New envelope printer uses HP TIJ

Printware, which has developed a range of inkjet envelope printers, has introduced a new model, the iJetColor Pro 1175P, complete with HP printhead.

Printware used HP’s FI-1000 TIJ module to create this iJet ColorPro 1175P envelope printer.

What sets this model apart is that its Printware’s first collaboration with HP, the company having previously used Memjet’s Versapass heads complete with Memjet’s dye based inks. However, the new printer uses HP’s FI-1000 A3-sized print engine. 

The FI-1000 is a set of sub assemblies and reference designs that allows OEMs to put together a colour inkjet system for a fixed head. The main component is the Bar-in-Box, which holds the printhead, service tray, ink delivery system and printhead elevator. The actual printhead is HP’s TIJ4, a PageWide thermal inkjet head that’s said to have 20 times the life span of the Versapass heads at around 12 litres per colour. It has four colour channels, with 59,136 nozzles, arranged in 14 rows of 4224 nozzles and 1200npi resolution. It can fire 10pl drops for the black ink, and 8.5pl for the colours. It’s mainly designed for applications such as packaging boxes and envelopes. 

The FI-1000 uses a HP pigment-based durable ink that is said to be fade, scratch, and water-resistant with rich black, optical density similar to offset inks. 

The iJetColor Pro 1175P prints CMYK across a print width of 11.7ins or 29.7cm. It can print full-bleed in both landscape and portrait orientation on #10 envelopes. In addition, it allows printing on a wide variety of media and sizes – up to 2ins thick. The 1175P features a robust feeder, alignment table, and Printware’s proprietary vacuum conveyor. 

It can produce 10,285 envelopes per hour using 600 x 1200 dpi resolution, dropping to 6210 e/hr for the higher quality 1200 x 1200 dpi mode, assuming #10 envelopes, which is the most common US size, roughly similar to a UK DL-sized envelope. 

It comes with a Dell Intel Core i5 server with a Xitron Navigator RIP. This includes a Brand Color Editing feature that allows brand colours, including PMS colours or spot colours, to be specifically defined for CMYK reproduction. In addition, Printware says that it has improved the speed of its variable data and addressing. It also allows for integrated workflows to drive optional Indicia and Mailing Permit imprinting.

Tim Murphy, President of Printware. “Since our first shipments began in 2013, our customers count on enhancements that increase their productivity and profitability. Today, with this product launch, our customers have a complete line of inkjet solutions that best meet their short-run personalization needs while generating maximum profits.”

You can find more information on the 1175P from and on the printhead system from

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