HP Adds Chromatic Red Ink To New DesignJet Z-Series Printers

by | May 24, 2016

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 24, 2016 ” HP Inc. today expanded its proven HP DesignJet Z-series portfolio of high-impact graphics printers with a 44-inch multi-roll printer and the company's most affordable 24-inch high-impact graphics printer.(1)


The HP DesignJet Z5600 and Z2600 PostScript Printers come with a six-ink printing system, which helps users cut costs by reducing ink consumption up to 20 percent,(2) while still ensuring crisp colors.  These devices, designed for copy shops, retailers and corporations, specifically GIS departments, newly offer HP chromatic red ink which enhances the color gamut, ideal for high-impact point of purchase (POP) signs and posters.


Our customers want colors that are vibrant, not muted; however they also need solutions that increase the color gamut without excess inks, said Xavier Garcia, general manager, Large-Format Sign and Display Division, HP Inc. With today's new printers, the HP DesignJet portfolio covers all graphic needs, from high-impact graphics to photo quality applications, enabling  users to differentiate from the competition.


The HP DesignJet Z5600 and Z2600 PostScript Printers produce diverse applications efficiently and with the highest quality standards, from eye-catching signs and posters to durable maps and technical drawings. For greater line accuracy and color reliability, HP Professional PANTONE® color emulation is included with Adobe® PostScript®/PDF, HP-GL/2. And smooth color tones are achieved thanks to HP Multi-Dimensional Smart Drop Placement Technology, which provides increased levels of color accuracy and reliable operation of the printer.


The HP DesignJet Z5600 opens exciting possibilities for our clients with the vibrant red that differentiates our graphics and technical drawings from competitors, said Wilson Rodriquez, Speedi Pack. In addition, with its impressive, straightforward operation and dual-roll, we spend more time serving customers than operating the printer. 




Quick and efficient high-impact graphics printing

The 44-inch, automatic multi-roll HP DesignJet Z5600 PostScript Printer boosts media loading efficiency up to 75 percent(3) and users can print up to 39 percent  faster(4) with quick-drying HP inks. For creating high-impact graphics, the pigment-based HP Vivid Photo inks are water and fade-resistant for maps and technical drawings that can last up to 200 years.(5)


HP's most affordable 24-inch high-impact graphics printer

HP's most affordable 24-inch graphics printer, the new HP DesignJet Z2600 PostScript Printer saves up to 20 percent ink consumption using HP's optimized six-ink printing system.(6)  With its radically simple, intuitive operation, no training is needed to use this compact printer, sized to fit any work space. Additionally, HP Vivid Photo Inks, including chromatic red ink, deliver high-impact images that leave a lasting impression.


Easy one-click printing

Both new HP DesignJet Z-series printers include new HP DesignJet Click printing software to optimize time and simplify printing by enabling radically simple, one-click printing for all PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and HP-GL/2 files from a PC or Mac to the HP DesignJet Z-series printers.(7,8)  The software helps cut media costs with features like nesting and file error warnings, and users can now be more productive with real-time previews, along with driverless and multipage/multi-file PDF printing of posters, roll-up banners, CAD drawings, maps, and info-graphic presentations.


HP DesignJet: reinventing large-format design since 1991

With more than 3 million HP DesignJets installed around the world, it is hard to imagine that this printing revolution began 25 years ago with HP reinventing large-format design to launch the first inkjet large-format printer in 1991.


This achievement is a reminder for HP to continue to reinvent the printing market and continually pioneer new technologies. Design is in the DesignJet name, so as HP looks to the next 25 years, the company will strive to find solutions and identify new possibilities, keeping technical and graphic design professionals needs at the center of innovation.



HP DesignJet Z5600 and Z2600 Postscript Printers are expected to be available in mid-June 2016.


Join HP to learn more about the HP DesignJet portfolio at drupa in Dusseldorf, Germany May 31-June 10, at Hexagon in Anaheim, Calif., U.S., June 13-16, and at Esri in San Diego, Calif., U.S, June 27-July 1.


More information about the new HP DesignJet Z-series printers is available in the online press kit and at www.hp.com/go/DesignJetGraphics. New product updates and videos can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HPdesigners, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hpgraphicarts and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/hpgraphicarts.


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