DÜSSELDORF, Germany, June 6, 2016 –
At drupa 2016, Hewlett-Packard announced a bulk solvent ink delivery system to provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) superior print quality, low cost per copy and minimal user intervention in high-volume production environments.
The new HP Bulk Solvent Ink System leverages HP Thermal Inkjet 2.5 printhead technology. It’s intended for high-volume industrial coding and marking applications, providing clear, legible small-character printing. The HP Bulk Solvent Ink System features a new print cartridge and a 400ml ink supply for a maintenance-free, high-uptime production environment.
The HP Bulk Solvent Ink System builds on HP’s portfolio of end-to-end packaging solutions that support a wide range of packaging applications, from coding and marking, to corrugated pre- and post-print with direct-to-board printing.
“Product coding and marking is critical to nearly every component of the packaging supply chain. Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies and brands need to ensure that text, logos and barcodes will remain intact after printing,” says Annette Friskopp, vice president and general manager, Specialty Printing Systems, HP. “OEMs continually turn to HP for reliable, high-quality coding and marking solutions to meet strict CPG and brand standards. With the HP Bulk Solvent Ink System, the advantages of HP’s solutions are even more compelling.”
The HP Bulk Solvent Ink System will use HP 2580 black solvent ink, which delivers high-quality alphanumeric- and barcode-readable output. HP 2580 black solvent ink offers long decap time and fast dry times, ideal for high-productivity intermittent printing. The new HP Bulk Solvent Ink System will be commercially available in late 2016.
Additional solvent ink options for the HP Bulk Solvent Ink System will be available from HP licensed ink partners in late 2016.