The new R2000, first revealed at Fespa 2018, is the first hybrid printer to use HP’s patented Latex technology and has been available through a select reseller channel since June of last year.
Papergraphics, reseller for HPs new latex R-series equipment, helped introduce the R2000 machine at Dundee printer Tayprint.
With high production speeds of between 45 and 100 square metres per hour, paired with quality print output, the R2000 2.5 metre latex printer offers the flexibility to print across a range of different substrate types – roll fed, flexible media, and rigid substrates up to 50 mm thick on the flatbed, without having to compromise on quality.
The lack of odour from the latex inks also offers conscientious printers an improved working environment for production teams, which, coupled with the cost savings on the comprehensive service contract and warranty package offered with this machine, helped make it a straightforward purchase decision for Tayprint.
James Miller of Tayprint said, ‘The aim behind the investment was to increase the efficiency and remove onerous repair bills that we were experiencing on our incumbent UVC and solvent machines. The step up in quality and the all-in maintenance package ensures an increase in business and a stable fixed cost.’
Tayprint’s origins lie in traditional screen printing, but have grown with technology developments, scaling the business over the years to incorporate digital print. With over 40 years large format print experience to offer, alongside the investment the business has made in the latest technology, including this new HP R2000 printer, the company now has the ability to offer an even more versatile and quality range of trade print services.
James continued, ‘The challenges have been the transition to a new ink system and learning the idiosyncrasies of Latex ink across all the family of new machines, but assists in our drive to reduce waste, apply better time and resource management and build a greener profile. Eliminating the cost and aggravation in disposing of inks and ink polluted plastic bottles, replacing it with HP's recycle program is a big step in the right direction.’
With further developments in the pipeline, Tayprint is continuing to work with Papergraphics to deliver its plans. ‘The advice and support was brilliant – the company was here throughout installation and set up to ensure we were completely supported, and were fully up and running with our new machine as quickly as possible, including profiling all of our relevant medias,’ commented James.
Papergraphics’ success in promoting HP’s new R2000 machine continues, as a second and third printer have been installed during March; one at PressOn, located near Chatham, and one at JKN Digital located in Preston.