At Graph Expo 2015, HP introduced the first HP PageWide Web Presses powered by High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) and HP Indigo 7800 Digital Press enhancements, delivering improved image quality, higher productivity and more application options to print service providers (PSPs).
The new HP PageWide Web Press portfolio, formerly branded HP Inkjet Web Presses, are built using proven HP PageWide Technology which enables new levels of performance across HP graphics, business and consumer printing platforms. Challenging the limitations of conventional high-volume printing, the two new 42-inch inkjet web presses, the HP PageWide Web Press T480 HD and T470 HD, feature HDNA technology and offer enhanced print quality with unparalleled dual-drop-weight architecture, 2,400 nozzles per inch and built-in nozzle redundancy.
“Printing technology must keep pace with the challenging market conditions PSPs face today, including higher job volume, strict color requirements and the need for competitive differentiation,” said Mike Salfity, vice president and general manager, Graphics Solutions Business, HP. “HP is committed to offering industry-leading digital solutions across its PageWide Web Press and Indigo portfolios that help PSPs meet their clients’ toughest demands and stay ahead of the competition.”
HDNA production inkjet printhead technology, a Graph Expo 15 MUST SEE ‘EMS Award winner, is designed to provide enhanced print quality and performance to meet a growing range of high-value applications. The new HP PageWide Web Press T480 HD and T470 HD solutions open compelling new publishing, direct mail and general commercial printing application opportunities, including color trade publications, medical journals, posters and banners up to 108 inches long, as well as high-end retail brochures and catalogs.
These high-capacity inkjet presses feature a quality mode that enables dual drop weight per color for sharp text, fine lines, accurate skin tones, smooth gray and color transitions, as well as enhanced highlight and shadow details at print speeds up to 400 feet per minute (fpm). Additionally, new performance modes offer speeds up to 800 fpm and 600 fpm using single drop weights.