|Originally posted by whadeduck:|
Looks purdy. But what's the difference between a "solvent" printer and another?
A "solvent" printer uses UV inks and can be used for up to 5 years outside. You can print on banner, vinyl, billboards, etc... A inkjet printer which we also have (HP5000) uses DYE inks and have to be laminated if outside use is required. DYE can run if they get wet compared to UV which imbend themselves into the material.
|Originally posted by rogergarrison:|
I guess since its so big, it prob uses ink tanks instead of cartridges. Is that the kind that can make like 4X6 foot prints. ?Hows the photo quality ? If it does good quality at that size I might throw some jobs your way. I can shoot as high as 9 mgp (3500-1600 roughly). I get people who want life size pics or big posters of property shots. I just had a 2 X 6 foot blowup done for $65.
No this printer uses CMYK Cartridges. There are two sets four (one Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) for each side of the printer. We can print up to 62 3/4 wide max and how ever long. The quality is excellent we use the program ONYX to rip the prints. It automaticly will increase the DPI to 600 (it will add in the pixels to go from a 300 DPI print to a 600 DPI print.
We have not set up the pricing yet that will be done next week and the trianing I will have to go through is about 2 weeks starting next monday. Fun for me... haha
Also, if you look to the left you will see something covered in plastic... that is the "air scrubber" it cleans the air coming as it comes off the printers. Since "solvent" inks are very dangerous to breath
. So if you don't hear form me in a week or so...something went wrong....
the over all lenght from end to end with the air scrubber attached is 114" the back all of my room is 120" so it will just fit in.
Also if you look at the picture the back wall of my room (the life size fish tank) was printed on our HP5000 DYE ink printer. If we were to reprint it on the Mimaki it would look 100x's better and last alot longer. Right now we had to print it with 5 panels (the HP5000 is a 43" printer) with the new one we can print it about 2 panels.
[This message has been edited by 87 Pegasus (edited 01-04-2007).]