HP unveils the first HP PageWide Web Presses amid of Graph Expo 2015. The presses are powered by High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) and HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press enhancements, delivering rich image quality, higher productivity and more application options to print service providers (PSPs).
The new HP PageWide Web Press portfolio, formerly branded HP Inkjet Web Presses, are built using proven HP PageWide Technology which enables new levels of performance across HP graphics, business and consumer printing platforms.
Challenging the limitations of conventional high-volume printing, the two new 42-inch inkjet web presses, the HP PageWide Web Press T480 HD and T470 HD, feature HDNA technology and offer enhanced print quality with unparalleled dual-drop-weight architecture, 2,400 nozzles per inch and built-in nozzle redundancy.
Commenting on the newest launch, Mike Salfity, vice president and general manager, Graphics Solutions Business, HP said, “Printing technology must keep pace with the challenging market conditions PSPs face today, including higher job volume, strict color requirements and the need for competitive differentiation.” “HP is committed to offering industry-leading digital solutions across its PageWide Web Press and Indigo portfolios that help PSPs meet their clients’ toughest demands and stay ahead of the competition.”
HP PageWide Web Presses: a giant digital leap ahead
HDNA production inkjet printhead technology, a Graph Expo 15 MUST SEE ‘EMS Award winner, is designed to provide enhanced print quality and performance to meet a growing range of high-value applications. The new HP PageWide Web Press T480 HD and T470 HD solutions open compelling new publishing, direct mail and general commercial printing application opportunities, including color trade publications, medical journals, posters and banners up to 108 inches long, as well as high-end retail brochures and catalogs.
These high-capacity inkjet presses feature a quality mode that enables dual drop weight per color for sharp text, fine lines, accurate skin tones, smooth gray and color transitions, as well as enhanced highlight and shadow details at print speeds up to 400 feet per minute (fpm). Additionally, new performance modes offer speeds up to 800 fpm and 600 fpm using single drop weights.
Current customers can upgrade to the new technology to take advantage of the enhanced quality and productivity enabled by HDNA. HP Financial Services helps customers simplify their investments in inkjet innovation with flexible IT investment solutions for all HP PageWide Web Presses. Customers can now lock in pricing for up to 84 months, securing financial predictability that aligns with business needs.
“To address growing variable data-driven print volumes, increased demand for faster turnarounds and a desire to expand application options, our company needed to invest in high performing production inkjet technology with superb image quality that could keep up with our growth trajectory,” said Giorgio Albertini, general manager, Rotomail Italia SpA. “The HP PageWide Web Press T480 HD will provide us enhanced quality and productivity, helping us deliver innovative new direct mail, commercial and publishing applications for customers.”
Opening the door to additional revenue streams and an extended application range for HP PageWide Web Press customers, HP also announced:
- A 22-inch duplex priming solution, which makes coated offset media inkjet compatible, while lowering the cost per print
- HP Print Beat for HP PageWide Web Presses, helping web press customers visualize and analyze press performance according to print volume, operating efficiency, system health score, press restart rate and maintenance score
- Commercial availability of HP Visual Remote Guidance and HP Predictive Press Care for HP PageWide Web Presses, offering press operators access to premium remote support capabilities
- A new collaboration with Felix Schoeller to manufacture and distribute inkjet coated papers with ColorPRO Technology
- New HP SmartStream Solutions partners manroland web systems GmbH, Goss Contiweb B.V. and ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH
- Expanded substrate versatility with more than 300 certified inkjet-compatible papers
More information about the latest additions to the HP Graphics Solutions Business is available at www.hp.com/go/graphic-arts.