If you want to get the best results from your HP Latex printer, we would suggest that you take advantage of the wide range of media that HP have certified under the HP Latex Media Certification Program. This program evaluates media compatibility and performance when used with HP Latex printers, so it’s the best way of being certain that the media you’ve chosen is up to the job.
Whatever you’re planning to print on your Latex, there will be an ideal substrate for the best results. By using the Certification Program, you’ll be able to choose the appropriate media profile for your printer and for the job in hand. You’ll find all the details of certified media in the HP Media Solutions Locator – www.hp.com/go/mediasolutionslocator – where you can use the filter function to identify the media you need. As well as accessing the Media Solutions Locator on the internet, you’ll find it on the front panel of your HP Latex 300 and 500 series printers or via the IPS for the 1500 and 3000 series.
If you’re not sure whether a particular media can be used with HP Latex Inks, check the manufacturer’s website – you should see a ‘Certified for HP Latex Inks’ logo for any media that’s been certified. If you’re not sure if a particular media is right for the application you need, or if you want to find new applications for a given substrate, visit the Media Solutions Locator and filter the results by application. This will show you exactly what you can do with different types of media and how you can use them to expand your offering.
When you check out a substrate on the Media Solutions Locator, you’ll find that it will be either ‘Certified’ or ‘Profile only.’ The difference comes down to the way HP evaluates the substrates – they test them for general image quality, printer-media interaction and image handleability. A ‘Certified’ profile means that the media in questions has past all the certifications tests and achieved the expected threshold, whereas a ‘Profile only’ media has only passed the basic performance testing. Obviously, media that have achieved a ‘Certified’ profile will give you better results.
For more information and advice on which media you should use for which applications on your Latex printer, give the Perfect Colours sales team a ring on 0845 680 9000.
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