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Wide Format Printing:

An Introduction & Buyer's Guide

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The table of contents:

Introduction

Chapter One

Before You Purchase

    What do you want to do?

    Output

    Speed

    Resolution

    Viewing Distance

    Viewing Distance Output Guide

    Addressable vs. Apparent Resolution

    Other Factors Affecting Resolution

    Indoor/Outdoor

    Color

    4-, 6-, 8-, 12-Color

    Costs

    Ink Cost

    Print Media Cost

    Lamination Cost

    Print Media Compatibility

Chapter Two

Color Management 

    Some Basics

    Vector Images

    Raster Images

    RIP

    Profiles

    Color Management Module

    Color Space

    Color Gamut

    Working Color Spaces

    Additive or Subtractive Color

    Digital Workflow-Consistent Sellability

    Monitor Profile

    Printer Profile

    OEM Profiles

    Ink Limits

    White Point

    Undercolor Removal (UCR)

    Custom Profiles

    Spectrophotometers

    More About Color

    Paper

    Viewing Conditions

    Further Dithering

    Bits

Chapter Three

Aqueous Based Printers

    Dye Inks

    Pigmented Inks

    Archival Inks

    Printhead Technology

    Thermal Printheads

    Piezo Printheads

    Maintenance

    Aqueous Based Indoor Medias

    Media Types

    Aqueous Based Outdoor Medias

    Media Types

    Rigid Media

    Micro-Porous Medias

Chapter Four

Aqueous Based Printers Features & Benefits

    Encad NovaJet 736, 750, 850, 880

    Epson Stylus Pro 7600, 9600, 10600

    Hewlett Packard DesignJet 5500

    Mimaki JV4

    Mutoh Falcon Plus, Falcon II

    Roland HiFi Jet Pro, Pro II, CammJet

    MacDermid ColorSpan Esprit

    MD ColorSpan Displaymaker 12 Series

Chapter Five

Eco-Solvent Printers

    Roland SolJetPro II

    Roland* SolventJet II

    Encad VinylJet 36

    Mutoh Falcon Outdoor, Falcon II Outdoor

Chapter Six

 Solvent Printers

    Oceí Arizona 30, 90, 180DSP, 500

    Mimaki JV3-160S, JV3-250S

    Mutoh Toucan NX-PRO 64, 87

    DGI VistaJet 92

    VUTEk UltraVu 2360, 2600, 3360, 5300, 5330

    VUTEk PressVu

    NUR Blueboard, HiQ, Fresco, Salsa

    Scitex GrandJet, PressJet

Chapter Seven

Thermal Transfer Printers

    Summa DC2-50, DC3-36

    Matan SprinterB 36, 40, 1612

    Gerber Edge, Edge 2, MAXX 2

    Roland ColorCamm PC-600

Chapter Eight

Laminating & Finishing

    Durability

    Appearance & Added Value

    Finishing & Mounting

    Types of Laminators

Chapter Nine

    RIPís

Chapter Ten

 Scanners

Chapter Eleven

  Conclusion

Appendix A

Aqueous Based Printer Vital Stats

Appendix B

Eco-Solvent and Thermal Transfer Printer Vital Stats

Appendix 

 Solvent Printer Vital Stats

Appendix D

Reference and Supplier Contact Information

 

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