HP improves Inkjet Web Press printhead

HP has announced a new inkjet printhead for its web presses. The High Definition Nozzle Architecture printhead doubles the native print resolution of its current printheads. Thus the resolution goes up from 10,560 to 21,120 nozzles, or 2400 nozzles per inch.

The new head supports dual drop weight per colour for 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.

As a result, HP has been able to offer a new higher quality mode for its web presses using the dual drop weight feature, while running at 122 metres per minute. The maximum print speed in the standard quality mode will be up to 244 mpm.

The new head will be added to all of HP’s inkjet web presses as well as those sold through OEM arrangements, which presumably includes those sold by Pitney Bowes. Existing presses can be upgraded.

At the same time, HP also introduced a cloud-based inventory management system as part of its Service Advantage portfolio, to help its Inkjet Web Press customers improve uptime and productivity. Called the Smart Uptime Kit for HP Inkjet Web Presses, it enables customers to manage parts, track usage and extract reports to enhance productivity and access data and parts quickly and securely.





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