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HP Introduces 42" Inkjet Web Press at O’Neil Data Systems Event

March 16, 2011
LOS ANGELES—March 16, 2011—With its 42" width and 600 feet per minute speed, the HP T400 Color Inkjet Web press prints up to 5,200 full-color, letter-size pages per minute. HP unveiled the press at O’Neil Data Systems, a Los Angeles-based data-driven marketing communication firm that now is running all four systems in the HP inkjet web press portfolio—the HP T200, T300, T350 and the new T400.

“The HP T400 truly is converging on offset speeds while providing the benefits of a digital printing environment,” commented James Lucanish, president of O’Neil Data Systems.



HP also introduced several other new digital offerings, including an HP magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) system and third-party coated media, as well as workflow and finishing solutions from members of the HP Graphic Solutions Partner program. Additionally, it is providing customers an option to upgrade HP T300 presses to the faster T350 platform.

“With more than 25 installations worldwide, our inkjet web press systems are changing the business dynamics of applications such as publishing, transpromo and direct mail,” said Christopher Morgan, senior vice president, Graphics Solutions Business, HP. “With the significant throughput capacity the new HP T400 offers, customers can now break into a world of true mass personalization and customization and take advantage of substantial new growth opportunities.”

High-quality imaging with new inks and printheads


The HP T400, scheduled to be available later this year, offers high-quality imaging by reproducing sharp text and images, as well as uniform area fills. New HP A50 process-color inks work with new HP A10 printheads, which use HP Scalable Printing Technology in a compact, 1,200-nozzles-per-inch printhead design. New, advanced web tension controls and dryer systems provide reliable, fast and consistent productivity.

For shops running standard-size (20.5") digital web presses, the HP T400 enables the production of two jobs simultaneously with an optional slitter at the end of the press to convert the roll into side-by-side webs. Scalable job impositioning tools for high-level prepress efficiency from Ultimate Technographics allow operators to impose separate variable-data jobs side by side on the web.

Other HP Graphics Solutions Partners, including finishing and paper transport system suppliers EMT, Magnum Digital Solutions, MBO and Muller Martini, are presenting solutions to support the HP T400 platform. Additional industry suppliers, including CMC, Compart, GMC Software Technology, Hunkeler, Lasermax Roll Systems, Tecnau, Videk and WEKO, also are showcasing solutions for use with HP Inkjet Web presses.

Pitney Bowes is highlighting high-volume transactional/transpromotional uses for a new HP Inkjet Web Press technology. The HP T400 will become part of a new IntelliJet 42 solution for transactional/transpromotional markets, extending the range of IntelliJet size and speed configurations.

More than 1.46 billion pages were produced on HP Inkjet Web presses in 2010. The company is presently installing its first HP Inkjet Web press in Asia at book exporter CTPS’ plant in Dongguan, China.

As with all HP Inkjet Web Press models, the HP T400 prints on virtually any standard uncoated or newsprint paper, as well as on a range of coated papers. HP announced the immediate availability of new 115 and 130 gsm Jaz coated papers from Sappi for use with HP Inkjet Web Presses. The papers are now available in Europe and the Asia Pacific region, with additional weights scheduled to be available there soon.

Launch of MICR printing solution for HP Inkjet Web Presses

MICR, a technology commonly used in check printing, will soon be available for use in a wider variety of applications with the new MICR HP Inkjet Web press solution. Available for order now with new HP T300 and T350 purchases, and scheduled to be available with T200 and T400 models sold later this year, the solution consists of new black MICR ink with a print bar that inserts into expansion slots on all HP Inkjet Web presses.

The HP Inkjet Web press MICR solution enables direct and transactional mail printers to use only one pass to produce balance transfer check mailers, rebate check mailers and other popular direct mail products. This method avoids the significant document security and inventory storage demands with existing workflows, which require valuable MICR documents to be preprinted and then locked away, with additional finishing, inserting or full-color printing steps completed in subsequent steps just prior to mailing.

More information about HP Inkjet Web Presses is available at www.hp.com/go/gsb and at the HP Graphic Arts Twitter feed (@HPGraphicArts) or HP’s graphic arts YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/hpgraphicarts). Twitter users also can participate in an ongoing conversation about news from this week's event by following and using the #inkjetpress hashtag.

About HP
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure at the convergence of the cloud and connectivity, creating seamless, secure, context-aware experiences for a connected world. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.

Source: company release.

 

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