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HP Introduces Designjet 90 Photo Printer

18-in., 6-color series for proofing, designers, and photographers

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Hewlett-Packard has introduced the Designjet 90 printer series, an 18-in. photo-quality printer series designed for graphic designers, photographers, and proofing professionals.

The 6-color printer (CMYKcm) employs HP's dye-based Vivera inks, and can provide resolutions up to 2400 x 1200 dpi. In "normal" mode, it can reach speeds up to 4 min/pg on a 13 x 19-in. pg, and up to 6.3 min/pg on an 18 x 24-in. pg. It can handle media in weights up to 80 lb as well as rigid or thick media up to 0.02 in. A rollfeed option can handle media up to 18 in. x 150-ft long.

Additional features include: Professional Pantone emulation, automatic printhead alignment, Closed Loop Color calibration, PostScript support (with optional EFI Designer Edition 4.2 RIP), and a modular ink system.

Estimated street price for the HP Designjet 90 basic is $995; $1150 for the Designjet 90r, which includes the roll feeder. (Hewlett-Packard: www.hp.com)

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