Additionally, HP is offering field upgradability for existing HP Scitex TJ8500 Printer owners. The upgrade kit includes hardware, software, on-site installation and training.
To complement the new HP Scitex TJ8550 Printer, HP also introduced HP Scitex TJ200 Ink, a UV-curable ink that delivers improved quality and reliability while lowering operational costs.
The HP Scitex TJ8550 Printer and upgrade kit will be available in February 2009.
New for the North American market
The HP Designjet L65500 Printer featuring HP Latex Printing Technologies offers PSPs a compelling alternative for creating a wide variety of indoor and outdoor applications while reducing the environmental impact of printing and delivering quality and durability at breakthrough print speeds.(6)
The 104-inch-wide printer offers sign and display PSPs a versatile system that can produce a broad range of applications with new water-based HP Latex Inks. Prints produced with HP Latex Inks are odorless,(7) emit extremely low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), require no special ventilation(8) and are not classified as hazardous waste.(9)
HP has also expanded the HP Graphic Arts Capture Business Success Program, a collection of tools, training and programs to help HP customers gain a competitive advantage and add value to their companies’ bottom lines. Designed for HP large-format customers and HP Indigo press customers interested in offering large-format printing, HP Capture offers a full range of tools to help PSPs gain a competitive edge in large-format printing, including customizable marketing templates, cobranded advertising templates and data sheets.
HP at SGIA
HP is participating in the High Production Inkjet Printing Future Forum at SGIA’08, a panel discussion with industry leaders on high-production inkjet and technological developments that allow for high-quality, high-speed inkjet imaging. The forum takes place on Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET in room C-205 of the Georgia World Congress Center and will include Dr. Ross Allen, senior technology specialist, HP Imaging and Printing Group.
Additionally, Len Koerts of Scitex Strategic Marketing at HP, will present a seminar titled “Choices for Wide and Superwide Format Printers,” on Oct. 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. ET in room C-201 that will include a discussion of current printhead technology and tips for ink selection and differentiating between wide and superwide format printing.
More information about the conference is available from the SGIA ’08 website: www.sgia.org ( http://www.sgia.org). More information about large-format printing solutions from HP is available in an online press kit at www.hp.com/go/gsbfall08.
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(1) HP internal estimates for the year 2010.
(2) Reflective substrates are not supported.
(3) Flexible media printing with an optional Roll-fed Media Supply and Takeup system.
(4) Manual loading and unloading of a sheet can take 45 seconds or more; the loading mechanism reduces that time to no more than nine seconds.
(5) Based on published manufacturer specifications as of July 2008.
(6) In the price/performance category for which printers based on HP Latex Printing Technologies are intended.
(7) Printers using HP Latex Inks use internal heaters to dry and cure the latex polymer film. Some substrates may have inherent odor.
(8) Special ventilation is not required to meet U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements on occupational exposure to VOCs from HP Latex Inks. Ventilation equipment installation is at the discretion of the customer -- no specific HP recommendation is intended. Typically no air discharge permitting required with inks that emit extremely low levels of VOCs. Customers should consult state and local requirements and regulations.
(9) HP Latex Inks are generally not considered hazardous waste. Customers should consult state and local requirements and regulations.
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