A new entry level
The HP Latex 115 54" printer has been priced to redefine “entry level”. It is a highly competitive alternative to solvent printers and performs in line with much more expensive HP Latex machines. It produces equally impressive prints on a wide range of media. From banners to wall paper its breadth of abilities opens up opportunities to the fastest growing market in print.
Price and running costs are the only differentiators. The hardware is identical for both printers resulting in the same professional output. The 115 is significantly cheaper to buy with an RRP of £8,400 + VAT verses £9,900 + VAT. Running costs are up to 30% higher for the 115 as the ink cartridges are only 400ml compared to 775ml sized inks found in the more expensive machine and cost more to replace on a relative basis.
Print quality is exceptional due to a six colour cartridge system deployed through 1200 dpi print heads. Other technical enhancements combine to deliver further quality gains. The 115 uses HP’s Latex Optimizer which interacts with HP Latex inks to quickly immobilize pigments on the surface of the print. HP’s Optical Media Advance Sensor (OMAS) provides additional improvements by accurately managing the media as it advances between print swaths.
With outdoor signage lasting up to 3 years on un-laminated media and if laminated 5 years, durability is certainly impressive. When using HP latex inks the scratch resistance of PVC banners after printing is comparable to hard solvent inks.
The HP 115 Latex delivers exceptional productivity in part because of its print speed but also through its limited maintenance/downtime requirements. Although the print speed alone is a rapid 12m² per hour for indoor print the amount of down time is reduced by automatic drop detection and nozzle replacement enabling the machine to work longer over a given period of time. Finishing work can start immediately as prints are 100% dry when they exit the printer.
As no hazardous odours are produced no special ventilation is required.
The HP Latex 115 incorporates the following:
We understand latex printing because we use latex printers ourselves. Having 4 reprographic operations of our own we have a huge depth of experience in printing. Theory and practice are very different and we have gained industry leading knowledge in latex printing from our own experiences and those of our customers. Latex printing is not straightforward. If you need impartial and expert advice look no further.
We have the highest level of accreditation from HP and are one of their largest dealers in the UK. We are able to offer service contracts to ensure the highest level of aftermarket care. Our engineers are fully trained by HP and will only fit original HP parts on repair calls. Service contract customers also benefit from our in house telephone and email support. Buy from Entwistle group and have total peace of mind.
All printers need a RIP to allow them to function. Although the HP 115 Latex printer does come with an HP Edition flexi RIP, to maximise the performance of your latex printer you might consider upgrading to a more advanced RIP offering greater functionality.
A RIP will offer the following enhancements:
We offer a range of RIPS from the leading suppliers including ColorGATE, Caldera, Onyx and SAi. RIP's and would be delighted to talk you through the benefits they offer for your HP 115 latex printer.
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