HP Latex Technology

When clients approach you with unique challenges and innovative opportunities, you want the power to take on anything. By adding HP Latex Technology to your print arsenal, you can print on virtually any substrate, deliver the highest quality over time,  and deliver projects same day.

HP Latex Technology advantages

Application Versatility

Print on just about any substrate and get scratch-resistant, durable prints with HP Latex Inks. 1 With our high-efficiency curing system, prints come out dry and ready-to-use.

High Quality and Productivity

Get the color, quality, and consistency you expect with HP Latex printheads and the spectrophotometer. HP Latex Optimizer and our Optical Media Advance Sensor enable high quality even at the highest productivity levels.

Designed for end-to-end Sustainability

Embrace a more sustainable approach with energy efficient printers2, water-based inks, and odorless prints 3 that let you reach more indoor spaces. Plus, with our simple take-back programs, eligible HP supplies and printing materials can be easily returned or recycled.

What is HP Latex Inks?

HP Latex Technology uses Aqueous Dispersion Polymerization to produce more durable prints

Application Phase

The liquid ink vehicle carries latex polymer and pigment particles to the print media surface.

Drying Phase

Radiant heat and forced airflow evaporate most of the water—leaving a continuous polymer layer.

Curing Phase

Latex particles form a durable layer to protect the colorant, resulting in dry, ready-to-use prints.

No special ventilation4

No HAPs5

Odorless prints3

No reactive monomer chemistry6

Ozone free

Discover more about HP Latex Technology

Ink and Media

Deliver outstanding image quality on a wide range of media and add value to your business offering with innovative water-based HP Latex inks.


Water-based HP Latex Inks

Designed to avoid the hazards associated with solvent and uv curable without trading off performance.


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  1. Scratch resistance and image permanence testing by HP Image Permanence Lab. Scratch resistance is comparable to hard-solvent inks on self-adhesive vinyl and PVC banner. Scratch-resistance comparison based on testing third-generation HP Latex Inks and representative hard-solvent inks. Estimates by HP Image Permanence Lab on a range of media. Feature availability and related performance varies by printer, and may be optional. See individual products data sheets for more information at
  2. Select HP Latex printers are ENERGY STAR® certified, demonstrating superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered trademarks owned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  3. There is a broad set of media with very different odor profiles. Some of the media can affect the odor performance of the final print.
  4. Applicable to HP Latex printers. No special ventilation equipment means air filtration systems are not required to meet U.S. OSHA requirements. Condensate collection systems are provided on some models. Special ventilation equipment installation is at the discretion of the customer— see the Site Preparation Guide for details. Customers should consult state and local requirements and regulations.
  5. HP Latex Inks were tested for Hazardous Air Pollutants, as defined in the Clean Air Act, per U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Method 311 (testing conducted in 2013) and none were detected.
  6. Printing with HP Latex Inks avoids the problematic reactive monomers associated with UV printing. Acrylate monomers present in uncured UV inks and UV-gel inks can damage skin.