HP Stitch S1000 | 126-in Printer


HP Stitch S1000

HP’s latest HP Stitch S1000 dye-sublimation printer is a fantastic piece of machinery targeted at medium and large printer service providers that need the high-productivity to meet peak demand but are not willing to compromise on the image quality. HP continues to drive innovation when it comes to commercial printing solutions.

HP Stitch printers have built a reputation for having the best-in-class print quality that produces vivid colors and deep blacks. Industry-leading production speeds allow for the flexibility and ability to take on a tight timeframe or printing large volume jobs without problems. The HP Stitch S1000 is the premium flagship model in the HP Stitch series.

The HP Stitch S1000 printer excels in high-value jobs due to its native 1200dpi printhead resolution that produces reliable, professional image quality. Its elite printing speed makes it one of the most efficient solutions for high-productivity workflows. Designed for easy operation, the HP Stitch S1000 features fully automated printhead maintenance and user-replaceable printheads.

Single-person loading and unloading of paper and textile rolls shorten the setup time by up to 40%, and HP PrintOS makes it easy to manage and monitor print jobs. HP Smart Services can adjust the resolution plus automatically detect any issues with color consistency and make necessary changes to alleviate them.

If you are thinking about adding the HP Stitch S1000 to your printing operation, make sure to give us a call. NuSign Supply offers excellent deals on HP printers and flexible financing options that make it easy to add products like the HP Stitch S1000 to your shopping cart.

An Ideal Commercial Dye-Sublimation Printer

An industrial dye-sub printer has to meet the following requirements to be a viable choice for medium and large PCS print business solutions:

  • Reliable image quality, including vivid colors and deep blacks
  • Fast production speeds for improved efficiency and large volumes during peak-demand periods
  • Wide-format compatibility for flexible workflows and diverse printing jobs
  • Color consistency across different environments
  • High-quality dye-sublimation ink
  • Drop dry print technology
  • Affordable ink supplies
  • Save time with simplified operation
  • Printer that enables high speeds even when left unattended
  • Easy media loading (transfer paper and textile)
  • Available accessories & support
  • Easy loading and fully automated printhead maintenance

The HP Stitch S1000 dye-sublimation printer meets all of these and then some. It is by far the best dye-sublimation printer offered, with unmatched performance, print quality, and production speeds. The HP Stitch S1000 126-inch is a printer that can enable high resolution plus automatically detect and compensate nozzles to achieve color consistency.

HP Stitch S1000 Price

HP Stitch S1000 is a device designed for medium and large print service providers, and the price reflects that. With a six-figure MSRP, the HP Stitch S1000 is pricey but delivers fantastic performance, flexibility, and features. This is the cream-of-the-crop dye-sub printer, and HP has gone out of their way to market a textile printing solution that blows the competition out of the water.

That being said, it is possible to find the HP Stitch S1000 for significantly less than its $200,000+ MSRP price tag. Currently, NuSign Supply is running an amazing deal on the HP Stitch S1000 dye-sub printer.  Also, get in touch with NuSign Supply and examine any available financing options that would make purchasing an HP Stitch S1000 printer more manageable and easier to add to the shopping cart.

Print Modes

HP Stitch printers take advantage of HP’s patented printing technology to reach impressive production speeds without sacrificing image quality in the process. The maximum printhead resolution is 1200dpi x 600dpi, which is more than enough to produce reliable image quality, regardless of the printing speed.  Whether you are on a tight timeframe or printing large volumes during peak demand, the HP Stitch S1000 126-inch printer can do it.

There are five different printing modes available on the HP Stitch S1000 printer:

  • 350 m²/hr (3770 ft²/hr) – Max Speed (1-pass)
  • 220 m²/hr (2370 ft²/hr) – Production Economy (2-pass)
  • 160 m²/hr (1720 ft²/hr) – Production Fast (3-pass)
  • 130 m²/hr (1400 ft²/hr) – Production Quality (4-pass)
  • 100 m²/hr (1080 ft²/hr) – High Quality (6-pass)

The Max Speed single-pass printing mode is ideal for those that need to save time under tight deadline jobs, while multi-pass modes provide high-quality prints that emphasize vivid colors and deep blacks while maintaining color consistency across different jobs. Coupled with Drop Dry printing technology, the HP Stitch S1000 delivers ready-to-use prints at record speeds. Changing between various print modes is easy using the HP PrintOS, allowing control and monitoring on mobile devices.


To produce stunning, high-quality visuals using the dye-sublimation technology, HP Stitch S1000 uses special inks. HP dye-sublimation ink cartridges have a capacity of 10 liters each, and there are four HP Thermal Inkjet cartridges (cyan, magenta, yellow, black). The ink from the cartridges reaches the transfer paper and textile fabric via four printheads (two black/cyan, two magenta/yellow).

The HP Stitch S1000 printer utilizes drop-dry printing technology, so all prints are immediately ready for indoor and outdoor use to save time. The HP Stitch printer features fully automated printhead maintenance to make everything easier, ideal for single-person operation and improved printer longevity. It can also save time with simplified operation.

Always use the original HP ink supplies. The dye-sublimation inks are easy to find at any of the better retailers of print shop accessories. An alternative would be to order them online by adding the appropriate HP ink cartridges to the shopping cart. That way, your S1000 stays always ready to print. Finally, the HP Stitch S1000 126-inch printer’s smart nozzle compensation system enables consistent colors over time, regardless of the environmental conditions.


What makes the HP Stitch S1000 dye-sublimation printer so unique is support for various media formats and production printing quality unmatched in its class. The HP Stitch S1000 126-in dye-sublimation printer can handle multiple sublimation transfer papers and sublimation polyester fabrics. Although the printer supports all manufacturers’ media, for best results and reliable image quality, use HP printer supplies media. Easy media loading and fully automated printhead maintenance make the S1000 an always ready to print solution for businesses.

The HP Stitch S1000 126-in dye-sublimation printer can handle media formats from 25-inch to 126-inch rolls. The maximum roll weight is 661lbs, and the maximum diameter is 13.8 inches. The HP Stitch S1000 126-inch dye sublimation utilizes single-person loading and unloading media rolls, making the prep time shorter. HP’s optical media advance sensor (OMAS) controls the easy media loading to the printer, ensuring smooth, accurate printing, and reliable image quality.

HP PrintOS offers customization and various settings depending on the type of media used for printing. HP optical media advance sensor feeds back the information to the HP PrintOS during printing and adjusts various printer components (such as smart nozzle compensation system) to always deliver high-quality prints with vivid colors and deep blacks.


With the support for large and wide media formats and native 1200 dpi printhead resolution, the HP S1000 126-inch printer shines in various applications, such as:

  • Banners
  • Billboards
  • Displays
  • Exhibition and event graphics
  • Exterior signage
  • Interior decoration
  • Textile


The HP Stitch S1000 is getting excellent reviews from print service provides worldwide. It is a state-of-the-art dye-sublimation printer that can handle demanding jobs. Color quality and color accuracy are outstanding, and the printer can maintain high print speeds even when left unattended. Spreader rollers, smart nozzle compensation, easy loading, and fully automated printhead maintenance make the S1000 always ready to print.

The smart nozzle compensation system can automatically detect and compensate nozzles, so all jobs with varying media formats can get consistent colors over time. Color accuracy and color consistency depend on HP Smart Services to recognize resolution plus automatically detect and compensate nozzles to get consistent colors across the fleet of printers in your company. Both are equally important to maintain print quality across media formats.

Adding the S1000 to your cart is one of the best decisions you can make for your printing business.



Interfaces: Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T)

Dimensions (w x d x h)

Printer: 574 x 138 x 167 cm (228 x 54 x 66 in)

Shipping: 586 x 181 x 191 cm (231 x 71 x 75 in)

Operating area: 8,7 x 4,3 m (344 x 168 in)


Printer: 1300 kg (2866 lb)

Shipping: 1945 kg (4288 lb)

What’s in the box

  • HP Stitch S1000 126-in Printer
  • HP Stitch S1000 Mouse (optional)
  • user-replaceable printheads
  • printhead cleaning kit
  • 126-in spindles (x2)
  • spreader rollers
  • ink collector
  • set of ink collector foams and filters
  • aerosol extractor channel
  • HP Internal Print Server and monitor
  • documentation software
  • user manual
  • product support resources
  • media edge holders (x4)
  • cleaning supplies
  • pneumatic gun
  • beacon

Environmental ranges

  • Operating temperature 15 to 30ºC (59 to 86ºF)
  • Operating humidity 20 to 70% RH (non-condensing)


  • Sound pressure < 64 dB(A) (operating)
  • < 52 dB(A) (idle)


  • Consumption 6 kW (typical)


  • Safety IEC 60950-1+A1+A2 compliant
  • EU (LVD and MD compliant, EN60950-1, EN12100-1, EN60204-1, andEN1010)
  • Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan (EAC)
  • Electromagnetic Compliant with Class A requirements, including EU (EMC Directive)
  • Environmental WEEE
  • EU RoHS
  • CE marking compliant


  • 6-month warranty with a 6-month service contract


The HP Stitch S1000 126-inch printer is a one-of-a-kind product with little to no competition in performance at this price segment. To better understand what HP Stitch S1000 alternatives have to offer, we chose two products from the same product line by HP and compared them with the flagship model–a quick search suggestion for those that would like to check out other alternatives. Make sure to compare all of the specs between models rather than just print speeds or media support.

HP Stitch S300

HP Stitch S300 is the entry-level model for dye-sublimation production printing. It is a much smaller unit that supports media up to 64 inches wide, compared to the 126 inches on the S1000. The S300 is still a productive printer that enables high vivid colors and deep blacks in a reliable image quality that HP is known for. Color consistency is on par with the flagship model, though. HP color services ensure consistent colors across your fleet of printers, including the entry-level options.

Do not expect miracles here in terms of print speeds, as the S300 cannot handle a tight timeframe or printing large volumes during peak demand. Fully-automated printhead maintenance is not available on the S300 either, but a user maintenance kit comes in the box. The native 1200dpi printhead resolution is available across all models, though. HP Smart Services that help get consistent colors across your fleet and easy media loading are standard features in this series.

Still, the HP Stitch S300 is a high-quality industrial dye-sub printer that costs just a fraction of the flagship model’s price and the most straightforward add to the shopping cart for a small printing business. However, do not expect the same printing economy like on the S1000 model. The S300 uses smaller ink cartridges (775 ml) and is less efficient in larger volumes.

HP Stitch S500

The HP Stitch S500, at first glance, looks identical to the S300 entry-level model. It supports the same media formats of up to 64 inches, and even the dimensions are nearly identical. However, under the hood is a more powerful high-quality industrial dye-sub printer featuring improved media loading and printing speeds. The S500 is twice as fast as the S300 but still lags significantly (three times slower) behind the S1000 flagship model.

The native 1200dpi printhead resolution again produces excellent and reliable image quality with vivid colors and deep blacks. Fully-automated printhead maintenance would be a nice addition at this price point, but unfortunately, it is missing from the features. The drop-dry printing technology makes the S500 a productive printer that enables ready-to-use prints as soon as they leave the printer. Again HP Smart Services that get consistent colors across your fleet and easy media loading are standard features.

Like the S300, the S500 fails to match the economy of the S1000 model, although it has large (3 L) ink cartridges. The S500 belongs to the list of mid-range dye-sublimation products in the HP Stitch line.


The HP Stitch S1000 user manual can be downloaded as a PDF from the HP website in various languages. At 261 pages, it covers all the main features of the printer, including:

  • Printhead resolution of 1200dpi
  • Smart nozzle compensation system for consistent colors over time
  • Save time with simplified operation
  • Support for transfer paper and textile rolls
  • A productive printer that enables high speeds even when left unattended
  • User-replaceable printheads
  • Ability to handle peak demand and high-volume jobs
• Consistent colors over time and across the fleet
• Native 1200 dpi printhead resolution for vivid colors and deep blacks
• Print unattended at production speeds up to 220 m2/hour (2370 ft2/hour)
• Save up to 40% time with simplified operation

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