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HP accelerates productivity

HP accelerates productivity

HP has used FESPA 2015 to unveil the HP Latex 3500 and 3100 Printers, thus further expanding its Latex Technology portfolio, together with its new HP Scitex 17000 Corrugated Press.

Ideal for standardised workflows, the new HP Latex 3500 Printer handles high-volume, dedicated application production, boosting productivity and helping to reduce production costs. With heavy-duty roll handling up to 300 kg (660lbs) and 10 litre ink supplies, the printer facilitates more unattended operation, such as overnight printing. Additionally, dual-roll split spindles offer easier, safer handling of oversized rolls, in-line slitters reduce bottlenecks in finishing and built-in LED lights support on-the-fly proofing.

Delivering high image quality for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications, the HP Latex 3100 Printer is ideal for large sign and display companies with a diverse service offering. Printing indoor quality at speeds up to 77 m2/hr (830 ft2 /hr),( the printer can handle peaks in production and deliver on short turnaround times without sacrificing quality.

Helping customers increase unattended operation with remote monitoring and print status alerts, the new HP Latex printers are both compatible with the HP Latex Mobile application,( with expanded functionality including metrics reporting and extended language support. The new Printer Status Beacon also helps operators stay up-to-date on job statuses and unexpected downtime from anywhere on the production floor.

The new HP Latex 3000 Printer series is also JDF-enabled, a standard language that enables data to pass between different systems to simplify data exchange and collection, thus helping users toreducelabour costs and increase profitability through automation.

Widely recognised as the industry´s most comprehensive finished graphics warranty, the 3MMCSWarranty duration is expanding for HP Latex inks, now offering a six-year warranty for film lamination. 3M is also introducing a new UV clear coat for third-generation HP Latex inks that features a five year warranty when used with 3M premium solutions. The 3MT UV Clear Coat is expected to be available beginning September 2015.

The HP Latex 3100 and 3500 Printers and complementary HP Latex mobile app are expected to be available worldwide starting 3rd August 2015.A new bright white, FSC-certified HP Premium Poster Paper for use with HP Latex printers will also be available worldwide through licensing partner Brand Management Group (BMG).

Helping converters address market demand for shorter runs and faster turnaround times, the new HP Scitex 17000 Corrugated Press, powered by HP Scitex HDR Printing Technology, can increase digital print productivity for cost-effective corrugated packaging printing.

The new press features the recently introduced HP Scitex Corrugated Grip and HP HDR230 Scitex Inks and prints at speeds of up to 1,000 m2/hr (10,764 ft2/hr) for economical, high-volume production of industrial-grade corrugated boards. Prints made with the HP HDR230 Scitex Inks on a representative coated media have been independently certified as having Good Deinkability.

HP is also introducing the HP Smart Uptime Kit for HP Scitex Presses, a cloud-based inventory management system that will enable customers to log parts, track usage and extract reports for increased production uptime and productivity.

The HP Scitex 17000 Corrugated Press is expected to be available worldwide starting 1st August 2015.


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