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

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

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

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    Febrary 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

Printing in the Decor market

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.

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    June 2004

Comments on Wide Format Scanners

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

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    September 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 FLAARB9s facility.

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    February 2004

Epson Stylus Pro 7600 with UltaChrome Ink Evaluation & Review

Evaluation & Review of the Epson Stylus Pro 7600 with UltraChrome Ink. 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 printhead's 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

Hp DesignJet 800ps: Evaluation for CAD and GIS

valuation for CAD and GIS The architects on campus have the 500ps; FLAAR has the 800ps and we also have 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 brand new. January 2004

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    January 2004

Evaluation of the HP DesingJet 5500 FLAAR + BGSU Testing Facilit

Comprehensive Comparative Evaluation of the HP DesignJet 5500 in the FLAAR + BGSU testing facilities. The HP 5500ps review is in two parts: Set up and Use. The Set up part is finished. The Use portion is still being worked on, since we are still using the printer. We will send you Part II as soon as it is finished. New January 2004.

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    May 2004

Evaluation of Setup and Installation of the HP 120 nr

Evaluation of Setup and Installation of the HP Design- Jet 120nr. The 120nr is a multi-purpose 6-color desktop 2494 printer. You can use this for proofing, printing, and many other purposes. People have asked for help in deciding among all the other 2494 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

Canon ImagePROGRAF W8200

This is Canon's first pigmented ink wide format printer. It only became available in the USA in October, and FLAAR already has a report available on it. The printhead technology is phenomenal. This printer is in Prof. Hellmuth's office, adjacent to the architecture department, so you get factual information from an actual print shop. Furthermore, we have Epson, Mimaki, ColorSpan, and five HP printers in the same test lab, so we know their intimate pros and cons.

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    January 2004

Evaluation and set up 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 4200 scanner

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