HP Announces HP PageWide T700i Press for Paper Packaging
(Read David Zwang’s analysis of that announcement here.)
New 67-inch (1.7m) web press will increase efficiency in high-volume production of corrugated and folding packaging
Palo Alto, CA – During Corrugated Week 2022, HP unveils the HP PageWide T700i Press – a new 67-inch (1.7m) web-powered digital platform that helps converters achieve greater operational efficiency for high volume production of lamination, corrugation and folding box applications.
HP continues to invest in the packaging market to create new opportunities for packaging converters and brands to benefit from analog-to-digital transformation.
The HP PageWide T700i Press, expected to be available for installation in late 2023, will be configurable to meet specific customer and market needs and includes a variety of inline options for manual or continuous unwind, priming, varnishing and delivery in roll and sheet format. Select configurations will be capable of up to 1,000 feet per minute (300 m/min) supported by HP’s single-pass thermal inkjet technology with true water-based inks for printing. printing packaging that can be recycled, further supporting the converter’s circular economy goals.
New press platform supports increased plant capacity and reduced manufacturing costs for paper-based packaging production and will enable packaging converters to print with lead times Significantly accelerated turnaround times and reduced MOQ requirements that optimize inventory, while focusing analog print capacity on longer print runs1. For converters facing increasing supply chain pressure, this press represents a substantial opportunity for business growth by enabling improved economics, greater production versatility and more sustainable packaging solutions.
“We listened to the needs of our customers and the market when designing the T700i press. Today more than ever, converters need greater flexibility to respond to dynamic market trends and challenges, and digital packaging continues to fundamentally transform the supply chain from packaging to production to high volume and mass audience,” said Annette Friskopp, Global Head and General Manager, HP PageWide Industrial. “The HP T700i press enables customers to realize savings in production costs and faster turnaround times, and allows them to pursue higher value print jobs1 .
The new press will feature the next generation of HP thermal inkjet printheads capable of rugged industrial production. Proven inkjet technology builds on previous generations of HP thermal inkjet to enable customers to achieve consistent, repeatable 6-color offset print quality at high speeds for heavy-duty packaging. graphics. T700i press customers will benefit from HP’s manufacturing scalability and vertical integration into HP’s industrial printing business, creating a distinct advantage for their business.
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The HP PageWide T700i press will be the second press format built in collaboration with Koenig & Bauer, having first unveiled the 110-inch HP PageWide T1100S press in 2015, later followed by upgrades including the HP PageWide T1170, T1190 and the latest T1195i press. . “Koenig & Bauer is one of the world’s leading traditional press manufacturers, with over 200 years of experience in press engineering and developing innovative solutions that meet customer quality expectations,” said Christoph Müller, member of the board of directors of Koenig & Bauer. “Along with HP’s leadership and innovation in thermal inkjet technology, the HP PageWide T700i Press has been developed to recombine our complementary technology strengths to provide packaging converters with flexibility and unprecedented consistent quality.
HP will be exhibiting at Corrugated Week 2022 in San Antonio, Texas, September 19-21, Booth #406, and will give an introductory presentation on the new T700i press during the “What’s New” session on Wednesday, September 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the Exhibition Hall.
1 Production and cost advantages compare digital printing to analog printing.