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Time For An Update: HP DesignJet Has New Driver Downloads Available

Time For An Update: HP DesignJet Has New Driver Downloads Available

HP DesignJet users now have access to new software — HP has recently released several routine driver updates which expand current printers compatibility all through free software. So what’s included and how do you install the new updates? Here’s what HP DesignJet wide format printer owners need to know.

What’s updating?

HP has released three new driver updates, one for Mac and two for Windows. Driver software is the program that allows your computer to communicate with the printers and keeping the software up-to-date can prevent future headaches by ensuring you are using the latest version with newly introduced compatibility and, occasionally, bug fixes.

The latest HP DesignJet Mac PostScript Driver is for Mac OS up to 10.11. The update, which was released on Jan. 31, adds support from the HP DesignJet T930, HP DesignJet T1530 and HP DesignJet T2530 Multifunction, with all the updates applying to those printer series.

The updates for Windows users are similar, each with compatibility for new printer systems. The HP DesignJet Universal Print Driver HP-GL/2 update includes support for the HP DesignJet T1700. The HP DesignJet Universal Print Driver PostScript, software for PostScript printers only, has also been updated to support the same T1700.

Routine updates of the printer driver can help prevent problems down the road. So how do you install the new printer driver updates?

How to install the HP DesignJet Wide Format Printer Driver Updates

For Windows users, with the printer on and no other programs running, users first need to download the driver from HP and select the “save this program to disk option.” Remember where you save the file, since you’ll need to access the file later in the process. Once downloaded, double click on the file to unzip. Then you need to navigate to the Printers Window and head to Start > Settings > Printers. Once there, click on “add a new printer” and the software will walk you through the steps. Make sure to click the “Have Disk” option and you will get a new window that asks you to locate the files you just downloaded — click on the one that ends with “.inf” and click okay and the new software will be installed.

On Mac, the process doesn’t have quite so many steps. After downloading, just double-click on the installer and the computer will walk through the program. Don’t forget to have the printer on during the installation process.

Regular software updates will help keep your printer system running smoothly — and the update only takes a few minutes. Lost somewhere in the update process? Photo Direct is happy to assist with the process — just give us a call and have your printer model number handy.

HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer

HP Z3200 Designjet Printer offer

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.

Gallery-quality prints

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
  • Create exceptional black-and-white prints—an HP Quad-black inkset delivers smooth transitions, neutral grays
  • 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 speed
Print time color image ISO N5 (best, D glossy paper) 12.4 min/page
Print time color image ISO N5 (normal, D glossy paper) 7.2 min/page
Print time color image ISO N5 (draft, D coated paper) 2 min/page
Print time color image ISO N5 (normal, D coated paper) 3.8 min/page
Memory
Memory, standard 256 MB
Hard disk Standard, 80 GB
Printing
Print technology 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
Number of print cartridges 12 (blue, green, magenta, red, yellow, gray, photo black, matte black, light cyan, light gray, light magenta, gloss enhancer)
Compatible ink types Pigment-based
Roll maximum output 91.4 m
Guaranteed minimum line width 0.056 mm (ISO/IEC 13660:2001(E))
Line accuracy +/- 0.2%
Color accuracy Median < 1.6 dE2000, 95% of colors < 2.8 dE2000
Color stability < 1 dE2000 in less than 5 minutes
Print repeatability Average < 0.5 dE2000, 95% of colors < 1.4 dE2000
Maximum optical density (black) 2.5 maximum black optical density (4 L* min) with HP Premium Instant Dry Photo Gloss media
Connectivity, standard Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T); Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified; EIO Jetdirect accessory slot
Print languages Adobe PostScript 3, Adobe PDF 1.6, TIFF, JPEG, HP PCL 3 GUI
Paper handling
Finished output handling Sheet feed; roll feed; automatic cutter (cuts all media except canvas)
Media types 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 135 mm
Media thickness 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
HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer

Meet the HP Designjet Printer Range

 

The traditional sectors that drive demand of the $8 billion Australian print industry are still experiencing sluggish growth due to ever-changing market forces. New markets need to be explored and developed using printers that offer high quality, durable applications delivered with speed, productivity and efficiency. Meet the HP Designjet printer range.
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Meet the new T795 e-Printer from HP

If you run a business with customers who demand high quality print work and you or your team is constantly on the move you should take a closer look at HP’s new T795 e-Printer. It’s the perfect web-connected, 44” e-Printer for small and medium work groups in the architectural, engineering, graphic design and government sectors.

The T795 delivers high quality, rapid results each and every time. Plus you can access projects whenever you’re away from your studio or office with the added benefit that you can virtually print from anywhere using your Apple® or Android™ smartphone or tablet.

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Review data sheet here HP Designjet T795

 

Security Features on the HP Designjet Printer range

The document highlighted below is aimed at providing an overview of the security features supported by HP Designjet printers as of February 2012.

The security features described in this document make the HP Designjet printer series particularly well suited to being deployed into environments where network, data, access control, and security are important.

HP Designjet Printer Series Security Features

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Hp Designjet wide format printer T920 T1500

Hp Designjet Extended Warranty

Photo Direct and Hp are now offering an additional year’s warranty on Hp Designjet models listed below, so you will receive a total of two years warranty on new purchases.
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HP 70 ink for HP designjet z3100

HP Designjet 70 Inks in stock

We have been getting feedback from the market that HP 70 Inks for HP Designjet printers are sometimes hard to find , Photo Direct keeps a full range of HP 70 inks in stock at all times so we can ship same day.

HP 70 Inks are suitable for the Designjet Z2100, Designjet Z3100 & Designjet Z3200 wideformat printers.

Place your order before 1pm and we’ll ship your order the same day.

Photo Direct are specialists in the Designjet Z2100 ,Designjet Z3100 and Designjet Z3200 and we have the following range of inks print heads in stock.
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