HP and CWE Solutions announce Glasgow open house event

Exclusive discounts available on wide range of HP large format printers

BARCELONA, Spain, 01 June 2012 - HP today announced that it will showcase a range of large-format printers for the first time in Scotland at an open house on 20th and 21st June at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (register online at www.cwesolutions.co.uk/scottishopen). 

An exclusive cashback promotion of up to £3,000(1) will be available to those customers purchasing an HP printer from the extensive product line-up at the show, which will be held in conjunction with CWE Solutions. As well as the HP Scitex FB500 and LX850 Industrial Printers, these will include the two latest HP Latex solutions, the HP Designjet L26500 and L28500 Printers; and the HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer.

"Visitors will get to see the latest HP large-format printers first-hand and one of the open house highlights will be a textile printing demonstration using HP Latex technology," said Anne Sharp, HP category and marketing manager, UK and Ireland. "In addition, the cashback promotion will be a nice treat to HP customers coming to the show and purchasing on the day. The offer will also be redeemable against certain other large-format printers in our portfolio up to 31st July."

The new HP Designjet Latex printers are capable of handling a broader range of indoor and outdoor signage applications with better durability than eco-solvent inks.(2) The HP Latex Inks provide an odourless(3) and a consistent and reliable performance across a variety of substrates, including textiles.

Experts from CWE Solutions, an HP Gold Preferred Partner and a UK reseller for HP Designjet and HP Scitex Industrial Printers, will be at the event to demonstrate the HP large-format technology and to answer questions from visitors. Presentations on both days will discuss how print service providers (PSPs) can make use of the HP sign and display solutions to increase their business opportunities. 

"The CWE Solutions Scottish open days will be the perfect opportunity for printing and signage companies based in Scotland and northern England to see the latest innovations in large format printing equipment," said Peter Winter, marketing manager at CWE Solutions. "They will also get to see examples of signage, banners and POS displays, printed on all kinds of substrates that demonstrate the amazing applications achievable with the HP large-format printers."

The very latest additions to HP's growing latex printing portfolio - the 2.64m (104in)-wide HP Designjet L28500 Printer delivers speeds up to 70 per cent faster(4) than the HP Designjet L25500 Printer, while the 1.55m (61in) HP Designjet L26500 Printer is ideal for customers entering the growing soft-signage(5) market.

The 3.2m (126in) HP Scitex LX850 Industrial Printer delivers maximum versatility and productivity with multiple workflow features, including dual-roll, roll-to-free fall and roll-to-collector handling, and an ink collector.

The HP Scitex FB500 Industrial Printer is a robust and versatile device enabling indoor and outdoor applications using both rigid and flexible media. With 1.63m-wide printing at speeds of up to 37m2/hr, and optional white ink capability, the HP Scitex FB500 is ideal for PSPs who want to expand into new markets.

Completing the product line-up at the open house, the HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer uses HP Vivid Photo Inks to deliver photo-quality prints at 2,400dpi and versatility for indoor applications from line drawings to photographic output to signage.

Also on display will be finishing lines from Summa and Neolt. 

To register for the HP Open House event please go to www.cwesolutions.co.uk/scottishopen.  

For more information please visit www.hp.com or www.cwesolutions.co.uk.

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(1) Terms and conditions apply
(2) Durability comparison based on testing of representative eco-solvent inks including eco-sol Max inks on Avery SA vinyl for display permanence and scratch, rub/abrasion and chemical resistance. HP image permanence and scratch, smudge and water resistance estimates by HP Image Permanence Lab on a range of media including HP printing materials. Additional information available at
(3) Some substrates may have inherent odour
(4) The HP Designjet L28500 and L26500 Printers produce an extremely broad range of both outdoor and indoor applications from a single device, which surpasses the number of different applications that traditional eco-solvent printers or water-based printers can produce. The HP Designjet L28500 Printer achieves speeds up to 70 percent faster than the HP Designjet L26500 and L25500 Printers.
(5) For best results, print on media that does not let the ink trespass onto the printer. Performance may vary depending on media. Users should consult their media supplier for compatibility details.