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Photo Printer

(January 2009) posted on Thu Jan 15, 2009

Hewlett-Packard Co.


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HP launched its Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer for professional photographers, digital fine artists, print-service providers, graphic designers, and prepress professionals who want to create gallery-quality prints, portraits, limited editions, albums, art reproductions, large-format designs, and proofs. The printer is equipped with 12-ink capability using HP Vivera pigment inks and features new HP 73 Chromatic Red ink, which reportedly enables up to 95% PANTONE coverage. The Z3200 also features an embedded X-Rite spectrophotometer, enhanced HP Color Center that allows users to manage paper presets and enables productive operation and ink efficiency with automatic servicing routines and optical drop detection to optimize the printer’s performance. The printer supports more than 50 original HP large-format printing materials. Other features include an HP Embedded Web Server, print preview, and other efficiency-enhancing functions, and embedded TIFF, JPEG, and Adobe PS3/PDF RIP that enables direct job submission, queuing, and nesting capabilities. Print speeds range from 27.76 sq ft/hr (2.58 sq m/hr) on glossy media to 182.93 sq ft/hr (16.99 sq m/hr) on coated media, and print resolutions are up to 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi. The Designjet Z3200 is available in 22- and 44-in. (559 and 1118-mm) models. Hewlett-Packard Co., 3000 Hanover St., Palo Alto, CA 94304, Web: www.hp.com.


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