SA International (SAi), a leading provider of solutions for the professional signmaking, large format digital printing and CAD/CAM for CNC machining industries, has announced the certification of its software solutions by HP for use with the recently launched HP Designjet Z6600 and Z6800 Printers.
The certification, which follows a period of extensive testing by HP, is for SAi Flexi and PhotoPRINT Families Version 11 with Cloud, and Flexi subscription software. The drivers used in this software were tested by HP to its own stringent criteria to assure print performance, printer calibration using on-board printer devices, printer status reporting and job management.
The two printers deliver vibrant output quality with production speeds for high-value indoor applications and are targeted towards large format print providers (one of SAi’s key audiences), graphic designers, professional photographers and fine artists. SAi’s RIPs are especially suited to indoor POP/POS signage and display applications, and trade show graphics, making the choice of SAi Flexi and PhotoPRINT software for use with these printers particularly beneficial to users.
Certification and savings
Companies using SAi RIPs with HP Designjet Z6600 and Z6800 Printers have the assurance that their software has undergone rigorous testing to maximize the performance and productivity of their printers. SAi’s long relationship with HP and the quality and compatibility of its software with specified printers is recognized by its status as an HP Platinum Level HP Partner.
Another benefit to large format print providers and signmakers choosing an SAi RIP is that the cost of printer ownership can be significantly reduced through SAi’s monthly subscription program. This enables users to access the latest version of SAi Flexi without a major capital investment but only a low operating cost.
“The certification of our software for the HP Designjet Z6600 and Z6800 Printers is an acknowledgement of the strengths of SAi RIP solutions and represents an official seal of approval to users of these new printers,” said Sarit Tichon, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, SAi. “Our software RIPs are already certified for use with three earlier HP Designjet Z-series models as well as the recently announced HP Latex 300-series Printers, consolidating SAi’s position as a leading innovator in signmaking and large format digital printing.”
SAi drivers certified by HP support on-board continuous tone and halftone print modules of the printers enabling maximum control over output speed and quality. SAi’s drivers also include HP media profiles for 55 media for the HP Designjet Z6800 Printer and 20 for the HP Designjet Z6600 Printer.
The certified drivers are available for users of SAi FlexiPRINT, FlexiSIGN Pro and PhotoPRINT Version 11 with Cloud, as well as to monthly subscribers to SAi Flexi.
About SA International (SAi)
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, SA International (SAi) is recognized as a global leader in providing complete, professional software solutions from design to production for the signmaking, digital printing, screen-printing and CNC machining industries. SAi Flexi ranks as the world’s number one software for signmaking, while SAi PhotoPRINT is found on more wide-format printers than any other RIP. In addition, the company is one of the leaders in the CNC machining market with its EnRoute CAD/CAM software. SAi is also the founding sponsor of the International Sign and Printmakers Guild, a member-led organization designed to help sign and print providers grow their businesses and reduce costs.
SAi has a loyal and well-distributed network of resellers around the world with over 100,000 customers in more than 50 countries and enjoys strong OEM relationships with industry leaders. As well the USA, SAi also has offices in Brussels, Belgium; São Paulo, Brazil; Pune, India; Shanghai and Hong Kong, China and Tokyo, Japan.
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