Epson Stylus Pro 7600 with Ultrachrome Ink Evaluation and Review

This is one of the few totally independent reviews on an Epson that exists. If you wish to learn the truth about this printer, based on actual use printing everything from photographs and giclee, do yourself a favor and get a hold of this new report, by Stephanie Madeya (Bowling Green State University) and Nicholas Hellmuth (FLAAR at BGSU). Epson uses piezo printheads and before you buy a piezo printer you need to be absolutely positive you fully comprehend the difference between a piezo printer (Epson) and a thermal printer (Canon, ColorSpan, Encad, and HP).

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    January 2004

Inkjet Printers for CAD & GIS: Pros and Cons Laser -LED Electros

Inkjet Printers for CAD & GIS: Pros and Cons compared with Laser 96 LED, Electrostatic, Diazo

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    Feb 2004

CAD GIS, Maps, Aerial Photography

At both universities FLAAR is associated with the architecture department on campus, and practically everyone in the Hellmuth family is an architect, so it is logical that Nicholas would report on which printers are good for printing drawings

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    February 2004

Canon ImagePROGRAF W8200

Your main decision when you set up, or expand, is whether to go for a ColorSpan, Encad, Epson, HP, or Canon wide format printer. So we cover them in different reports.

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    January 2004

Comments on Wide Format Scanners

FLAAR Fast Facts. These are the large format sheet-fed scanners for maps, drawings, for CAD, GIS and other uses.

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    September 2003

Wide format inkjet printers, inkjet paper, media substrates at S

Nicholas Hellmuth and Anne Behrnes both attended all four days of SGIA, from Oct 15 th through Oct 18 th , in Atlanta . In addition to inspecting printers, inks, media, RIPs, and accessories in the booths, Dr Hellmuth visited the Scitex Vision demo center outside Atlanta . Even if you attended SGIA yourself, you receive a perspective from a FLAAR report which would be a challenge to duplicate on your own. This is in part because Nicholas Hellmuth brings a wealth of background to this report. A further asset is that he learns lots of facts from behind-the-scenes discussions. Dr Hellmuth received in-depth briefings in dozens of booths. Then in the evening it was possible to gather even more information during the private parties and viewings in hospitality suites or demo rooms. Thus when you acquire a FLAAR report on a trade show you too receive an overview on wide format inkjet printers above and beyond what a normal visitor to SGIA would have had available.

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    OCTOBER 2003

HP DesignJet 5500ps Large Format Inkjet Printer

Comprehensive report by Tim Brown, BGSU+FLAAR on the recent arrival of the HP 5500ps. Basically every print shop today has to decide whether to buy an HP, Canon, ColorSpan, Encad, or Epson. We have all these printers as well as have done interviews with other owners during site-visit case studies. Where else will you find a professor who has nineteen wide format printers in his own print shop? So now you know why owners and operators do not want to make a mistake by blindly purchasing, without the eye-opening FLAAR Reports.

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    August 2003

GraphExpo 2003

Comments on wide format inkjet printers, UV-curable flatbed printers, solvent ink printers, laminators, RIPs for wide format printers, media, digital photography, books on digital imaging, and other related topics. Based on 3 days visit to Graph Expo by two FLAAR editors (Hellmuth and Magermans).

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    October 2003

HP DesignJet 800ps: CAD and GIS

The architects on campus have the 500ps; FLAAR has the 800ps and also the HP DesignJet 1055cm. So you can look forward to frank discussion of the pros and cons of these printers for CAD, GIS, 3D renderings, and photographs. This report is new and will be sent to you shortly after you place your order.

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    January 2004

Evaluation of the HP DesignJet 5500 FLAAR + BGSU Testing Facili

The HP 5500ps review is in two parts. The Set-up part is finished. The comprehensive review will be finished in a few days and sent to you after you place your order.

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    May 2004

Evaluation of Setup and Installation of the HP 120 nr

The 120nr is a multi-purpose 6-color desktop 24" printer. You can use this for proofing, printing, and many other purposes. People have asked for help in deciding among all the other 24" printers, so we are testing them one after the other: Epson 7600, HP 120nr, and Canon W7250. This is what should expect from a university institute: full coverage of all alternatives so you can make an informed decision and thereby become a savvy buyer.

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    March 2004

HP DesignJet 5000ps

A report on what to expect when the printer arrives at your facility . We use the example of the HP DesignJet 5000, but it could be any printer. Suggests which brands and models of printer you can assemble and set up yourself, and which you definitely need an installer to come to your place and work with you the first day.

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    June 2004

Oil based ink wide format printers speed for CAD-GIS for outdoo

Now that DGI is also offering an oil-based printer, now that the Seiko produces better quality, and now that that XES ColorgrafX X2 has reappeared, it is time to have a separate discussion on oil-based printers for CAD and GIS. Updated January 2004.

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    June 2004

Inkjet and Other Printers for producing masters for screen prin

Inkjet and other Printers for producing Masters for Screen Printing FLAAR Fast Facts. Warns you which printers to avoid; suggests which other printers might be better.

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    February 2003

Canon W7250 Large Format Printer Setup Notes

Canon holds more patents on inkjet printheads than probably any other company. The W7250 is one of their first new-generation 24" models. The W7200 is the same but 36". FLAAR has the W7250 at our university so we can test it in real-life.

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    August 2003

Evaluation of Canon W7250 24" Six Color Large Format Printer

Canon holds more patents on inkjet printheads than probably any other company. The W7250 is one of their first new-generation 2494 models. The W7200 is the same but 3694. FLAAR has the W7250 at our university so we can test it in real-life.

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    August 2003

Hp DesignJet 500PS

We undertook a site visit case study of the HP 500ps in the architecture department of Francisco Marroquin University, which is in the adjacent building opposite FLAAR92s facility.

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    February 2004

Hp DesingJet Scanner 4200

Museums and libraries have lots of traditional maps that need to be digitized. The HP DesignJet 4200 scanner is an alternative that a university, museum, large library network or comparable institution ought to consider. The scanner was shipped first to Bowling Green State University. Here we had two architects and Anne Behrnes test it. When the architects and museum curators at our other university found out about the scanner, they jointly requested that they be able to use it, since seemingly here at Francisco Marroquin University there is immediate need for this class of scanner. So at the moment the HP 4200 is on an airplane to Guatemala. We are very grateful since many of the archaeologists who work here have lots of maps and architectural drawings that can be digitized.

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    June 2004