HP will use Scanpack 2012 to demonstrate how packaging converters can drive business growth and extend their range of services to customers with the versatile, high-volume HP Scitex FB7600 Industrial Press. The Scanpack event takes place at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre in Gothenburg between 23rd and 26th October 2012.
Exhibiting on stand C01:40, HP will showcase the application and productivity-enhancing benefits of the HP Scitex FB7600 Industrial Press for the packaging sector, while highlighting the features that afford packaging converters and print service providers the flexibility to offer versatile solutions for customers. This includes the capability to produce cost-effective short runs, as well as versioned and personalised products.
Additionally, thanks to the FB7600 press' ability to print on a wide range of media, including paper and corrugated board, the device enables the production of retail POP/POS displays, CDUs (counter display units), FSDUs (free standing display units) and pallet displays.
"The HP Scitex FB7600 offers packaging converters the ability to expand their service offering and undertake new large-format printing applications that were previously out of reach," says Moshiko Levhar, HP Scitex EMEA business development manager. "Importantly, this helps them to react quickly to market opportunities while adding value to the packaging and services they can provide to both existing, as well as new customers."
Feature-rich platform for improved productivity
The versatility of the HP Scitex FB7600 Industrial Press means that it can be used for rigid and flexible applications with a high volume throughput of up to 95 full-size sheets/hour (500m2/hr, 5380ft2/hr) in production mode, and up to 55 sheets/hour in POP mode). This allows converters to reduce turnaround times and achieve highly efficient, cost-effective runs with output quality matching that achieved with offset/screen processes. The press' media handling ranges from 130g/m2 up to 25mm, enabling production of a wide variety of applications.
The HP FB7600 Industrial Press features a six-colour UV-curable HP FB225 Scitex Ink set, which provides excellent dot gain and an impressive colour gamut up to 600dpi resolution. This ink set is also crack and chip resistant, reducing damage during folding, and offering additional quality assurance in packaging and other applications.
Further workflow efficiencies and reduced operator intervention are achieved via ¾ automation, while an edge-to-edge printing feature means that final-size materials may be printed, eliminating the need for trimming as well as reducing potential damage through additional handling. Additionally, full pallet-to-pallet automation is now possible with the Hostert Automatic Loader, developed for the press by Hostert-Pro GmbH.
Specialist HP product managers will be on hand at Scanpack to offer advice and Information on the HP Scitex FB7600 Industrial Press, as well as other HP printers and presses for packaging applications.
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