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Fotospeed Platinum Etching 285 gsm

Fotospeed Platinum Etching 285 gsm broadens your offering.

Add or enhance your fine art digital inkjet printing offering, stunning images need the right media and Fotospeed platinum etching 285 delivers the right result.

Many of our wideformat customers are offering output on Platinum Etchings as an alternative to stand media.

The NEW edition to the Fotospeed Platinum range. Platinum Etching 285gsm is a newly developed Fine Art Paper made from 25% cotton and 75% Alpha cellulose. With a state of the art inkjet coating and velvety texture, It gives the user sharpness, colour gamut and density second to none. Compatible with both Dye and Pigment ink.

Charlie Wait's Lammermuir, Near Duns, The Borders, Scotland

Charlie Wait’s Lammermuir, Near Duns, The Borders, Scotland

Platinum Etching is Charlie Waite’s (renowned British Landscape Photographer) paper of choice and he has this to say about it:

“Landscape photography is much about discovery and photographers can only fully relish the rewards of their efforts when seen in the form of a print. The paper used for that print has to be as carefully considered as the image made. Paper technology changes with time and ongoing advances mean that photographers need to look regularly at their paper choice, rather than automatically playing safe with an old favourite. Discovering Platinum Etching 285 has been a revelation to me and has proved a vital tool in my ongoing quest to match pre-visualisation with end result.”

Check out Charlies work here http://www.charliewaite.com/

Fotospeed Platinum Etching 285 is in stock for immediately delivery

Call 1300 364 817 or email us to find out more

HP Designjet Smartstream – FREE 60 Day Trial

HP Designjet Smartstream – FREE 60 Day Trial for you and your customers

Printing is just one piece of a complex large-format workflow. The new HP Designjet SmartStream software is designed to help streamline the complete printing workflow, cutting job preparation time by up to 50 percent.

Watch the video to the benefits of using HP Designjet SmartStream

 

 

Weblink to a 60 day free trial of the HP Designjet Smartstream software:

The product is a 60 day free trial license of HP SmartStream for HP PageWide XL and HP DesignJet printers with full functionality. You can use more than one printer and run HP SmartStream on more than one computer. At the end of the 60 day instant-on trial period you will need to Photo Direct  to purchase the licenses needed to use this software.

Which printers are supported with HP SmartStream software?

Note not all Designjet printers are supported so please check the list below

HP SmartStream software supports the following printers:
HP DesignJet printers
HP DesignJet T7200 Production Printer. For documentation and other support, visit hp.com/go/T7200/support
HP DesignJet T7100 Printer (excluding the HP DesignJet T7100 Monochrome Printer). For documentation and other support, visit hp.com/go/T7100/support
HP DesignJet T3500 Production MFP. For documentation and other support, visit hp.com/go/T3500/support
HP DesignJet Z6200 Photo Production Printer. For documentation and other support, visit hp.com/go/Z6200/support
HP DesignJet Z6600 Production Printer. For documentation and other support, visit hp.com/go/Z6600/support
HP DesignJet Z6800 Photo Production Printer. For documentation and other support, visit hp.com/go/Z6800/support

 

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HP wallpaper for latex printer

HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper

HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper is now available

Set your business apart with environmental certifications

Help your customers define interiors with durable, colourful, creative wall decorations that last with scrub and scratch-resistant performance. Prints produced with HP Latex Inks enable and HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper for healthier and more sustainable printing. Odorless displays are UL GREENGUARD GOLD Certified using this FSC®-certified paper.

HP latex wallpaperBe productive—durable prints are easy to install and remove

Maintain high productivity and offer your customers a durable, easy-to-use solution. This wallpaper goes up with common adhesives and installation techniques.
Prints produced with HP Latex Inks on HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper are Type II (ASTM F793) compliant for durability characteristics—ideal for use in environments subject to wear and tear.

Boldly define interior spaces—see the ColorPRO difference

See high-impact graphics with an extended range of colours. Engineered with ColorPRO Technology to deliver colour excellence, this digital wall decoration solution from HP delivers professional quality and striking results.

What is a “Type II” wallcovering?

Type II wallcoverings are compliant with a durability standard for commercial wallcoverings.
Criteria include scrubbability, stain resistance,flame spread, colorfastness, abrasion resistance,and more. Testing is conducted according to the Type II ASTM F793 standard and test procedures.
The American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) established the standard with input from the Wallcovering Association. Type II is often a requirement when specifying wallcoverings.

HP wallpaper 1Installation and application of custom printed wallpaper

Make sure the wall is cleaned, prepped, and primed before attempting to install pasted wallcovering.
Optimum installation conditions are between 65 and 75° F (18 to 24° C) and 40-60% RH. For higher temperatures and relative humidities, allow more time for primer and paste coats to dry.
Lay out the area to be covered as appropriate for the image or wallcovering to be hung. Double check the pattern, color, and sequence numbering of panels to ensure it is correct.
Apply an even coat of adhesive to the backing of the wallcovering using a brush, roller, or pasting machine. Paste-the-wall is not a recommended application. When pasting several strips in advance, booking is recommended to ensure proper wetting of the backing. Fold each end
toward the middle, pasted sides together, aligning the edges carefully to prevent the paste on the edges from drying out.
Book the strips for a minimum of 5-10 minutes.
Do not crease the wallcovering, and avoid stacking multiple booked strips as the added weight could cause creasing.
Install wallcovering using a plastic wallcovering smoother, working out air pockets or bubbles.
Stop the installation if there is a question of panel colour matching.
Remove excess paste immediately with clean water and a soft cellulose sponge. Use the soft side of the sponge if there is an abrasive side. It will be difficult to remove paste after it starts to dry.
If following an overlapping method, use a minimum of 1 inch but preferably 2 inches.
After the adhesive has begun to set (approximately 20-30 minutes), roll the seams lightly with a seam roller as necessary. Avoid excessive pressure when rolling the seams to avoid squeezing out paste. Keep in mind that although the paste will seem fully dried after approximately 24-48
hours, it may take 1-2 weeks for it to finally settle.

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HP Product numbers
E4J52A -1067 mm x 30,5 m (42 in x 100 ft) HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper
E4J53A -1372 mm x 30,5 m (54 in x 100 ft) HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper