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Enhanced speed and image quality in the advanced, yet affordable HP DesignJet Z6 and Z9+

Enhanced speed and image quality in the advanced, yet affordable HP DesignJet Z6 and Z9+

The larger the print, the longer the print time, right? – Not any more, HP have recently released a wide format printer that challenges those norms. The HP DesignJet Z Printer series, in 24 and 44 inch options, offer both fast and high quality photos.  So how did HP manage to get both speed and quality in one printer? Here’s a look behind the technology in the newest members of the DesignJet Z series.

Speed

The DesignJet Z6 and Z9+ printers boasts the fastest print time in the industry compared to similar large format printers. The secret behind that speed? Integration. HP integrated the materials, hardware and software together. By fine-tuning each aspect to work with the others, the Z6 and Z9+ are able to achieve a greater level of efficiency compared to other options on the market.

Some of the Z6 and Z9+ models also offer one more way to save time — with a built-in vertical trimmer. The trimmer speeds up what happens after the printer spits out the image, allowing for faster trims and speeding up the process from printing to delivery.

The print speed, combined with the built-in trimmer, delivers print speeds up to 2.5 times faster, with an increase in post-production efficiency by 20 percent.

Image quality

Today’s digital cameras are steadily adding on the megapixels, and printers need to keep up with the increasing quality. To boost quality (as well as efficiency) HP took another look at the printer nozzles. The HP Nozzle Architecture in the Z6 and Z9+ uses dual drip technology. The upgraded design on the nozzle head helps give details additional clarity and colour more contrast.

The upgraded nozzles also work together with HP Pixel Control, a new technology that enhances the print quality by allowing the printer to control each pixel.

Enhanced speed and image quality are just two of the features in the advanced, yet affordable HP DesignJet Z6 and Z9+. Chat with a Photo Direct professional today to learn more on the new printers or follow the blog for upcoming details.

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