HP expands PageWide Web Press capabilities at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019

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Release Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
Press release from the issuing company

Highlights:

  • Multi-Roll Print Mode in HP’s Smart Mode Suite delivers continuous printing for up to 15% higher productivity
  • HP D2200 Duplex Primer expands media range with standard inks
  • PageWide Web Press T240 HD’s media weight range expands to 250 gsm, enabling new applications for direct mail, cards, tickets, and marketing collateral
  • New HP ColorPRO Media website offers a directory of hundreds of compatible coated and uncoated substrates for the PageWide Web Press

At Hunkeler Innovationdays, HP introduced new productivity and versatility innovations designed to expand opportunities and improve economics for the HP PageWide Web Press and its high-volume digital print production of books, direct mail, and commercial print.

Upgrades to the PageWide Web Press T240 HD, as well as the T300 and T400 HD series, will help print providers accelerate the transition of commercial print jobs from analog to more efficient and sustainable inkjet technology.

“HP is continually upgrading our PageWide Web Presses, inks, workflow and media capabilities to accelerate the digital growth of our commercial PSP customers,” said Eric Wiesner, general manager, HP PageWide Industrial Division, HP Inc. “Customers investing in these new upgrades enjoy category-leading print quality, productivity, versatility and economics that are valued by discerning publishers and brands.”

The HP PageWide Web Press T240 HD, the most productive and versatile press in its class, was demonstrated with its new capabilities at the Lucerne, Switzerland show from February 25-28. Attendees to HP’s exhibit area (space P4) were able to view and receive a variety of high-quality coated print samples produced on a range of paper stocks. Designed for reliable high-volume performance, the HP PageWide T240 HD produces a best-in-class duty cycle of up to 62 million letter-size color pages per month, deploying award-winning High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) technology with native print resolution up to 2400 nozzles per inch (npi).

Productivity enhancements

HP launched the HP Smart Mode Suite for enhanced inline productivity and versatility of short-run books, direct mail, and commercial applications on its PageWide HD Series presses. This set of modes allows customers to reduce paper waste and increase productivity. Customers can use the Multi-Roll Print Mode to print without interruption during roll changes to increase productivity by up to 15% and to reduce job turnaround times without losing critical VDP records.1 The Variable Speed Mode on the PageWide T240 HD allows for automatic or manual speed adjustments, useful during finishing slow-downs or operator quality checks.  The Pause & Resume Mode enables operators to clear finishing jams and resume printing with no additional paper waste or job loss.

HP also introduced MICR for HDNA to support transactional applications including high-volume check printing. In HDNA Performance Mode, MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) marks can be printed inline at up to 152 meters (500 ft)/minute with robust optical and magnetic readability. HP’s industry-proven MICR is highly durable against scuffing in inserting lines. MICR for HDNA is available on new presses and is field-upgradable on first-generation MICR-enabled PageWide Presses.

HP PrintOS Insight – a new cloud application that drives business intelligence for PrintOS-connected HP digital presses, delivering updated analytics, reports, and dashboards for production managers to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

HP PrintOS Site Flow integration with Müller Martini Connex workflows – A new integration of HP PrintOS Site Flow with Müller Martini Connex workflow management system creates a seamless flow from online ordering and tracking through printing, finishing, and shipping steps. Short book runs are batched for efficient production, as Connex oversees the finishing process with either Müller Martini or Hunkeler finishing lines. This collaboration expands the finishing choices available to users of highly automated print-to-order book workflow ecosystems.

Versatility enhancements

HP’s new versatility enhancements deliver higher application range and lower media costs, thanks to a new-generation media primer, support for higher media weights, and an ever-expanding range of coated gloss, matte, silk, and a wide range of uncoated papers.

A new inline priming solution, the HP D2200 Duplex Primer, allows the PageWide T240 HD to print on the widest range of offset coated media without specialty inks. The primer also offers higher productivity with inline priming speeds up to 152 meters (500 ft)/minute. Print providers can enjoy lower media costs and print with expanded color gamut and higher optical density.

 The PageWide T240 HD also now supports heavier media weights of up to 250 gsm, expanding the application range of direct mail, cards, tickets, and marketing collateral.

New HP ColorPRO Media website – Launched in February, this new website will allow print service providers to search, discover, and identify compatible media for the PageWide Web Press. The HP Media website will showcase the ever-expanding range of offset coated, uncoated, and ColorPRO media suitable for the PageWide Web Press.

HP’s newly announced product upgrades will be available for customer purchase over the coming weeks, with the rollout to be completed by mid-2019.  

  1. Multi-Roll Print Mode in HP’s Smart Mode

 

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