Market and Applications and who uses this type of large format printer
The HP Latex 280 Printer produces up to 104-inch addressable width prints with unrivalled versatility and healthier printing with water based HP Latex Inks. Ideal for Print Service Providers, Sign Shops, and Copy Shops printing on a wide range of media from vinyl, textiles, paper, film, wall paper to low-cost uncoated options, the HP Latex 280 features automatic, fast, reliable low-maintenance printing.
With 100's of media available, expand your services to the growing temporary textiles, vehicle graphics, and wall covering markets and produce great results whether printing point of purchase posters, outdoor,event, and double-sided banners, vehicle wraps and graphics, backlit applications, wall coverings and canvas.
At Design Supply, an HP Gold Partner and Designjet Specialist, we work closely with HP to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximize your opportunities. With over 25 years of experience in the large format printer market, we offer expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.
Key features of the HP Latex 280 Printer
Improve productivity and move quickly and confidently with the HP Latex 280 printer, which prints high quality, durable images fast, and prints are completely cured and dry inside printer, ready for immediate finishing and delivery. Satisfy a broader range of customer needs with 104-inch addressable width printing on a wide range of media and improve outdoor durability with the Latex 280 prints, better than eco-solvent inks, and offer vehicle graphics with the 3M MCS Warranty.
Win new clients on eco standards and create a healthier printing environment. HP Latex meets high environmental standards with EL ECOLOGO and GREENGUARD GOLD Certifications, and AgBB criteria and A+ rating according to Emissions dans l'air interieur. HP Latex will help leverage health and environmental advantage of water-based HP Latex inks. Build business and attract new customers demanding more sustainable solutions from a responsible company. Using HP Latex Printing Technologies, featuring water-based Latex Inks can help simplify regulatory compliance: no special ventilation required: HP Latex Inks are non-flammable, non-combustible and nickel-free. There are no hazard warning labels or HAPs (hazardous air pollutants) with HP Latex printing.
Produce double-sided prints with automated registration across sides that move immediately to finishing. Increase uptime to automatic, reliable, low maintenance printing and remote management. Easily control the printer settings and tasks via the intuitive 4-inch touchscreen.
Additional information and specifications
The HP Latex 280 Printer produces up to 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution with HP double swath technology and has a maximum print speed of 70m2/hr. The suggested average monthly print volume for the HP Latex 280 is 650m2/month (6500 ft2/month). The following shows print speeds based on user-selected print modes.
|Print Mode (bidirectional)||Viewing distance||m2/hr||ft2/hr|
|Outdoor High Speed (4-pass)||40||430|
|Outdoor Plus (6-pass)||>3m||28||301|
|Indoor Quality (8-pass)||1-3m||18.4||198|
|Indoor High Quality (10-pass)||<1m||14.7||158|
|Backlits, Textiles, Canvases (16-pass)||<1m||9.2||99|
The HP Latex 280 Printer features an embedded i1 spectrophotometer for colour management, enabling automatic calibration for paper-based media (but not for textiles and banners) and calibration for multiple printers. Media can be fed via the roll feed and the automatic cutter cuts media including vinyl, paper-based, backlit polyester film, and thin banners. HP 792 Latex Ink cartridges are available in 775 ml and HP Latex printheads feature 1200 nozzles per inch, and are user-replaceable, maintaining image quality over the life of the printer.
The 104-inch addressable width means access to more of the fabric rolls available on the market, including soft materials previously too light to load. The front tension system and edge holders of the HP Latex 280 printer contribute to even higher image quality especially when using porous materials and thin textiles. The Platen Cover accessory enables printing on porous materials while protecting the printer. The Take Up Reel is a productivity booster for unattended printing. The 104-inch single spindles handle up to 100 kg (220 lb.). HP Latex prints offer outdoor display permanence of up to five years laminated, three years unlaminated.
The HP Optical Media Advance Sensor (OMAS) uses precise and accurate motion control of the media advance between print swaths, which controls registration automatically, and supports double-sided priting with minimal operator intervention. Save time, as no need to rewind the roll between sides.
HP Wall Art is free, cloud-based software designed to use with HP Latex Printers, voted in 2013, the "Best Special Application Solution" by the European Digital Press Awards. HP Wall Art features design, 3D visualization, job sharing, automatic PDF printing files, creation of customised installation instructions and developers kit to allow integration into websites.
There are 100's of different media for the HP Latex 300 Series printers, including a broad choice among coated or uncoated, vinyl, paper, PVC-free wallpaper, banner (light display, heavy); fabrics (cotton, eco-cotton, polyester, heat-sensitive polyesters, synthetic leather, silk) canvas and many more. Choose from a wide range of compatible substrates from industry-leading media providers including specialty substrates, deep embossed, textured or metallic coated media. Our media specialists at Design Supply have the expertise to help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs. HP Latex prints feature a flexible ink layer, ideal for conforming to complex surfaces, including vehicle wraps and canvas (everyday satin, premium satin, gesso coated, inkjet coated, gallery wrap). For more information, including the 3M MCS Warranty, ask your Design Supply account manager.
HP Latex and Canvas applications
Optional accessories for the HP Latex 280 printer include spindles and loading accessories, to accommodate for different media usage and widths, conveniently ready to load. There are also certified third-party RIP solutions available for ICC profiling for textiles and banners. For more information, ask your Design Supply account manager.
Count on dependable support to create the best image possible from HP and Design Supply. For added peace of mind, HP Latex 280 Printer features a 12-month limited hardware warranty; 8-hour, 5 days a week phone support. HP Services offer a broad portfolio of proven support programs to help keep your business running productively including HP Care Pack Services, an extensive portfolio of installation and post warranty on-site support services and preventative maintenance kits and HP Ecosolutions Training for printing companies to help enhance printing and imaging environments and protect your investment and grow your business. Ask us at Design Supply, and we can tailor the best solution possible for your needs.
HP Latex proprietary technology provides innovation in versatility, flexibility and durability, driving the transformation of the industry and expanding applications to the interior decoration market. Introduced in 2009 as a result of over ten years of research, development, and investment, thousands of HP Latex Ink systems are now employed worldwide and have printed more than 35 million square meters. HP Latex offers the versatility to cover applications including retail and outdoor advertising, event and exhibition graphics, vehicle graphics and interior decoration. The water-based formulation of HP Latex Inks meets high environmental standards that improve the work environment and meet customers' environmental objectives for indoor displays and wall coverings.
HP Latex proprietary technology makes it possible to obtain high quality at production speeds at no extra cost compared to solvent printing technology. Versatility of media, including coated and uncoated substrates deliver odourless prints and do not require ventilation, moving the industry to healthier printing. The smooth, flexible ink layer is ideal for stretching and framing canvases. User replaceable printheads maintain image quality over the life of the printer. Scalable printhead technology enables a range of products with speeds ideal for low to medium volume printing. Delivery times are shortened; prints come out completely dry, and can be laminated immediately. Maintenance is reduced with HP water-based Latex Inks, which do not require daily manual cleaning and printers can be turned off overnight, on weekends, or longer. The HP Latex 280 Printer is second generation technology.
HP Latex Ink Cartridges feature built-in electronic intelligence that communicates ink colour, remaining ink quantity and other information for the printer. HP Latex Inks are water-based inks that combine the best characteristics of solvent inks and water-based inks. Water give HP Latex inks the high surface tension, low viscosity and energetic vapour bubble that are ideal for use in thermal HP inkjet printheads. Composed of more than 60% water, HP Latex Inks offer important benefits to commercial and industrial production environments - water produces no VOCs (volatile organic compounds), requires no special handling, and is non-toxic, non-flammable and non-combustible. Humectants, wetting agents and additives are used to obtain required performance characteristics for an ink.
HP Optical Media Advance Sensor (OMAS) is a precise and accurate motion control of the media advance between print swaths which controls the registration automatically including double-sided prints with automatic registration across the sides.
The ColorPRO Technology trademark represents a quality standard for colour excellence in digital printing. All materials that carry the ColorPRO Technology logo are designed together with HP Latex Inks and HP Latex printers and demonstrate visibly enhanced print quality, delivering professional quality and striking results. The HP Media Certification Programme for HP Latex Inks opens up new application options and profit potential, while saving ramp up time associated with testing media.
Environmental Certifications and Eco Labels Overview:
Since 1992, HP focuses on specific environment impacts through its Design for Environment (DfE) program. DfE is an engineering perspective where the environmentally related characteristics of a product, process, or facility are optimized. Together, HP's environmental stewards and product designers consider impact on the design of every product and solution, from the smallest ink cartridges to entire data centres. HP Latex Printing Technologies provide many opportunities to reduce and recycle. Below are the certifications for the HP Latex 280 Printer, HP 792 Latex Ink Cartridges, and selected HP Media.
EL ECOLOGO Certification to UL 2801 demonstrates that HP Latex Inks meet a range of stringent criteria related to human health and environmental conditions. UL GREENGUARD GOLD Certification to UL 2818 means HP Latex products are certified to GREENGUARD standards for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage. HP Wall Art printed on HP PVC-free wall paper and other prints on HP PVC-free wall paper printed with HP Latex Inks meet AgBB criteria for health-related evaluation of VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions of indoor building product. Rated A+ per Emissions dans l'air interieur refers to the level of emission of volatile substances in indoor air posing health risks if inhaled. Eco Mark Certification Number 11142004 is for the HP 792 Latex Ink Cartridges, certified by the Eco mark Office of Japan Environment Association. Energy Star qualified means the printer meets strict energy efficiency guidelines without sacrificing performance. Additionally, other certifications for some medias/textiles include EN22 standards for wash ability and colourfastness and Euro Class Standard Class B4 for flame retardant and CE Mark Type II (ASTMF793) compliant for durability characteristics.
HP printing materials are designed together with HP Latex Inks and HP Latex printers provide optimal image quality, consistency, and reliability. These include HP PVC-free Wall Paper (FSC and UL GREENGUARD GOLD Certified), HP Everyday Matte Polypropylene, 3-in core, HP Backlit Polyester Film, and HP Premium Satin Canvas.
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