Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Smallest Color MFP by Samsung

For CeBIT Exhibition that ended the other day, Samsung prepared quite a few new products. One of them is a Samsung CLX-2160 multifunction printer. The company claims this combination of printer, copier and scanner to be the smallest color laser device of a kind.
The device measures 43.1 х 35.3 х 33.3 cm and is capable of printing up to 16 pages per minute in monochrome and 4 pages per minute in color.
Samsung CLX-2160 supports resolution of 2400 x 600 dpi. The multifunction comes equipped with 128 MB RAM and USB 2.0 interface. If also features a direct print from USB Mass Storage Device and scanning with saving to such device.
Other features include 150-sheet input tray and 4 separate laser printer cartridges with estimated capacity of 1000 pages for a color toner cartridge and 2000 pages for a black one.

Friday, March 23, 2007

New HP Printer Eases Print and Preprint

Hewlett Packard announced a new wide-format photo printer Designjet Z3100ps GP. This model extends the model range of HP Designjet Z professional photo printers and feature easy integration into designing and publishing process. Aside from color management system, a property of all Z series printers, HP Designjet Z3100ps GP implement new HP DreamColor Technology. This technology is actually a complex of means of color management, providing accuracy and stability of color rendering for various digital devices.
The new model of HP Designjet Z series is firstly designed for design offices, marketing agencies, preprint offices and printing-works. New raster processor Adobe PS3/PDF features high usability and performance, while HP Advanced Profiling Solution with display calibration system allows experiment print on various media.
The built-in spectrophotometer based on X-Rite i1 Colour Technology automatically analyzes colors, calibrates them and instantly creates ICC-profiles. This drastically boosts print process of multicolor mock-ups and 24” and 44” color tests.
A free HP ProPrint module for Adobe Photoshop enables to achieve required colors at first try. This module is developed for Adobe Photoshop CS2 and is compatible with all HP Designjet Z series professional photo printers.
HP Designjet Z3100ps GP uses HP Vivera pigment inks 12-color print system.
Designed for workgroups, HP Designjet Z3100ps GP has a built-in web-server that allows task and queue management for maximum performance. The server is capable of processing task in multi-user environment due to 256 МB of RAM and 10 GB of flash memory.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

60 Pages Per Minute Inkjet Printer

An Australian company Silverbrook Research announced a technology called Memjet it’s been working on for a decade. The technology required to over 1400 patents.

The developer asserts the innovation will enable a jet print speed unheard of before – 60 pages per minute in color.

In printers supporting Memjet Technology, the printhead that span the width of an A4 page. First such printers are going to be quite affordable – around $200, and the ink price is good too – less then $20 for 50 ml.

Technical specifications for Memjet Technology are expected the soonest (currently, they charge around $3000 for a detailed report on implemented technologies). You can view a video demonstrating the speed of a prototype built on the new technology.

Truth to be told, I see it as as logical continuation for the previous post. This is a great idea to make a printhead as wide as a sheet of paper to print on. I just wonder why it took 10 years and millions of dollars for the idea to emerge.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Best of Laser and Inkjet Printing by HP

Hewlett Packard has developed a unique Edgeline and Scalable Printing Technologies for high-speed quality high-volume printing at low running costs.

The development has taken $1.4 billion and over 4 years of work. The goal of the research was to create single printing mechanism using advantages of both laser and jet HP technologies. As a result, the developed Edgeline technology has considerably increased the speed of printing and it’s outstanding quality.

The HP engineers have managed to combine best features of inkjet and laser printing: high speed, quality of text and graphics, low print cost per page and the lowest general running costs.

Edgeline Technology is one of a kind – printheads are positioned sheet-wide, so the only thing that moves during printing is paper. The speed increase has been made due to linear positioning of big fixed printheads – inks pour on paper sheet-wide while the sheet passes under printheads. That results in accurate ink application and maximum print speed.

The devices built on this technology use Vivera inks to provide highest print quality even on plain paper. Unlike jet technology, inks don’t diffuse into paper, but are applied on its surface and fixed with fixing agent to form a thin film. As a result, printouts come out dry even at high speed.

HP Edgeline Technology is developed for high-volume printing systems used in commercial print, industrial and office large-volume print. First products built on Edgeline technology are expected to appear the soonest.