Posts tagged: T400

HP Flexes Its Packaging Muscles: Part 2

Ron Gilboa
 Dec 2, 2014

Hewlett-Packard’s Graphics Arts Division demonstrated its ongoing commitment to digital printing for packaging with two major events in Eastern Europe. The first event, the worldwide premiere of a printing and finishing solution developed and integrated by Kama and HP Indigo in Israel, was covered in InfoTrends’ blog on November 24. This blog covers the demonstration of the HP T400 at the Obaly Morava open house. The T400 is a high-speed inkjet press for the full color printing of liner stock that is later laminated to corrugated board and then converted into packaging and displays.

Obaly Morava (Otrokovice, Czech Republic) is a privately-held manufacturer of corrugated cardboard and packaging. The company manufactures corrugated packaging using three- and five-layer cardboard to create various configurations, including tuck-in flap boxes and specialized packaging. Obaly Morava’s equipment list includes the finishing elements needed to manufacture packaging (e.g., die-cutting, folding, gluing, sewing), equipment for various print processes (e.g., rotary screen and flexo printing for up to 5 colors), and now CMYK (with HP’s T400 inkjet press). 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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Observations from Day 2 of the HP T400 Inkjet Web Press Launch Event

Jim Hamilton
 Mar 18, 2011

As a follow-up to Wednesday’s blog, here are some observations collected over the two days of this event:

Announcements: Three major announcements came out of this event: (1) HP’s T400 Inkjet Web press (for more on this, see the InfoTrends white paper), (2) Pitney Bowes simultaneous announcement of the IntelliJet 20, and (3) HP’s partnership with Compart for an AFP solution for the Inkjet Web Press.

It’s not a document until it’s finished: ONeil’s T300 was in their main production area along with offset presses, monochrome roll-fed digital printers, Indigos, paper storage, binding & finishing, and mail lines. The most illuminating part about the tour of this facility was the extent and sophistication of O’Neil’s various binding, finishing, insertion, and mail operations. It becomes obvious how critical these functions are to O’Neil and its clients. O’Neil has found that a roll-to-roll workflow is best for them given the range of finishing requirements (perfect bound, saddle-stitch, and transactional mail)

More than seven million impressions in a day: O’Neil said that they had one day (3-shifts, 24 hours) in which they printed 7,619,883 impressions on their Inkjet Web Presses. This was on multiple 20-inch webs and they calculated that this was at 80% uptime). Note: 7,619,883 impressions over 24 hours equates to 5,292 impressions per minute.

The heads are lasting a long time: After a year of operating their T300, 71 of the individual heads were still in the unit and operational. This is about 50% of the total number of heads. After a year and a half of operation there were 44 original heads left, and there were 41 left after a year and three quarters. Read more »

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 »

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