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  1. HP introduces faster PageWide XL printers for enhanced print production

    HP introduces faster PageWide XL printers for enhanced print production

    Today at Autodesk University, HP Inc. announced new HP PageWide XL printers with sharp, up to 70 percent faster1 output, enabling technical production providers to grow AEC volume and expand business in colour applications with the market-leading HP PageWide XL printer portfolio.

    The new HP PageWide XL 5100 and HP PageWide XL 6000 printers and multifunction printers strengthen the fastest printer portfolio in the market2 to equip enterprise print rooms, central reprographic departments and reprographic houses for enhanced mid-volume production in both colour and monochrome.

    At speeds up to 24 D/A1-size prints per minute, the series delivers technical documents with quick turnaround and low operating costs3 for architects and engineers, in addition to geographic information system (GIS) maps and point-of-sale (POS) poster applications.

    In its first-ever product demonstration at Autodesk University, Las Vegas, HP Booth (#A517), the HP PageWide XL 6000 Multifunction Printer is producing prints of HP Mars Home Planet Concept Phase submissions.

    HP Mars Home Planet is a universe changing global effort to unite engineers, architects, designers, artists and students to imagine, design and experience life in an urban area for 1 million people on Mars. Participants are using Autodesk software to conceptualize, model and render images of future life on Mars. The winning designs will be printed and displayed during the show. Additionally, HP will showcase its latest workstations – the HP Z8, the most powerful PC on the planet,4 and the HP ZBook x2, the world’s most powerful and first detachable PC workstation5.

    “The debut of new HP PageWide XL printers is another giant leap on the HP journey to offer continued innovation in large format printing for the designers of the future,” said Guayente Sanmartín, General Manager and Global Head, HP Large Format Design Printing. “The breakthrough PageWide XL platform with even faster printing speeds will help our customers move the needle for business with immediate monochrome and colour prints delivered from one unique printer.”

    Reinventing technical production printing with the Power of One

    With more than 5,000 units shipped and 3 billion ft2 (300 million m2 ) printed since the HP PageWide XL printer launch in 2015, more customers are discovering the value the market-leading 6 HP PageWide XL printers bring to businesses worldwide. HP PageWide XL printers do the job of two printers in a single device, providing both monochrome and colour prints at breakthrough speeds: the Power of One.

    The HP PageWide XL 5100 prints at speeds up to 20 D/A1 pages per minute with quick 28-second first page out, and the HP PageWide XL 6000 Printer at 24 D/A1 size pages per minute with a 25 second first page out. The printers produce outstanding print quality, and are also available in multifunction configuration with copying and scanning for collaboration. Additional benefits include:

    • Set a new technical document standard with crisp lines, 2-point text, smooth grayscales, and vibrant colour.
    • Print/scan/copy in monochrome and colour with one single device in 50% of the time with a consolidated workflow7.
    • New advanced functionality for the integrated scanners such as smart background removal.
    • ISO 11798 certified HP PageWide XL pigment inks provide long-term storage, light/water resistance.8
    • Help keep data safe - self-encrypting HDD with AES-256, Secure Disk Erase, and IPSec.

    New added-value capabilities

    HP is also now offering increased productivity for the HP PageWide XL portfolio with new software solutions. HP SmartStream offers two new modules. Document Organiser lets the user automatically rename large volumes of files using innovative OCR technology, for saving time in job management. Using job pixel coverage, Pixel Analysis provides accurate quotes before printing. HP SmartTracker helps users control printing costs and enable reimbursement.

    HP is also introducing new features for HP HD & SD Pro Scanners to improve operator productivity, image quality and background cleaning capabilities. A new output tray streamlines both the scan and copy workflows.

    Additional printers in the HP PageWide XL portfolio include:

    • The HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer offering high-end production printing at revolutionary speeds up to 30 D/A1-size prints per minute as well as two 775 milliliter ink cartridges per colour with automatic switching and up to six rolls – more than 3,900 feet (1,200 meters) – of media for sustained productivity.
    • The HP PageWide XL 4500 Printer and MFP enabling cost- and security-conscious technical work teams of architects and engineers, to securely print up to 12 D/A1-size prints per minute at in-house print corners.
    • The HP PageWide XL 4000 Printer and MFP allowing technical work teams and copy shops to produce 8 D/A1-size prints per minute, helping teams increase on-the-job productivity.

    Availability

    The HP PageWide XL 5100 and HP PageWide XL 6000 Printer series will be available in December in the US and Canada, and will be sold in other regions beginning in 2018. Specific country releases will follow.

    For more information about the Mars Home Plant project, go to hp.com/go/mars


    1. The new HP PageWide XL 6000 Printer series prints 24 A1/D size pages per minute compared with the previous HP PageWide XL 5000 Printer delivering 14 A1/D size pages per minute.
    2. Fastest based on internal HP testing and methodology compared to alternatives for large-format printing of technical documents, GIS maps, and point-of-sale (POS) posters under $200,000 USD as of April, 2017.
    3. Production costs savings based on comparison to a setup consisting of one monochrome LED printer and one colour production printer, both under $150,000 USD, as of April, 2017. Production costs consist of supplies and service costs, printer energy costs, and operator costs. For testing criteria, see hp.com/go/pagewidexlclaims
    4. Production costs savings based on an HP PageWide XL 5100 Printer compared with a combination of a mid-volume monochrome LED printer and a mid-volume colour production printer (both under $40,000 USD) as of April, 2017. Production costs consist of supplies and service costs, printer energy costs, and operator costs. For testing criteria, see hp.com/go/pagewidexlclaims.
    5. Based on desktop workstations as of June 14, 2017 and power based on processor, graphics, memory, and power supply.
    6. Based on desktop workstations as of June 14, 2017 and power based on processor, graphics, memory, and power supply.
    7. HP PageWide XL printers portfolio are market leaders in the high-volume and mid-volume both in the USA and in Canada representing 50% of the share according to IDC as of March, 2017.
    8. Based on internal HP testing on the HP PageWide XL 5000 Printer compared to preparing and printing the job on two different printers (one comparable monochrome mid-volume LED printer for the monochrome pages and one colour printer for the colour pages. For testing criteria, see hp.com/go/pagewidexlclaims. HP PageWide XL pigment inks are certified per the ISO 11798 Permanence and Durability standard, proving that prints made with HP PageWide XL printers using Original HP PageWide XL pigment inks withstand harsh exposure to light, water, abrasion, and handling, and long-term storage and heat, and remain legible in the future. For more information, see hp.com/go/printpermanence.

    Autodesk and the Autodesk logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If the risks or uncertainties ever materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries (“HP”) may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions.

    All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to any projections of net revenue, margins, expenses, effective tax rates, net earnings, net earnings per share, cash flows, benefit plan funding, deferred tax assets, share repurchases, currency exchange rates or other financial items; any projections of the amount, timing or impact of cost savings or restructuring and other charges; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the execution of restructuring plans and any resulting cost savings, revenue or profitability improvements; any statements concerning the expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products or services; any statements regarding current or future macroeconomic trends or events and the impact of those trends and events on HP and its financial performance; any statements regarding pending investigations, claims or disputes; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

    Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the need to address the many challenges facing HP’s businesses; the competitive pressures faced by HP’s businesses; risks associated with executing HP’s strategy; the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the need to manage third-party suppliers and the distribution of HP’s products and the delivery of HP’s services effectively; the protection of HP’s intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; risks associated with HP’s international operations; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its suppliers, customers, clients and partners; the hiring and retention of key employees; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the results of the restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost (including any possible disruption of HP’s business) and the anticipated benefits of the restructuring plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015, HP’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended January 31, 2016, April 30, 2016 and July 31, 2016, and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements. HP’s Investor Relations website at http://www.hp.com/investor/home contains a significant amount of information about HP, including financial and other information for investors. HP encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.

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  2. Canon launches imagePROGRAF TX series to satisfy high end productivity

    Canon launches imagePROGRAF TX series to satisfy high end productivity

    Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, has launched a completely new line-up of large format inkjet printers: the imagePROGRAF TX-2000, TX-3000 and TX-4000, available in 24-inch, 36-inch and 44-inch sizes.  The new devices offer productivity, usability and security, alongside beautiful print quality and low running costs, making it ideal for both the high-end CAD inkjet market and the entry-level LED plotter market. The series also includes an MFP solution, imagePROGRAF TX-3000MFP T36 and TX-4000MFP T36, equipped with fast scanning, and newly developed LUCIA TD pigment ink. With updates to all core technologies including the ink system, print head and mechanical platform, the new imagePROGRAF TX series printers are perfect for customers looking for high-production, high-quality printing, in colour and at competitive speeds.

    ImagePROGRAF TX Series Printers

    Superior print quality with every sheet

    The newly developed LUCIA TD ink produces fine lines, sharp text and vibrant colours, making it perfect for high-precision CAD drawings and posters alike. Specifically formulated for weather resistance, including water resistance, printed drawings can be viewed at outdoor construction or engineering sites, in long-term storage and on outdoor posters. Thanks to superb colour reproduction even on plain paper, ink performance exceeds the needs for poster quality on both coated and uncoated paper.

    Duncan Smith, Canon UK’s , states: “The world of print continues to change and Canon is pioneering in the industry to ensure we’re delivering against the changing needs of our customers. Where previously, CAD drawings were printed in centres using LED plotters, today, many offices or construction sites require their own inkjet printers to produce drawings on demand. In response to this, we’ve designed a high performance, high-speed inkjet that’s ideally suited to replace entry-level LED plotters that comes with a host of other advantages such as colour printing, low TCO as well as unbeatable quality and sharpness.”

    Game changing productivity

    All models in the imagePROGRAF TX series, including the 36-inch, can be expanded with two rolls. The optional dual-roll system enables high-volume printing from two rolls of the same kind, or hassle-free switching between different media types to meet various printing needs. The imagePROGRAF TX series also accepts rolls up to 170mm in diameter, with the lower unit equipped with a multifunction roll system, enabling users to take advantage of the continuous output and rewinding printouts on rolls. A new high-capacity stacker also offers holding room for 100 A0 sheets, and can be easily folded up to save space when not in use.

    The series includes an MFP solution equipped with a 36 inch Colortrac scanner. The scanner features a generous 15.6-inch touchscreen panel, streamlined structure, integrated design and SmartWorks MFP version 5 with customisable menus and buttons. The new copy and archive mode improves productivity and makes it ideal for supporting office workflows, whatever the printing environment. The intuitive UI, straightforward roll loading and direct printing from USB flash drives offer optimum usability.

    Powerful and secure printing

    With a powerful L-COA PRO high-speed image processor, even data-heavy HP-GL/2 files such as electrical CAD drawings with intricate lines can be processed quickly. In addition, newly added disk encryption, protocol locking and secure data transmission makes the imagePROGRAF TX series devices some of the most robust on the market, with measures such as SNMPv3 and IPSec support to prevent leaks and intrusions.

    Hiroaki Shirakawa, LFP Product Management Manager, Canon Europe, concludes: “The newest line-up of products has advanced features to expand into higher-volume print markets, in a compact model, suitable for any office size. The imagePROGRAF TX Series is dedicated to a high balance between print quality, speed and productivity, alongside other enhancements such as more reliable security. Fast printing, high-precision, usability and compatibility with CAD systems are fundamental requirements for both users of high-end inkjets and entry-level LED plotters. We’re looking forward to launching our new product line-up this year. ”

    The new imagePROGRAF TX series and their MFPs will be available across EMEA from early December 2017


    About Canon

    Canon is a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging and information technology solutions for the home and office environments.

    Our business

    The main business focus for Canon (UK) Ltd is in two clearly defined market segments:

    • Business Imaging covering both the office and professional printing environments including: multifunctional printers, IT consultation, photocopiers, printers, large format printers, fax machines, document management hardware and software, solutions and services.
    • Consumer Imaging - input solutions such as film and digital SLR cameras, digital still compact cameras, camcorders, binoculars, calculators and scanners and output solutions - inkjet and laser printers, faxes, desktop all-in-ones and multimedia projectors.

    In addition to our business and consumer operations, Canon's Broadcast Division is an extension of our product portfolio covering the supply and servicing of professional lenses and their accessories to the Television Broadcasting industry.

    Heritage

    Canon’s success story began in Japan in the 1930s, when a small group of enthusiastic scientists set out to establish their presence in camera technology. The company first established a presence in the UK in 1976. At that time its activities were confined to the sale of calculators, micrographic equipment, copiers and similar products for the business market. In 1982 a separate camera sales operation was merged to form Canon (UK) Ltd, and since then the company has grown to become a world-leading provider of market-driven digital imaging solutions for the office and home environments.

    Company philosophy – "Kyosei"

    In 1988, one year after celebrating its 50th anniversary, Canon first adopted “kyosei” meaning “living and working together for the common good” as the corporate philosophy. Nowhere is this better reflected than at Canon’s UK headquarters at Woodhatch near Reigate in Surrey where the emphasis is strongly on achieving greater harmony between individuals and their working environment.

    Our headquarters

    Canon invested more than £21 million in the construction of its UK Headquarters at Woodhatch, Surrey, and the building was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in April 2000. The purpose-built head office fuses visually stunning architecture with the latest in business solutions technology. The environmentally friendly building is landscaped to blend into the natural slope of a hill, preserving existing meadowland and tree areas.

    The concept of energy conservation was adopted from the outset, with the recycling of demolition material and the preservation of the original site. Solar panels generate up to 35kw of power, and energy is further conserved through various features, including a natural air conditioning system and the use of special heat-absorbing concrete. Designed to showcase the company’s cutting edge products, the building is not only a landmark but also a symbol that represents everything Canon values - a "living showroom".

    Awards

    Woodhatch is the recipient of nine awards including the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust 2001 Building of the Year Award, and the project also achieved the highest rating by BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) for its energy saving initiatives. This impressive building made such an impact in its own community that it won The Reigate Society Award 2000. Other awards received were The Civic Trust Award 2001, British Council for Offices (Best Corporate Workplace 2000), British Institute of Facility Managers (Green Office of the Year Award 1999), Institution of Structural Engineers (Structural Award 2000), Brick Awards 2000 (encompassing Best Commercial Building and Landscape Project) and the Times/Gestetner Digital Office Collection 2000.

    Canon Europe’s strategy for 2013 is to create sustained profitable growth, by strengthening core business,building its future solutions and services business, and improving capabilities. Through three separate transformation programmes, Canon Europe aims to combine the strengths of recently acquired companies to deliver efficiencies and enhanced performance.

    Canon Europe’s presence in Europe is strengthened through its pan-European brand platform, You Can. Launched in 2002, You Can is designed to encourage customers to explore their creativity and be empowered by Canon’s technologies. Canon is passionate about the Power of Image and wants to inspire customers and partners to realise their passion to bring image to life.

    Operating under its global philosophy of Kyosei, Canon Europe aims for sustainable growth as the organisation strives to deliver value in all markets, to all customers and stakeholders.

    For further information on Canon Europe please see http://www.canon-europe.com/

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  3. Create picture perfect prints: Innova Art at Salon de la Photo 2017

    Create picture perfect prints: Innova Art at Salon de la Photo 2017

    Join Innova Art at Salon de la Photo 2017, Paris, 9-13 November and find the ideal inkjet media to produce limited or open editions of your work.

    Every photographer knows that images look different depending on the viewing conditions. That’s why finding the perfect media is so critical. Visit Innova Art – Stand C012, Hall 5.1 – at Salon de la Photo 2017, Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, 9-13 November to view the full range of Innova award winning inkjet media and display solutions.

    Speak to the team to learn more about the process of finding a print media that compliments the style of your work. Watch demonstrations of how to create effortless image displays and see work by photographer Jim McHugh, including some recent collaborations with Los Angeles urban artists Prime and Big Sleeps.

    The Innova Editions range of inkjet paper will be on display: all six surfaces will be on show, including two from Italian paper mill Fabriano. Every paper in this range meets museum quality archival standards and there is even a baryta paper with barium sulphate layer – Exhibition Photo Baryta 310gsm (IFA 69) – part of the Innova FibaPrint® collection, created specifically to enable digital printmakers to replicate traditional darkroom surfaces.

    Also on show will be the Canvas by Innova range, featuring both aqueous pigment and dye as well as eco-solvent, latex and UV inkjet compatible surfaces. A firm favourite in the range is the aqueous inkjet compatible FibaPrint® Ultra Smooth Gloss Canvas 380gsm (IFA 36), with a high gloss finish and true canvas weave, even stretched canvases can look like photographs. New to the range is Exhibition Cotton Matte Canvas 370gsm (IFA 54), an OBA free, 100% cotton canvas with aqueous inkjet compatible matte surface.

    For photographers seeking to present their work, take a look at the range of display products available from Innova.

    The JetMaster® Image Display Systems range includes the award winning JetMaster® Photo Wrap, enabling you to create canvas effect displays in minutes without learning any specialist skills. Also part of this range is the JetMaster® Photo Panel: the perfect display surface for prints produced on resin coated photo papers (also available from Innova). To make a professional looking frame free display, all you have to do is print, stick and display! It really is that simple – visit Innova Art on stand C012, hall 5.1 at Salon de la Photo 2017 to see for yourself.

    Pinchbook™ Photo Books allow anyone to create professional quality photo books in seconds: simply pull back the covers and insert your prints. No glue or staples required and the covers can be used time and time again so you can customise your portfolio presentation for every occasion. Covers are available in a range of sizes and include cloth and leather effect material options.

    New for the French market is the GOframe canvas stretching system. The GOframe system enables photographers of all abilities to create their own stretched canvases using wooden stretcher bars. Using the adhesive coating on the bars along with the specially designed and patented corner system you can attach your canvas print to the frame and finish a canvas in just a few minuets. No canvas pliers, staples or specialist skills required!


    About Innova

    More than paper

    In addition to an award-winning range of digital inkjet media, Innova also offers innovative display solutions, custom converting solutions and is consistently at the forefront of development for new and exciting digital print media. While traditional manufacturers focus on tweaking the same types of products they have had for years, Innova is forward looking and strives to listen to today's marketplace and deliver innovative solutions for digital inkjet printing and display applications.

    Excellence through innovation

    Established just as the 21st century started, Innova is not bound by century old thinking and paradigms. We use modern flexible approaches to this dynamic industry, with an emphasis on innovation bounded by a desire to deliver quality products and value to our distribution partners as well as the end consumer. Don't let the relatively young age of the company fool you. Innova's management team includes pioneers of the industry who have been creating new digital papers since the beginning of the inkjet revolution in the 1980's. Our right-sized structure allows us to be nimble enough to react to changing market needs while also assuring our partners a close-knit relationship with our leadership team.

    Our partnership approach to global manufacturing and distribution allows us to leverage the strengths of our own resources with those of others. This synergy not only results in enhanced product designs and improved time to market but also localised packaging, converting and warehousing to easily react to regional supply requirements.

    A 21st century company with 21st century solutions

    We are also 100% committed to the world around us and strive to maintain a relationship with ethical supply chains. For more information about our environmental commitment and the archival standards of Innova papers please visit our website at www.innovaart.com

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  4. HP introduces HP Designjet T830 Multifunction Printer

    HP introduces HP Designjet T830 Multifunction Printer

    HP Inc. today announced the new HP Designjet T830 24 inch multifunction printer, an ultra-compact, versatile large format printing solution for architects, engineers and construction teams to seamlessly collaborate onsite and across sites by printing, copying, scanning and sharing plans with a single device.

    The 24 inch T830 joins the HP Designjet T830 multifunction printer series creating a portfolio that can handle any size project, yet offering the same HP Designjet quality and reliability in what is now the most compact MFP device available on the market today.1

    “HP multifunction printers open new ways to help professional teams communicate and collaborate using a single device. Our customers are increasingly demanding solutions that enable them to share easily including agile transitions from digital to hard copy and back,” said Guayente Sanmartin, General Manager and Global Head, HP Large Format Design Printing, HP Inc. “It’s amazing to bring the most advanced HP printing technologies to support the teamwork of architects and engineers designing and building the future.”

    In its first product demonstration, the 24 inch T830 printer will debut at Autodesk University, Las Vegas, November 14-16, in the HP booth (#A517).

    In another HP Designjet product development, HP announced the expansion of HP Click to all HP Designjet T-Series printers. With no need for a driver, the software offers easy, simple one-click printing, plus drag and drop multi-page PDF printing and real-print preview, while optimising media usage and costs. New HP Designjet T120 and HP Designjet T520 printers now also offer faster printing speeds.2

    HP Designjet T830 Series

    Evolve team collaboration with HP Designjet multifunction printers

    Ideal for architecture studios and construction offices preferring a smaller footprint, the HP Designjet T830 24 inch multifunction printer offers a convenient solution with a range of communications options than can help increase collaboration. Print, scan, copy and share drawings, project schedules, renders, presentations and more.

    Benefits and features of the new printer include:

    Immediately share project meeting results to peers and partners. Print A1/D sized printed in up to 26 seconds
    Wireless printing from smartphone, tablet or computer with Wi-Fi Direct and HP Mobile Printing.3 
    Use scanner to make copies of originals for use in the field while preserving the master. 
    Copy sketches and hand-annotated drawings for immediate team distribution.
    HP smart app to share scanned images with email contacts, post to cloud 
    HP click printing software for easy printing of project sets and PDF documents
    Flexibility to print half-sized documents with A4/A3 input tray


    1. The HP Designjet T830 24 inch and 36 inch multifunction printers are the most compact large-format devices performing print/scan/copy functions based on H x W x L specifications published as of October, 2017

    2. The 2018 edition HP Designjet T120 prints one page in 45 sec. Both models print multiple-page A4 or letter-sized jobs from the A4/A3 input tray at a rate of 6 pages per minute.

    3. Local printing requires mobile device and printer to be on the same network (usually Wi-Fi access points bridge wireless to wired connections) or have a direct wireless connection. Wireless performance is dependent on physical environment and distance from access point. Wireless operations are compatible with 2.4 GHz operations only. Remote printing requires an Internet connection to an HP web-connected printer. Wireless broadband use requires separately purchased service contract for mobile devices. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. See http:www.hp.com/go/designjetmobility for more details.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If the risks or uncertainties ever materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries (“HP”) may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions.

    All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to any projections of net revenue, margins, expenses, effective tax rates, net earnings, net earnings per share, cash flows, benefit plan funding, deferred tax assets, share repurchases, currency exchange rates or other financial items; any projections of the amount, timing or impact of cost savings or restructuring and other charges; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the execution of restructuring plans and any resulting cost savings, revenue or profitability improvements; any statements concerning the expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products or services; any statements regarding current or future macroeconomic trends or events and the impact of those trends and events on HP and its financial performance; any statements regarding pending investigations, claims or disputes; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

    Risk, uncertainties and assumptions include the need to address the many challenges facing HP’s businesses; the competitive pressures faced by HP’s businesses; risks associated with executing HP’s strategy; the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the need to manage third-party suppliers and the distribution of HP’s products and the delivery of HP’s services effectively; the protection of HP’s intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; risks associated with HP’s international operations; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its suppliers, customers, clients and partners; the hiring and retention of key employees; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the results of the restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost (including any possible disruption of HP’s business) and the anticipated benefits of the restructuring plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015, HP’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended January 31, 2016, April 30, 2016 and July 31, 2016, and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements. HP’s Investor Relations website at http://www.hp.com/investor/home contains a significant amount of information about HP, including financial and other information for investors. HP encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.

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  5. Creating a new mood in the hospital with innovative wall design

    Creating a new mood in the hospital with innovative wall design

    By 2025 the renovation and expansion of the Inselspital (main hospital) in Bern will be completed. An important building block in the project was to redesign the main entrance. With SIHL EASY2WALL the complete solution for innovative wall designs, Sihl Direct have made a significant contribution to the friendly atmosphere created for the entrance. The new anti-bacterial coated glass textile – Glass Textile design2wall HealthClean 295 matt 2525 was used. The product is optimal for application areas with the highest demands on durability and cleaning, exceeding the product requirements of the project.

    The hospital invested in a new entrance hall – with over 5000 people entering and exiting daily, this is the most heavily used part of the entire building complex. The aim of the new design was to make the orientation easy and comfortable movement for the visitors. An escalator and a lift lead visitors from the ground level entrance into the first floor of the main building. Floors, walls and ceilings convey an atmosphere that does not scream out „hospital”. The wall design above the reception area is a special highlight. The focus was to achieve an atmosphere that gives both patients and visitors alike a positive first impression. The pattern is simple and light, almost weightless with its fine grey tones. The design was created by designer Susanne Dubs in collaboration with the architect agency Bauzeit Architekten, who are responsible for the entire Hospital project.

    The one stop solution for flexible wall design

    For the technical application, everything from planning through printing to the actual application on the wall, the project team left in the expert hands of SIHL EASY2WALL. The One-Stop-Shop-solution allows designers full creative freedom, gives the architects comprehensive support during planning and implementation, as well as winning the opinions of the building constructors/owners with a wall design that is visually, haptically and technically perfect.

    High quality wallpaper for the clinical section

    “Already before the creation of the design the specialists from SIHL EASY2WALL, ensured the realisation” says project manager Anette Wabner, delighted with the competent support. They constantly monitored and optimised the precise transmission, contour detail and colour tones. Using the environmentally-friendly sublimation printing process the pattern was then sublimated to the wallpaper resulting in a true reproduction of colours.

    Especially developed for use in the clinical sector, the fibreglass textile really is so high that it provides a reinforcement of the surface – cracks in the walls are not just covered but they can be reinforced to prevent further cracking. Thanks to the high tear resistance, no additional treatment is needed to remove the wallpaper drops from the walls in one piece, provided that the wallpaper was applied in accordance with the Sihl recommendations.

    Dye sublimation inks for indestructible prints

    Not only can Glass Textile design2wall HealthClean 295 matt 2525 be cleaned using conventional cleaning detergents, it is also resistant against most alcoholic and disinfecting agents too. Cleaning using ethanol is even possible, without dissolving the inks or destroying the printed image. Dye sublimation achieves the best possible fixation of inks. Together with a coating developed to receive these inks, whereby focus was laid heavily on the resistant to various influences, is a virtually indestructible print achieved. Neither scratching nor impact with hard objects can destroy the printed image. Even tests with sandpaper leave a barely visible effect on the surface.


    About SiHL

    Not only can Glass Textile design2wall HealthClean 295 matt 2525 be cleaned using conventional cleaning detergents, it is also resistant against most alcoholic and disinfecting agents too. Cleaning using ethanol is even possible, without dissolving the inks or destroying the printed image. Dye sublimation achieves the best possible fixation of inks. Together with a coating developed to receive these inks, whereby focus was laid heavily on the resistant to various influences, is a virtually indestructible print achieved. Neither scratching nor impact with hard objects can destroy the printed image. Even tests with sandpaper leave a barely visible effect on the surface.

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  6. HP expands soft signage and decor printing for HP Latex printers

    HP expands soft signage and decor printing for HP Latex printers

    HP Inc. announced a new range of durable textiles certified for HP Latex printers to produce soft signage and decor applications, combining durability and outstanding print quality with the benefits of water-based HP Latex technology.

    The new textiles from selected media vendors expand possibilities for durable HP Latex printing for soft signage applications, including backlit and frontlit banners, blockouts and backdrops and point of purchase displays, with higher durability. These textiles also enable new home decor applications such as curtains and blinds, cushions, lampshades and bags on materials made from 100% cotton, cotton linen or polyester. Some of the new textiles also achieve washability with a heating process after printing.

    “We continue to expand on HP’s promise to deliver new possibilities for HP Latex printers. New durable textiles for soft signage and décor open new growth opportunities with HP Latex water-based technology,” said Joan Pérez Pericot, General Manager, HP Large Format Graphics Business, HP Inc. “Unlike solvent-based printers, HP Latex technology can print on traditional signage substrates such as banners and vinyls, in addition to textiles, including uncoated substrates.”

    New textile applications for the HP Latex

    At SGIA in booths 1029 and 1045, HP is presenting a textile showcase and printing on HP Latex printers, including the HP Latex 3600 Printer, winner of the 2017 SGIA Product of the Year Award in the Roll-to-Roll Solvent/Latex (over 80 inches) category. The HP Latex 3600 Printer supports high-volume printing and high monthly duty cycles, designed for PSPs needing long-run, uninterrupted printing.

    Textile printing is also supported on the HP Latex 1500 Printer, a robust, affordable printing solution, delivering fast turnarounds, HP Latex 560 and 570 Printers, designed for medium-to-large PSPs with increasing print volumes, and for smaller volumes, on the HP Latex 365 Printer.

    HP PrintOS for sign and display production

    At SGIA in booths 1029 and 1045, HP is presenting a textile showcase and printing on HP Latex printers, including the HP Latex 3600 Printer, winner of the 2017 SGIA Product of the Year Award in the Roll-to-Roll Solvent/Latex (over 80 inches) category. The HP Latex 3600 Printer supports high-volume printing and high monthly duty cycles, designed for PSPs needing long-run, uninterrupted printing.

    • Applications Centre, offering easy access to HP Signage Suite for easy web-based design and ordering jobs for signage and decor, and HP WallArtSuite for decorative applications. HP WallArt Suite is updated to include cushions as a new application, in addition to wallcoverings, canvas, decoration, posters and cushions
    • HP Media Solutions Locator, a fast and assured way to find certified media availability by region.
    • HP Print Beat, providing visibility into press/printer performance for continuous improvement of print production operations.
    • HP Latex Mobile App, enabling unattended printing by getting printer alerts when you are not in front of the printer or even when you are out of the shop
    • HP PrintOS Box, a file exchange which simplifies print file receipt, content validation and routing to production
    1. Information on certified media is available for customers in the HP Media Locator, in HP PrintOS.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If the risks or uncertainties ever materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries (“HP”) may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions.

    All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to any projections of net revenue, margins, expenses, effective tax rates, net earnings, net earnings per share, cash flows, benefit plan funding, deferred tax assets, share repurchases, currency exchange rates or other financial items; any projections of the amount, timing or impact of cost savings or restructuring and other charges; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the execution of restructuring plans and any resulting cost savings, revenue or profitability improvements; any statements concerning the expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products or services; any statements regarding current or future macroeconomic trends or events and the impact of those trends and events on HP and its financial performance; any statements regarding pending investigations, claims or disputes; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

    Risk, uncertainties and assumptions include the need to address the many challenges facing HP’s businesses; the competitive pressures faced by HP’s businesses; risks associated with executing HP’s strategy; the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the need to manage third-party suppliers and the distribution of HP’s products and the delivery of HP’s services effectively; the protection of HP’s intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; risks associated with HP’s international operations; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its suppliers, customers, clients and partners; the hiring and retention of key employees; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the results of the restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost (including any possible disruption of HP’s business) and the anticipated benefits of the restructuring plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015, HP’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended January 31, 2016, April 30, 2016 and July 31, 2016, and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements. HP’s Investor Relations website at http://www.hp.com/investor/home contains a significant amount of information about HP, including financial and other information for investors. HP encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.

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  7. Low tech beats high tech

    Low tech beats high tech

    Why is it that, as the market leader in large format print cutters, Keencut does not offer a laser for cutline indication on its vertical machines, but it does use lasers to calibrate Precision Bench Top Cutters?

    The answer is quite simple, we design our products so that every feature gives maximum performance and our tests have proven that a simple clear plastic Sightline Strip outperforms a high cost laser every time.

    How does the Sightline Strip work? 

    The Sightline Strip is a clear plastic strip which starts off life wider than it needs to be when it is attached with adhesive to the edge of the clamping bar close to the cut line. The strip is then cut down the length by the blade on the SteelTraK. The result is a precision indicator of exactly where the blade is going to cut.  The key thing to understand is that as the edge of the sightline strip is the indicator it has no thickness and therefore pinpoint accurate.

    Keencut was the first company to have a cutline indicator on a vertical substrate cutter of this type.

    So, why not use a laser? A laser beam is perfectly straight even when fired from here to the moon, surely over a few metres it is going to be super accurate and they are as cheap as a sightline strip. 

    Yes, they are extremely accurate, that is why we use one to measure the straightness on every single Precision Bench Top Cutter we produce. It is also true that some lasers are very cheap, but it is the computerised measuring equipment we use to control and measure the beams position to within hundredths of a millimetre that costs many thousands of pounds.

    Some time ago we carried out a study with the help of a specialist laser company. The only criteria we set was that any solution would not cost the end user any more than £1,000 (on top of the price of the SteelTraK). There were two ways of approaching this: -

    The ideal solution is to have a laser line that is bright, well defined and ideally about the thickness of a crop line (we worked on 0.2mm). The ideal position for a laser is suspended above head height a few metres behind the operator so that it can focus a line of red light down the length of the machine. A special lens changes the laser beam into a fan shape and it is the edge of the fan that creates the line. This type of arrangement creates a line that is typically around 1-2mm wide, not fine enough for our purposes and the edge of the line was not sharp enough either, especially when compared to the crisp cut edge of the Sightline Strip.

    The width of a crop line is dependant up many things but for our purposes let’s say its 0.2mm.  The laser is set back, say, 2m from the SteelTrak, the end of the laser unit only has to move by 0.005mm for it to move the laser line by the thickness of the crop line. How on earth could you calibrate something that fine and ensure it remains accurate despite vibration, expansion/contraction or just general flexing and movement between the SteelTrak and the laser fixing?

    So, what if the laser were fixed closer to the machine, for example at the top end of the SteelTrak and the ‘fan’ set to produce a line down the material?  The beam would still be 1-2mm wide but there would also be focussing issues as the laser line would be much closer to the lens at the top of the machine than it would at the bottom.

    Option two, fasten the laser to the cutting head and align the beam with the cutting line and by moving the cutting head up and down the laser it should accurately give cutline indication along the whole length of the cutter, problem solved…….. or is it? 

    This is all very well if you just need to align the laser to one crop line and can guarantee your printing is square to the edge of the board and be sure the board itself is perfectly square but what if it is not, just think how this would be done:

    So, firstly raise the head to the top of the board and align the crop line with the laser then clamp the board in place, move the cutting head and laser to the bottom to find it is not in line with the bottom crop mark.  The problem then is, how can you manoeuvre the bottom end of the board to align to the crop mark and be sure you do not disturb the setting at the top. Quite simply, you cannot be sure, the laser can only be at one crop line or the other.

    The Sightline Strip along with the SteelTraK’s unique pressure sensitive clamp makes light work of this situation. 

    Lightly clamp the board so that it holds the board in place but allows you to rotate and slide the board. Align both crop marks with the edge of the Sightline Strip. Once happy that the alignment is correct, increase the pressure on the clamp and take the cut with full confidence.

    Sometimes simplicity does win over expensive technology!


    About Keencut 

    Keencut designs and manufactures manual cutters for the print finishing and picture framing markets, with world-leading accuracy and reliability. Products are sold around the globe to most countries in Europe, the USA, and as far afield as Russia and Australia.  

    We design and manufacture our entire product range at the Keencut factory in Corby, UK. We use the finest materials and state of the art manufacturing techniques to ensure the highest quality and reliability, and our products come with a minimum five-year comprehensive guarantee plus a minimum 20-year guarantee on all rotating and sliding bearings.

    With a broad range of manual cutters, Keencut meets the ever-increasing requirements of customers in the sign-making, large & small format printing, and picture framing industries. Our dedication to finding the ultimate precision engineering solution to each application means that our products have a worldwide reputation as the most accurate, reliable and easy to use.

    If you are looking for precision and durability in your cutter, choose Keencut.

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  8. HP introduces new entry level Latex solutions for wide format signage production

    HP introduces new entry level Latex solutions for wide format signage production

    HP Inc. today announced the new HP Latex 115 Printer, offering the most economical entry point into sign and display printing services using high-quality, water-based HP Latex technology. The HP Latex 115 model is also available in the Print and Cut series, providing an end-to-end HP solution for printing and cutting.

    The new 54-inch HP Latex 115 Printer delivers stunning results with high image quality across a wide range of applications for indoor and outdoor signage.

    HP Latex 115 Print and Cut also provides an end-to-end solution for producing applications such as labels, decals, stickers, customizable clothing, window graphics, and many more applications. The dual-device solution delivers simultaneous and continuous printing and cutting in a single, integrated workflow. HP Latex Print and Cut solutions were launched earlier this year on the HP Latex 300 series.

    “The introduction of the HP Latex 115 products expands the HP market-leading portfolio of HP Latex printers with an attractive entry price point, making it easier than ever for newcomers to large format, small sign shops or copy shops willing to start or bring their business to the next level, and experience the benefits of water-based Latex printing technology,” said Joan Pérez Pericot, General Manager, HP Large Format Graphics Business, HP Inc.

    Additionally, the printers enjoy seamless integration with HP Signage Suite and HP WallArt in the in the HP Applications Center, free online solutions for simple web-based, design and ordering of large-format jobs 24/7.

    Today, HP also announced new applications available in the HP Signage Suite for creating and ordering jobs for floor graphics, window graphics, vehicle graphics, and magnets.

    HP Latex 115 Print and Cut Solution

    The new HP Latex 115 printer offers:

    • Easy, intuitive operation, with automatic maintenance as well as an X-Axis cutter
    • Prints that come out dry, odourless and ready for same day finishing and delivery thanks to water-based HP Latex technology
    • High-quality production with high-resolution prints delivered by up to 1200 native dpi across a range of applications
    • Six-Colour printing for high image quality and smooth transitions

    The new HP Latex 115 Print and Cut solution offers additional features:

    • HP Latex Basic Cutter with HP barcode and Optical Positioning System (OPOS) for fast job recognition and reliable cutting
    • Unique HP FlexiPrint and Cut RIP for optimized workflow management from a single point and with barcode integration

    Availability1

    HP 115 Printers and HP 115 print and cut solutions are not available in all regions. They are scheduled to be available in October for selected countries in the Americas and EMEA, as well as Australia.

    HP Latex portfolio

    HP Latex printers deliver high image quality, productivity and durability, as well as environmental benefits and industry certifications. HP Latex printers help a range of customers, from small sign and copy shops to high-capacity PSPs, to affordability print a range of applications with no drying time for fast turnaround and installation. The complete portfolio includes.

    • HP Latex 315 series printers: the HP Latex 315, 335 and 365 printers deliver high image quality, productivity and durability at high speed for same day delivery
    • HP Latex 315 and 335 print and cut solutions: for high capacity printing and cutting
    • HP Latex 560 and 570 printers: help customers manage a variety of high quality print jobs and last-minute high-volume peaks in production at a low upfront investment
    • HP Latex 1500 series printers: offers a robust, affordable solution for high quality super-wide indoor and outdoor applications
    • HP Latex 3200 and 3600 series printers: are ideal for high-volume, high-quality application production, enabling unattended operation as a single operator can manage up to four printers simultaneously.

    1. The HP Latex 115 Printer and HP Latex 115 Cut and Print solution will not be immediately available in all countries.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If the risks or uncertainties ever materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries (“HP”) may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions.

    All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to any projections of net revenue, margins, expenses, effective tax rates, net earnings, net earnings per share, cash flows, benefit plan funding, deferred tax assets, share repurchases, currency exchange rates or other financial items; any projections of the amount, timing or impact of cost savings or restructuring and other charges; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the execution of restructuring plans and any resulting cost savings, revenue or profitability improvements; any statements concerning the expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products or services; any statements regarding current or future macroeconomic trends or events and the impact of those trends and events on HP and its financial performance; any statements regarding pending investigations, claims or disputes; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing.

    Risk, uncertainties and assumptions include the need to address the many challenges facing HP’s businesses; the competitive pressures faced by HP’s businesses; risks associated with executing HP’s strategy; the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the need to manage third-party suppliers and the distribution of HP’s products and the delivery of HP’s services effectively; the protection of HP’s intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; risks associated with HP’s international operations; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its suppliers, customers, clients and partners; the hiring and retention of key employees; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the results of the restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost (including any possible disruption of HP’s business) and the anticipated benefits of the restructuring plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015, HP’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended January 31, 2016, April 30, 2016 and July 31, 2016, and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements. HP’s Investor Relations website at http://www.hp.com/investor/home contains a significant amount of information about HP, including financial and other information for investors. HP encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.

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  9. Brand new squeezable inkjet films from Sihl

    Brand new squeezable inkjet films from Sihl

    Optimised for aqueous inkjet print, conformable and easy to process Sihl presents a new film to the range SIHL FACESTOCK. The PICOFILM WS is a white polyolefin film with a special VIP (Variable Information Printing) top coating for aqueous inkjet printing. Thanks to its squeezability and deformability, it is ideal for the labelling of various PE containers and bottles.

    Following last years’ successful introduction of the product range based on the 60 µm BOPP films for printing with aqueous inkjet inks, the white squeezable film (PICOFILM WS) is the second brand-new product for FACESTOCK assortment.

    The polyolefin-mix film, developed especially for aqueous inkjet printing, opens many new possibilities for application with aqueous printers using either pigment or dye inks. It is equipped with an established VIP coating, which Sihl customers have already come to know and treasure. The reverse of the film is not coated. The top material adapts well to the substrate onto which it is applied and resists multiply use.

    Four product varieties available

    Sihl offers PICOFILM WS in 4 variations:

    • 7079 – PICOFILM WS-85 glossy IHG1
    • 7094 – PICOFILM WS-85 satin IG1
    • 7095 – PICOFILM WS-75 matt IM1
    • 7096 – PICOFILM WS-75 matt XM1

    The different surface finishes enable the perfect solution for every application. In addition, this film is not only perfect for digital printing but is also easy for all label producers to process, as good as self-adhesive squeezable or MDO (Machine Direction Oriented) standard products.

    Thanks to the good balance between suppleness and strength, the squeezable material can be used in many areas, where until now only PE facestock films could be used.

    Extremely resistant variations for outdoor application

    The product variant PICOFILM WS-75 matt XM1 is offered with a special coating. “XM1”, in combination with Epson C3500, Kyaro D, Primera Lx2000e and Epson 7500G printers, achieves the BS5609 Section 3, making it predestined for extreme outdoor use. It is both, water- and chemical- resistant as well as being abrasion resistant. The film is ideal for self-adhesive labels for the labelling of oil or chemical drums.

    Comprehensive information about the FACESTOCK portfolio can be found at www.sihl-facestock.com. The ‘Product Finder‘ helps an easy and quick find of the correct product, and all personal contacts can be found there too.


    About SiHL

    Not only can Glass Textile design2wall HealthClean 295 matt 2525 be cleaned using conventional cleaning detergents, it is also resistant against most alcoholic and disinfecting agents too. Cleaning using ethanol is even possible, without dissolving the inks or destroying the printed image. Dye sublimation achieves the best possible fixation of inks. Together with a coating developed to receive these inks, whereby focus was laid heavily on the resistant to various influences, is a virtually indestructible print achieved. Neither scratching nor impact with hard objects can destroy the printed image. Even tests with sandpaper leave a barely visible effect on the surface.

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  10. Print, Protect, Authenticate your artwork!

    Print, Protect, Authenticate your artwork!

    What makes a printed artwork unique? The exclusive look and feel of genuine fine art paper. High-quality artist papers for archival inkjet printing are papers with noticeable attributes, and beautiful structures. The paper becomes a part of the artwork; because a well-chosen fine art paper can really accentuate a work of art. At the end of a creative process, the printing and presentation of a photograph or reproduction as a luxury print is something to experience – whether in a frame on the wall at home, in an album, as a portfolio for commissioning, sales to collectors or on show at a gallery – every picture deserves the best presentation including protection and authentication.

    Three things that will make your fine art print flawless:

    1. Age-resistant Hahnemühle Inkjet Paper,
    2. Hahnemühle Protective Spray
    3. A Hahnemühle Certificate of Authenticity with Holograms.

    First: Print!
    Print only with certified, archival, pigmented inks on the highest quality paper! All Hahnemühle FineArt papers are strictly tested for their aging resistance, and last for generations. For the perfect combination of paper and inks, Hahnemühle provides free ICC printing profiles for calibrated and reproducible printing at any time. Special questions regarding printer settings and ink/paper combinations can be answered by our Hahnemühle Technical Support Team.

    Second: Protect!
    Your artwork needs proper protection against scratches and environmental influences. Hahnemühle’s Protective Spray is an aerosol spray that lays like a fine film on the paper, without changing the paper structure. It fixes colours of pigment and dye inks and prevents gradual colour fading. The intensity and high brilliance of the colours stay permanently. The coating increases the abrasion resistance of Fine Art papers, so the risk of fingerprint marks and scratches are reduced. The formulation is fast drying and yellowing of the print (due to the spray) is not possible.

    Third: Authenticate!
    You´d like to highlight the value of your pictures to gallery owners and collectors? Than have a try with Hahnemühle´s Certificate of Authenticity. Each certificate consists of genuine mould-made paper and two identical numbered holograms. Apply one on the back of your artwork, the other to the customised Certificate of Authenticity.

    For artist and curator Jörg Karrenbauer, fine art printing is a perfect triangle: “My conceptual photography is printed on either one of my favourite papers, the archival FineArt Baryta or FineArt Pearl. For album or portfolio box presentations I protect the prints with Protective Spray. My individually designed Certificates of Authenticity work together with my personal embossing, signifying the value of my work to collectors, galleries or museums.”

    Each certified work of art can be registered with the corresponding certificate number on www.myartregistry.com.

    Ask for our ‘Protection Products’ for exclusive FineArt prints when you buy your Hahnemühle papers!

    • Hahnemühle Protective Spray
    • Hahnemühle Varnish
    • Hahnemühle Certificate of Authenticity
    Hahnemuhle certificate holograms

    About Hahnemühle

    Many companies claim to be steeped in tradition. But finding a company that is more entitled than us – the paper manufacturer Hahnemühle, founded back in 1584 in Dassel, Germany – to boast this embodiment of reliability, experience and quality will be extremely difficult.

    What initially began with handmade writing paper later was complemented by art paper and more recently, the papers for the digital FineArt inkjet print that have been invented by us. Meanwhile, our traditional artist papers still are manufactured according to old recipes from high-quality cellulose and pure spring water. Our paper technologists also are reliable partners for artists, technicians and scientists when it comes to new applications in the artist market and the industry area.

    We manufacture exactly according to the requirements of our customers while developing products for new market segments at the same time. Our motto always has been ‘Quality instead of Quantity’. With an annual production of just 3,000 tonnes, we rather regard ourselves as manufacture than a factory.  Hahnemühle today employs approximately 180 people worldwide and has subsidiaries in the UK, France, the USA and China. The production, however, has taken place for more than 430 years at the same location – at the highest quality level with innovation spirit and strong tradition.

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