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  • HP and Spandex ramp up reseller deal

    Spandex Asia Pacific is ramping up its reseller agreement with HP to include the HP Scitex Industrial flatbed printers, and freshly re-branded HP Latex models following the successful 2012 introduction of the HP Designjet Latex wide-format printers to its range.

    In a bid to keep its product knowledge up to scratch along with its training support, Spandex has installed an HP Scitex FB500 at its Mt. Kuring-gai headquarters, technical centre and warehouse, in Sydney’s northern region.

    The FB500 is a high-resolution (max:1200 x 600dpi) UV-curing flatbed printer that can also print on flexible media with the roll option. The six-colour extended gamut inkset can be boosted by the addition of a white ink option. The maximum width for both rigid and roll media is 1630mm, with 3050mm the maximum length for rigid media and up to 64mm thickness.

    National Hardware & Software Specialist Ryan Warby sets up the HP Scitex FB500 at Spandex’s NSW technical centre.

    “We chose the FB500 as our demonstration machine because it is such a versatile industrial UV printer,” says Alex McClelland, Spandex managing director and vice president, Asia-Pacific . “It prints on virtually any media with excellent ink adhesion, with full bleeds and at resolutions suited to outdoor, indoor or even fine art and photographic applications.”

    Spandex’s extended agreement with HP also includes the wider (2500mm) HP Scitex FB700 printer and the Industrial Latex printers, HP Latex 600 and Latex 850. A new 3200m wide Latex printer, the HP Latex 3000 will be launched worldwide at FESPA, UK on 25 June and will also be included in the extended agreement when available in the fourth quarter of 2013.

    “Since its introduction in 2008, HP Latex technology has taken the sign and display world by storm,” says McClelland, “because it offers an ecologically-safe waterbased alternative to solvent printing.

    “More than 15,000 HP Latex printers have been shipped worldwide and more than 100 million square metres have been printed with HP Latex Inks. HP expects these numbers to triple by 2016, with the amount of latex-printed pages growing rapidly while the area of solvent-printed images simultaneously declines, perhaps by as much as 33 per cent. We are delighted to extend our agreement with HP to cover all Latex models and now flatbed UV,” he says.