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HP Latex 360 Fumes

HP Latex 360 Printer

#1 kabash 7 years ago

Hi, I know the latex 360 is sold as a safe machine with no ventilation, which I accept, but when pvc vinyl and pvc banner etc. is printed on and heated to say 90 degrees, does it not give off harmful fumes. Appreciate the commments : )

#2 HP-Sonia 7 years ago

Hello @kabash

As with all equipment installations, to maintain ambient comfort levels, air conditioning or ventilation in the work area should take into account that the printer produces heat. Typically, the printer's power dissipation is 4.6 kW (15.7 kBTU/h) for HP Latex 360, 2.6 kW (8.9 kBTU/h) for HP Latex 330 and 2.2 kW (7.5 kBTU/h) for HP Latex 310. Air conditioning and ventilation should meet with local environmental, health and safety (EHS) guidelines and regulations. Consult your usual air conditioning or EHS specialist for advice on the appropriate measures for your location.

For a more prescriptive approach to adequate ventilation, you could refer to the ANSI/ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) 62.1-2007 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality. As an example, a minimum exhaust rate of 2.5 L/s.m² (0.5 cfm/ft²) of fresh make up air for "copy, printing rooms" is specified.

Special ventilation equipment (air filtration) is not required to meet U.S. OSHA requirements on occupational exposure to VOCs from water-based HP Latex Inks. Special ventilation equipment installation is at the discretion of the Customer. Customers should consult state and local requirements and regulations.

Please note that the ventilation and air conditioning units should not blow air directly onto the printer.

So as long the printer meets the ventilation requirement described above, you shouldn't have any problem.

Please keep us inofrmed about the situation.

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#3 kabash 7 years ago

Thanks for the reply, but this is more aimed at the inks rather than the material. I am just wondering if HP take into account what are safe levels of heating PVC, which I am not sure of. In unventilated rooms are the fumes coming off the material harmful at that curing temperature?.

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#4 HP-Sonia 7 years ago

Hello @kabash

PVC supports quite high temperatures for printing. This shouldn’t be the problem.

This mist that you are talking about it is most commonly seen where warm, moist air meets sudden cooling between printer and environment.

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#5 CDM Christian 3 years ago

#4 said

1 kabash

I understand this is an old thread, but I can't agree with #1 kabash more. I love my HP Latex printer, but I imagine the odours it produces can be very harmful. When these materials are heated to such a high degree they emit harmful odours. I have contacted an HVAC specialist to come analyze my shop space and discuss possible options for ventilation and air exchange. I hope I can aid others with my future results. Does anyone else have experience with ventilation setups where their HP Latex printer is running?

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#6 jimidero8948 3 years ago

#5 I have a duct fan that replaces the air 5 times per hour. Definitely you need something for replacing air. And also a fan that brings fresh air inside. Smell of pvc isn't healthy for sure

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#7 bendesigns20169580 2 years ago

#6 I am in the market for large format printer, especially Hp Latex 115 ( on budget ). Having looking at these. I am little skeptical. Can someone please advise me? I will be mostly printing vinyl stickers banners, and heat transfer vinyl.

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#8 bendesigns20169580 2 years ago

Hi - you mean the mist produced by the printer or with the pvc running through the printer?

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#9 srtminn-craft35 2 years ago

I have the same problem. Is there a solution to use air purifier, for example xioami air purifier pro H(equiped with activated charcoal filter+hepa filter). Activated charcoal can filter Formaldehit and aldehit.

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