Building on the success of the HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press, HP has unveiled the 521-mm (20.5-inch) wide HP T200 Color Inkjet Web Press, a full duplex four-color press in a single engine for highspeed, high-volume production printing.
The HP T200 press extends reliable HP Scalable Printing Technology to a broader set of customers with a more compact machine designed to fit existing production environments. It also easily supports the addition of full variable color capabilities in two-up production mail and short-run or on-demand publications.
Expected to be available in 2011, the HP T200 prints 821 four-color duplex A4 pages per minute and has a 23 million page monthly duty cycle. Its new paper path makes the press small enough to fit in nearly the same space as a monochrome digital web press, enabling experienced digital print service providers (PSPs) to upgrade to full-color high-volume digital printing while eliminating less efficient, offset printing.
The new press offers 1,200 x 600 addressable dots per inch (dpi) imaging with HP Bonding Agent to improve image quality on standard uncoated media. Both the HP T200 and T300 support the new Utopia Inkjet coated media from Appleton Coated and media featuring ColorPRO Technology—a quality standard for color excellence in digital printing. ColorPRO media is available from Georgia Pacific as well as new ColorPRO licensees AbitibiBowater, International Paper and Stora Enso.
To help PSPs pursue opportunities in the high-volume transactional print market, HP is developing a new Magnetic Ink Character Recognition printing solution. The company also introduced workflow and finishing products from partners CMC, EMT, Hunkeler, Lasermax Roll Systems, Magnum, MBO, Muller Martini, Tecnau, Timsons, Ultimate Technographics, and Videk.
At its Ipex stand, Pitney Bowes will show technology from the T200 and T300 Color Inkjet Web Presses as part of its IntelliJet Printing solution for transactional and transpromotional printing.