HP Launches Latex Printers


Midcomp South Africa has announced the availability of HP’s newly-launched industrial HP Latex printers for diverse application workflows. The 3.2-metre HP Latex 3500 and 3100 printers build on the success of HP’s more than 26000 Latex printers installed worldwide.

Ideal for standardised workflows, the new HP Latex 3500 Printer handles high-volume, dedicated application production, boosting productivity and helping to reduce production costs. With heavy-duty roll handling up to 300 kg (660 lbs) and 10 litre ink supplies, the printer enables more unattended operation such as overnight printing. Additionally, dual-roll split spindles offer easier, safer handling of oversized rolls; in-line slitters reduce bottlenecks in finishing; and built-in LED lights support on-the-fly proofing.

Delivering high image quality for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications, the HP Latex 3100 printer is ideal for large sign and display PSPs with a diverse service offering. Printing indoor quality at speeds up to 77sqm/hr (830 ft2/hr), the printer can handle peaks in production and deliver on short turnaround times without sacrificing quality.

‘PSPs are increasingly faced with complex jobs and shorter lead times, stretching existing equipment to meet client demand,’ said Xavier Garcia, vice president and general manager, Large-Format Sign and Display Division, HP. ‘The new HP Latex printers further establish HP’s industrial Latex portfolio, delivering a new level of productivity and operational efficiency to help our customers fulfill even the most demanding high-volume sign and display print jobs.’

Helping customers increase unattended operation with remote monitoring and print status alerts, the new HP Latex printers are both compatible with the HP Latex Mobile application, with expanded functionality including metrics reporting and extended language support. The new Printer Status Beacon also helps operators stay up-to-date on job statuses and unexpected downtime from anywhere on the production floor.

Widely recognised as the industry’s most comprehensive finished graphics warranty, the 3M MCS Warranty duration is expanding for HP Latex inks, now offering a six year warranty for film lamination. 3M is also introducing a new UV clear coat for third-generation HP Latex inks that features a five year warranty when used with 3M premium solutions. The 3M UV Clear Coat is expected to be available beginning September 2015.

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