Highlights from Canon, EFI, HP and Nur.
In addition, HP has combined several of these new solutions to create the new HP Indigo Photo Package for high-value photo applications such as photo books, albums, and greeting cards. The new package includes the 5500 model press and the HP Indigo Photo Enhancement Server, which is designed to automatically detect and correct images in need of sharpening and smoothing, as well as to improve contrast and shadow detail. Also included in the Photo Package is the new HP Indigo UV Coater and the HP Indigo Production Manager version 1.1 DFE.
For business development and support, the HP Indigo Capture program offers tools to help HP Indigo customers manage and grow their digital-printing businesses. In addition to customer training, marketing tools, and media locator services, the program now includes estimating tools that help customers determine cost-effective conventional and digital crossover points.
The new HP mPrinter 1700c brings color to variable text and graphics, using HP’s thermal inkjet technology. Developed by HP Specialty Printing Systems, the narrow-format mPrinter 1700c produces CMY-process color that can be used for personalized mail, transactional print, and other operations. Available for use in OEM partner technologies, the mPrinter enables vendors in the mail processing and in-line variable imprinting to add color highlights and graphics.
With print speeds up to three times faster than HP’s previous offering in this category, the new HP Designjet T Printers series-HP Designjet T610 (personal) and T1100 (workgroup) printers-are aimed at the CAD and GIS markets. Both printers are available in 24- and 44-in. models, offer rollfed and sheetfed capability, and delivers top printing speeds of 445 sq ft/hr. The T1100 printers are also available as ps models with an embedded PostScript, PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and Adobe PostScript drivers.
The T printer's Three-black inkset (CMY matte K, photo K, gray) produces true neutral grays, enhanced detail, and hard-to-achieve tones, reports HP. The series’ HP 72 printhead produces 6- and 9-pl droplets, resolutions up to 2400 x 1200 dpi, and line accuracy to 0.1%. In addition, the HP Designjet T Printer series is widely compatible with CAD applications.
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