Hewlett Packard Designjet 430. The HP Designjet 430 is ideal for line drawings, presentations, signs, and comps - providing maximum flexibility for all kinds of jobs. The printer provides superior line quality and near-photo-quality images with 600 dpi-addressable black and 300 dpi color resolution. The Designjet 430 is fast enough to accommodate deadline workloads - printing 2 x 3 ft. (61 cm x 91 cm) check plots in under two minutes, final-quality line drawings in about four minutes and images in about 18 minutes. The HP Designjet 430/24 inch (model C4713A) costs $1,681; The HP Designjet 430/36 inch (model C4714A) costs $2,523.
HP Designjet 500. The HP Designjet 500 prints proofs in 1200 dpi X 600 dpi resolution with ultimate line and photo quality. The printer features drivers for Windows applications (including AutoCAD). Print speed for line drawings in fast mode is 189 sq. ft./hr. (17.6 sq. m./hr.), or 90 seconds for a D-size (A1-size) drawing, on bond paper. Print speed for images in fast mode is 85 sq. ft./hr. (7.9 sq. m./hr.), or 3 minutes 45 seconds for a D-size (A1-size) image, on coated paper. The HP Designjet 500/24 inch costs $2,495; The HP Designjet 500/42 inch costs $3,695.
HP Designjet 500ps. The HP Designjet 500ps provides ultimate photo quality with accurate colors, smooth transitions and a wide gamut and prints in 1200 dpi X 600 dpi resolution. The printer supports Adobe PostScript 3 software RIP for Mac and Windows and features consistent colors using closed-loop-color calibration. Print speed for images in fast mode is 85 sq. ft./hr. (7.9 sq. m./hr.), or 3 minutes 45 seconds for a D-size (A1-size) image, on coated paper. Print speed for line drawings in fast mode is 189 sq. ft./hr. (17.6 sq. m./hr.), or 90 seconds for a D-size (A1-size) drawing, on bond paper. The HP Designjet 500ps/24 inch costs $3,195; The HP Designjet 500ps/42 inch costs $4,395.
HP Designjet 800. The HP Designjet 800 offers ultimate line and photo quality, 2400 dpi resolution and contains a 'Virtual computer' inside, which immediately frees up memory on the desktop computer once the job is sent. The printer also features embedded HP-GL/2, HP RTL and CALS G4 processor with drivers for AutoCAD and Windows and contains the HP JetDirect EIO 10/100 Base-TX internal print server. The HP Designjet 800/24 inch costs $5,795; The HP Designjet 800/42 inch costs $6,995.
HP Designjet 800ps. The HP Designjet 800ps offers ultimate photo quality with accurate colors, smooth transitions and a wide gamut. The printer features 2400 dpi x 1200 dpi and contains a 'Virtual computer' inside, which immediately frees up memory on the desktop computer once the job is sent. The Designjet 800ps has embedded Adobe PostScript 3 RIP with drivers for Mac and Windows and embedded HP-GL/2, HP RTL and CALS G4 processor with drivers for AutoCAD and Windows. The HP Designjet 800ps/24 inch costs $7,795. The HP Designjet 800ps/42 inch costs $8,995.
HP Designjet 1050c and 1055cm. Color thermal inkjet printers; outputting draft quality D/A1-size in less than one minute, producing 600 x 600 dpi color/1200 x 600 dpi black output. These printers incorporate JetExpress technology, with four one inch printheads with 512 nozzles and employ a modular ink system with four individually replaceable cartridges. Media support to 300 feet long, with dual paper-feed system allowing operators to load and print single sheets without first removing rolled media. These large format printers are designed for users who average 30 to 50 prints per day. The HP Designjet 1050C costs $7,772; The HP Designjet 1055CM costs $10,364.
HP Designjet 5000 and 5000ps. The Designjet 5000 and 5000 ps combine speed and ultimate photo quality unmatched in the printers' class. Print speed for images in Max. Speed mode is 569 sq. ft./hr.(53 sq. m./hr.) or 36 seconds for a D-size (A1-size) image. Resolution is 1200 dpi X 600 dpi. They also utilize revolutionary printheads with JetExpress technology for faster printing. The Designjet 5000 and 5000ps contain embedded Adobe PostScript 3 RIP with drivers for Macintosh and Windows (HP Designjet 5000PS) and embedded HP-GL/2 and HP RTL processor with drivers for AutoCAD and Windows. The HP Designjet 5000/42 in. costs $10,995.
HP DesignJet ColorPro GA. Prints conceptual proofs in 600 dpi from 4 x 6 inch to B-size (13 x 19 inch) full-bleed output; prints 11 x 17 color images in nine minutes from all major Macintosh and Windows graphics applications; amodular, continuous-refill ink system has four independently replaceable cartridges; two input media trays hold 400 sheets, while an output tray can accommodate up to 150 sheets. The ColorPro GA (model C7778A) costs $1,681.
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IJT 1000 Series. Large format 62 and 72 inch inkjet printers; feature 12 color ink system for up to 1800 dpi output (apparent resolution); high-speed mode produces up to 240 ft./hr. at 600 dpi or 120 ft./hr at 1200 dpi; compatible with Ilford Universal media and Archiva inks. 62 inch: $22,995; 72 inch: $26,995.
Ilford Novajet 630i and 700i. Based on Encad's 600 dpi printers, 630i outputs at up to 36 ft./hr., the 700i to 56 ft./hr.; available in two widths and compatible with Ilford media and inks. 630i/42 inch: $13,995; 630i/60 inch: $19,995; 700i/42 inch: $14,995; 700i/60 inch: $21,995. Note: Ilford markets Gretag/CSI LightJet 5000 plus other Gretag and VUTEk superwide printers.
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Eikona. Digital Printing system, standard photographic papers are exposed via a liquid crystal panel to produce continuous tone prints. Custom imaging software creates images from 1 inch sq. up to 12 x 18 using paper widths from 3.5 x 5 up to 12 x 18 inches, and provides easy set up of packaging and nesting of images. Operating on Windows 2000, using exclusive RIP and custom imaging software, these systems may be used as comprehensive workstations or networked for expanded production benefits.