Adventures in Big

Large Format inkjet printing blog.

HP Latex ink, the latest in “Green ink”.

HP announced latex platform printing system, available sometime in early 2009. As far as I am aware this Earth friendly water based latex ink will only be available with the HP Designjet L65500.

Which looks horribly expensive for the average print shop, and based on my experience using HP printers for years, the ink will have a price point to match.

I often have critical thoughts of all these companies pushing the “Green” agenda in their products. Considering we are in one of the least green industries possible. And I question how anyone makes latex out of water?  I guess the HP team has found a work around to cutting down rubber trees in South American for their latex production.

If you buy this system, promise me you won’t laminate your prints and mount them to foamcore before they get thrown out.


October 15, 2008 Posted by | Ink | Leave a comment