New! HP Latex Series Master Class with Timothy Mitchell

Next month, Timothy Mitchell, HP’s Latex Applications Architect, is presenting a live 2-hour master class on the HP Latex 700 and 800 series printers.  The free training will be Tuesday, Jul 20, 11 a.m., and you can register HERE.

Unlike the monthly Latex Academy, this master class will take an in-depth look at HP’s innovative new latex printers. Mitchell will be hosting the event live from the HP Demo Center in Alpharetta, Ga., giving you a chance to see the new printers in action as he prints on various media types and shows you the impact the new white ink can have on your images.

Topics Covered:

Best Practices – Autoloading, manual loading, and when to use the new Media Saver or when to use the take-up reel.

Media Types – Discussions about the various media options as well as ideal choices for mechanical settings and preset selections.

White Ink – Because white ink is new to many people, Mitchell will go through Onyx, Illustrator, and Photoshop, to show you how to create printer and software presets to get results quickly.

Accessories – The new latex printers offer a full subset of accessories, learn when and how you can, and should, use them.

Specialty Applications – The 700 and 800 are going to give you an entirely new world of specialty applications. Mitchell will show you a few – including paper and polycarbonates – that run exceptionally well on the 700/800.

Other topics include speeds and feeds, temperature settings, presets, and color management. If you are already using latex technology or if you are checking it out for the first time, you won’t want to miss the chance to see what these state-of-the-art printers can do. As always, Mitchell will take your questions at the end of the session.

Don’t wait, space is limited for the inaugural class, so register today. If you have questions, contact a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit our HP Latex Resource page for more information.

Equipped to Win Big: HP Announces Next Generation of Latex Printers

HP recently announced its new 64-in latex printers: Latex 700, Latex 700 W, Latex 800, and Latex 800 W. The new “W” series printers offer white ink, giving print service providers an increased range of applications by printing on clear vinyl or you can add a background layer to CYMK images, for instance, backlit signage, to make them more vivid. White ink also increases contrast improving visibility.

With the availability of white ink, you can extend your portfolio into the highest value applications with the whitest white* and beat your deadlines with smart, efficient printing.

Looking to improve its sustainability, HP has included recycled material in the printer and has transitioned to recyclable cardboard ink cartridges rather than standard plastic. These new printers also increase productivity over the previous Latex models and offer excellent 4 pt. text resolution for printing barcodes, stickers, and other small graphics produced at high volume.

HP Latex 700 and 700 W Highlights:

  • Increased ink capacity over Latex 560 – 1 liter vs. 775 mL
  • White ink available on W model
  • CMYK, LC, LM, Optimizer, and Overcoat
  • RIP included – One year of Onyx GO+ Included ($1,200 value)

HP Latex 800 and 800 W Highlights:

  • Higher ink capacity for longer uninterrupted runs – 3 liters
  • White ink available on W model
  • CMYK, LC, LM, Optimizer, and Overcoat
  • 15% faster than 700 series
  • RIP included – One year of Onyx GO+ Included ($1,200 value)

New Latex 700 and 800

Sharpen your sustainability edge — and differentiate your business — with HP Latex Technology.

For more information on these exciting new printers, visit our HP Latex 700/800 resource page or contact a LexJet printer specialist today at 800- 453-9538.

 

*Whitest white based on ISO/DIS 23498 compared to competitive alternatives using solvent and UV technologies under $50,000 USD as of May 2020. Test performed on black opaque self-adhesive vinyl (L*:4.16 – a:0,48-b:2,34) with 160% UF print mode using HP 832 1-liter White Latex Ink Cartridge. Visual opacity = 91%

ONYX Releases Version 10.1 of its RIP Software

ONYX Graphics announced this week the release of version X10.1 of its production RIP software products, including ONYX ProductionHouse, PosterShop and RIPCenter. In addition to being a

RIP software for large format inkjet production workflows

maintenance release to fix top reported customer issues, it also includes these enhancements:

  • G7 grayscale calibration support and integration with Curve2 Software, which is a proof-to-print process based on a set of color criteria developed to ensure digital print technology elements – RIP, printer, media and ink – can reproduce a typical offset lithography sheet.
  • Optional JDF module add-on for PosterShop and ProductionHouse for facilitating automated print workflows
  • Native CMYKR support for the HP Z6200
  • Multi-page PDF splitting workflow in RIP queue with Quick Sets where the ONYX RIP-Queue can process each different page size and optimize page nesting for maximum media savings and speed performance since each page can be processed and sent to the printer individually, without having to wait for the entire PDF file to be processed
  • Easy profiling for white-ink printers
  • Added CMYK compatibility mode
  • Print-and-cut media compensation
  • New measurement device support, including low-resolution swatch support for i1, new Barbierie Spectro LFP textile device and Barbierie 8mm aperture for supported devices

This update requires a Version 10.1-enabled key, so Version X10 users that purchased a license on April 11, 2011 or later are already licensed and can download the new version from www.onyxgfx.com. Current ONYX Advantage and ONYX Premium service plan holders, as well as customers with Version X10 licenses purchased after Dec. 1, 2010, can obtain the update for free by contacting sales@onyxgfx.com and requesting a key update.

For more information and help integrating a RIP workflow, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.