Posts tagged: T300

HP Showcases PageWide Web Press HD in Corvallis

Jim Hamilton
 Oct 14, 2015

Earlier this month, HP invited a group of customers and prospects to its Corvallis, Oregon facility to show them the latest developments in the newly renamed PageWide Web Press (formerly known as the Inkjet Web Press) product line. The facility tour began with a visit to HP’s Corvallis “Fab” lab, the fabrication laboratory where the silicon wafers used in inkjet print heads are made using micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) manufacturing techniques. The latest models use the new high-definition nozzle architecture (HDNA) and are 2,400 nozzle-per-inch, dual channel, thermal inkjet (TIJ) print heads capable of speeds up to 800 feet per minute in Performance Mode on the T480 HD (a 33% increase from the T410’s 600 fpm of the previous HP TIJ heads). The minute details of the microscopic thermal inkjet nozzles are absolutely mind-boggling. An excellent visual tour of how these nozzles operate can be seen in this computer-animated video that HP recently produced. Also on the tour was a visit to HP’s ink lab, and finally a view of several HP PageWide Web Presses including a T230, a T410 running a corrugated cardboard application, a T300 series product, a 110-inch print bar from a T1100S, and a T480 HD.

It is the “HD” versions of the PageWide Web Press family that will use the HDNA heads. The first HD versions will be Read more »

Print Samples from the HP Pre-drupa Event in Israel

Jim Hamilton
 Mar 26, 2012



In this video blog I discuss print samples provided by HP at their press/analyst event in Israel (March 2012). These include HP Indigo, HP Inkjet Web Press, and HP Specialty Printing Systems examples. This event is covered in two other InfoTrends blogs:

7 Billion Pages Produced on HP’s Inkjet Web Press

Jim Hamilton
 Dec 2, 2011

In a web conference call today Aurelio Maruggi, VP & General Manager in charge of HP’s Inkjet Web Press group, talked about the growth of the installed base and print volume of the high-speed inkjet product family, which now includes four products: the T200, T300, T350, and T400. Maruggi presented a number of interesting statistics:

  • Fifty installations have now been completed, including the first sites in Asia Pacific and Latin America
  • 7 billion impressions have been printed on Inkjet Web Press devices since the first Inkjet web press was installed in the first quarter of 2010
  • 63% of this volume was printed in publishing applications and 37% was printed in production mail environments
  • Two sites (O’Neil and CPI) now have five systems; two others (Emdeon and Courier) have three systems; and many more have two
  • In a project done in conjunction with Hearst, 300,000 copies of Popular Mechanics magazine were produced for twelve metro regions with a two-page personalized onsert and a 16-page regionalized section (HP reports high response rates to this undertaking)

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HP’s New T400 Showcased at O’Neil Data Systems

Jim Hamilton
 Mar 16, 2011

At an analyst event in Los Angeles today, HP announced a new member of the Inkjet Web Press family. The T400, with a 42-inch web width and speeds up to 600 feet per minute, is capable of producing 5,236 letter-size pages per minute in color and in black & white. Going to a wider web width than the current Inkjet Web Press products is a natural extension of the product line and puts the T400 at the peak of digital print productivity. This extends a trend that has been building over the past years in which high-speed continuous-feed color inkjet products are bringing digital print into high-volume applications that have to date been unreachable with other digital technologies. The announcement of the T400 opens up new opportunities for marketers and content providers to use digital print in innovative ways. InfoTrends was briefed on the T400 in advance and has completed a white paper on product that is available at this link.

Beta unit of HP’s T400 Inkjet Web Press at O’Neil Data Systems

Note: When the market version of the T400 is shipped it will be about two feet higher than the one at O’Neil because the dryer units will fit underneath the main system. Read more »

HP and Pitney Bowes Add a 22-Inch Web Product to their Product Portfolios

Jim Hamilton
 May 18, 2010

Today at IPEX HP previewed the T200, a 22-inch web width companion to the 30-inch T300 Inkjet Web Press. The T200, which is capable of color speeds of 200 feet per minute (875 color letter images per minute) and black speeds of 400 feet per minute (1,750 black letter images per minute), will be formally announced at Graph Expo and will become available in 2011. Though the T200 builds on many components and technologies used in the T300, it is not a slimmed down T300, but instead a new design that uses an innovative paper path that prints both sides of the web without using a turnbar. The product will also be used by Pitney Bowes as the print engine for the new IntelliJet 20.

Supporting CMYK plus a fifth color (in addition to the heads that apply the bonding agent), the T200, like the T300, uses a tight web design. Instead of two separate print engines the T200 has two imaging areas within a single integrated device. The configuration shown at IPEX prints the four process colors plus the bonding agent. There is space for another color in the device and HP said that it would be adding MICR capability at a later date. Both HP and Pitney Bowes expect the device to be “plug compatible” as a replacement to monochrome toner-based devices where the user is looking to move to color and mixed color and black & white workflows.

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What Is HP’s ColorPRO Technology Strategy?

Jim Hamilton
 Apr 17, 2010

Two recent announcements shed some light on the progress that HP has made on the development of third-party produced papers that are enhanced for use on the T300 Inkjet Web Press:

  • Georgia Pacific launched a line of treated uncoated stocks using ColorPRO technology. The ColorPRO brand denotes that the papers employ an HP-developed technology that facilitates high-quality print output on HP’s T300 Inkjet Web Press. The line of papers is called Spectrum Web Inkjet and is available now in the United States. (Link to Georgia-Pacific news)
  • Appleton Coated will develop coated papers for the T300 Inkjet Web Press using HP technology under the Utopia brand. These papers will include matte and dull finishes designed for textbook, publication, direct mail, and other commercial printing applications. The substrates are currently in production trials and are expected to be available in mid-2010 in North America. (Link to Appleton news)

The Georgia Pacific release was notable in that it mentioned the ColorPRO brand. The Appleton release did not. The reason behind this is relatively simple. The Georgia Pacific stocks are uncoated. The Appleton stocks are coated. In response to a question from InfoTrends HP clarified that ColorPRO as a technology and a brand is for uncoated stocks only. Appleton’s coated stocks will employ an HP-developed technology, not ColorPRO, and therefore will not be part of the ColorPRO technology brand. Read more »

The Inkjet MICR News Keeps On Coming

Jim Hamilton
 Nov 3, 2009

What is it about magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) that has made it such a hot topic recently? There have been at least five MICR announcements involving high-speed color inkjet in recent memory:

  • Océ started the trend with its announcement of MICR capability for JetStream in October of 2008. The JetStream implementation was the first in a high-speed color inkjet device to use a fifth color implementation of a MICR inkjet ink.
  • In September of 2009 HP announced a technology alliance with R.R. Donnelley that includes joint development around inkjet MICR. This will assure that a MICR option will be available for HP’s T300 Inkjet Web Press.
  • At Print 09 InfoPrint added MICR inkjet ink capability for the black station of the InfoPrint 5000 (InfoPrint also had other MICR activity at the show with cut-sheet toner products through its partner Rosetta Technologies).
  • At Print 09 RISO (in partnership with Kirk-Rudy) announced an in-line MICR accessory for the HC5500. This new accessory was announced at the same time as a new envelope feeder.
  • In October Kodak announced a MICR option for the Versamark VL series that will be available in the first half of 2010 (more on this below).

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Pitney Bowes and HP Sign Distribution Agreement for Inkjet Web Press

Jim Hamilton
 Sep 11, 2009

By now you will most likely have seen the press release about Pitney Bowes alliance with HP. In short, on Friday September 11th Pitney Bowes announced that it would enter the business of selling digital print technology through a strategic alliance with HP. Pitney Bowes said that its new IntelliJet solution would leverage HP’s Inkjet Web Press and a Pitney Bowes mail finishing system as part of a full system that also includes process control and management for capabilities like software transformations from AFP/IPDS, Metacode, and LCDS, as well as service and support capabilities that will leverage thousands of employees responsible for Pitney Bowes mailing systems. The target list price is not to exceed $4 million including the printing system, finishing, and appropriate workflow. Read more »

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