New self-service digital nail art uses HP Thermal Inkjet Technology   


Belfast, Northern Ireland, [3rd November] –

Fingernails2Go is a self-service digital nail art kiosk that prints intricate designs and patterns onto fingernails or a full set of artificial nails in just seconds.

Tensator Technology Centre has worked with HP’s Specialty Printing Systems (SPS) group to develop the technology behind an innovative new beauty experience.

Customers can choose from up to 10,000 designs ranging from floral patterns to abstract art and iconic images. They can even use the kiosk’s in-built digital camera to capture their own image. Using state of the art printing technology, the kiosk then picks up the size and shape of the customer’s nails and prints perfectly onto them.


Tensator Technology Centre’s team of experts designed the slim-line kiosk. The sleek unit has a footprint of less than a meter squared and has been crafted to easily fit into a range of locations including fashion stores, airports and leisure venues.


Alongside the nail printing module, the unit also features a high-resolution touch screen, built-in digital camera and the ability to pay by either cash or card.


“The customer journey is about so much more than simply getting from A to B,” commented Antonio Pedroso, Tensator Technology Centre’s general manager. “Customers want to be engaged, they want to have fun and they want an experience they will remember. That’s exactly what Fingernails2Go offers.


“The brightly colored slim-line units have been designed to grab attention and be easy to use. This has been one project that the team has been truly excited by as we firmly believe Fingernails2Go is set to become a renowned brand.”


As a licensed OEM of the HP SPS group, Tensator Technology Centre selected the HP SI-1100 printer for the kiosk, based on its high quality and reliability.

“Today’s announcement is a demonstration of the possibilities of print and how HP continues to reinvent Thermal Inkjet Technology,” said Kurt Kolinski, director of marketing of HP’s SPS group. “Together with the Tensator Technology Centre we have created a completely innovative system that will deliver fun, creativity, fashion and engagement.”


HP’s Specialty Printing Systems (SPS) division unleashes the power of HP’s print technologies to OEMs in a wide array of markets including Product Identification, Labels, Transactions, Postage, Mail Addressing, Life Sciences (BioPrinting), and new markets. They leverage and repurpose HP assets to enable OEMs to help win in vertical markets in which HP’s technology, performance, and reliability can bring value.


The Fingernails2Go team will shortly be announcing a host of high profile retail partners and distributers for the kiosks as the rollout commences.


Butch Baird, Chief Executive at Fingernails2Go, concluded “As the Fingernails2Go brand continues to gain global momentum, it is great to have the support of two internationally renowned, trusted brands – Tensator Technology Centre and HP. Together we can bring a completely innovative nail system that will deliver excitement, fun, creativity, fashion and engagement to the international marketplace. “



About Tensator Technology Centre


The Tensator Technology Centre develops integrated products that provide virtual queue management, people counting, self-service, multimedia kiosks and corporate television. The Tensator Technology Centre builds customized solutions for its customers that range from blue chip retailers, leisure and entertainment venues, construction sites and retailers to speed customer flow, and improve operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.



About Fingernails2Go

Fingernails2Go has developed a state of the art Digital Nail Art Kiosk that uses EU and FDA compliant ink to print a full set of artificial and natural nail art in seconds. The cutting edge technology built into the ergonomically designed kiosks provides personalised nail art solutions to a range of consumers attracting increased footfall to businesses.