HP Latex Industrial Superwide: for 3.2m fast production printing with versatile Latex ink technology

You asked for faster, wider, larger volumes and high-performance output … HP has delivered.

With the recent new additions of the HP Latex 1500 & 3800 and focus on versatility, volume production and practical usability, HP have admirably filled the performance gaps that previously existed in their roll-to-roll printer range. 

This industrial range uses the same versatile and scratch resistant 3rd-generation latex ink technology as the 300 & 500 series printers. The great advantage in graduating to these new and re-engineered Latex printers is that they offer users the advantageous opportunity of being able to grow and scale-up their wide-format business without having to re-learn the ins-and-outs of a completely new print system.

The HP 1500, is a great introduction as a stepping stone between the 300/500 series and the seriously big machines, whilst also giving an option to have multiple 3.2m machines as an alternative to one of the larger 3000 series machines. It is a superb choice for businesses that produce up to 4,000 m² of wide-format print per month.

When it comes to the larger 3000 series printers that are focused on higher-volume production, these have all now been upgraded, with much of the inner technology re-engineered to improve performance and reliability. 

The latest addition, the 3800, has been created with the digital décor industry in mind, and sees the addition of a jumbo roll unwind and rewind stand to a 3600 allowing for longer unattended running of rolls up to 1200kg with a diameter of up to 120cm (that's a seriously big roll of media).  This addition makes a lot of sense as for some time this shortcoming was a common gripe from businesses specialising in wide-format wallpaper and roller-blind printing. Sorted, and the solution introduced in the 3800 is impressively efficient

For its broad appeal, affordability, performance and wide-format efficiency, the HP1500 is one of our technical manager's favourites as it is as accessible as it is versatile. If you'd like to hear more about the HP1500 or are interested in up-scaling your wide-format business through investing in the outstanding capabilities of the 3000 series printers - just give us a call.

Pros

  • Priced competitively and able to handle a large range of substrates
  • Instant Dry prints that are immediately able to be finished with no need for degassing drying time
  • Embedded i1 spectrophotometer for colour consistency
  • Uses the environmentally friendly Latex ink technology
  • Industrial build quality
  • Great range of optional machine enhancements & accessories

Cons

  • HP's Latex technology uses a lot of heat in the curing process which can cause issues with certain substrates that don't react well to high heat
  • Colour gamut not as wide as other competing products

Ideal Applications

  • Backlit
  • Banners
  • Canvas
  • Floor Graphics
  • Magnetics
  • Pop-Ups
  • Posters
  • Roll-Ups
  • Self Adhesives
  • Temporary Textiles
  • Traffic Signage
  • Vehicle Graphics
  • Wall Coverings
  • Wall Graphics
  • Window Graphics
  • Roller Blinds

Models in the range:

1500

Prints up to 3.2m wide at speeds of up to 45m²/hr for indoor high quality (6 pass) prints. Max roll weight up to 160kg, Max media thickness up to 80 mil (with custom height setting) Hot swappable 5 Litre ink cartridges Designed for a duty cycle of 1500 - 4000 m² per month

3200

Prints up to 3.2m wide at speeds of up to 77m²/hr for indoor high quality (6 pass) prints. Max roll weight up to 160kg, Max media thickness up to 80 mil (with custom height setting) Hot swappable 5 Litre ink cartridges Designed for a duty cycle of 3000 - 6000 m² per month

3600

Prints up to 3.2m wide at speeds of up to 77m²/hr for indoor high quality (6 pass) prints. Max roll weight up to 3000kg, Hot swappable 10 Litre ink cartridges Designed for a duty cycle of 5000 - 20000 m² per month

3800

Prints up to 3.2m wide at speeds of up to 77m²/hr for indoor high quality (6 pass) prints. Max roll weight up to 1200kg, Hot swappable 10 Litre ink cartridges Designed for a duty cycle of 5000 - 20000 m² per month

What the manufacturer says:

Overview

Achieve high-quality results and fast turnarounds. Stay competitive with this affordable 3.2 m (126-in) HP Latex printer. This is fast, superwide production at the quality you expect—and at low running costs.

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