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Hewlett-Packard steps out to exhibit at PrintEx07

Thursday, 01 March 2007
By Print 21 Online Article

International print suppliers Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Epson will be amongst 160 printing and graphics exhibitors at the industry’s premier event for 2007, PrintEx07, 24-26 May at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

HP will feature alongside other leading industry heavyweights including Fuji Film Sericol, Canon, AE Hudson, Currie Group and Heidelberg. HP elected to exhibit at PrintEx following its recent acquisition of Scitex Vision, which means the company now has a full range of digital solutions.

“PrintEx07 allows us to showcase the HP Scitex industrial solutions for wide and super-wide format, indoor and outdoor graphics, along with the large format Designjet and HP Indigo digital presses under the one roof for the first time in Australia,” said Karen Kam, marketing manager, HP Scitex, Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific.

“In the industrial space, we will be exhibiting an HP Scitex TJ8500 printer, along with a new high speed UV digital printer utilising the recently announced HP Scitex X2 Printhead,” she said.

The HP Scitex TJ8500 printer is the latest UV-based industrial wide-format digital printer with a number of print modes and speeds up to 400sqm/hr on sheets as large as 165x370cm.

Recognising PrintEx07 as an opportune event for the entire industry, this will be the third time Epson has featured at a PrintEx exhibition.

“PrintEx07 offers an excellent platform to showcase our range of market leading proofing products. The exhibition brings the entire printing industry together, creating a forum that allows exhibitors to catch-up with valued customers and channel partners,” said Craig Heckenberg, business unit manager, Epson Australia.

Visitors to PrintEx07 can see first hand and learn about the impressive features of Epson’s new Stylus Pro 3800, as well as the 800 printer series Stylus Pro 4800, 7800 and 9800 and 400 printer series Stylus Pro 4400, 7400 and 9400.

“Our products include Micro Piezo Inkjet Technology allowing accurate dot placement and high image quality, UltraChrome Ink Technology giving a wide colour gamut and reproducing accurate and consistent colour. With Epson printers our complete range means we have a printer for all printing and proofing applications regardless of site location, onsite or remote,” said Heckenberg.

PrintEx07 exhibition organiser Brian Thomas, Reed Exhibitions, said Epson’s continuing support reflects the significance of the exhibition amongst industry members.

“With the latest products and technologies from quality and well-recognised suppliers, PrintEx has really become a high calibre, must-attend event for the printing and graphics industry,” he said.

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