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In Cologne (Germany), HP announced its Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer series with HP Vivid Photo Inks, delivering high-quality output and the highest speeds of large-format printers in its price class at Photokina 2010.

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HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer series is basically design for photo labs, digital print shops, advertising agencies, design firms and commercial printers. HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer series provides delivers photo-quality prints with a resolution of 2,400 dots per image (dpi) and versatility for indoor applications from line drawings to photographic output to signage. HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer series is also 50 percent faster than its predecessor with speeds up to 140m2/hr (1,500 ft2/hr).

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Let’s talk about the new HP Vivid Photo Inks. The new HP Vivid Photo Inks provides you the improved scratch resistance, gloss levels and gloss uniformity and a wider color gamut with deeper blacks than previous HP inks. HP told us that The printer’s 8-ink printing system also features HP Chromatic Red ink, which enables up to 88 percent PANTONE® coverage,(2) and greater ink efficiency with the ability to print the same output using up to 44 percent less ink than preceding HP technologies.

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According to the Santiago Morera who is the Vice President and General Manager, Designjet Large-format Printing Solutions, Imaging and Printing Group, HP :

HP’s next-generation printing technology allows our customers to quickly evolve their businesses with new product and service offerings that scale alongside their clients’ changing needs. To meet those needs, the HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer is a true workhorse, delivering high speed and productivity on every application, including those that demand the best quality.

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The black-and-white and sepia-toned exhibition of prints up to 60 x 80 inches is currently on display at the historic Royal Hawaiian hotel in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii. In addition to the large-format canvas prints, Imagic also produced eight 30 x 40-inch boards on photo gloss paper to create a timeline of Earhart’s accomplishments.

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According to HP:

HP will showcase the HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer series at Photokina 2010, in Cologne, Germany, Sept. 21 – 26 in the HP stand in Hall 4.1. HP will also demonstrate the new Large Format Photo Negative application produced on the HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer and tagged with ARTtrust. The Large Format Photo Negative media profile is now available for download to the HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer.

HP also said that:

The HP stand will feature the HP Designjet Z5200 PostScript® Printer, a simple, affordable device for copy shops, quick-printing firms and other small commercial print businesses interested in entering the large-format market. Also on display will be the HP Designjet L25500 Printer, featuring HP Latex Printing Technologies and delivering unrivalled versatility for a variety of outdoor and indoor large-format applications.

The expected date of availability of HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer series is November 1, 2010 (worldwide). The price for the 1.067m (42-inch) model is €11,000 and for the 1.524 (60-inch) model is €18,900. We are very thankful to HP IPG for providing us details about of HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer.