HP Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) Launches New Bulk Printing Solution for More Efficient and Versatile Packaging Production

HP Inc. announced the official launch of its HP Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) 108mm Bulk Printing Solution, the latest advancement to its world-renowned TIJ 4.0 Printhead technology, disrupting industry packaging processes. Boasting high speed, high resolution, and longer throw distances up to 10mm, the HP 108mm Printhead is now available to support customers globally with various wide-swath high-volume printing applications without stitching.

“We continue to invest R&D resources in TIJ technology to drive meaningful innovations that enhance productivity, output quality, and unbeatable ease of use,” says Philippe Lesage, VP and GM, Specialty Printing & Technology Solutions at HP. “We are excited to offer our customers new ways to navigate an increasingly complex packaging landscape with our growing portfolio of TIJ-enabled solutions.”

From secondary coding and marking, late-stage packaging, wide-swath mail addressing, and specialty packaging, customers can leverage HP’s TIJ 108mm Solution to print more extensive 1D and 2D barcodes and characters vertically or horizontally at the highest level of barcode scores for its speed, as well as the required readability. The built-in pressure regulation in the Printhead creates added flexibility in design with the custom positioning of the ink delivery system.

Powered by HP’s innovative Smart Servicing Solution, clean, crisp prints are always achieved with fresh ink guaranteed at the nozzle, even when the Printhead is left uncapped for 24 to 48 hours. The innovation is in the patented micro recirculation technology that reduces pen servicing while resolving decap issues.

The system also allows the installation of two bulk supply systems with auto switching, enabling supplies to be automatically switched when depleted. A typically complicated procedure is simplified while minimizing the dependence on a highly trained workforce and achieving non-stop production. Low part replacement costs and lower costs per print with bulk cartridges ensure the system’s ‘cost of ownership’ is on par with industry alternatives.

“The HP 108mm Printhead has been specifically designed to accelerate overall design time and market readiness for OEMs. OEMs can easily integrate the Printhead to their systems and configure it for the application with the simplified enabler kit from HP,” says Pat Harnett, Director of Portfolio, Strategy & Development, Specialty Printing & Technology Solutions at HP. “The Printhead and the Ink cartridge can be replaced in minutes without operator training. This allows our customer base to take advantage of continuous printing, reduced downtime, and more seamless production to help offset rising labor and material costs.”

Together, these features allow customers to unlock new levels of efficiency, versatility, and even sustainability, as direct printing enables the shift away from traditional labeling processes that often make packaging hard to recycle. Leveraging HP TIJ technology to eliminate label inventories transforms packaging operations to be more sustainable and responsible. It also creates extra cost-savings and productivity benefits that could power future innovation and disruption.

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