The new continuous-feed inkjet web press, launched on 20 February at the Hunkeler Innovation Days trade event in Lucerne (20-23 February), uses HP’s High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA), which has a native resolution of 2,400 nozzles per inch. It will be priced at around 15% less than the faster HP PageWide Web Press T240. It joins a number of other presses in the T series.
The T235 prints at a maximum speed of 122m/min in performance mode and 61m/min in quality mode, which is around half the maximum speed that the HDNA technology is rated for and around 25% slower than the T240. The machine will be upgradable to the T240 specifications.
"We found an opportunity at a lower end where we could offer a lower-speed entry-point for some of those print service providers that may now be entering the market," said David Murphy - PageWide Director of Marketing and Business Development who also announced that the T200 series now comes with an optional dryer expansion module for heavier coverage applications, which should lead to a 10% increase in drying efficiency.
HP has also entered into an agreement with Pitney Bowes at Hunkeler to develop a new native Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS) controller for its HP PageWide web presses and Pitney Bowes' IntelliJet printing system.