Whether you are just starting out as a sign maker or trying to grow your business, it is important to choose the right machine from the offset. These days there are loads of different printers all using their own 'advanced' technology to help you gain an edge on the competition. However, when it comes down to it there really is only one printer series you should be considering.
The HP Latex 300 series
The HP Latex 300 series incorporates some of the most advanced technology on the market; building on the success and versatility of the Latex 3000 (The larger, older brother), the HP latex 300 range of printers give you the most bang for your buck. First off the versatility of latex compared to other technologies such as UV or Solvent is stunning: Latex technology enables you to print on a much wider range of substrates, from heat sensitive vinyl to wallpaper; from porous textiles to floor graphics.
Unlike solvent printers, the HP Latex range of printers do not require outgassing periods, meaning that as soon as the print comes off the printer, it is ready to be processed and finished. Utilising this type of workflow enables business to increase their throughput, keep costs low and accept more jobs. All of these features go a long way in contributing to a successful sign making enterprise.
Unlike other Large Format Sign Printers, the HP Latex 310 and HP Latex 330 come with SAi FlexiPRINT Raster Image Processing (RIP) software. The RIP software enables you to streamline production, keeping track of your printer's vital statistics and functions, while managing important jobs. When entering the world of Sign making and digital printing, a RIP can help make or break your meticulously planned workflow.
Standing on the shoulders of giants
Starting off with the HP Latex 300 series gives your business a great foot hold in the world of large format digital printing and sign making. Down the line, when your business has grown to the point where you require larger machines, moving on to a HP Latex 3000 or even a Jetrix KX6 flatbed printer, will be an absolute cinch.
The new HP Latex 300 series will be on display at the Sign & Digital UK 2015 show; demonstrating its industry leading features alongside many other fresh and innovative products and devices.