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  • HP Latex Flatbed R2000 Plus - GameChanging Technology

    HP came out with a gamechanging technology at ISA taking it's successful Latex ink technology and introducing it to the flatbed rigid market. HP has addressed to common issues customers face in the UV market currently with the new technology. I'll start with ink since it's the most obvious difference. UV inks have been around for quite some time now, they are durable, stick to almost anything, and have been the market standard for years and years when it comes to rigid. On the negative side, UV inks are stiff, in some cases crack when bent or chip when cut, don't yield large color gamuts, carry a pungent smell, and often require multiple sets of ink for certain applications. HP years ago came out with the HP Latex inks, but now have an HP Latex inspired ink built for rigid applications. If you're familiar with HP Latex inks you'll be impressed to hear that you're able to print on all the medias HP Latex can do now plus your rigid applications like Acrylic, Glass, GatorBoard, PolyCarbonate, PolyStyrene, Corrugated Plastic, Wood, Ceramic, Aluminum Composite, Textiles, Car Wrap Material, and much more! The Color Gamut hits 82% of the Pantone Library, the next closest UV technology is Mimaki with a poultty 48%, then Durst with 40%, and finally the Arizona with 32% of the pantone library. Its a color managment addicts dream when it comes to the UV flatbed market. The R-Series inks have all the characteristics you're used to with the current HP Latex ink set. Amazing durability, flexibility, wide array of medias it will work on including rigid, odorless and environmentally friendly with FSC and Greenguard Gold certs, and low cost.

    White Ink

    HP also came out with the brightest and longest lasting white ink on the market. A true bright white with no photo initiators or Brightening Agents that will yellow over time. HP has also addressed a big pain with creating an on demand white ink system with zero waste when not using the ink. The R-Series has an internal rotating chamber and white ink system that will continuously recirculate the white ink keeping the lines fresh and your heads unclogged all while producing zero wasted white ink when you're not using it and it's always available when you do need to run white ink jobs. No more purging of inks, swapping out ink sets, and dealing with nasty waste. Printheads, The R-Series uses thermal printheads that are user replaceable. That's right, User replaceable heads on your Flatbed Printer!

    Performance

    The R-Series print speeds

    Indoor HQ 12P - 220sqft/hr

    Indoor Production - 8P - 378sqft/hr

    Indoor Production 6P - 498sqft/hr

    Outdoor Production Plus 4P- 720sqft/hr (sellable quality)

    Outdoor Production 3P - 948sqft/hr (sellable quality)


    Maintenance

    Do you enjoy purging heads, putting on glove to clean with oversized Q-Tips, running nozzle checks, and wasting ink and time? The HP Latex doesn't require any of that. The printer uses a lot of automation when it comes to maintenance and is smart enough to detect problems before they arise. Optical Droplet Detectors sense when nozzles are out and redirects them. Auto printhead maintenance. User replaceable print heads, you'll wait longer in line for your starbucks or dunkin donuts coffee than it takes to replace a head.


    HP really knocked it out of the park with this printer and produced gamechanging technology for the flatbed market addressing many painpoints of customers. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me. Here is a link to check out the technology on HP's site.

    http://www8.hp.com/us/en/commercial-...ers/r2000.html

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