HP last week introduced two new technologies within its Inkjet Web Press portfolio, including the T260, which is a monochrome inkjet web press, and the HP Priming Solution, allowing its inkjet presses to print on a broader range of media, including coated substrates. HP also announced its new SmartStream Solutions Partner Program for finishing.
The T260, aimed at both long- and short-run monochrome work, was introduced as a 26-inch-wide (66-cm-wide) press with the ability to run at speeds of up to 800 feet (244 meters) per minute, employing 1,200 nozzles per inch. The HP T260 is rated for a per-month duty cycle of 111 million mono landscape letter-sized, or 87 million portrait letter-sized (123 million A4 sized) and 211 million 6-inch by 9-inch (152.6-mm by 228.6-mm) equivalent images.
The first incarnation of the HP Priming Solution, available for the company’s full line of inkjet web presses, offers a matte finish. Components of the HP Priming Solution include an aqueous-based priming agent for HP A51 Inks, engineered to work with HP Inkjet Web Presses, and the Epic PrimeCoat priming system from Epic Products International. In addition to this new solution for working with coated stock, the company also provides HP Bonding Agent for production on uncoated offset papers.
HP’s inkjet web presses also leverage inkjet-optimized papers with ColorPRO technology and the HP Media Certification Program to identify compatible substrates.
HP’s new SmartStream Solutions Partner Program is designed to help customers with high productivity finishing options. This includes the FlexCut digital sheeter/stacker solution developed by Magnum Digital Solution exclusively for the HP T410 press.
The FlexCut, which will be sold directly by HP, offers automated make-ready and on-the-fly stack changes, among other features. It allows users to produce 42-inch by 39.4-inch sheets at speeds up to 14,440 sheets per hour.
The HP SmartStream Solutions Partner Program also includes the Sprint Variable Data Finishing System by VITS International, KOLBUS systems, and a moisturizer that uses electrostatic dispensing technology developed by Eltex-Elektrostatik GmbH.
The HP Priming Solution and the T260 Mono Inkjet Web Press are expected to be available before the end of 2014.