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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Imagine! Print Solutions Installs HP Scitex FB7500 Printer

Printed sheets are automatically up to a stacker. Type UV-cured hybrid Format 2. Next Printing has removed two older printers to make way for the HP Scitex FB, which is being installed this month. From there, it set itself the task of building a machine that would offer significant time and cost savings for a shop running two sheet jobs per shift for 20 days per month. PrintWeek offers free online access to all of our users, but we can only do this thanks to the fantastic support of our advertisers.

The X2 head is a piezo-electric head.

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We believe this technology is as revolutionary as the HP Scitex Turbojet — when that was released onto the market it immediately raised the bar. Site Login My Printweek. 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.


Avisar claims manning on a screen press might run to 10, whereas the FB can be run by a single operator.

We service highly competitive markets such as visual merchandising, entertainment and television where speed to market is critical. 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 F7b500 FB, which was one of a raft of launches and updates in that sector of the market unveiled at the show.

Maiden printhead The X2 is HP’s first piezo electric head. Avisar claims this offers cost benefits, which are passed on to customers who will pay “hundreds of dollars for printheads, rather than thousands”. 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.

The company outputs a range of signage products including exhibition display graphics, retail merchandising solutions and promotional materials. UV curing of the inks is provided by a cold mirror shuttered lamp system. They process is very simple, you can find out how by following this link. Each head has nozzles within a Figures depend on the actual ink coverage of your job mix, but HP estimates ink consumption averages out at m2 per litre.

So, although the FB is HP’s first moving-bed flatbed, the imaging technology is proven in the field in high-speed production.

HP believes the rush of high-speed digital machines to the market will push screen printing from a mainstream process into a niche. Type UV-cured hybrid Format 3.


HP defines the output speed in both square metres per hour and number of full size 1. Latest News New year predictions: The printhead carriage is taken from the firm’s long established Turbojet vb7500. Flexible and rigid sheets up to 25mm thick can be handled, including paper, card, polypropylene, polystyrene corrugated boards, foam and PVC.

HP Scitex started development of the FB in by asking managers and operators from some scigex the world’s leading screen printers what specifications a digital machine would need to supplant screen.

The good news is that the printheads can be replaced by the user without the need for an engineer.

Productivity figures provided include loading and unloading times, so, according to HP, should reflect actual production speeds rather than theoretical printing only speed. James Duckenfield, Hobs Group New year predictions: It was developed at its Corvallis, Oregon site, which also developed HP’s thermal printheads.

We have always been committed to employing the latest technology as a point of differentiation in the marketplace. The FB has a maximum sheet size and printable area of 1. Type UV-cured flatbed Format 3. The firm argues this arrangement provides the best compromise of productivity and substrate flexibility.