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Perfect Colours takes on the HP Latex 3000

 a model of the HP Latex 3000 printerThe 3.2m wide HP Latex 3000, with dual-roll capability, is a 'major step up in productivity for sign and graphics companies', says Perfect Colours who recently added it to their portfolio.

The HP Latex 3000 has a six-colour ink-set, embedded spectrophotometer and latex optimiser, with a 12pl droplet size. This helps to to produce 'fine-quality graphics which stand up easily to the close inspection expected from indoor applications'.

This sort of job can expect to print at 77sq m/hour, while banner and other exterior work can attain 120sq m/hour, creating 'efficiency for businesses looking to satisfy large volumes'. The Latex 3000 can reach a maximum speed of 180sq m/hour but can process two 1.6m rolls at once.

Although lamination can be applied immediately after printing, many users skip this step, thanks to its 'excellent' scratch resistance, which compares like-for-like with hard solvent on PVC banner or self-adhesive vinyl.

According to the company, it performs superbly on heat-sensitive materials and textiles, with an optional ink collector providing access to 'untapped markets' via new substrates, such as unlined mesh, scrim, voile or flag.

"It makes total sense for Perfect Colours to provide the Latex 3000, not only for our ever-expanding base of HP Latex users in the UK but also those hungry for a high-productivity alternative in roll-to-roll," says Jon Telling, sales director.

"In line with our other recent portfolio additions and our dedication to service, we're confident that Perfect Colours now provides the most comprehensive range of graphics production options in the country," he said.

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