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HP adds chromatic red ink to DesignJet Z-series printers

Close up of six HP ink cartridgesHP Inc. has expanded its HP DesignJet Z-series of graphics printers with a 44-inch multi-roll printer; and their "most affordable" 24-inch graphics printer.

The HP DesignJet Z5600 and Z2600 PostScript Printers come with a six-ink printing system. This helps users cut costs by reducing ink consumption up to 20 percent, while still ensuring "crisp" colours. These devices offer HP chromatic red ink, which enhances the colour gamut, for high-impact point of purchase (POP) signs and posters, says HP.

“Our customers want colours that are vibrant, not muted; however they also need solutions that increase the colour gamut without excess inks,” says Xavier Garcia, general manager, Large-Format Sign and Display Division, HP Inc.

The Z5600 and Z2600 printers produce diverse applications efficiently, says HP, from signs and posters to maps and technical drawings. For greater line accuracy and colour reliability, HP Professional PANTONE® colour emulation is included with Adobe® PostScript®/PDF, HP-GL/2. And smooth colour tones can be achieved thanks to HP Multi-Dimensional Smart Drop Placement Technology. This provides increased levels of colour accuracy and reliable operation of the printer, says the company.

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 optimised six-ink printing system. HP Vivid Photo Inks, including chromatic red ink, deliver "high-impact images that leave a lasting impression".

Easy one-click printing
Both new printers include HP DesignJet Click printing software to "optimise time and simplify printing" by enabling one-click printing for all PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and HP-GL/2 files from a PC or Mac to the printers. The software helps cut media costs with features like nesting and file error warnings. And users can be more productive with real-time previews; along with driver less and multi page/multi-file PDF printing of posters; roll-up banners; CAD drawings; maps; and infographic presentations.


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