The Designjet L28500 and L26500 printers have made their international tradeshow debut at FESPA Digital 2012, where HP demonstrated the improved versatility and durability of the new printers.
These two printers are capable of handling a broader range of indoor and outdoor signage applications with better durability than eco-solvent inks.
Furthering HP’s strategy to disrupt the eco-solvent market, the 2.64m (104in)-wide HP Designjet L28500 printer delivers speeds up to 70 percent faster than the HP Designjet L25500 printer, while the 1.55m (61in) HP Designjet L26500 Printer is ideal for customers entering the growing soft-signage market.
Both systems feature new HP 792 Latex Designjet Inks, which produce rich blacks and glossy results on banners and self-adhesive vinyl, and offer double-sided printing capabilities with less user intervention and more accurate, automated registration. Compatible with more than 500 media solutions, including the new HP Double-sided HDPE Reinforced Banner material, HP Latex Inks provide a consistent, reliable performance across a variety of substrates.
In November 2011, HP also launched HP Latex University, a set of training materials and application workshops led by industry experts, as well as the HP Ecosolutions Trained Printing Company programme for educating HP Latex Printing Technologies users in sustainability best practices.
‘With about 9 000 HP Latex Ink systems installed worldwide, HP is offering a superior alternative to eco-solvent solutions that delivers the versatility and ease of use our customers demand while lowering their impact on the environment,’ said Santiago Morera, vice president and general manager, Large format Printing Business, HP. ‘By allowing customers to cost-effectively print a wide array of new applications and providing the training required to succeed, our current HP Latex portfolio helps PSPs differentiate their businesses and seize new growth opportunities.’
Ideal for high-impact point-of-purchase displays, soft signage, bus shelters, vehicle graphics and more, the HP Designjet L28500 and L26500 Printer series can print on a broad range of materials, including eco-solvent compatible media and low-cost uncoated options. The devices produce 1,200-dpi output with outdoor display permanence of up to three years unlaminated or five years laminated for high-quality, long-lasting prints. The output also dries inside the printer, boosting productivity for double-sided print jobs, and allowing immediate finishing or use.