format color printer into your office and its capabilities will
revolutionize your business with its
quality and bright photo-quality output.
Hellmuth and Sal Scotto unpacking the equipment in the FLAAR
office, preparing to hook up to the EFI Fiery RIP.
started out with a 300 dpi Encad and recently upgraded to the 600
dpi Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 2800 CP. Recently we upgraded further
to 1200 dpi HP DesignJet 5000 and also a ColorSpan DisplayMaker
XII which printer is best, ENCAD NovaJet Pro vs Hewlett-Packard
you are an architect or architectural historian you can show everything
in full color. No more lethargic plotters that take hours to print
same in art, art history, and archaeology. You can produce your
own enlargements directly from your computer. You can see the proofs
right away and then print the final version. You can make all the
changes you want, no extra charge. Even change the colors.
vase is over one thousand years old and records a scene inside a
Classic Maya palace. Since FLAAR does not own any Maya vases, it
base its studies entirely on photographs.
Director Dr Nicholas Hellmuth inspects a color rollout and
compares it with the image on the Viewsonic
monitor. Five years after this photography was taken we
are still using Viewsonic monitors. Just bought three more
color image, 24 inches wide, was printed on an ENCAD
NovaJetPro powered by a Fiery
XJ-W hardware RIP.
subsequently got a second EFI Fiery RIP but quickly found out that
this brand of RIP could not be updated. It gets obsolete quickly.
So we switched to software RIP and found out that this was much
better (and less expensive) than EFI Fiery hardware RIP. Now we
no longer use EFI products. Even Hewlett-Packard and Encad have
both abandoned EFI projects. Only Canon and Xerox clink to that
outmoded kind of RIP. It's needlessly overpriced too.
photo lab in Columbus Missouri said most of his steady customers
preferred to have their 35mm slides scanned and then printed on
an inkjet printer, rather than being done even in Cibachrome.
was three years ago. Then next we upgraded to the newer, better
Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 2800CP. This had 600 dpi as compared to
the meager 300 dpi of early Encad printers.The quality was superior
due to the dot diffusion pattern. So when it was time for another
printer, we upgraded to the Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 5000 which
printers are better for photographs than Encad, which is made primarily
for signs rather than for museum quality. Indeed we just did an
entire museum exhibit with our HP 5000 inkjet printer.
detailed information visit www.wide-format-printers.org.
The printers used in the FLAAR facilities are provided courtesy
of the manufacturers to serve as a showcase on how museums can take
advantage of digital imaging and thereby accomplish better research
and improved public education.
Examples of the quality of which this Encad printer is capable:
poster of jaguar
photographed in Mexico
* Large format color print of native Maya textiles
* Wide-format rollout photographs of colorful 8th century Maya
art of Guatemala and Honduras on Encad
Inkjet Printer with 36" capability. In 1997 we felt that
the ENCAD system is so good it replaces the need for a photographic
darkroom. Many photographers are doing their exhibits entirely
with inkjet prints, no more darkroom!
Nova Jet Pro
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