The HP Scitex FB and EFI VUTEk DS. These production printers compete with screenprinting presses. By Sophie Matthews-Paul. October 19, Print Service Provider Next Printing in Sydney’s St. Peters is the second company in Asia Pacific to purchase the HP Scitex FB ultra-high speed UV digital. Read HP Scitex FB and the latest news and analysis from across the printing industry.

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It’s not only the printheads that leverage existing HP technology.

The operator loads each sheet onto a feed table, which then registers the job before loading it onto the print table. Next Printing, the digital print division of the highly successful commercial photo finishing company, Photo King, was one of the few large format producers to install UV flatbed technology when it opened for business in Latest comments Recent People Popular.

HP says that it chose a 42pl drop size to help achieve strong flat colours typical of screen, with the addition of the two light inks to ensure smooth halftones, particularly flesh tones. James Duckenfield, Hobs Group New year predictions: But before the company committed to the purchase it did its homework. The FB is a well-thought out package and, while it may not acitex headline-grabbing speeds, it has a sensible specification that delivers versatility and productivity.

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Latest News New year predictions: The installation will also enable Next Printing to expand its market reach. Type UV-cured hybrid Format 2. In addition, there are two higher speed modes producing 63 sheets per hour m2 per hour and 95 sheets per hour m2 per hour respectively.

We service highly competitive markets such as visual merchandising, entertainment and television where speed to market is critical. HP Scitex started development of the FB in by asking managers and operators from some of the world’s leading screen printers what specifications a digital machine would need to supplant screen. If we can improve on delivery times, then our clients can promote their products and services faster.


HP’s big news at Fespa Digital in Scitexx earlier this month was the European debut of its high-end UV flatbed machine, the HP Scitex FB, which was one of a raft of launches and updates in that sector of the market unveiled at the show. The good news is that the printheads can be replaced by the user without the need for an engineer. Other factors that suggest a swing to digital include breaking up long runs into smaller batches of multiple versions, a drive to reduce wastage and lower operator costs.

They process is very simple, you can find out how by following this link. HP believes the rush of high-speed digital machines to the market will push screen printing from a mainstream process into a niche.

HP defines the output speed in both square metres sitex hour and number of full size 1. Julian Hocking, Nationwide Print New year predictions: Avisar claims manning on a screen press might run to 10, whereas the FB can be run by a single operator.

Next Printing first in Sydney to install HP Scitex FB

The X2 head is a piezo-electric head. Danny Clarke, Howard Hunt New year predictions: If you are seeing this message, it is most likely because your browser is using an ad blocker.

HP says less than two heads per month need changing and the replacement head costs are included in the first-year maintenance contract. Avisar claims this offers cost benefits, which are passed on to customers who will pay “hundreds of dollars for printheads, rather than thousands”. The FB has a maximum sheet size and printable area of 1. Figures depend on the actual ink coverage of your job mix, but HP estimates ink consumption averages out at m2 per litre.

The scutex outputs a range of signage products including exhibition display graphics, retail merchandising solutions and promotional materials.


So, although the FB is HP’s first moving-bed flatbed, the imaging technology is proven in the field in high-speed production. It is using the results of Fespa’s recently published World Wide Survey to back up its claims. Type UV-cured flatbed Format 1. Type UV-cured flatbed Format xcitex. In addition to the six colours fitted, it is possible to fit another two taking the total up to eight.

Each head has nozzles within a From there, it set itself the task of building a machine that would offer significant time fn7500 cost savings for a shop running two sheet jobs per shift for 20 days per month. We believe this technology is as revolutionary as the HP Scitex Turbojet — when that was released onto the market it db7500 raised the bar. News SvitexEmail Bulletins. Type UV-cured hybrid Format 3. What will be your abiding fb7050 of ? Next Printing has removed two older printers to make way for the HP Scitex FB, which is being installed this month.

Printed sheets are automatically transferred to a stacker. Flexible and rigid sheets up to 25mm thick can be handled, including paper, card, polypropylene, polystyrene corrugated boards, foam and PVC. It was developed at its Corvallis, Oregon site, which also developed HP’s thermal printheads. Agfa says it can combine screen print with digital print to maximise the strengths of both.

Jason Hammond, The Delta Group. We have always been committed to employing the latest technology as a point of differentiation in the marketplace. The printhead carriage is taken from the firm’s long established Turbojet machine.

Productivity figures provided include loading and unloading times, so, according to HP, should reflect actual production speeds rather than theoretical printing only speed.