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HP Latex 110 vs 315

Digital Print Media Staff : November 30, 2016 10:26 am : Digital Print Media News

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What is the difference between the HP Latex 110 and 315 (formerly the 310)? This is a common question among individuals interested in these two entry-level HP Latex Printers. Both 54″ printers are designed for small spaces and lower volume print runs. Additionally, the 110 and 310 offer the same high quality HP Latex printing technology. There are several major differences to consider though, and we will compare them here:

Key Differences:

Ink Capacity

HP Latex 110 – (6) 400ml Latex Cartridges + HP Ink Optimizer

HP Latex 315 – (6) 750ml Latex Cartridges + HP Ink Optimizer

Installation

HP Latex 110 – Self installation

HP Latex 315 – Professional installation

 

Key Similarities:

Print Resolution – Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi

Print Speeds

  • Prints indoor quality at 129 sqft/hr.
  • Prints outdoor plus quality at 174 sqft/hr.
  • Max print speed of 517 sqft/hr.

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  • Input voltage (auto ranging) 200 to 240 VAC (-10% +10%) two wires and PE; 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz); two power cords; 3 A max for printer and 13 A max per curing
  • Plug type: NEMA 6-20P, 240 V, 20 A, non-locking

 

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3D Vehicle Wraps – Application Spotlight

Digital Print Media Staff : October 26, 2016 9:47 am : Digital Print Media News, Vinyl Wrapping

Graphics that give the illusion of anything more than 2D are becoming more common in the advertising industry. The reason behind this is simple – anything that causes a double take is effective marketing. 3D vehicle wraps are wraps that make the viewer believe there is something more going, either inside or out of the vehicle. We gathered some images of what we believe are the most effect 3D vehicle wrap designs.

At first glance, it appears this bus backed into a street sign. Advertisement for Specsavers. a British optical retail chain.

At first glance, it appears this bus backed into a street sign. Advertisement for Specsavers. a British optical retail chain.

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Excellent example of the “see-through wrap” effect for this Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. It appears that boxes are stacked perfectly to fit inside this van.

Wrigley’s Spearmint Chewing Gum Truck – Wrapped in vinyl, designed to mimic a opened pack of gum.

FedEx truck wrapped in a graphic that features a competitors delivery truck trailing behind.

As the doors on this bus open, it appear you are entering the mouth of a shark. Advertising for National Geographic.

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Application Spotlight – 3D Floor Graphic of Bottles in Ice

Digital Print Media Staff : October 6, 2016 11:29 am : Digital Print Media News, Floor Graphics

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This 3D floor graphic advertisement was commissioned by Lech Beer of Poznań, Poland. The graphic is situated in an outdoor patio setting and was installed on concrete using Alumigraphics GRIP. Made of pliable aluminum foil, the product features a 1 year expected life performance. It is designed to withstand heavy foot traffic and harsh weather conditions such as rain, snow, and exposure to sun. This product features built-in characteristics that eliminate the need for an overlaminate.

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HP Latex Unveils 315, 335 and 365 at 2016 SGIA

Digital Print Media Staff : September 27, 2016 4:15 pm : Digital Print Media News

HP Latex 315LAS VEGAS, Nevada – HP Inc. has unveiled a new upgraded line of HP Latex 300 Printer series at SGIA 2016.

The new HP Latex 315, 335 and 365 Printers help graphics professionals, from small sign and copy shops to high-capacity print service providers (PSPs), gain affordable access to sign and display market opportunities across more indoor and outdoor applications.

“With the introduction of the HP Latex 300 Printer series, HP disrupted the low-volume market with a completely new platform featuring a range of price points, sizes and production levels, making it possible for more print service providers (PSPs) to enter sign and display printing,” said Xavier Garcia, general manager, Large Format Printing division, HP Inc. “Today, HP is introducing new, key capabilities to this market-leading portfolio, inviting even more customers to take advantage of HP Latex technology and identify new avenues for growth.”

Building on years of third-generation HP Latex technology innovation, the new HP Latex 315, 335 and 365 Printers offer the same superior image quality, productivity and durability, as well as eco-friendly benefits and industry certifications, now synonymous with water-based HP Latex Ink Technology.

The New HP Latex 300 series Printers offer:

High-quality at production, printing up to 64 inches wide at speeds up to 334 ft.2/hr. (31 m2/hr.) for outdoor applications and at 1200 dpi, enabled by the HP Latex Optimizer and HP Optical Media Advance Sensor (OMAS). OMAS capabilities are included across the new HP Latex 300 series Printers. Features to help customers keep running costs low, such HP Custom Substrate Profiling for automatic ICC profiling and an i1 embedded spectrophotometer, both available on the HP Latex 365 Printer. Additionally, the HP Latex 315 and 335 Printers offer optimized profiles with HP Quick Substrate Profiling as well as the FlexiPrint HP Edition RIP, which is included in the box. Continuous printing capabilities, helping customers gain productivity and reduce time between jobs as well as achieve same-day delivery.

The new HP Quick Solutions application designed for the HP Latex 365 Printer, which is accessible from the front panel touchscreen for fast troubleshooting and to easily optimize image quality directly on the printer. Increased media versatility with the ability to handle a variety of substrates from self-adhesive vinyls and backlits, to wallcoverings and textiles. Additionally, new online training tools are available for operators to get the most out of their HP Latex equipment.

An automatic x-axis cutter for efficient cutting to finish and deliver prints immediately, which is included across all new HP Latex 300 series Printers.

The new HP Latex 315, 335 and 365 Printers are now available at DaVinci-Technologies

Press Release via HP

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DaVinci Adds CourtWrap, A High-Performance Floor Graphic Media

Digital Print Media Staff : August 8, 2016 10:27 am : Digital Print Media News, Floor Graphics

panoRama CourtWrap is a new high-performance floor graphic print media specifically designed for athletic surfaces such as basketball/volleyball courts. It is ideal for a variety of smooth, flat indoor surfaces including painted metal, glass, tile, sealed concrete, sealed wood, etc… When used with panoRama CourtWrap Protect, a non-slip ASTM D-2047 & R10 certified textured laminate, these products are the ideal floor graphic solution for athletic surfaces.

Available in 54″ x 100′ rolls, panoRama CourtWrap is easy to install, remove, or reposition. It is made of durable 8 mil polyester (PET)/vinyl, making it ideal for long term applications. panoRama CourtWrap has an application of 6-12 months when used indoors on floors and 24-36 months for wall and window applications.

panoRama CourtWrap Protect is a 4.7 mil textured vinyl laminate featuring a permanent, clear, acrylic adhesive and a 63gsm siliconized paper liner. It is offered in 54″ x 100′ rolls, and is ASTM D-2047 & R10 certified (slip resistant), a key feature for floor graphic media.

Learn more:

https://davinci-technologies.com/product/panorama-courtwrap/

https://davinci-technologies.com/product/panorama-courtwrap-protect-textured-non-slip-laminate/

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Innovative Digital Print Media Spotlight: Presto Tape CanvasTac Wall Murals

Digital Print Media Staff : August 3, 2016 11:17 am : Digital Print Media News, Wall Graphics

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Useful Templates & Patterns for Vehicle Wraps

Digital Print Media Staff : July 25, 2016 11:34 am : Digital Print Media News, Vinyl Wrapping

1. Corrugated metal for an industrial look. Use as a full wrap pattern or for accent areas. Seamless continuous vector pattern. Image ID: ISS_0956_00060 via SignElements

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Image ID: ISS_0956_00060 via SignElements

2. Seamless wood pattern – Use as a full wrap pattern or for accent areas. Seamless continuous vector pattern. Image ID: ING_19051_00756 via SignElements

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Image ID:ING_19051_00756 via SignElements

3. Space / Galaxy Wrap – Full wrap template. Image ID: f-wraps0012 via SignElements

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Image ID: f-wraps0012 via SignElements

4. Corroded Metal Industrial Wrap – Full wrap template. Image ID:f-wraps0019 via SignElements

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Image ID:f-wraps0019 via SignElements

5. Blue Lightning Bolts / Electrical Wrap – Full wrap template. Image ID:f-wraps0010 via SignElements

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Full wrap template. Image ID:f-wraps0010

6. Seamless Black & White Floral Pattern – Seamless vector pattern can be used as a full wrap or as an element to a design. Image ID: 02B37591 via SignElements

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Image ID: 02B37591 via SignElements

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Guide To Digital Printing 101

Digital Print Media Staff : June 29, 2016 12:23 pm : Digital Print Media News, Print Head Cleaning

Your Guide to Digital Printing 101Whether you are starting out in the world of wide format printing or have years of experience, its always beneficial to review a few tips to help maintain optimal quality output. There are many factors that can influence the way printers, ink and media work together. The following can play a role in the final outcome of a digitally printed product.

Environment

The space where the printer(s) is located should be a clean and a controlled environment. Temperature and humidity should be monitored and the space should be well-ventilated. How well the room is ventilated will depend on the type of digital printer that’s being used. Keep shop wipes and lint-free wipes handy as well as abrasive-free gloves for handling prints.

Recommended relative humidity: 40-60%

Recommended temperature: 70-75 degrees (f)

Additional notes:

Dirt and dust control: Using air-filtration systems can help keep airborne particulate to a minimum. Cleanroom Sticky Mats, when placed in the entrance of the print room, can help reduce dirt from foot traffic.

Static Control: Printers, carpets, and rugs generate static. Controlling static is important because it can attract dirt and dust towards the print and interfere with ink lay-down. There are a variety of static control products that can help dissipate static buildup. Anti-static strips, aerosol coatings, and flooring are a few examples.

Digital Print Media Selection

Selecting the correct print media for the intended application, printer, and ink type is key to producing optimal results. Most print media manufacturers provide print media selection guides to help assist with this. Start with the application and be sure to know the intended longevity and durability of the graphic.

The list below is an example of the different types of digital print media available:

  • Wrap Vinyl
    • Inkjet Wrap Vinyl – Cast
    • Inkjet Wrap Vinyl – Calendered
  • Permanent Inkjet Vinyl
    • Air Egress – Permanent Inkjet Vinyl
    • High Tack – Permanent Inkjet Vinyl
    • Economy – Permanent Inkjet Vinyl
  • Removable Inkjet Vinyl
    • Air Egress – Removable Inkjet Vinyl
    • Economy – Removable Inkjet Vinyl
  • Perforated Window Film
    • Adhesive Backed – Perforated Window Films
    • Non-Adhesive – Perforated Window Films
  • Window Film / Cling
    • Adhesive Backed – Window Film
    • Air Egress (Dry Install) – Window Film
    • Cling – Window Film
  • Translucent / Backlit Media
    • Paper-Based
    • Polyester Film
    • Vinyl
  • Wall Graphic Media
    • Type Ii Wallcovering
    • Adhesive Backed Wall Graphic Media
    • Non-Adhesive
  • Floor Graphic Vinyl
    • Adhesive Backed
    • Non-Adhesive
  • Banner Material
    • Polyethylene
    • Polypropylene
    • Single Sided Vinyl
    • Double Sided Vinyl
  • Fabric
  • Paper-Based Media

Media Profiles

Choosing the correct media profiles is another important factor to maintaining optimal print results. Profiles can include heat settings, ink saturation, linearization, iCC profiles, and ink restrictions. Controlling these profiles can help reduce unnecessary ink usage and improve production time and reduce costs. Print media manufacturers should provide profiles available to download and import into your RIP software. Sometimes it may be necessary to create your own profiles. It this is the case, select the profile of a similar media and test the results.

Printer Maintenance

Refer to your printer manual for maintenance procedures. Perform the recommended maintenance tasks such as calibration, print head cleaning and other mechanical parts cleaning.

For additional information or to add your input, leave a comment below.

 

 

 

 

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Easy Image vs Standard Vinyl Wallcover Installation Time-Lapse Video

Digital Print Media Staff : June 10, 2016 3:57 pm : Digital Print Media News, Wall Graphics


Easy Image Wallcover features a patent-pending adhesive system that enables end-users to quickly and easily install wall murals and graphics. As shown in the video, it can reduce installation time by up to 60%.

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DaVinci Adds Ultraflex Banner Media

Digital Print Media Staff : June 1, 2016 10:50 am : Digital Print Media News

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DaVinci Technologies has partnered with Ultraflex Systems Incorporated for distribution. Enfield, Connecticut-based DaVinci Technologies will market a variety of Ultraflex banner and sign materials including options for indoor and outdoor hanging banners. billboards, retractable displays, blockout media for pole banners, and more. Ultraflex is known for offering industry-leading PVC vinyl banner and display materials. With over 25 years of experience, Ultraflex Systems, Inc. is recognized as an innovator in PVC and specialty substrates.

For more information visit: https://davinci-technologies.com/product-category/manufacturers/ultraflex/

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