Hewlett-Packard gave a look into future printing technologies, introducing a new inkjet printer that prints thousands of pages per minute and ink that retains its shine even when exposed to extreme elements.
HP's water-based Latex Ink is specially formulated to embed in a surface and become part of a media print, said Stephen Nigro, senior vice president of HP's graphics and imaging business. HP's Latex Ink can withstand snow and rain and is useful for large-format media used on billboards and outdoor signs.
The company also launched the Inkjet Web Press printer, which can print up to 2600 A4-sized colour pages a minute at a cost of under US$0.01 per colour page, Nigro said.
The products were introduced at an event in Tel Aviv.
The Latex Ink includes a specially created formula, called latex polymer, that provides the print surface its durability and colour, according to HP. Water-based ink ejected carries the latex polymer and pigment particles to the surface. The inks are 70 percent water and 30 percent of additives and other inks, HP said. The ink was developed by HP and HP Labs.
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