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Wide format printers are a fixture in both wholesale and retail photo labs. The ability to print large photos entices customers to place these orders. Not only is print size an essential factor, but the media it is printed on is just as important. Read Substrates Galore to find out more.

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[ Volume X Issue 22 ]   [ May 30, 2008 ]

 exclusive editorial  > Capture  > Creation  > Output  > Finishing

Substrates Galore 
Large format hardware creates a variety of opportunities for photo labs. The option of creating extra large photos is a sell point, but the ability to print on a wide range of substrates is also enticing to the everyday consumer."It’s amazing what labs are printing on these days—glass, doors, fabric—and they’re highly durable prints that can handle abuse from people and weather," states Michael White, sales manager, Agfa. One trend in large format printing is... more >>


 recent coverage  > Capture  > Creation  > Output  > Finishing  

Fast & Flexible RIPs
Large format operators require flexibility in their RIP. Shops hosting more than one printer need a RIP with the ability to handle it all. "A common problem in many shops is what we refer to as ‘RIP-O-Rama’ where each output device has a different RIP. Utilizing a single workflow solution for all devices assures data integrity and allows for more consistent output quality," explains Jim Thrush, president, Xitron. Today, purchasing separate RIPs... more >>

Roundup the Equipment
Photo labs are no longer confined to traditional photo processing machines. Advances in digital printing open a new wave of opportunities—creating cost effective solutions for photo labs on a daily basis. Wide format is taking retail and wholesale photo labs by storm, but UV printing in particular is gaining presence... more >>


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