HP is launching its new High Definition Nozzle Architecture for print heads to be held within its T Series of inkjet web presses. The new technology doubles the native print resolution of current HP inkjet print heads from 10,560 to 21,120 nozzles, delivering 2,400 nozzles per inch.
The HD Nozzle Architecture, with built-in redundancy, also supports dual drop weight per colour for what HP describes as sharp text, fine lines, accurate skin tones, smooth gray and colour transitions, and enhanced highlight and shadow detail. It also allows HP to offer a new quality mode on the T Series machines. The high-end HP T400 press, with a web width of up to 42 inches, can run with a printing speed of up to 800 feet (244 metres) per minute in monochrome or at up to 400 feet (122 metres) per minute in colour.
High Definition Nozzle Architecture technology will be incorporated into all HP Inkjet Web Press platforms, including the HP T200, T300 and T400 systems. Current customers can upgrade to the new technology. HP reports that its T200, T300 and T400 series customers have printed more than 90 billion A4 equivalent pages since 2009.
“High Definition Nozzle Architecture technology enables our HP Inkjet Web Press customers to address a broader range of applications from general commercial printing to production mail to publishing by resetting the bar for inkjet quality and performance,” said Aurelio Maruggi, VP and GM, Inkjet High-speed Production Solutions, HP.
HP also introduced a cloud-based inventory management system designed to help HP Inkjet Web Press customers to improve uptime and productivity. The HP Smart Uptime Kit for HP Inkjet Web Presses enables customers to manage parts, track usage and extract reports.