HP to showcase Designjet L28500 and L26500 latex printers at Sign Africa Expo

Hp Designjet L28500 Sign Africa

HP's latex large format printers - the HP Designjet L28500 and HP Designjet L26500 - will be the focus of its activities at the Sign Africa Expo.  The event is scheduled to take place between 22nd and 24th August at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

HP is exhibiting with its partners, Graphicomp (Hall 1, E9-16) and Midcomp (Hall 1, G & H 1-8).  Both companies will display a large format digital solutions line-up reflecting the continued importance of HP's Latex Printing Technologies designed to limit the impact on the environment and help customers increase their sustainability.

Both the HP Designjet L28500 and HP Designjet L26500 Printers enable a broader range of indoor and outdoor signage applications with better durability than eco-solvent inks. The 2.64m (104in)-wide HP Designjet L28500 Printer delivers speeds up to 70 per cent faster than the HP Designjet L25500 Printer, while the 1.55m (61in) HP Designjet L26500 Printer is ideal for customers entering the growing soft-signage market.

Each printer features HP 792 Latex Designjet Inks, which produce rich blacks and glossy results on banners and self-adhesive vinyl, and offer double-sided printing capabilities with less user intervention and more accurate, automated registration. Compatible with more than 500 media solutions, including HP Double-sided HDPE Reinforced Banner material, HP Latex Inks provide a consistent, reliable performance across a variety of substrates.

Other products to be shown at Sign Africa include:

  • The 3.2m (126in) HP Scitex LX850 Industrial Printer, which delivers maximum versatility and productivity with multiple workflow features, including dual-roll, roll-to-free fall and roll-to-collector handling, and an ink collector.
  • The robust and versatile HP Scitex FB700 Printer, which offers the ability to print on both rigid and flexible media for indoor and outdoor applications at speeds up to 80m2/hr (861ft2/hr) (billboard mode). Using UV-curable ink, the printer can handle rigid substrates up to 6.4cm (2.5in), print up to six sheets at once, and produce double-sided prints and full-bleed printing, making it ideal for print service providers looking to expand into new markets.
  • The Web-connected HP Designjet T2300 eMultifunction (eMFP) Printer, which enables easy, one-click scanning of maps, sketches and hand-annotated drawings. These can then be shared with design teams via scanning directly to a USB drive, or uploading to the web using HP ePrint & Share.

Graphicomp will be showing the HP Designjet L28500 Printer, the HP Designjet L26500 Printer, the HP LX850 Industrial Printer, and the HP Designjet T2300 eMFP. On the Midcomp stand will be the HP Designjet L28500 Printer, the HP Scitex LX850 Industrial Printer, and the HP Scitex FB700 Printer. Both companies will have a range of HP media samples and complementary cutting/laminating equipment .

In addition, visitors will have access to expert staff who will be available to offer advice and consultancy on the many other large format solutions from HP's sign and display portfolio. These include the HP Scitex FB7600 Industrial Press for flexible and rigid media; the high volume, roll-to-sheet HP Scitex TJ8600 and TJ8350 Industrial Presses; as well as the HP Scitex XP family of super-wide format, roll-to-roll industrial printers.

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[photo shows HP Designjet L28500 latex printer]