“Many medium-to-large sign and display print providers are looking for solutions that can handle higher-production volumes and enable access to profitable applications,” said Xavier Garcia, GM, Large Format Printing division, HP Inc. “The HP Latex 500 series and 1500 Printer set new performance thresholds at a lower upfront investment, helping customers meet peak production demands to keep jobs in-house as well as capture growth application opportunities such as indoor and outdoor backlit signage.”
Designed for medium-to-large PSPs with increasing print volumes, the new 64-inch HP Latex 560 and 570 Printers enable customers to manage a variety of print jobs and peaks in production at a low upfront investment. It ffers print speeds up to 23 m2/hr (248 ft2/hr) at indoor mode for cost-effective production of high-quality jobs at fast turnaround times.
Building on the success of the HP Latex 3000 Printer series, the 126-inch (3.2-meter) HP Latex 1500 Printer offers a robust, affordable super-wide printing solution, providing fast turnarounds on a broad range of indoor and outdoor applications, including PVC banners, self-adhesive vinyl, textiles and double-sided prints.
Printing at speeds up to 74 m2/hour (800 ft2/hr) in outdoor production mode and up to 45 m2/hour (800 ft2/hour) in indoor mode, the printer maintains quality print after print with 1200 dpi HP Thermal Inkjet printheads, auto nozzle replacement, an optical media advance sensor (OMAS) as well as an embedded spectrophotometer. The device also features the productivity benefits of third generation HP Latex technology, delivering prints that are completely dry and scratch-resistant immediately after printing.
Additionally, the HP Latex 1500 Printer helps PSPs reduce running costs and stay in control for both long and short runs, achieving more unattended printing with cost-effective 5-liter HP ink cartridges, an accessible print zone that features LED lighting for easy loading, as well as an internal print server and a status beacon that enables at-a-glance production monitoring.
The HP Latex 1500 Printer is expected to be available by July 2016, and the HP Latex 500 Printer series is expected to be available by August 2016.