Posted on February 11, 2016 by Photo Direct in Canvas, Equipment with Comments Disabled Last Modified February 11, 2016
Following our article on Clearsheild Liquid Laminate for Canvas a few weeks ago we have been asked if there is a less manual way of applying Liquid Laminate for high volume users.
Yes there is, with the Starlam 1600 roll to roll liquid laminator.
The StarLam 1600R roll to roll liquid laminator applies a smooth consistent coating of ClearShield water-based liquid laminate. Handling a wide variety of substrates up to 64″ wide, the StarLam makes liquid lamination quick and easy.
The innovative and proven system offers increased profitability by providing a cost effective, simple laminating solution.
The Starlam 1600
Ships ready to use
Coats a variety of substrates up to 1.6m wide (64″)
Applies a smooth, even and consistent coating
Easy to use and it is designed for single operator use
Clean up in less than 10 minutes
Suitable for store front shop or high production printing
Designed for use with ClearShield Liquid Laminate
Back lit signs
PoS – Point of Sale
Treade show displays
To Find out more about the Starlam 1600 Liquid Laminator or Clearsheild liquid laminates contact us
Posted on February 11, 2016 by Photo Direct in Products, Wide Format Media with Comments Disabled Last Modified February 11, 2016
Joe Cornish on Fotospeed Smooth Cotton 300. “I aim to crystallise the endlessly varied light, colours and texture of nature in my landscape photographs. At the end of a chain of photographic processes, the print is the culmination and fulfilment of that effort, and the paper is critical to the success of the print. Fotospeed’s Smooth Cotton 300 is my paper of choice.”
To find out more about Joe and see more of his images visit his website Joe Cornish
Cleveland Way by Joe Cornish
Fotospeed Smooth Cotton 300 is available in sheets and rolls 24″, 36″ & 44″
Posted on February 11, 2016 by Photo Direct in Equipment, Wide Format with Comments Disabled Last Modified February 11, 2016
HP Z3200 Designjet Printer special offer for a limited time.
Contact our sales team for details of this special offer on Designjet Z3200 wideformat printers.
Produce rich, consistent gallery-quality color and black-and-white prints with the easy-to-use 12-ink HP DesignJet Z3200 Photo Printer. Simplify workflow with HP Color Center. Generate custom ICC profiles and achieve color accuracy print after print with the embedded spectrophotometer.¹
Wide colour gamut and outstanding black-and-white
12 Original HP Photo Inks deliver gallery-quality black-and-white and colour prints lasting up to 200 years
Get superior gloss uniformity and minimize bronzing on most glossy photo papers with HP Gloss Enhancer
Achieve an expanded colour gamut with 95% PANTONE® coverage
enabled by HP chromatic red ink Easy colour calibration and profiling
Generate custom ICC profiles and achieve colour accuracy, consistency with the embedded spectrophotometer
See consistent print-to-print colour regardless of fluctuating environmental conditions with HP technologies
Simplify your workflow— easily access, create, and share paper presets using the enhanced HP Colour Center
Get colour reliability with HP Professional PANTONE® colour emulation and Adobe Postscript®/PDF support
Call 1300 364 817 or email us to find out more
1. Embedded in this HP DesignJet Printer is an i1 spectrophotometer from X-Rite. Close collaboration between HP and X-Rite ensures a reliable solution that’s been thoroughly tested to meet customer demands for ease, quality, and dependability.
Q6720B HP Designjet Z3200ps 24-in Photo Printer
Q6721B HP Designjet Z3200ps 44-in Photo Printer
Print time color image ISO N5 (best, D glossy paper)
Print time color image ISO N5 (normal, D glossy paper)
Print time color image ISO N5 (draft, D coated paper)
Print time color image ISO N5 (normal, D coated paper)
Standard, 80 GB
HP Thermal Inkjet
Print quality color (best)
Up to 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi from 1200 x 1200 input dpi with maximum detail selected
Print quality black (best)
Up to 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi from 1200 x 1200 input dpi with maximum detail selected
Adobe PostScript 3, Adobe PDF 1.6, TIFF, JPEG, HP PCL 3 GUI
Finished output handling
Sheet feed; roll feed; automatic cutter (cuts all media except canvas)
Photographic, proofing, fine art printing material, self-adhesive, banner and sign, bond and coated, film, backlit, fabric/textile
Media sizes standard (metric rolls)
210 to 610-mm wide sheets; 279 to 610-mm rolls
Roll external diameter
Up to 31.5 mil
Compatible operating systems
Compatible operating systems
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Ultimate/Professional/Home Premium, Windows Vista® Ultimate/Business/Home Premium, Windows® XP (32-bit, 64-bit) Professional/Home, Windows® Server 2008 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2003 (32-bit, 64-bit); Mac OS X v 10.4, v 10.5, v 10.6, v 10.7; Citrix XenApp; Citrix XenServer
Posted on February 4, 2016 by Photo Direct in Equipment, Wide Format with Comments Disabled Last Modified February 4, 2016
HP Designjet Z5400 special offer.
For a limited time we are able to offer the amazing HP Designjet Z5400 large format printer for $4995 + gst * freight that’s a saving of $1968.
The HP Designjet Z5400 44″ PostScript ePrinter is a wide-format inkjet printer featuring a 2400 x 1200 dpi optimized resolution for producing high-quality, large-scale prints. Capable of supporting up to two rolls of 44″-wide media at once, and with smart media switching capabilities, this printer is designed to maximize in-house printing efficiency while still maintaining a high standard of quality for producing posters, photos, canvases, POS posters, line drawings, and maps. HP Multi-Dimensional Smart Drop Placement Technology, coupled with a six ink system, including three separate black inks, ensures smooth, consistent, and accurate color and monochrome tonal accuracy, as well as enables the creation of water-resistant prints that last up to 200 years.
An integrated 320GB hard drive helps to alleviate computer slow-downs and printing lag times while the dual-roll design and maintenance notifications further benefit working in a seamlessly efficient manner. The included HP Instant Printing PRO software permits previewing, cropping, and printing of PDF, PostScript, HP-GL/2, TIFF, and JPEG files and printing from email and USB flash drives is also supported.
Z5400 Designjet HP Printer
Fast Delivery with Two Rolls and a Smart Workflow
Featuring multi-roll and smart media switching, this printer helps to develop and maintain a more streamlined and efficient workflow.
Fewer roll changes and useful notifications for ink levels, firmware updates, and more help to minimize costly downtime by allowing you to more effectively prepare for maintenance and supply replenishment.
The included HP Printing PRO software allows you to preview, crop, and print PDF, PostScript, HP-GL/2, TIFF, and JPEG file types.
An integrated 320GB hard drive, as well as borderless printing capabilities and compatibility with fast-drying HP inks helps to shorten overall turnaround times and increase productivity.
Quality and Durability
The range and versatility of this printer is ideally suited to producing in-house posters, photos, canvases, backlit prints, indoor signs, POS posters, line drawings, and maps.
Three different tones of black HP Photo Inks enable the creation of rich, high-quality black and white prints.
HP Multi-Dimensional Smart Drop Placement Technology helps to achieve smooth color tones and high color accuracy for maintained print quality.
Original HP 772 and HP 70 photo inks help to further extend print versatility by enabling the creation of water-resistant prints that are lightfast and colorfast for up to 200 years.
Easy, Efficient Operation
The ability to print directly from email or a USB flash drive; a built-in color touchscreen; and an intuitive print preview function all help to increase efficiency and ease-of-use during printing.
Color reliability is ensured due to HP Professional PANTONE color emulation and embedded Adobe PostScript/PDF capabilities.
Automatic drop detection and intelligent masking help to ensure high image quality while also minimizing waste and time needed during cleaning.
An optimized ink configuration uses ink more efficiently in order to maximize the lifespan of each individual ink cartridge.
Posted on February 3, 2016 by Photo Direct in Minilab, Photo Printers with Comments Disabled Last Modified February 3, 2016
Digital Prints on Demand: Print speeds are as fast as 8.9 seconds per 4″ x 6″ print
Printers have a space saving design – only 12.6 inches wide by 14 inches deep by 6.6 inches high
A powerful printer control engine designed to maximize image quality
Printers have an ergonomic design for easy-access front loading of media
Delivering superb print quality at an affordable price, the DS40 is a recognized high-volume producer — shooting out four print sizes at fast print speeds. Trouble-free operation and easy loading make this model a favorite of event and portrait photographers. Equipped with a powerful combination of small footprint, ability to stack multiple printers, exceptional quality, and worry-free performance — this printer offers a high probability of customer satisfaction and a high margin of profitability.
DS Series™ award winning professional event photography printers are competitively priced, high-resolution dye-sublimation printers that produce rich photos that display full color details and smooth gradation. The lamination layer on the media provides resistance to fading, fingerprints, water, ozone, and dust.
DS Series™ printers are specifically designed to use DNP’s high-quality, value-priced dye-sublimation media.
The DS40 uses a unique internal print method to protect the paper from dust and other contaminants and is easy to maintain thanks to its front-panel media loading and maintenance. It includes a tray and spacers for 6 x 8″ prints. Additionally, for making 5 x 7″ prints, optional spacers are available.
Overall it’s just a great printer take it out of the box and within minutes your making professional prints.
** Special off for February 2016 only ** Buy a DS40 printer in February and receive 1600 prints (2 boxes 4×6″ media) with your printer.
Call now and a member of the sales team can discuss pricing and the benefits of DS40 ownership and explain the February special.
Posted on February 3, 2016 by Photo Direct in Wide Format Media with Comments Disabled Last Modified February 3, 2016
Fotospeed Photo Smooth Pearl 290 paper is a bright white, heavyweight , instant drying, resin coated, inkjet paper. The beautiful pearl finish delivers a crisp finish with a superb colour gamut. Its unique microporous ink receiving layer gives an instant dry result straight from the printer.
Photo Smooth Pearl has been designed to cope with the requirements of today’s photographer. We have taken an acid free alpha cellulose layer and coated it with a microporous ink receiving surface and a polythene back said Toby Herlinger – Sales Director Fotospeed .
The make-up of the paper helps comply with the highest archival requirements whilst keeping the perfect white point and weight. Released in March 2014 Photo Smooth Pearl 290 quickly became a firm favourite with Fotospeed customers and is now rivaling the renown PF Lustre 275 in popularity.
Photo Smooth Pearl is ideal for portraiture and weddings but is versatile enough to produce fantastic landscapes and use for your general print needs.
Fotospeed Photo Smooth Pearl 290 is available in sheets to A2 and in rolls from 17” up to 60”.
As with all of the Fotospeed papers you can download generic profiles straight from the Fotospeed website or apply for a free custom profile.
Fotospeeds makes your workflow as simple and consistent as possible.
Compatible with both Dye and Pigment ink desktop and wideformat printers
Smooth Pearl 290 FEATURES;
• Paper weight 290 gsm
• Bright white finish
• Professional Pearl surface
• HDR precision coated
• Heavy-weight look and feel
• Instant dry
• Pigment and Dye ink compatible
• Excellent colour gamut
• Exceptional D-max
• Rolls come on 3” core
• Water Resistant Prints
• Professional Photographic Images
Sheets available from our webshop roll users give us a call or email.