HP’s new High-Definition Nozzle Architecture Printhead doubles the native print resolution of current HP inkjet printheads from 10,560 to 21,120 nozzles. It now delivers 2,400 nozzles per inch and supports dual drop weight per colour “for sharp text, fine lines, accurate skin tones, smooth gray and colour transitions, and enhanced highlight and shadow detail.” Built-in nozzle redundancy ensures reliable and consistent printing, said the OEM.
HP will also offer a new quality mode, which prints up to 400 feet (122 metres) per minute in colour with dual drop weight for a step function improvement in print quality. Powered by High Definition Nozzle Architecture technology, the maximum print speed will be up to 800 feet (244 meters) per minute, while still maintaining print quality.
High Definition Nozzle Architecture technology will be incorporated into all HP Inkjet Web Press platforms, including the HP T200, T300 and T400 Color Inkjet Web Press lines, as well as those sold through resellers. Current customers can upgrade to the new technology. HP added that T200, T300 and T400 customers have printed more than 90 billion A4 equivalent pages since 2009.
HP has also introduced a cloud-based inventory management system that helps HP Inkjet Web Press customers improve uptime and productivity. The HP Smart Uptime Kit for HP Inkjet Web Presses enables customers to manage parts, track usage and extract reports to enhance productivity and access data and parts quickly and securely. The HP Smart Uptime Kit is a component of the HP Service Advantage portfolio announced at Graph Expo in September of last year – which also includes HP Predictive Press Care and HP Visual Remote Guidance.