Hewlett Packard Company - 10/24/2007
HP Unveils Next Generation Platform for Super Wide Format Industrial
UV printing at SGIA Expo ‘07
Orlando, October 24, 2007 - HP today unveiled and demonstrated for the first time its new large format industrial
digital printing solutions at the 2007 Specialty Printing & Imaging Technology Expo (SGIA). The latest
advancements to HP’s graphic arts portfolio, including the HP Scitex XL2200 Super Wide Format Industrial
Printer featuring the new HP Scitex X2 printhead technology and the new HP Scitex TJ8300/8500 Double
Sided Upgrade, further extend HP’s Print 2.0 strategy by empowering print service providers (PSPs) to address
diverse markets and target new, high margin applications.
HP’s product showcase, demonstrated live in HP booth #2100, features a full range of value add digital
solutions designed to help commercial and industrial printers evolve their business strategies to meet emerging
trends and industry demands.
"As part of our overall imaging and printing strategy, we are committed to delivering new products and
technologies that help our customers build their digital difference throughout the commercial and industrial
graphic markets," said Yariv Avisar, vice president and general manager, Large Format Printing Industrial
Solutions, HP Imaging and Printing Group. "With HP’s latest graphic arts solutions, we are further strengthening
our position as the one-stop-shop for all large format printing solutions and helping customers capture success
by offering greater flexibility, durability and confidence to extend their application range and thus better service
their customers than ever before."
Delivering market-leading speed for outdoor applications
Building on HP’s success in roll-to-roll printing, the HP Scitex XL2200 Super Wide Format Industrial Printer is a
top-of-the-line digital UV system, maximizing speeds and cost effectiveness for end-users. Capable of printing
4,300 sqft/hr (400 sqm/hr) in 2-pass mode, and designed for 24/7 productivity with minimal operator intervention,
the HP Scitex XL2200 Printeris the most productive digital solution with market-leading speed(1) for billboards
and building wraps, and higher quality outdoor signage, making it a strategic investment for digital printers,
screen printers, and printers who want to enter the outdoor advertising market.
The HP Scitex XL2200 is the basis of a new UV printer series, offering Print Service Providers a UV technology
growth path to meet their evolving customer needs. The XL2200 features the new HP Scitex X2 printhead,
which combines proven silicon-based MicroElectro-MechanicalSystems (MEMS) technology utilized in
semiconductor manufacturing and innovative piezoelectric inkjet technology from HP. The horizontal printhead
carriage includes 128 unique HP Scitex X2 drop-on-demand piezoelectric inkjet printheads to maximize speed
The printer uses dedicated environmentally-friendly UV-curable HP Scitex UV221 Supreme inks. With two year
outdoor durability, the new water- and abrasion-resistant UV inkscure with light exposure and do not require large
drying systems, which improves workflow efficiency and saves space.
Leveraging the company’s portfolio expertise, HP developed and manufactured the HP Scitex XL2200 printer,
the drop-on-demand piezoelectric HP Scitex X2 printheads, and the UV-curable HP Scitex UV221 Supreme inks
to provide an economic advantage for customers and create a complete, optimized printing solution that ensures
full system compatibility.
Maximizing potential with two-sided printing
HP is also announcing at SGIA a new double-sided printing enhancement for the HP Scitex TJ series, enabling
users to target a broader set of applications, including indoor and outdoor displays, exhibition booth decorations,
banners, and digital and screen prints.
The new Hp Scitex TJ Double Sided Upgrade is a dedicated upgrade available for existing and new HP Scitex
TJ8300/TJ8500 devices, and includes a combination of hardware, software, installation, and training. With a
quick and easy process to switch between roll-to-sheet printing and sheet-to-sheet printing, the upgrade enables
complete workflow management by a single operator. In addition, it provides even greater differentiation and
versatility in service offerings with the added capability to produce accurate, high-quality two-sided prints,
maximizing device utilization while also optimizing total cost of ownership.