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HP Debuts Two Printers

HP also introduces LX610 Latex Scitex inks and HP SmartStream Designer v5.1.

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Hewlett-Packard has debuted two new printers – the Scitex LX850 and LX820.

The HP Scitex LX850 is a 126-in.-wide latex printer with multiple workflow features, including dual-roll (print two 60-in. rolls side by side), roll-to-free fall, and roll-to-collector handling. The 6-color (CMYKcm) printer also features: double-side capability, with an HP Optical Media Advance Sensor; an ink collector, for printing on unlined flag fabrics; and a top resolution of 1200 dpi. Top speed is 1905 sq ft/hr in Draft mode; 947 sq ft/hr in Billboard mode; and 484 sq ft/hr in High-Quality Indoor mode.

The HP Scitex LX820 is similar to the LX850 but is roll-to-roll standard only; the 6-color, 126-in.-wide latex printer offers the dual-roll kit as an option, but cannot upgrade to the roll-to-free fall or roll-to-collector.

HP has also debuted its new LX610 Latex Scitex inks, which offer a color gamut approximately 7% larger than the LX600 latex inks, the company reports. Compatible with the Designjet L65500 and Scitex LX600 and LX800 printers (including the LX850 and LX820 printers), the new inks are designed to produce rich blacks and glossy results on banners and self-adhesive vinyls, and produce improved water-resistance on fabrics.

And the company has announced that its PVC-Free Wallpaper is now made with FSC-certified paper and is GreenGuard Children & Schools-certified (the GreenGuard Environmental Institute certifies products and materials for low chemical emissions). The matte-finish wallpaper is available in 42- and 54-in. widths.

Finally, the company has introduced its HP SmartStream Designer v5.1, for creating, collating, and personalizing campaigns from HP Scitex printers. It’s available for InDesign CS5 and for QuarkXPress 8. A Free edition allows for unlimited jobs for 90 days, then limits to 20 records at a time; a Desktop edition is necessary for jobs that tally beyond that.


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