Oxigen celebrates successful first years' printing with HP large format printers

Start-up company achieves successful first year with several HP large format printers

BARCELONA, Spain, 01 June 2010 - HP today announced that Oxigen, based in Fátima, Portugal, has installed Portugal's first HP Scitex XP2300 Printer, in addition to an HP Scitex FB950, an HP Designjet L65500 and an HP Designjet L25500 Printer, in order to serve customers in the advertising and communication industries.

The company, established in May 2009, aims to produce high-quality digitally printed, wide format materials to clients in Portugal, Madeira, the Azores and most recently, Spain. It has rapidly established itself in the marketplace as a highly responsive supplier of innovative and unique products, which are produced in an environmentally responsible way.

"As a new company on the market we needed to ensure that our equipment was the most advanced, high-quality and environmentally sound that we could find, so that we could offer customers something new and competitive," said Miguel Vicente, Executive Manager, Oxigen. "Our range of HP printers ensures that whatever the job, we can print it quickly, with minimal waste and in an environmentally responsible way, yet still ensure a very high quality."

The range of large format printers available from HP is accelerating the conversion from solvent to UV and Latex ink technologies. These dedicated inks provide versatility across a very wide range of substrates from paper to plastics. Whatever the media, fast-drying HP UV-curable and Latex inks deliver outstanding application versatility and long-lasting colour.

The HP Scitex XP2300 Printer is a 3.2m-wide UV printer, ideal for high-speed production environments producing durable outdoor signage. Featuring industry-leading print speeds of up to 233 m2/hr and a variety of advanced capabilities designed to maximise productivity, eliminate workflow bottlenecks, and reduce ink and media costs, the HP Scitex XP2300 Printer enables customers to cut operating expenses and increase profits.

Miguel Vicente continued, "The XP2300 allows us to guarantee the printing of large format jobs for all types of outdoor signage, with particularly good results when printing double-sided jobs. It enables us to keep costs to a minimum, as we can use 3m wide PE - instead of PVC, which is lighter, cheaper and better for the environment - our customers certainly appreciate that."

Oxigen's other HP printers also reflect its commitment to providing fast turn-around, high-quality printing with the environment in mind. The L series machines ustilise Latex Printing Technologies, including HP Latex Inks and HP Wide Scan Printing Technology, in addition there is a range of recyclable substrates(1) available. Compliant with industry-leading certification, Nordic Swan, HP Latex Inks do not produce ozone emissions during printing and contain no hazardous air pollutants(2). This means improved working environments for print service providers and a greater range of places - especially indoor locations - where graphics can be used.

The HP Scitex FB950 Printer is a robust flatbed UV printer that delivers high-quality prints and high productivity on virtually any rigid(3) or flexible media(4) for the production of durable outdoor and indoor applications, including POP/POS signage, tradeshow graphics, interior decorations, banners and street furniture.

Miguel Vicente concluded, "The FB950 is a great addition to our portfolio. A very productive machine, its efficient media loading and the ability to print multiple sheets at the same time allows us to accommodate a wide range of customer requests."

(1) Recycling opportunities currently available only in limited areas. Customers should consult local recycling resources.
(2) Printers using HP Latex Inks use internal heaters to dry and cure the latex polymer film. Some substrates may have inherent odour.
(3) Reflective substrates are not supported
(4) Flexible media printing with an optional Roll-fed Media Supply and Takeup system.