Consumer Art – Large Format Printing Takes Another Leap with Hewlett-Packard Designjet
Digital photography enthusiasts can now have their photos printed in
large format on a variety of media at a fraction of the cost.
No longer do you have to rely on image labs to output your
prints. Companies such as Digital Prints on Canvas, allow you to
email images, or upload them on the service’s website, nominate the
size of the image and special additions, and then sit back and wait for
it to arrive on your doorstep framed and ready to hang.
Digital Prints on Canvas output photographs onto canvas (or other media
such as photo gloss) using an Hewlett-Packard (HP) Designjet 5500 large
format printer (60″) with UV inks. The print is then stretched
over a wooden frame ready to hang and be enjoyed for many years to come.
“This technology enables people to turn memories into works of art . .
. in the past we’ve not had the technology that could economically make
this type of a business viable. However, the HP Designjet 5500 is
so versatile. It enables us to print images at varying sizes, on
a wide range of media with exceptional quality, and at a fraction of
the price,” says Mark Stanton, owner, Digital Prints on Canvas.
“The Designjet 5500 is obviously our main competitive advantage,” says
Stanton. “It is connected to our PosterJet RIP server which is
also our photo library download server. Users log onto our
website, upload their digital photos and then we print them out to
“The quality of inkjet prints has improved to the point where today you
can produce work that is on a par with prints from an image lab, yet
are more economic and therefore more accessible to the average user.”
Digital Prints on Canvas offers various finishing effects such as the
gallery wrap which literally wraps the image around the edges of the
frame. The company also offers panoramic tiled effects or
stitched panels and will edit your image. The company also
accepts non-digital photographs.
To find out more about Digital Prints on Canvas visit www.printsoncanvas.com.au or phone Mark Stanton on 0402 454 955
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