HP’s PageWide Advantage 2200 inkjet web press has won a Printing United Alliance 2023 Pinnacle Award for Technology.

Launched last year, the HP PageWide Advantage 2200 inkjet web press builds on 15 years of field proven innovations from the T200, T300 and T400 series platforms. Incorporating a single arch, the press supports paper thickness from 40gsm up to 300gsm, printing at speeds of 244 metres per minute in monochrome and 152 metres per minute with complete High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) colour quality at high coverage.

HP says the press expands application versatility while reducing labour costs by minimising overall maintenance and servicing time, increasing reliability and maximising uptime. The company also claims a low total cost of ownership for the press.

Bennett Graphics president David Bennett, an HP PageWide Advantage 2200 user, says, “Our customers have extremely tight turnaround time requirements for time-sensitive marketing communications, but with the speed and quality of the HP PageWide Advantage 2200, we can scale our capabilities to meet their growing needs.

“We have been an HP Indigo user for many years, and the Advantage 2200 opens up new opportunities to compete for projects we couldn’t have handled before.”

Other features of the press include HP High-Efficiency Drying, which reduces total energy consumption per page by up to 60 per cent and recirculates up to 80 per cent of the air heated during drying processes. The press incorporates passive and active web cooling modules that enable high levels of print quality for high-coverage print jobs at maximum speeds, allowing customers to run a versatile mix of print runs, ranging from light coats to heavy coverage gloss work.

Applications include publishing, direct mail, and commercial print. The HP PageWide Advantage 2200 also offers modular dryers that allow customers to size their press according to application and production needs. It uses the HP Optimizer technology to produce excellent print quality across a wide range of media.

HP adds that the digital front end allows customers to reduce total ink usage and media waste by optimising colour, ink laydown, startup and running modes.

Another HP Advantage 2200 press owner is N2, also based in the USA. Company director of operations Robb Hotchkiss says, “The HP PageWide Advantage 2200 changed our business by accelerating print speeds and its ability to handle surges more efficiently. The Advantage 2200 quality is incredible, and the flexibility of the press and colour controls allow us to maximise the quality and appearance of our magazines while being cost-effective in full coverage ink laydown.”

The Printing United Alliance Pinnacle Awards are open to all Printing United Alliance supplier members. Judges evaluated more than 160 entries from more than 58 categories, spanning from analogue to digital, output and non-output technologies.

Dawn Nye, programme manager for the Printing United Alliance, says, “The Pinnacle Technology Awards competition represents true innovation and products that are likely to have a significant impact among commercial hardware, software, consumables, industrial and screen equipment.”

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