HP has updated its portfolio of Latex R Series printers with new features to make it easier for print service providers (PSPs) to benefit from HP Latex printing on a hybrid printing platform, including achieving high image quality on a range of rigid and flexible materials using HP’s water-based Latex Inks.
The HP Latex R Series “brings vibrant colors into the rigid printing world along with HP’s White Latex Ink, a glossy, high quality ‘true white’ that doesn’t yellow over time like traditional UV-based white ink.”
This portfolio introduces the entry level HP Latex R1000 model, offered at an attractive price point, enabling customers to benefit from higher productivity and efficiency. Software productivity advancements include expanded queue management capability and automated updates. More efficient multi-sheet media loading and handling will help significantly boost output.
These upgrades will be available to existing R Series printer customers. The R series will boost capability of PSPs to grow applications such as custom short-run packaging, POP corrugated displays and printed thermoforming, benefiting from fine details and saturated colour image quality on cardboard stock and HP Latex ink elongation capabilities when producing thermoformed printer parts.
Rigid substrate capabilities of the R Series include paper and plastic foamboard, PVC foam, corrugated board, acrylic, polycarbonate, compressed cardboard, honeycomb board, aluminum composite panel and wood.
Roll substrates include PVC banner, self-adhesive vinyl, coated paper, polypropylene, polystyrene, polycarbonate, polyester, textiles and canvas.