software.
Two times faster, the updated software unleashes the power of smart algorithmic processing and includes: the full Adobe PDF workflow with the new APPE 3.3 engine with extending tiling; Text&Repeat, a new page step and repeat functionality for increased productivity; and enhanced remote management capabilities within a fully-featured new interface.
According to the company, the HP Scitex products are expected to be available worldwide at the end of this year.
HP will be displaying the new range of Scitex wide-format industrial presses and printers at FESPA 2015, being held in Cologne, Germany, May 18-22.
At the show, HP will also announce a raft of other product news and technologies all geared towards strengthening its position in the large format design sector.
Registration for FESPA 2015 (18-22 May 2015, Cologne, Germany) is now open for visitors to “Discover Your Universe of Print”.
Delegates can register free of charge online before 17 May 2015, saving the €70 onsite admission fee.
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