New from HP comes the Stitch S series digital textile printers, incorporating the 64in Stitch S300 and S500, and the 126in S1000. A range of dye-sub papers has also been introduced. RA Smart (CAD & Machinery) will be the exclusive UK and Ireland specialist reseller for the Stitch range.
“The digitally printed textiles market is experiencing double-digit annual growth, forecast to reach $5.5bn by 2023 according to Smithers Pira. We look forward to more digital print transformations being realised with the arrival of the new HP Stitch S series,” said Santi Morera, head of graphics solutions business at HP.
The Stitch S series printers use thermal inkjet technology and have a built-in spectrophotometer. They have direct to textile and dye-sublimation paper transfer capability, have user interchangeable printheads, a patented media drying system, integrated built-in colour control and automatic smart nozzle compensation system.
The HP Stitch S300 has been designed specifically for new to dye-sublimation users, and has user-replaceable printheads, while the HP Stitch S500, which has a symmetrical 2xCMYK printhead configuration and optical media advance sensor, is designed for high production sites.
The HP Stitch S300 and S500 - as well as the new dye sublimation paper - are available now and are being showcased at ISA 2019 in Las Vegas, this week. The S1000 is being shown to invited guests at the show and will make its debut at Fespa Global next month.