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Fotospeed fine art paper

5 Reasons to use Fotospeed Fine Art Papers

As a photographer, you put a lot of work into your art, from choosing the right gear to setting your exposure to perfecting your images in post. That attention to detail allows photographers to capture amazing images on an entirely different level than the average photos floating around the web, even of the same subjects. But do you ever feel like you could be missing one small but essential detail?

Fotospeed Fine Art papers are the final touch that turns amazing digital images into a physical work of art. As the “fine art” in the name suggests, this isn’t your ordinary over-glossed paper. Here are five reasons that Fotospeed Fine Art papers are that final but essential detail.

Fine Art papers have a print life of over 85 years.

Most paper actually contains acid. Over the years, the acid will eventually eat away at the image. Printing your images isn’t just a way to display them, but to protect them from a technical glitch erasing all your work. Print on your average piece of paper, and your image won’t last long. All Fotospeed Fine Art papers, on the other hand, are rated to last over 85 years.

Fine art papers are color neutral.

Anyone who has ever shopped for a wedding dress knows that “white” isn’t just one color, but several. White is more than just a single shade for photographers as well. Low quality photo papers often don’t start out as a neutral white. That means the colors in your shots are starting out on a bad note before the ink even hits the paper.

Fine art papers have a wide color gamut.

Different papers will absorb ink at a different rate, which means choosing a paper is essential to getting an accurate color. Fotospeed’s fine art papers are designed to present your images in their best light, even if your shot is in black and white. The range of paper options means that you can choose an option to absorb more ink for more saturated color, or select one with a more traditional feel.

Fine art papers allow you to choose the finishing touch.

Using a fine art paper gives you the choice of one more detail: texture. Fine art papers come in a range of textures from smooth to an almost velvety touch. Whether you are printing a portrait or a street photo, the right finish could be that final detail to an amazing shot.

Fine art papers have nearly endless size possibilities.

Photos don’t always fit in the same box. With sizes from cut sheets to 44 inch rolls, Fotospeed’s fine art papers make it possible to print panoramas, square shots and custom sizes for canvas wrapping. Odd sizes? They’re no problem.


Photographs aren’t meant to just sit on a hard drive, but printing a photo out on just any paper isn’t going to let all the time that you really put into the shot speak. Fotospeed’s Fine Art papers have more longevity, better color reproduction and a wide range of finishes and sizes. Don’t believe it? Just look up what paper photographers like Joe Cornish, Charlie Waite, and Trevor and Faye Yerbury use.

New Product Announcement HP Z2600 & HP Z5600 Printers

Photo Direct are pleased to announce that HP Inc. today expanded its proven HP DesignJet Z-series portfolio of high-impact graphics printers with a 44-inch multi-roll printer and the company’s most affordable 24-inch high-impact graphics printer. The HP DesignJet Z5600 and Z2600 PostScript Printers come with a six-ink printing system, which helps users cut costs by reducing ink consumption, while still ensuring crisp colors. These devices, designed for copy shops, retailers and corporations, specifically GIS departments, newly offer HP chromatic red ink which enhances the color gamut, ideal for high-impact point of purchase (POP) signs and posters.

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HP’s most affordable 24-inch high-impact graphics printer

HP’s most affordable 24-inch graphics printer, the new HP DesignJet Z2600 PostScript Printer saves up to 20 percent ink consumption using HP’s optimized six-ink printing system.6 With its radically simple, intuitive operation, no training is needed to use this compact printer, sized to fit any work space. Additionally, HP Vivid Photo Inks, including chromatic red ink, deliver high-impact images that leave a lasting impression.

Quick and efficient high-impact graphics printing

The 44-inch, automatic multi-roll HP DesignJet Z5600 PostScript Printer boosts media loading efficiency up to 75 percent3 and users can print up to 39 percent faster4 with quick-drying HP inks. For creating high-impact graphics, the pigment-based HP Vivid Photo inks are water and fade-resistant for maps and technical drawings that can last up to 200 years.5


Brochures and Datasheets:

New 2016 HP DesignJet Portfolio Brochure with new products:

Complete Z Series “Help me choose” comparison brochure:

Website link to HP Graphics Z Series Printer range:

HP DesignJet Z5600 Datasheet:

HP DesignJet Z2600 Datasheet:

HP DesignJet Click Printing Software Datasheet:


Product Description
HP DesignJet Z5600 PostScript inter

Quick and efficient high-impact graphics printing


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The HP DesignJet Z5600 44-inch PostScript Printer produces vivid, eye-catching graphics and technical documents with HP chromatic red ink. With a 6-ink printing system that optimises operating costs, the pigment-based HP Vivid Photo inks are water and fade-resistant for graphics, maps and technical drawings to last up to 200 years.


The multi-roll operation and flexible workflows enable productivity and express printing for users.


HP DesignJet Z2600 PostScript Printer

HP’s most affordable 24-inch high-impact graphics printer


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Product Tour Video:


Customer Story Video – Bramona Copy Shop (Z2600):



The new 24-inch HP DesignJet Z2600 PostScript Printer is a radically simple and intuitive 6-ink device that delivers impressive results for both graphics and technical documents.


The printer includes HP chromatic red ink which is ideal for high-impact images, and reliable color and line accuracy for technical documents. It’s compactness allows it to be sized to fit more workspace.



HP DesignJet Click

Easy one-click printing to offer a simple printing experience for all HP Z series printers


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Free software for all HP Z series printers to optimise time and simplify printing by enabling radically simple, one-click printing for all PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and HP-GL/2 files from a PC or Mac to the HP DesignJet Z-series printers.


The software helps cut media costs with features like nesting and file error warnings, and users can now be more productive with real-time previews, along with driverless and multipage/multi-file PDF printing of posters, roll-up banners, CAD drawings, maps, and info-graphic presentations.




HP Designjet Z6800 wideformat printer

Call 1300 364817 or email special prices. Available while stocks last.

For more information on the products simply click on the highlighted descriptions.

Code Description
PD800 Ultimate Satin 180gsm 61.0cm x 30m
PE1620UA61030 Polypropylene Banner Matte 610mm x 30m
PD1537 Jetmaster Paper Embossed 200g 610mm x 30m (24″) JMP-21
7D438 Fotospeed Fine Art Rococo Gloss Canvas 44″ (1118mm) x 15m
F2S72A HP Designjet Z6800 60″ 8 Ink Photo Production Printer
PD1600R StarLam 1600R Roll to Roll Liquid Laminator
PD1107 DGI Inkjet Everyday Canvas 350gsm 91.4.0cm x 30m (36″)
PD1107 DGI Everyday Inkjet Canvas 350gsm  36” x 30M
PD302 DGI Premium Inkjet Canvas 91.4cm x 15m (TY6RB) 380gsm 36″
PD1130 DGI Eco sol-Latex Lightweight 190 GSM Canvas 152.4cm (60″) x 30m
PD1131 DGI Eco Sol-Latex Premium canvas 380gsm 152.4cm x 18 m (60″)
PD1129 DGI Eco Sol-Latex Semi Gloss Type 5 Canvas 152.4cm (60″) x 18m



Hp Coated Papers, Banner & Sign Materials, Backlit films and Photographic Papers.

Call 1300 364 817 or email to request special price information.

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