HP Releases New Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) Technology and Ink to Enable Greater Productivity and Sustainability in Coding and Marking Applications

This week at Pack Expo, a major packaging tradeshow at the Las Vegas Convention Center, HP Inc. will be showcasing its industry leading Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) technology among industry leaders, packaging and processing solutions suppliers and end users from 40+ verticals. HP’s continued investment in advancing TIJ is helping brands around the world meet heightened demand and increasingly stringent regulatory requirements while boosting productivity for coding and marking applications.

On display will be HP’s newest solvent ink, HP 2600. HP 2600 is aimed at solving a variety of consumer and brand packaging and processing challenges as well as addressing a broader industry push for more sustainable solutions given that this new ink has been designed with a goal to meet both current and future regulatory requirements.

Manufacturers today need the confidence that printed product identification is safe for intended use and will remain legible throughout the manufacturing and distribution process, especially on a wide range of packaging. HP 2600 has demonstrated its ability to show excellent durability results on untreated polyethylene (PE). This latest product introduction also provides outstanding durability on PVC, in addition to providing good durability on various other types of films such as BOPP.

This latest ink has been formulated to deliver a stable dry time of less than 3-seconds*. Combined with HP partner TIJ-based coding and marking printers, end users can benefit from less downtime, lower maintenance, and easy-to-use advantages of HP TIJ, which are ideal to address labor shortage challenges and deliver increased production efficiency.

As part of HP’s focus on environmental sustainability and responsible innovation, a substantial effort has been made to design an ink that is positioned to comply with current and future regulatory requirements. To this end, HP has designed this ink without PFAS based materials. In addition, the HP 2600 formulation is suitable for use in certain printing applications involving the non-food contact surface of food packaging.

Keeping productivity and sustainability in mind, HP’s Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) 108mm bulk printing solution for coding and marking on secondary packaging will also be featured on the show floor. This TIJ technology allows companies to shift away from the complex and expensive label application process by enabling direct printing onto the outside of packaging boxes, improving recyclability by avoiding glues and other adhesives required with traditional labelling processes.

Built with smart servicing solution to address decap issues and wide print swath capabilities without the need for stitching, the new 108mm bulk print head makes production run seamlessly at faster speeds than earlier TIJ technology platforms and with longer throw distances, utilizing the same easy-to-use, high quality, TIJ  technology and water-based HP Inks for greater sustainability and recyclability, all of which HP is known for.

Stop by HP’s booth at Pack Expo located in North Hall – N-10054 to learn how HP is helping to transform coding and marking in the packaging industry.

*Based on HP internal testing, ink performance may vary based on substrate, printing system, and environmental conditions. Test the ink in your application to understand true performance.

About HP

HP Inc.is a global technology leader and creator of solutions that enable people to bring their ideas to life and connect to the things that matter most. Operating in more than 170 countries, HP delivers a wide range of innovative and sustainable devices, services and subscriptions for personal computing, printing, 3D printing, hybrid work, gaming, and more. For more information, please visit: http://www.hp.com.

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