HP updates Stitch S1000
Friday, May 7, 2021
HP has updated its Stitch S1000 to enable users to diversify their soft signage and interior decor offerings.
The manufacturer said the new 2021 edition 3.2m-wide machine is designed “to offer high quality with greater versatility and smooth operation”.
The machine gives users the option to print directly to fabric or onto transfer paper, with the 1,200dpi native printheads and HP’s Drop & Dry system ensuring “deep blacks, vivid colours and extreme resolution”.
A newly incorporated contact heater is said to offer enhanced backlit saturation performance on direct-to-fabric jobs, enabling brighter and more vivid colours.
HP large format global business strategy director Oscar Vidal said: “The new HP Stitch S1000 will allow PSPs to expand their dye-sub production versatility even further and say yes to ambitious projects, as well as demanding and innovative applications.
“With the large-format industry set for a progressive year, HP’s latest Stitch device ensures soft signage and interior decoration professionals are able to handle a diverse range of customer needs, safe in the knowledge they have the technology to deliver.”
The updated machine uses Eco Passport certified dye-sub inks and can print at speeds of up to 220sqm/hr. It also offers users the possibility to double the throughput on substrates up to 1.6m-wide with a dual roll accessory.
The printer’s Smart Nozzle Compensation system and Optical Media Advance Sensor Plus work together to ensure reliable image quality while operating at pace. Also additional is an integrated aerosol and vapour extraction system.
User-replaceable printheads and HP preventative maintenance support are said to help increase uptime, while spreader rollers, 10-litre ink supplies, and the capability to take rolls weighing up to 300kg enable users to leave the device to print unattended.
Print operations can be controlled anywhere, anytime, using the HP PrintOS app.
HP told Printweek the updated Stitch S1000 is available immediately and will replace the current S1000, which was launched at Fespa in Munich in 2019.
The manufacturer said it has already upgraded most of the machines in the field for customers who would benefit from the new features.
Pricing varies region by region, HP added.