HP is presenting the latest additions to its latex printing technologies portfolio to boost productivity and expand application versatility for print service providers on its stand, Hall A4/Stand C40-C41 at FESPA Digital.
The new offerings, showcased on the stand, deliver high image quality while lowering the impact of printing on the environment. These include:
- The HP Scitex LX850 Printer, a 3.2m (126 inch) latex ink printer that delivers maximum versatility and productivity with multiple workflow features, including dual-roll, roll-to-free fall and roll-to-collector handling and an ink collector
- The HP Scitex LX820 Printer, a 3.2m (126 inch) latex ink printer that offers high productivity at a lower price in a roll-to-roll configuration
- HP LX610 Latex Scitex Inks that produce rich blacks and glossy results on banners and self-adhesive vinyl, and offer improved water resistance on fabrics
- HP PVC-free Wall Paper (availability scheduled for June 1) is now made with FSC-certified paper from well-managed forests and is GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified, enabling customers to offer bold, colourful indoor murals without distracting odors
HP also offers new software to help streamline workflows, including HP SmartStream Designer Version 5.1 for creating, preparing and collating personalised campaigns from HP Scitex printers and the GMG ColorServer Suite, a colour management software from HP Solutions Business Partner GMG for HP Scitex large format printers.
“These additions to our portfolio mark the next development in what has proven to be a revolutionary technology platform for the sign and display market,” said Yariv Avisar, vice president and general manager, Scitex Large Format Solutions, HP. “With more than 5,000 HP Latex Ink systems installed worldwide, HP is offering customers the competitive advantages needed to differentiate their businesses and capture new growth opportunities.”
HP Scitex LX850 and LX820 Printers Boost Productivity
Delivering high image quality at fast production speeds, the HP Scitex LX850 Printer allows customers to accelerate their large format workflows. The device also enables customers to expand their application versatility with a built-in ink collector for direct-to-fabric printing on flag fabrics. A scaled-down version of the HP Scitex LX850 Printer, the new HP Scitex LX820 Printer, is available with an optional dual-roll kit upgrade.
“We print approximately 4,000 to 5,000 square metres a month, and while we didn’t lack output capacity, competition remains fierce and profit margins have been squeezed,” said Jose Año, general manager at Marc Marti, a Valencia, Spain-based print service provider. “The HP Scitex LX850 Printer’s versatility gives us extraordinary image quality on a range of economical, uncoated media and substrates, while differentiating our products from those using solvent-based inks.”
Both the HP Scitex LX850 and LX820 Printers work together with the new HP LX610 Latex Scitex Inks. Alternatively, customers can install HP 3M LX600 Specialty Latex Inks to offer graphics backed by the 3M MCS Warranty, one of the most comprehensive warranties in the industry. The warranted durability period for vehicle graphics made with the HP 3M LX600 Specialty Latex Inks and 3M media has been extended from four years to five years by 3M, and the 3M Panagraphics III Wide Width Flexible Substrate has been added.