Market and Applications and who uses this type of large format printer
Produce exceptional quality and durable prints with the HP DesignJet Z2100 Photo Printer, an affordable, 8-colour, 44 inch/B0 large format printer designed for the Photographic, Fine-Arts, and Proofing markets. Vivid, high-impact colours and true black-and-white with fade resistance for up to 200 years, delivered with complete confidence and reliable results.
Ideal for large format printing in the creative space, HP DesignJet Z2100 Photo Printer creates high-quality, prints and concept proofs with accurate and consistent colours on canvas and other speciality media including photo, fine arts, proofing, bond and coated papers; backlit, self-adhesive, banner, sign and fine art printing materials; and films.
At Design Supply, a DesignJet Graphics Specialist and HP Gold Partner, we work closely with HP to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximize your opportunities. With over 26 years of experience in the large format printer market, we offer expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.
Key features of the HP DesignJet Z2100 Photo Printer Series
The HP DesignJet Z2100 Photo Printer features HP thermal inkjet technology with 8 new Original HP Vivera Photo inks including the HP Three-Black Ink set. Create prints with or without borders on a range of HP creative and speciality media that resist fading for up to 200 years.
Get breakthrough colour results thanks to the first-ever embedded spectrophotometer coupled with HP DreamColor technology. This precision tool enables automatic advanced colour calibration and easy ICC profiling in less than twenty minutes, which means consistent, accurate colour on any paper or printing media. HP DreamColor makes it easy for graphic artists, professional photographers and advanced amateur photographers to accurately match colour to prints or digital services and automatically deliver predictable colour in a wide variety of applications, from photographs to marketing collateral to posters.
The HP Start-up Kit included with the HP DesignJet Z2100 Photo Printer includes drivers for Mac® and Windows®, as well as multimedia training for operating the printer. Print with confidence as this easy-to-use HP DesignJet Z2100 delivers the results you expect. HP preview technologies cut out trial and error at layout stage, and reliable printheads and optimal image quality ensure the best possible output.
Additional information and specifications
The HP DesignJet Z2100 Photo Printer produces up to 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution and have a maximum print speed of 14m²/hr. The HP DesignJet Z2100 Photo Printer feature 128MB standard memory and an 80GB hard disk. Media can be fed via the sheet feed or roll feed and the automatic cutter cuts all media except canvas. HP ink cartridges are available in 130ml, packaged in single and twin packs.
HP Colour Management can be used with any media and with any print mode and allows Windows® and Mac® previews. HP Color Center easily guides users through all the HP calibration tools, providing complete coverage and full compliance with SWOP, ISO, EUROSCALE, GRAYCOL, TOTO, 3DAP and FOGRA and 80% of Pantone standards for colour accuracy in pre-press applications. HP Advanced Closed-Loop Colour Calibration and automatic media calibration is personalised for each media.
HP Colour Expert improves productivity and control over the risks and costs that may result from repeated trial and error. HP Colour Expert provides colour management learning without the need to have technical knowledge. HP Knowledge Center offers a complete and integrated self-learning experience all in the same web page for professional photo, graphics and prepress users in 9 languages. Benefit from multimedia training sessions, step-by-step guides, and access to: relevant forums and blogs; contact details for HP support; and information on the latest drivers and firmware.
HP Easy Printer Care (Windows®) and Printer Utility (Mac®) have been co-developed by HP for both Mac®and Windows®Vista. The HP Z2100 Photo Printers communicate by sending HP Alerts to avoid trial and error on everything from job accounting to colour control. HP advanced preview technologies provide real layout preview and help eliminate trial and error: simply preview layout, size and position of your print on your paper.
There are of over 30 HP media (9 photo papers, 10 digital fine arts papers, 3 proofing papers, 9 bond and coated papers) and third party media compatible with the HP DesignJet Z2100 Photo Printer, including speciality papers from Hahnemühle. Our media specialists at Design Supply have the expertise to help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.
Optional accessories for the HP DesignJet Z2100 Photo Printer includes an HP-GL/2 Upgrade kit for CAD customers that need improved line quality and network availability with the HP-GL/2 software key. Additional 44 inch spindles accommodate for different media usage, such as technical paper and photographic paper, conveniently ready to load.
Count on dependable support to create the best image possible from HP and Design Supply. For added peace of mind, HP DesignJet printers feature a 12-month warranty. HP Care Pack Services, an extensive portfolio of installation and post warranty on-site support services are available to help you enhance your printing and imaging environment, protect your IT investment and grow your business. Ask us at Design Supply, and we can tailor the best solution possible for your needs.
If environmental factors are a consideration in your purchase of a large format printer, rest assured that HP incorporate a number of environmental initiatives into the design and manufacturing of HP DesignJet printers, cartridge, printheads, and media, as well as the recyclability of these components. HP Eco Solutions and HP Planet Partners programmes address energy usage, recycling, and renewing issues for printers, cartridges, printheads and media. HP even provide the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator for Printing to help you evaluate the energy consumption, paper use, carbon output and associated monetary costs of your printing.
For over thirty years, HP has been transforming the way design professionals in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Geospatial and Graphics markets operate. In the late 1970’s, HP developed the first pen plotter and HP-GL graphics language, now the industry standard. In the early 1990’s, HP invented inkjet technology and applied it to DesignJet printers, making large- format printing in black-and-white easy, fast and affordable. HP continued to innovate, and introduced colour, faster printing speeds, and the ability to print high resolution images and complex files in large format in the same decade. In the new millennium, faster printing speeds and sunlight-resistant UV inks were introduced, allowing Print Service Providers and Graphics Designers to create applications for both indoor and outdoor use. Photographers began to adopt HP large format printing to replace silver halide, demonstrating HP’s ability to deliver superior image quality with prints lasting up to 200 years. In 2010, with the rise of mobility and globalisation, HP launched its first generation of ePrinters with web-connectivity features and the first multifunction large format ePrinters with copying, scanning and printing in a single device. HP have shipped over 3 million DesignJet printers around the world and are the leader in the market with the widest range of large format printers for design professionals, whether single or multi-user environments.
The HP DesignJet Z2100 Photo Printer feature HP thermal inkjet technology and use a number of advanced HP proprietary technologies to achieve incredible accuracy, sharpness and superior colour fidelity, water-resistant prints that resist fading for more than 200 years on a range of HP media (interior display, away from direct sunlight). HP DesignJet Z2100 Photo Printers feature HP DreamColor, HP Scalable Printing (SPT) and HP Electrosteric Encapsulation (EET) technologies and HP Vivera aqueous pigment inks.
HP DreamColor combined with the embedded i1 spectrophotometer from X-Rite in the Z2100 Photo Printers makes calibration and profiling simple. Close collaboration between HP and X-Rite ensures a reliable solution that has been thoroughly tested to meet customer demands for ease, quality, and dependability. HP DreamColor features include: HP Colour Management, HP Color Center, HP Advanced Closed-Loop Color Calibration, HP Color Expert, HP Knowledge Center, HP Print Preview and HP Alerts.
HP Scalable Printing Technology (SPT) allows HP DesignJet Z Series and T Series printers to deliver higher quality at higher speeds with more ink colours. HP SPT is the result of HP’s investment of $1.4B and four years of research and development. SPT printheads were first introduced in 2005, and incorporate fluidic design and electronic control features required to meet the demands of commercial and industrial inkjet printing. HP thermal inkjet printheads are produced on a silicon wafer using SPT integrated circuit manufacturing processes customized for HP inkjet applications. SPT offers higher density circuitry that can place more electronic functionality on the printhead than was possible in previous generations of HP thermal inkjet printheads. Each SPT-based printhead incorporates electronic circuits that process input and output signals, manage power, control the drop generators and measure the printhead temperature. Ink channels, drop generator chambers and nozzles for the printheads are built tighter across the surface of the silicon wafer and the manufacturing techniques for SPT produce complete, integrated printhead structures with features that are defined and aligned together with sub-micron precision. HP thermal inkjet printheads feature a modular snap-out/snap-in design for simple and quick user replacement. HP Z Series Photo Printers print a test plot whenever a printhead is replaced, and the plot is automatically scanned by an optical sensor on the print carriage to perform an automatic colour-to-colour alignment without requiring manual mechanical adjustments.
The HP DesignJet Z2100 Photo Printer uses long-lasting HP 70 printheads which feature automatic self-maintenance and nozzle substitution routines to provide flawless image quality, lower running costs andmore efficient ink usage during installation and cleaning routines. The four user-replaceable printheads contain two colours per printhead with 2112 nozzles each, or 1056 nozzles per colour. The ink drop size ranges from 4 picoliter (light cyan, light magenta, light grey and photo black) to 6 picoliter (cyan, magenta, yellow and matte black). To ensure dependable and consistent image quality every time, the drop-ejection performance of every nozzle is periodically and automatically tested with an Optical Drop Detector.
The HP DesignJet Z2100 Photo Printer features HP Vivera Photo inks with the HP 8-ink writing system, designed and engineered together to provide optimised efficiency and a wide colour gamut. HP Vivera Photo inks are aqueous, pigment-based inks which include five colours: cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, light magenta, and the HP Three-Black Ink set: photo black, matte black and light grey. The two black inks, photo (pK) for photo media with glossy and satin finish and matte (mK) for matte media such as fine art paper combined with the light grey ink, significantly reduce image grain, metamerism (greys appear green under fluorescent lighting), and provide accurate reproduction of neutral grey tones from white to black. The HP Three-Black Ink set print true neutral greys and rich, dark blacks whether using matte or glossy papers, without wasting time and money swapping ink cartridges. HP Vivera Photo inks produce water-resistant prints that resist fading for more than 200 years on a range of HP media (interior display away from direct sunlight).
HP Vivera pigment inks use HP Electrosteric Encapsulation Technology (EET) to surround each pigment particle with an electrically-charged polymer (“resin”) coating. When the ink vehicle is absorbed by or evaporated from the print medium, the resin encapsulates the pigment and forms a durable colourant film on the surface. EET creates stable dispersion of pigments in ink to increase shelf and service life and improves inkjet-ability, and helps prevent pigment coalescence on the print surface and improves image quality.
ColorPRO Technology is a licensing programme for a wider range of media products, technologies and applications. ColorPRO Technology was originally designed for uncoated papers containing proprietary surface-treatment chemistry resulting in bolder blacks, brighter colours and sharper lines when printed with aqueous–pigment based inks, ColorPro now includes coated papers, textiles, and films for large format printing applications. Papers and media with ColorPRO Technology perform to a strict set of specifications to meet industry–leading performance standards The specific technology behind media with ColorPRO Technology varies from product to product, however all products with ColorPRO Technology utilise advanced technologies which have been designed together with Original HP inks and HP printers to optimise printing system performance.
HP DesignJet printers are part of the HP Eco Solutions programme, aimed at energy usage, carbon footprint, recycling and environmental considerations. HP DesignJet printers meet strict energy efficiency guidelines without sacrificing performance or your productivity. HP DesignJet printers are ENERGY STAR® compliant to help you keep your energy costs down. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy. HP also aims to make it easy for you to reduce the carbon footprint of your printing.
HP DesignJet printers are designed for recyclability. HP Planet Partners programme is for recycling your HP DesignJet ink cartridges. All HP print cartridges returned go through a multiphase recycling process where they are reduced to raw materials. These materials can then be used to make new metal and plastic parts and products. No HP print cartridges returned and recycled through HP Planet Partners are sent to landfill. Most HP DesignJet printheads can also be returned through the HP Planet Partners programme. When its time to upgrade or dispose of your HP DesignJet printer, HP offers several environmentally sound options for renewing or disposing of your unwanted hardware. HP Trade-in, HP Buy-back, and HP Planet Partners recycling programmes are all viable options. Design Supply will be able to help you decide which option is best for you.
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