May 13, 2019 By PrintAction Staff
Today at FESPA 2019, HP introduced HP Stitch S1000, a superwide dye-sub production printer for interior décor and soft signage that aims to enable fast speeds, high uptime and unattended shifts.
Reaching a maximum production speed up to 220 m2/h and backlit speed up to 130sqm/h, the 3.2-m printer boasts fully automatic maintenance for optimal image quality without user intervention, HP says, while saving time with easy media loading and unloading by a single operator. The new HP Stitch portfolio also includes the 1.62 m HP Stitch S300 and S500 printers.
HP Stitch prints direct to fabric using HP Drop&Dry print zone Dryer, and is designed to deliver reliable image quality thanks to the Smart Nozzle Compensation System. The optical media advance sensor, the OMAS Plus, controls media advance for both transfer paper and fabric materials. As well, HP Stitch provides 1200 native dpi in thermal inkjet printheads for “deep blacks and vivid colours.”
The HP Stitch portfolio introduces dye sublimation ink into HP’s Thermal Inkjet printing technology to meet rising demand for polyester-based textiles for sportswear, fast fashion, home décor and soft signage. HP Stitch S1000 is suitable for medium and large print service providers to boost production of textile applications in the soft signage market, including backlits, frontlits, and interior décor such as curtains, upholstery, and sofas.
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