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HP launches six-colour PageWide T1190, T1170 presses for digital corrugated printing


May 19, 2018
By PrintAction Staff

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HP Inc. has announced two new six-colour PageWide ultra high-volume inkjet web presses for pre-print corrugated packaging, the HP PageWide T1190 and HP PageWide T1170, described as delivering higher productivity and quality for digital packaging presses.

The company says the flagship PageWide T1190 Press offers 67 percent more throughput productivity compared with the current PageWide T1100S, delivering up to 1000 linear feet per minute (305 meters/minute) in six colours at full press speed. The addition of six-colour printing (CMYKOV) also expands the colour gamut for matching colours, allowing for “new digital possibilities for brands, including short-runs, faster turnaround time, and versioning,” HP says.

HP explains the 110-inch (2.8m) thermal inkjet technology web presses are ideal for packaging converters seeking analogue-to-digital transformation with high-volume productivity in offset quality for pre-print corrugated packaging applications. Additionally, the presses use HP A30 true water-based inks, which HP explains contains no UV-reactive chemistries and does not require additional barriers for food packaging applications.

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The PageWide T1170 Press prints 600 linear feet per minute (183 meters/minute) in six colours, compared with four-colour printing at the same speed on the PageWide T1100S. Both the T1170 and T1190 presses are suitable for both coated and uncoated media, from 80 gsm to 350 gsm. Additionally, HP Multi-lane Print Architecture (MLPA) can 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, says HP, adding that multiple ultra-short or short runs can be queued and printed together while a long run is printed in another lane.