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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HP’s big news at Fespa Digital in Amsterdam 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 printhead carriage is taken from the firm’s long established Turbojet machine. It’s not only the printheads that leverage existing HP technology.

Avisar claims manning on a screen press might run to 10, whereas the FB can be run by a single operator. The firm argues this arrangement provides the best compromise of xcitex and substrate flexibility. Maiden printhead The X2 is Hl first piezo electric head. But before the company committed to the purchase it did its homework. If you are seeing this message, it is most likely because your browser is using an ad blocker.

Imagine! Print Solutions Installs HP Scitex FB Printer

Type UV-cured flatbed Format 1. 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. The company outputs a range of signage products including exhibition display graphics, retail merchandising solutions and promotional materials.

HP says less than two heads per month need changing and the replacement head costs are included in the first-year maintenance contract. It was developed at its Corvallis, Oregon site, scjtex also developed HP’s thermal printheads.

The FB has a maximum sheet size and printable area of 1. Julian Hocking, Nationwide Print New year predictions: Jason Hammond, The Delta Group.


The good news is that the printheads can be replaced by the user without the need for an engineer. If we can improve on delivery times, then svitex clients can promote their products and services faster. 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.

Type UV-cured flatbed Format 3.

Next Printing first in Sydney to install HP Scitex FB

They process is very simple, you can find out how by following this link. Flexible and rigid sheets up to 25mm thick can be handled, including paper, card, polypropylene, polystyrene corrugated boards, foam and PVC. We have always been committed to employing the latest technology as a point of differentiation in the marketplace.

Printed sheets are automatically transferred to a stacker. PrintWeek offers free online access to all of our users, but we can only do this thanks to the fantastic support of our advertisers. 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 With the new Scitex we will be able to provide a vastly improved service that also assures quality.

HP says that it chose a fb7050 drop size to sfitex achieve strong flat colours typical of screen, with the addition of the two light inks to ensure smooth halftones, particularly flesh tones. The operator loads each sheet onto a feed table, which then registers the job before loading it onto the print table. Productivity figures provided include loading and unloading times, so, according to HP, should reflect actual production speeds rather than theoretical printing only speed.

Type UV-cured hybrid Format 3. HP defines the output speed in both square metres per hour and number of full size 1. It is using the results of Fespa’s recently published World Wide Survey to back up its claims. Site Login My Printweek. 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.


Type UV-cured hybrid Format 2. Latest News New year predictions: UV curing of the inks is provided by a cold mirror shuttered lamp system. The FB is a well-thought sxitex package and, while it may not offer headline-grabbing speeds, it has a sensible specification that delivers versatility and productivity.

The FB’s flatbed traversing under the printhead can be seen as being an unwrapped version of the Turbojet’s drum architecture, to make it capable of handling rigid and thick materials.

Imagine! Print Solutions Installs HP Scitex FB7500 Printer

We service highly competitive markets such as visual merchandising, entertainment and television where speed to market is critical. In addition to the six colours fitted, it is possible to fit another two taking the total up to eight. Avisar claims this offers cost benefits, which are passed on to customers who will pay “hundreds of dollars for printheads, rather than thousands”.

The machine has four point-of-purchase PoP quality modes ranging from the highest quality PoP 17, which is 17 sheets per hour 90m2 per hour through to PoP 42, which churns out 42 sheets or m2 per hour. Agfa says it can combine screen print with digital print to maximise the strengths of both.

Next Printing has removed two older printers to make way for the HP Fb75000 FB, which is being installed this month. The installation will also enable Next Printing to expand its market reach.

HP believes the rush of high-speed digital machines to the market will push screen printing from a mainstream process into a niche. The X2 head is a piezo-electric head. We believe this fb77500 is as revolutionary as the HP Scitex Turbojet — when that was released onto the market it immediately raised the bar. James Duckenfield, Hobs Group New year predictions: