HP Expands Platform with Eight Presses
March 29, 2016 By PrintAction Staff
HP Inc. unveiled plans to release eight new or enhanced presses to its portfolio, including five Indigo presses and three PageWide Web presses, which will be highlighted at the upcoming drupa exhibition in Germany.
The company describes the press expansion as representing its most-significant Indigo technology breakthroughs in 20 years. The new HP Indigo portfolio includes three sheetfed presses, the HP Indigo 12000, 7900 and 5900, as well as the oversize B1-format duplex HP Indigo 50000 press, HP Indigo WS6800p for photo specialty applications, as well as an enhanced HP Indigo 20000 equipped for commercial applications. The new and enhanced presses build on the HP Indigo platforms announced at drupa 2012.
The new HP PageWide Web Presses T490 HD, T490M HD and T240 HD expand HP’s High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) inkjet platform. The 42-inch HP PageWide Web Press T490 HD is a colour duplex press running at up to 1,000 feet per minute (fpm) in performance mode. Its monochrome variant, the HP PageWide Web Press T490M HD is aimed at high-volume book manufacturers. The HP PageWide Web Presses T470 HD and T480 HD now offer 500 fpm in quality mode, a 25 percent increase since introduction.
The new 22-inch HP PageWide Web Press T240 HD prints at speeds of up to 500 fpm in performance mode, a 25 percent speed increase, and 250 fpm in quality mode. With a monthly duty cycle of up to 60 million pages, the T240 HD is designed for commercial, production mail and book printing providers.
HP PageWide Web Press customers have produced more than 150 billion letter-size equivalent pages since 2009.
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