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HP Designjet 5000 UV Printing System Delivers Full Printing Flexibility With Unparalleled Image Quality
HP Printing Solution Offers Long-lasting, Full-color Prints for Print Service Providers, Signage and Fine Arts Customers
PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 5, 2001
Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HWP) today unveiled a revolutionary UV printing system, designed for HP Designjet 5000 series customers who require the best in production printing. Building on the launch last August of its latest large-format printing systems, HP now provides a complete solution, offering a winning combination of ultimate image quality, high speed and long-lasting ink images, as well as an interchangeable ink system that supports both UV and dye-based inks.
Today's announcement also includes the HP Durable Image Gloss UV printing material, which offers brilliant, photo-quality prints that are smear and moisture resistant for both indoor and outdoor applications. With a specially designed coating, prints dry fast and are ready to laminate immediately.
HP Designjet 5000 UV Printing System
The HP Designjet 5000 UV printing system offers customers a range of benefits, including:
Now, print service providers, sign-makers and retailers can quickly produce a full range of long-lasting, photo-quality prints for both indoors and outdoors while fine arts customers benefit from archivable prints with an excellent color range.
In North America, the HP Designjet 5000 series printing systems ship directly with either HP 83 UV inks or HP 81 dye-based inks. Separate HP UV or dye-based ink upgrade kits also will be available, enabling customers to use both sets of inks with their printer and to switch between the two.
Outside of North America, all printers will ship with HP 81 dye-based inks and HP UV ink upgrade kits.
HP Printing Materials
In addition to the HP Durable Image Gloss UV printing material, HP Colorlucent Backlit UV printing material is now available in 60-inch format, delivering sharp, high-contrast images that are brilliant with backlighting. Other printing materials available for the UV inks include: HP Heavyweight Coated Paper, HP Studio Canvas, HP Banners with Tyvek, HP Colorfast Adhesive Vinyl and 3M Changeable Opaque Imaging Media.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The HP Designjet 5000 UV printing system is expected to be available in March for an estimated U.S. list price of $10,495(1) for the 42-inch model.
The HP 83 UV ink cartridges and the HP 83 UV printhead/cleaners are available at an estimated U.S. list price of $335(1) and $140(1), respectively. The HP 83 UV Value Pack, which includes both the cartridges and the printhead/cleaners, is available for an estimated U.S. list price of $405(1).
The HP UV ink upgrade kit(2), including HP 83 UV ink supplies, are expected to be available in March for an estimated U.S. list price of $2,789(1).
The HP dye-based ink upgrade kit(2), including HP 81 dye ink supplies, also are expected to be available in March at an estimated U.S. list price of $2,210.
The HP Durable Image gloss UV printing material is expected to be available in a 36-inch width in March and in 42- and 60-inch widths in early May.
The HP Designjet 5000 UV printing system is backed by a one-year limited warranty with on-site, next-business-day service at no charge from HP's service and support centers around the world.
More information on HP Designjet printers, inks and printing materials is available on the Web at www.hp.com/go/designjet.
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(1) Actual prices may vary.
(2) Upgrade kits include inks, printhead/cleaners and a printhead storage container.
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