|HP Reinvents Dye Sublimation Printing with the Launch of HP Stitch
The new HP Stitch S series is a portfolio of digital textile printers that deliver fast, precise colour matching, alongside efficient, simplified processes. It is HP’s latest innovation designed to accelerate commercial digital print adoption.
“Décor and fashion application trends, on demand production and personalisation 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 realised with the arrival of the new HP Stitch S series.”
The portfolio of printers couple HP thermal inkjet technology with industry standard dyes for superior colour durability. The first ever built-in spectrophotometer enables Stitch’s fast and exact colour 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, resulting in reduced down times and service costs. 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, Colour 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 colour and less media waste for production environments. With symmetrical 2xCMYK printhead configuration and Optical Media Advance Sensor, this 64 inch printer allows for saturated and reliable one pass mode for true top speed. The HP Stitch S500 Printer was designed specifically for high production sites.
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 to achieve excellent image quality and colour consistency.
The HP Stitch S300 and S500 Printer series, as well as dye sublimation paper, are available now