The HP PageWide T700i Press is a new 1.7m (67”), digital web-fed platform that helps converters achieve greater operational efficiency for high-volume production of digital single-face lamination, corrugation, and folding carton applications.
The HP PageWide T700i Press (which is expected to be available for installations in late 2023), will be configurable to meet specific customer and market needs and includes a variety of in-line options for manual or continuous unwinding, priming, varnishing, and delivery in both roll and sheet format. Select configurations will be capable of up to 300m/min (1,000 ft per min) supported by HP’s single-pass Thermal Inkjet technology with true water-based inks, which enables fully sustainable packaging. The HP PageWide T700i Press will be the second press format built in partnership with Koenig & Bauer.
The new press platform supports increased plant capacity and reduced manufacturing costs for paper-based packaging production and will enable packaging converters to print with significantly accelerated turnaround times and lower minimum order quantities requirements that optimise inventories, while focusing analog print capacity on longer runs. For converters facing increasing supply chain pressure, this press represents a substantial opportunity for business growth by enabling improved economics, greater production versatility, and more sustainable packaging solutions.
The new press will feature the next generation HP Thermal Inkjet printheads capable of robust industrial production with high reliability and low operational costs. The proven inkjet technology builds on previous generations of thermal inkjet to enable customers to achieve consistent and repeatable 6-colour offset print quality at high speeds for high-graphics packaging. T700i Press customers will benefit from HP’s manufacturing scalability and vertical integration across HP’s Industrial Print businesses, creating a distinct advantage for their business.
Digital print for corrugated packaging is changing the industry, and HP is helping lead the charge. HP continues its investment in the corrugated market with this new press, expanding its corrugated press portfolio offering. With HP’s both post-print and pre-print solutions, converters can gain new capabilities, new opportunities for success, with digital efficiencies that make it easier to print and sell more – while also reducing steps, time, and costs versus traditional corrugated print production.