New high definition nozzle architecture announced.
HP has released details about its new High Definition Nozzle Architecture technology for HP Inkjet Web Presses designed to provide print service providers with better print quality, versatility, reliability and productivity.
The new High Definition Nozzle Architecture printhead doubles the native print resolution of current HP inkjet printheads from 10,560 to 21,120 nozzles, delivering 2400 nozzles per inch, and supports dual drop weight per colour. The aim of this is to produce sharp text, fine lines, accurate skin tones, smooth grey and colour transitions, and enhanced highlight and shadow detail. Built-in nozzle redundancy ensures reliable and consistent printing.
HP will also offer a new quality mode, which prints up to 122 metres (400 feet) per minute in colour with dual drop weight for a step function improvement in print quality. Powered by High Definition Nozzle Architecture technology, the maximum print speed enabled will be up to 244 metres (800 feet) per minute, while still delivering the high print quality HP customers depend on today.
“High Definition Nozzle Architecture technology enables our HP Inkjet Web Press customers to address a broader range of applications from general commercial printing to production mail to publishing by resetting the bar for inkjet quality and performance,” said Aurelio Maruggi, vice president and general manager, Inkjet High-speed Production Solutions, HP. “HP is committed to continuous investments in inkjet technology across a broad portfolio of products, driving unparalleled economies of scale, and providing upgradable solutions so that existing and future customers can take advantage of advancements.”
High Definition Nozzle Architecture technology will be incorporated into all HP Inkjet Web Press platforms, including the HP T200, T300 and T400 Inkjet Web Press families and those sold through resellers. Current customers can upgrade to the new technology. HP T200, T300 and T400 series Inkjet Web Press customers have printed more than 90 billion A4 equivalent pages since 2009 according to HP.
HP has also introduced a cloud-based inventory management system that helps HP Inkjet Web Press customers improve uptime and productivity. The HP Smart Uptime Kit for HP Inkjet Web Presses enables customers to manage parts, track usage and extract reports to enhance productivity and access data and parts quickly and securely.
The HP Smart Uptime Kit is a component of the HP Service Advantage portfolio announced at Graph Expo, which includes HP Predictive Press Care and HP Visual Remote Guidance.
Additional information about HP Inkjet Web Presses is available at www.hp.com/go/inkjetwebpress. Product videos and updates are available on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hpgraphicarts and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/hpgraphicarts
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