HP launches new pre-print corrugated presses
The new six-colour HP PageWide T1190 and T1170 presses aim to help packaging converters meet fast-changing brand needs.
HP Inc. unveiled two new six-color PageWide ultra high-volume inkjet web presses for pre-print corrugated packaging, the HP PageWide T1190 and HP PageWide T1170.
The presses were debuted at the Corrugated Experience Centre at Fespa 2018.
The new flagship PageWide T1190 Press offers 67% more throughput productivity compared with the current PageWide T1100S, delivering up to 305 meters/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.
The PageWide T1170 Press prints 183 meters/minute in six colours, compared with four-colour printing at the same speed on the PageWide T1100S. Both the T1170 and T1190 presses are suitable for both coated and uncoated media, from 80 gsm to 350 gsm.
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.
These ultra-wide 2.8m Thermal Inkjet technology web presses are ideal for packaging converters seeking analog-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.
Italy’s Ghelfi Ondulati S.p.A. installed a PageWide T1100S in 2016, and is now upgrading to the PageWide T1170. The first PageWide T1190 Press will be a field upgrade to the T1100S that DS Smith is installing in its Fulda, Germany plant.
“We are proud to deliver field upgrades to the PageWide T1100 Press Series just two years after installing the first press with DS Smith Packaging,” said Eric Wiesner, general manager, PageWide Industrial division, HP Inc. “HP’s unique digital pre-print technology continues to disrupt the corrugated package market, driving greater business efficiency for converters and their brands.”