HP has announced two new six colour PageWide ultra high volume inkjet web presses for pre-print corrugated packaging, the PageWide T1190 and PageWide T1170, offering higher productivity and quality for the world's most productive digital packaging presses.
The new flagship PageWide T1190 press offers 67% more throughput productivity compared with the current PageWide T1100S, delivering up to 305 metres per minute in six colours at full press speed. The addition of six colour printing (CMYKOV) also expands the colour gamut for matching colours, opening new digital possibilities for brands, including short runs, faster turnaround time, and versioning.
At Fespa, HP is presenting its six colour PageWide print samples for the first time in the Corrugated Experience Centre (hall 5.2, C38).
These ultra wide 2.8 metre thermal inkjet technology web presses are ideal for packaging converters seeking analogue to digital transformation with high-volume productivity in offset quality for pre-print corrugated packaging applications. Additionally, the presses use HP A30 true water based inks, containing no UV reactive chemistries, and requiring no additional barriers for food packaging applications.
The PageWide T1170 prints 183 metres per minute in six colours, compared with four colour printing at the same speed on the T1100S. Both the T1170 and T1190 presses are suitable for coated and uncoated media, from 80 to 350 g/m2. Additionally, HP Multi-lane Print Architecture (MLPA) boosts plant productivity by splitting the web into multiple print lanes, so different jobs, with different box sizes and run lengths, can be printed in the individual lanes. Multiple ultra short or short runs can be queued and printed together while a long run is printed in another lane.