HP recently unveiled and demonstrated for the first time its new large format industrial digital printing solutions at the 2007 Specialty Printing & Imaging Technology Expo (SGIA). The latest advancements to HP’s graphic arts portfolio, including the HP Scitex XL2200 super wide format industrial printer featuring the new HP Scitex X2 printhead technology and the new HP Scitex TJ8300/8500 double sided upgrade, further extend HP’s Print 2.0 strategy by empowering print service providers (PSPs) to address diverse markets and target new, high margin applications.
HP’s product showcase, demonstrated a full range of value added digital solutions designed to help commercial and industrial printers evolve their business strategies to meet emerging trends and industry demands. “As part of our overall imaging and printing strategy, we are committed to delivering new products and technologies that help our customers build their digital difference throughout the commercial and industrial graphic markets,” said Yariv Avisar, vice president and general manager, Large Format Printing Industrial Solutions, HP Imaging and Printing Group.
Building on HP’s success in roll-to-roll printing, the HP Scitex XL2200 super wide format industrial printer is a top-of-the-line digital UV system, maximizing speeds and cost effectiveness for end-users. Capable of printing 4,300 sqft/hr (400 sqm/hr) in 2-pass mode, and designed for 24/7 productivity with minimal operator intervention, this printer is the most productive digital solution with market-leading speed for billboards and building wraps, and higher quality outdoor signage, making it a strategic investment for digital printers, screen printers, and printers who want to enter the outdoor advertising market.
The HP Scitex XL2200 is the basis of a new UV printer series, offering print service providers a UV technology growth path to meet their evolving customer needs.
HP also announced a new double-sided printing enhancement for the HP Scitex TJ series, enabling users to target a broader set of applications, including indoor and outdoor displays, exhibition booth decorations, banners, and digital and screen prints.