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Most conventional printers cannot print anything much wider than an 11 inch legal form. Some conventional printers can produce materials as wide as 16 inches. However, printers that can produce materials wider than 17 inches are considered wide format or large format printers. These kinds of printers are typically used by businesses to print signs, banners, and large photos. Rather than using individual sheets, wide photo printers typically use a roll of paper or other print material. Since large format printers are usually used for graphic jobs, virtually all of these kind of printers are color printers.

Types of Large Format Color Printers and Inks

Most major computer companies have a variety of large format color printers. HP Designjet series, for example, has seventeen different models. These printers are classified according to their function and usage. Large format office printers are divided into high volume and low volume models. The high volume models, designed for offices and businesses that do a lot of large format printing such as print shops and graphic artists, range from $2,000 to $18,000. The $18,000 model, the HP Designjet T1120 SD, prints high resolution materials up to 44 inches wide. The low volume large format HP printers are more expensive, since they are designed for lower volume but often much higher quality jobs. The printers in this category range from $8,000 to over $25,000, which is the retail price of the 60 inch wide HP Designjet L25500. The L2550 is one of the most expensive large format printers available to consumers, and is typically only used by professional printers. HP also produces a number of large format color printers specifically devoted to photo printing. These range in price from $1,100 to $3,400. They are often used by small businesses and avid hobby photographers. For consumers who are considering a wide format printer for their photographs, the HP Designjet 130, which retails for $1,100, is a good option. With the capability of printing photos up to 24 inches wide, this printer using 6 dye inks to produce high resolution photos. Other HP large format color printers include multi-function scanner and printer combos that range from $12,000 to $21,000. Other companies that produce large format color printers offer similar products. Canon, Epson, and Xerox all offer similar products, but they do not have quite as wide of a range of large format color printers.

Different large format color printers use different inks depending on the type of print job needed. In general, large format color printers will use either aqueous or solvent inks. Aqueous inks, commonly called water-based inks, are faster drying and usually used on banners and some types of clothes. Solvent inks often take longer to dry than aqueous inks. They are often used with foam board or other similar materials, and, once dry, these inks are water proof. Other kinds of inks used with large format color printers include dye sublimation inks and UV durable inks.

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almost 6 years ago

Dear purchase manager,

Specialcolor international here, exporting large format printers,ink cartridges and spare parts for ROLAND/MIMAKI/HP/MUTOH, with good quality and pretty competitive price in China.



DX5 printer,AJ1600,solvent:usd 5500/set

DX5 PRINT HEAD(SOLVENT):usd 1480/pc ORIGINAL

DX4 PRINT HEAD(SOLVENT):usd 630/pc ORIGINAL

ORIGINAL DAMPER:usd 10/pc

CLEANING SWAB:usd 0.25/pc

REFILL CARTRIDGE:usd 6/pc

ECO SOLVENT INK(BULK,1000ml):usd 25/liter

ECO SOLEVNT INK CARTRIDGE WITH CHIP:usd 28/pc

SUBLIMATION INK(BULK):usd26/liter

Call me, let's talk details.Rgds,Sophie Wang

Overseas Sales Supervisor(Europe&Africa)

Specialcolor International

Mob: 86-13505172465  Tel: 86-025-84720661

Msn: sales.ea4@special-color.com      Email:sales.ea4@special-color.com

Skype:sophiewang0601

Homepage: : www.special-color.com

www.made-in-alpha.com

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almost 6 years ago

Dear purchase manager,

Specialcolor international here, exporting large format printers,ink cartridges and spare parts for ROLAND/MIMAKI/HP/MUTOH, with good quality and pretty competitive price in China.



DX5 printer,AJ1600,solvent:usd 5500/set

DX5 PRINT HEAD(SOLVENT):usd 1480/pc ORIGINAL

DX4 PRINT HEAD(SOLVENT):usd 630/pc ORIGINAL

ORIGINAL DAMPER:usd 10/pc

CLEANING SWAB:usd 0.25/pc

REFILL CARTRIDGE:usd 6/pc

ECO SOLVENT INK(BULK,1000ml):usd 25/liter

ECO SOLEVNT INK CARTRIDGE WITH CHIP:usd 28/pc

SUBLIMATION INK(BULK):usd26/liter

Call me, let's talk details.Rgds,Sophie Wang

Overseas Sales Supervisor(Europe&Africa)

Specialcolor International

Mob: 86-13505172465  Tel: 86-025-84720661

Msn: sales.ea4@special-color.com      Email:sales.ea4@special-color.com

Skype:sophiewang0601

Homepage: : www.special-color.com

www.made-in-alpha.com