HP has announced the new HP Stitch S series, a portfolio of digital textile printers.
“Décor and fashion application trends, on demand production and personalization are boosting digital print growth,” says Santi Morera, head of graphics solutions business at HP. “The digitally printed textiles market is experiencing double-digit annual growth, forecast to reach $5.5 billion by 2023, according to Smithers Pira. We look forward to more digital print transformations being realized with the arrival of the new HP Stitch S series.”
The portfolio of printers couple HP Thermal Inkjet technology with industry-standard dyes for color durability. The first-ever built-in spectrophotometer enables Stitch’s color-matching. The introduction includes three new printers from 64-inch to 126-inch wide: the HP Stitch S300 64-in Printer, the HP Stitch S500 64-in Printer, and the HP Stitch S1000 126-in Printer.
The HP Stitch S300 Printer holds the first user-replaceable printhead. The HP Stitch S300 Printer was designed specifically for new-to-dye sublimation professionals, prototyping departments, and growing print providers.
“Our experience with HP Stitch S300 has been much easier and faster than other dye sub printers we’ve previously used. Most printers require manual action in terms of head maintenance and alignment,” says Teunis Roos, Color Concepts. “The HP Stitch S300 is more proactive and automated when it comes to performance. We’ve experienced a 50 percent reduction in time with the HP Stitch solution.”
HP Stitch S500 Printer enables predictable dye sublimation color and less media waste for production environments. With symmetrical 2xCMYK printhead configuration and Optical Media Advance Sensor, this 64-inch printer allows for saturated one pass mode. The HP Stitch S500 Printer was designed specifically for high production sites.
Key HP Stitch S500 Printer features include:
- Big ink supplies, larger rolls, and HP’s Tension-Sensing Winder allow unattended operations—even overnight, complete with HP Services and cloud fleet management tools.
- Distribute jobs across your fleet with color consistency from printer to printer.
- Avoid reprints and media waste with 1200 native dpi printheads and HP Smart Nozzle Compensation system, saving up to 50 percent floor space with frontal media loading and a spindle-less system.
New HP Dye Sublimation Paper
HP has also launched a set of new dye sublimation papers for the new HP Stitch S Printer series. These papers are designed and tested as a system with HP dye sublimation inks and the HP Stitch S Printer series.
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