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.
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.
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