The new edition of HP's Stitch S1000 dye-sub printer allows users to print directly to fabric or onto transfer paper, with 1200 native dpi printheads and HP’s Drop & Dry system ensuring vivid colour and extreme resolution.
In an announcement from its headquarters in California, HP Inc. said the latest addition to its HP Stitch portfolio is aimed at helping print service providers (PSPs) to “diversify their soft signage and interior décor offerings, as well as meet more challenging customer needs. The updated 3.2 metre (126-inch) HP Stitch S1000 is designed to offer high quality with greater versatility and smooth operation. A newly incorporated contact heater offers enhanced backlit saturation performance on direct-to-fabric jobs, meaning colours appear brighter and more vivid than ever before.”
HP Stitch S1000 is designed to provide rapid turnaround production start-up times and speeds of up to 220 m²/hr. Additionally, it offers the possibility to double through-put on substrates of up to 1.6m with dual roll accessory.
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"The new HP Stitch S1000 will allow PSPs to expand their dye-sub production versatility even further and say ‘yes’ to ambitious projects, as well as demanding and innovative applications,” said Oscar Vidal, large format global business strategy director, HP. "With the large format industry set for a progressive year, HP’s latest Stitch device ensures soft signage and interior decoration professionals are able to handle a diverse range of customer needs, safe in the knowledge they have the technology to deliver.”
The Stitch S1000 gives users the option to print directly to fabric or onto transfer paper, simplifying workflows without compromising on results - while 1200 native dpi printheads and HP’s Drop & Dry system ensure deep blacks, vivid colours and extreme resolution to deliver work of the highest-quality, HP said.
“The Smart Nozzle Compensation system and Optical Media Advance Sensor Plus work together to ensure reliable image quality while operating at pace. With an additional integrated aerosol and vapor extraction system, meeting tight deadlines has never been easier.
“User-replaceable printheads and HP preventative maintenance support6 helps increase uptime, while spreader rollers, 10-litre ink supplies and rolls up to 300kg allow print professionals to confidently leave the device to print unattended.
“Combined with the HP PrintOS app, print operations are easily controlled anywhere, anytime – while also allowing PSPs to make data-driven decisions. If working with a fleet, the HP Configuration Center ensures jobs are distributed efficiently for maximum productivity, with a built-in spectrophotometer providing colour consistency across fleet.”
Tests show that in 40% less time, a single operator can load both transfer and textile rolls - enabled by features including automatic media tension adjustment, simple media path, automatic and optimized printhead cleaning, and a device warm-up process that occurs in parallel with loading.
The updated HP Stitch S1000 uses ECO PASSPORT certified dye sublimation inks, a standard that verifies the safety of chemical products used in the textile and leather industry. The device also benefits from HP’s free printhead recycling scheme, via the HP Planet Partners initiative. The outer carton of a S1000 ink cartridge is made from cardboard and can be recycled - part of HP’s goal of creating a more circular, low-carbon economy.
HP first introduced its HP Stitch series in April 2019.
Pricing and Availability
Information on country availability, pricing, and retail destinations for the HP Stitch S Printers Series Portfolio vary region by region.
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