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HP announces 22mm wide-swath printhead

New Printhead technology
New Printhead technology

HP Inc. is to launch a 22mm wide-swath printhead for high speed, high resolution marking needs, including 1D and 2D bar codes, enabling brands to benefit from large size codes and characters for advanced product identifcation, anti-counterfeiting, and track and trace.

Manufactured by HP Specialty Printing Systems using HP Thermal Inkjet Technology, the new HP 22mm Printhead which will be commercially available in the second half of 2018, can be easily integrated into OEM printing systems and configured to specific applications. It supports a wide range of stitch-free product coding and marking applications for secondary packaging, including pharmaceutical labels and cartons, secondary box label replacement, as well as variable data printing.

The HP 22mm printhead achieves the highest level of bar code reading scores, readable from smartphones to a handheld scanner, required in product distribution and logistics.