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HP Increases Production Inkjet Quality, Versatility with High Definition Nozzle Architecture

Friday, February 06, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Editor's Note:  Don't miss Cary Sherburne's blog post on this topic!

New services reflect HP’s vision for predictable print operations and optimized cost structure

PALO ALTO – HP today announced new High Definition Nozzle Architecture technology for HP Inkjet Web Presses, providing print service providers breakthrough print quality, versatility, reliability and productivity.

The new High Definition Nozzle Architecture printhead doubles the native print resolution of current HP inkjet printheads from 10,560 to 21,120 nozzles, delivering 2400 nozzles per inch1, and supports dual drop weight per color for sharp text, fine lines, accurate skin tones, smooth gray and color transitions, and enhanced highlight and shadow detail. Built-in nozzle redundancy ensures reliable and consistent printing.

HP will also offer a new quality mode, which prints up to 400 feet (122 meters) per minute in color with dual drop weight for a step function improvement in print quality2. Powered by High Definition Nozzle Architecture technology, the maximum print speed enabled will be up to 800 feet (244 meters) per minute, while still delivering the excellent print quality HP customers depend on today.

“High Definition Nozzle Architecture technology enables our HP Inkjet Web Press customers to address a broader range of applications from general commercial printing to production mail to publishing by resetting the bar for inkjet quality and performance,” said Aurelio Maruggi, vice president and general manager, Inkjet High-speed Production Solutions, HP. “HP is committed to continuous investments in inkjet technology across a broad portfolio of products, driving unparalleled economies of scale, and providing upgradable solutions so that existing and future customers can take advantage of advancements.”

High Definition Nozzle Architecture technology will be incorporated into all HP Inkjet Web Press platforms, including the HP T200, T300 and T400 Inkjet Web Press families and those sold through resellers. Current customers can upgrade to the new technology. HP T200, T300 and T400 series Inkjet Web Press customers have printed more than 90 billion A4 equivalent pages since 2009.

Service advancements

Building on its commitment to customer service and support, HP also introduced a cloud-based inventory management system that helps HP Inkjet Web Press customers improve uptime and productivity. The HP Smart Uptime Kit for HP Inkjet Web Presses enables customers to manage parts, track usage and extract reports to enhance productivity and access data and parts quickly and securely.

The HP Smart Uptime Kit is a component of the HP Service Advantage portfolio announced at Graph Expo, which includes HP Predictive Press Care and HP Visual Remote Guidance.



By Paul Gardner on Feb 07, 2015

This is the best news ever for those of us using inkjet to replace offset print in a wide variety of applications!

Doubling the physical resolution is BIG! Reducing the droplet size is BIG. Those two things together is HUGE!

Thanks HP!

ps - Now, when can we have it?


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