New Six-Color HP PageWide Web Presses for Package Printing
HP Inc. is continuing to leverage its PageWide single-pass color inkjet printing technology, incorporating the technology in its All-in-Ones and printers for desktops and small offices, to copier/MFPs for the office and enterprise, to commercial and production printing, and to industrial and package printing, today introducing two new six-color PageWide ultra high-volume inkjet web presses for pre-print corrugated packaging, the HP PageWide T1190 and HP PageWide T1170.
The new flagship PageWide T1190 Press is said to provide 67-percent more throughput productivity compared with the current HP PageWide T1100S, delivering up to 1,000 linear feet per minute (305 meters/minute) in six colors at full press speed. The addition of six-color printing (CMYKOV) also expands the color gamut for matching colors, enabling short-runs, faster turnaround time, and versioning.
HP says the ultra-wide 110″ (2.8m) thermal-inkjet technology web presses are said ideal for packaging converters seeking to transition from analog to digital printing, and feature high-volume productivity in offset quality for pre-print corrugated packaging applications. The presses use HP A30 true water-based inks, containing no UV-reactive chemistries, and requiring no additional barriers for food packaging applications.
The PageWide T1170 Press prints at 600 linear feet per minute (183 meters/minute) in six colors, compared with four-color printing at the same speed on the PageWide T1100S. Both the T1170 and T1190 presses are suitable for both coated and un-coated media, from 80 gsm to 350 gsm. HP Multi-lane Print Architecture (MLPA) is also said to boost plant productivity by splitting the web into multiple print lanes, so different jobs, with different box sizes and run lengths, can be printed in the individual lanes. Multiple ultra-short or short runs can be queued and printed together while a long run is printed in another lane.
The first PageWide T1190 Press will be a field upgrade to the T1100S that DS Smith is installing in its Fulda, Germany, plant. “The T1190’s industry-leading six-color, high-speed 2.8″ wide digital pre-print system will enable new efficiencies for our customers,“ said Stefano Rossi, CEO of DS Smith Packaging. “Plus, with our new six-color capability, we will expand our gamut and create even greater digital value for brands.”
HP reports that Italy’s Ghelfi Ondulati S.p.A. installed a PageWide T1100S in the summer of 2016, and is now upgrading to the PageWide T1170. “The new six-color capability of the PageWide T1170 Press will allow us to address a broader color gamut to help meet the rigorous color demands of southern Europe’s leading brands,” said Luca Simoncini, digital program manager at Ghelfi Ondulati S.p.A.. “This color extension will allow us to open new opportunities, with virtually no quality obstacles.”
Eric Wiesner, general manager of HP’s PageWide Industrial division, commented: “We are proud to deliver field upgrades to the PageWide T1100 Press Series just two years after installing the first press with DS Smith Packaging. HP’s unique digital pre-print technology continues to disrupt the corrugated package market, driving greater business efficiency for converters and their brands.”
For more information on the HP PageWide corrugated digital press portfolio, visit HP here.
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