First HP T400 Inkjet Web Press in Europe Installed at Symeta
Choosing HP Inkjet technology
The HP T400 press has been installed at Symeta’s brand new and state-of-the-art 161,400 square foot production site in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, near Brussels. This latest HP Inkjet Web Press is designed for high-volume, high-speed production of customized materials, making it the ideal fit for Symeta. With a scalable print width of up to 41.75 inches, the HP T400 prints up to 600 feet per minute and its advanced web tension controls and dryer systems help provide reliable, fast and consistent productivity.
Symeta also plans to install the HP T200 Color Inkjet Web Press this month to support smaller, shorter-run applications. The HP T200’s print width is up to 20.5˝ wide. It has standard duplex speeds up to 200 feet per minute in color and 400 feet per minute in monochrome.
Additional features of both presses that were of particular interest to Symeta include the high-quality imaging, which enables reproduction of sharp text and images, uniform area fills, and the HP Bonding Agent, which allows Symeta to print on low-cost, uncoated offset media with outstanding quality and durability.
“We have an extensive customer base that includes a number of high-profile brands,” D’hooge said, “so consistent, high-quality products and a forward-thinking approach is paramount to ensuring customer satisfaction. Therefore, to follow the trends and meet the future needs of our customers, we found that investing in inkjet technology would be the next logical step. However, our new alliance with HP brings more than cutting-edge technology to our business. HP offers training, inspiration and they engage themselves in the development of new applications, supporting us in the growth of our business.”
Symeta was established by Colruyt Group in January 2011 to consolidate the merger between marketing and mailing house, Mitto, offset printing company, Druco and the dematerialization (scanning and e-archiving of incoming mail) and reprographic departments of Colruyt Group. Symeta’s objective is to make the business communication of both the Colruyt Group and outside customers more efficient, using numerous printing and document management solutions to optimize information flows. Now a major force in the Benelux market, Symeta has some 310 staff. In the course of 2011 all services have been centralized on two sites close to Brussels, creating a 30,000m² combined production facility.