Monday, April 17, 2006

Printers

Dear Bloggers,

I am testing a new printer. It is not yet available in the U.S. yet, but it will be very soon. This is a medical ink-jet based printer (normally I am not fond of these), but it works a little different that the typical ink jet. This is a gray scale only ink jet, it uses a 4 color black cartridge set with additional ink wells attached through tubes. Therefore this is a smart printer that tells you if one of the ink wells is low, keeping up the image quality. The paper it uses is unique; it is a plastic type with a coating on it. The "paper" can be viewed either through normal over head light, or used on a light box. In fact, it looks better (more detail) using a light box.

Good points on this printer so far:

1. Gray scale only prints (very diagnostic)
2. Large ink wells
3. High quality prints with great achievability (better than any ink jet I have seen)
4. Net work capable
5. Large size paper (either A-4 or oversize 14-17)
6. Price has not been officially set, but estimated cost for prints will be around $2,500.00 for the A-4 and about 3k for the large size.

Bad points:

1. Long print time (up to 4 minutes per page).
2. Cost for media estimate at 1.25 per page
3. Quality is still being tested, but it may not be equal to medial grade dye sub.
4. Ink Jets are not usualy a long lasting type printer, and it may have a short life span, but I could be wrong.

I will keep you posted as I learn more………………………..

Craig

1 Comments:

Blogger Amnon said...

Hi
If you ment the tetenal spectra jet line ?
I saw it at the IDS april 2005.
I told you, this is the place to fetch for new technologies.
Greetings
Amnon

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