The Power of Print: Outstanding Output Options for Your Studio
November 3, 2016
Canon imagePROGRAF Printers
Large-format printing takes on a new life with the 44-inch PRO-4000 and 24-inch PRO-2000 imagePROGRAF printers from Canon. The new models feature wider printheads than their predecessors with anti-clogging technology, reduced cleaning cycles and wasted ink prevention. Both models utilize 11-color Lucia Pro inks, as well as a Chroma Optimizer. Thanks to these inks, look for increased color gamut and black optical density, improved scratch resistance and a host of other image quality enhancements. The printers are bundled with Print Studio Pro software; an optional roll system is also available. Prices range from $2,995 ($3,795 with roll system) for the PRO-2000 to $5,995 ($6,995 with roll system) for the PRO-4000.
Designed for wedding and portrait photography, Museo’s new Portrait paper features an instant-dry resin coating for vivid, nicely saturated color with high D-Max. This 290gsm paper is available in luster or gloss finish, is acid-free and works best with pigment inks. Museo Portrait comes in a variety of sizes to meet any need, including sheets from 8.5 x 11 inches to 17 x 22 inches and 50-foot rolls from 17 to 44 inches. Prices start at $27.
Hahnemuhle Art Canvas Smooth
If it’s good enough for fine-art reproduction, you know that Hahnemühle’s Art Canvas Smooth is going to make your wedding and portrait photography look beautiful. This 370gsm canvas is soft and pliable (and perfect for Gallerie Wraps) and does an excellent job reproducing rich blacks, clean highlights and vivid colors. Available in 39-foot, 24-, 44- and 60-inch rolls. Prices range from $136 to $332.
The latest dye-sub printer from DNP delivers the speed and image quality you need for photo booths and event printing. The new model features up to 20 percent faster print speed, outputting up to 290 4 x 6-inch prints per hour. Other options include 6 x 8 inches, as well as varied layouts such as strips and prints made with multiple images. Prices range from $645 to $895.
Epson Expression Premium XP-640
This “small-in-one” inkjet printer is a great all-around printer for the studio or office. In addition to quick prints from mobile devices, USB drives, media cards or computers, the XP-640 makes short work of printing directly on DVDs, scanning and even two-sided printing for contracts and other business correspondence. It’s compact, versatile and highly affordable, too ($150)—a winning combination.
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