GERMANY • HP Inc. and KBA presented their HP PageWide Web Press T1100S on 3 and 4 December to international packaging printers and trade journalists at the KBA headquarters in Würzburg. The inkjet web press with a web width of 2.80 m (110’’) was developed by HP Inc. and KBA-Digital & Web Solutions.
According to its developers, it opens up new opportunities in terms of the flexible production of corrugated packaging in various formats and run sizes with digital pre-print liners.
While current analogue printing technology prints multiple copies of one box design in a more or less large number and all of the boxes look the same and are the same size, the HP PageWide Web Press T1100S, with “Multi-lane Print Architecture” (MLPA) splits the web into multiple print “lanes” during production.
This enables different jobs, with different box sizes and run lengths, to be printed next to each other simultaneously. Multiple ultra-short or short runs in varying formats can be queued and printed together, with no makeready or press stops in between jobs, while a long run is printed in another lane.
Furthermore, HP PageWide Web Press T1100S includes the following features:
- Printing at speeds up to 183 m (600 ft) per minute
- Printed area of 30,600 m² (330,000 ft²) per hour
- Enhanced priming options, including a combination of “HP Bonding Agent”,
- HP Priming Agent and four-colour HP A50 aqueous pigmented CMYK inks
- In-line and near-line coating solutions for HP Priming Agent and aqueous overprint varnishing.
In cooperation with KBA, HP offers equipment and automation options for the T1100S. These include primer and over-print varnish coating solutions, automatic reel change as well as the “KBA Patras S” fully automated paper logistics system.