Gartex 2019: HP reinvents textile printing with HP Stitch S series

HP showcased its new portfolio of digital textile printers, HP Stitch S500 and HP Stitch S1000, during Gartex Texprocess held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 10 to 12 August 2019. The printers, which the company said, will reinvent the textile printing industry in the country, deliver fast, precise colour-matching, along with efficient and simplified printing processes and are designed to accelerate commercial digital print adoption.

30 Aug 2019 | By Rahul Kumar

(l-r) Mandar Nalawade and Vitesh Sharma of HP at Gartex Texprocess

The HP Stitch series is equipped with HP Smart Printing capabilities that can enable businesses to achieve better control of their print operations. HP Smart Printing is powered by the cloud-based technology, applications and services designed to maximise uptime, provide exceptional line-of-sight and simplify production processes.

HP has partnered with leading companies in the dye-sublimation industry, from RIP vendors to thermoprocessing manufacturers, to provide customers with a holistic workflow solution that works seamlessly with HP Stitch.

Vitesh Sharma, head of Sign and Graphics, HP India, said, “The introduction of this breakthrough innovation in the textile printing industry will enable businesses to increase their production at a relatively lower cost and time. The new HP Stitch printers will redefine the dye sublimation printing market and pave the way for more digital print transformations in the future.”

Designed specifically for high production sites, HP Stitch S500 enables predictable dye-sublimation colour and produces less media waste for production environments. With symmetrical 2xCMYK printhead configuration and Optical Media Advance Sensor, this 64-inches printer allows for saturated and reliable one pass mode for true top speed. The machine saves up to 50% floor space with frontal media loading and a spindle-less system.

The superwide dye-sublimation production printing technology of HP Stitch S1000 produces high quality prints in 1.200-native dpi, deep black, and vivid colours. With the printing speeds up to 220-m²/hr, the device easily prints high density direct-to-fabric prints, with the drop and dry system. HP Stitch S1000 printer offers easy operation with minimal manual intervention.