HP announced the first HP PageWide Web Presses powered by High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA), as well as HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press enhancements, delivering improved 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 that enables new levels of performance across HP graphics, business and consumer printing platforms. Challenging the limitations of conventional high-volume printing, the two new 1067mm (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, 2400 nozzles per inch and built-in nozzle redundancy.
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 colour 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.’
HDNA production inkjet printhead technology 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 colour trade publications, medical journals, posters and banners up to 108 inches long, as well as high-end retail brochures and catalogues.
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.
Opening the door to additional revenue streams and an extended application range for HP PageWide Web Press customers, HP also announced:
• A 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.
HP Indigo enhancements simplify colour management, increase productivity
The proven HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press offers enhanced on-press colour management tools in press software version 11.4, as well as an in-line spectrophotometer, eliminating the need for manual colour manipulations. Available this month, media fingerprinting, 3D colour calibration, spot colour refinement and other advanced colour management tools streamline the process for colour standards certifications, such as GRACoL and FOGRA, ensure accurate colour matching on a variety of substrates and provide colour consistency across presses and sites over time.
The HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press also features the new Optimiser, an on-press production management tool that helps manage the print queue, prioritise print jobs, plan substrate usage and improve efficiencies.
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