HP Inc. announced at FachPack a new wide tabletop print engine for OEMs to design on-demand specialty packaging solutions. The HP OEM Fixed Imager 1000 by HP Specialty Printing Systems (SPS) enables convenient in-plant or print service provider printing on a wide range of applications including gift and shopping bags, personalized gift boxes, shipping packaging, cartons, and envelopes.
The highly versatile HP F1-1000 print engine introduces a 297.18 mm (11.7 inch) wide print swath, offering a large image area for color printing on variable lengths of media.
“This wider print engine can deliver more elaborate on-demand color packaging and commercial printing applications for short-run, personalized direct to package printing. Brand owners can differentiate their packaging, shopping bags, envelopes to make their products stand out with color and personal messages,” said Annette Friskopp, general manager, HP Specialty Printing Systems, HP Inc. “HP opens extensive opportunities for OEM partners with a range of inkjet printing capabilities to meet fast-paced market needs.”
Easy integration into OEM printing systems
The SPS HP F1-1000 print engine can be easily integrated into OEM printing systems and configured to specific applications. Built on HP Thermal Inkjet Technology with thousands of nozzles for high-quality printing at high speeds, the HP FI-1000 also offers:
• A range of assemblies and reference designs for building an A3 (297.18 mm / 11.7 in) color inkjet solution
• Easy integration onto any flat media path
• Durable HP inks offering fade, scratch, and water resistance.
• Four-color ink system producing long-lasting, brilliant colors
• Speeds up to 18 inches per second depending on desired print quality
At FachPack at the HP stand, the new wide-swath HP 22mm Printhead announced at Sinopack made its first live printing demonstration. It prints stitch-free product identification and marking applications for secondary packaging, including pharmaceutical labels and cartons, secondary box label replacement, as well as variable data printing.