Market and Applications and who uses this type of large format printer
Produce eye-catching, water/fade- resistant images with new HP DesignJet Z2600 PostScript Printer, HP's most affordable 6-colour, 24 inch/A1 large format printer designed for the Photographic, Fine-Arts, and Proofing markets with cost effective 300ml-HP ink cartridges. Vivid, high-impact colours and true black-and-white with fade resistance for up to 200 years, delivered with complete confidence and reliable results.
Designed for high impact POP signs and posters, the HP DesignJet Z2600 PostScript Printer is radically simple, fast and intuitive to use, featuring one-click printing with HP DesignJet Click printing software. With pigment based photo inks for photos, canvas, GIS, durable maps and technical drawings, the HP DesignJet Z2600 PostScript Printer is versatile and flexible. Print faster and cut costs, with the HP optimised 6-ink printing system.
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 Z2600 PostScript Printer
The HP DesignJet Z2600 PostScript Printer features HP thermal inkjet technology with the HP 6-ink Vivid Photo Inks which create durable, water/scratch/fade-resistant and archival prints which last up to 200 years. HP Vivid Photo Inks include the new and impressive HP chromatic red ink set, enhancing the colour gamut. Reliable colour and line accuracy are a given, thanks to with HP Professional Pantone colour emulation, and line accuracy with Adobe PostScript/PDF, and HP-GL/2 file formats.
The HP DesignJet Click printing software included with the HP DesignJet Z2600 PostScript Printer optimises time and simplifies printing by enabling radically simple one-click printing for all PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and HP-GL/2 files from a Mac or PC to Z Series HP Printers. Flexible intuitive operation features the ability to drag and drop files to produce a wide range of applications. HP DesignJet Click software features real time previews along with driverless and multipage/multi-file PDF printing of posters, roll-up banners, CAD drawings, maps and info-graphic presentations. HP DesignJet Click software helps optimise media usage with automatic nesting which places images on a page to save media and cut costs and allows printing directly from a USB flash drive or email.
Additional information and specifications
The HP DesignJet Z2600 PostScript Printer produces up to 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution and has a maximum print speed of 43m2/hr. The HP DesignJet Z2600 PostScript Printer features 8GB virtual memory based on 640MB RAM and a 160GB 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 300ml and 130ml packs.
The HP DesignJet Z2600 PostScript Printer includes drivers for HP-GL/2, HP-PCL3GUI drivers for Windows and Mac OS X and PostScript drivers for Windows, Linux and Mas OS X. HP DesignJet Utility including HP Color Center and HP DesignJet Excel Accounting Tool are also included. Printing paths include a printer driver, HP Embedded Web Server, direct printing from USB drivers, email printing and HP DesignJet Click software.
Original HP large format printing materials compatible with the HP DesignJet Z2600 PostScript Printer include Universal Bond and Heavyweight Coated papers, Everyday Adhesive Matte Polypropylene, Professional Matte Canvas and Universal Instant-dry Satin Photo Paper. Additional third party media are available for the HP DesignJet Z2600 PostScript Printer, including photographic and fine art materials, self-adhesive, banner and sign, bond and coated, and backlit materials. Our media specialists at Design Supply have the expertise to help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.
Optional accessories for HP DesignJet Z2600 PostScript Printer include additional 24 inch spindles to accommodate for different media usage, such as technical paper and photographic paper, conveniently ready to load. Additional 3-in Core Adapters are available, as well as the HP Jetdirect 640n Print Server. The HP HD Pro 42-in Scanner is also compatible with the HP DesignJet Z2600 PostScript Printer.
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 Z2600 PostScript Printer features 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 Z2600 PostScript Printer features HP Scalable Printing (SPT) and HP Electrosteric Encapsulation (EET) technologies and HP Vivid Photo pigment inks.
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 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 Z2600 PostScript Printer uses long-lasting HP 744 printheads which feature automatic self-maintenance and nozzle substitution routines to provide flawless image quality, lower running costs and more efficient ink usage during installation and cleaning routines. The three 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 (cyan and photo black) to 6 picoliter (chromatic red, 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 Z2600 PostScript Printer features HP Vivid Photo inks with the HP 6-ink writing system, designed and engineered together to provide optimised efficiency and a wide colour gamut. HP Vivid Photo inks are aqueous, pigment-based inks which include: cyan, magenta, yellow, chromatic red, photo black, and matte black. 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, print rich, dark blacks whether using matte or glossy papers, without wasting time and money swapping ink cartridges. HP Vivid 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 Vivid Photo 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.
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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