HP Announces Additional Cash-in & Trade-up Opportunities

In addition to previously announced rebate and trade-in promotions, HP is now offering up to $3,000 cash-back on a new HP Designjet Z-series printer. If you purchase an HP DesignJet Z6200 42-inch, HP DesignJet Z6600 60-inch or an HP DesignJet Z6800 60-inch printer by Oct. 31, 2017, and trade in your current, qualifying large-format printer, you will be eligible to receive cash-back.

Save an additional $500 with the purchase of a qualifying HP Care Pack at the time of your printer purchase.

For eligibility, HP requires submission of motherboard or formatter board of current printer.

Video: HP Designjet Graphics Printers Overview

HP Graphics Printers at LexJetThe HP Designjet Z3200, Z5200 and Z5400 have a solid track record in the large format inkjet printer market.

Each is a versatile graphics printer that meets a different set of needs with consistent color and easy use for applications like point of purchase, backlits, photo reproduction, posters, canvas printing, presentations and more.

For an overview of HP’s Designjet Graphics printers and to get a better idea about which one might best fit your needs, check out the video embedded below. For more details, call your LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Check back tomorrow for an overview of HP’s Designjet Production Printers: the HP Designjet Z6200Z6600 and Z6800.

Pretend to Trade in and Trade up for up to $2,000 Cash Back from HP

HP's new Z6200, which is shipping this month. Give LexJet a call to find out more.

HP has a great program for those of you ready to upgrade your current printer, plotter or vinyl cutter to a variety of HP Designjet printers, including the new Z6200, which starts shipping this month.

When you purchase or lease one of the printers listed at this link, you can get up to $2,000 cash back, plus you can save up to $200 more when you add a qualifying HP Care Pack Service. You’re not required to return your eligible old HP or non-HP printer, plotter or vinyl cutter; simply provide proof that you own one.

All claims must be submitted online by Jan. 31, 2011. Mail-in claims must be postmarked by Jan. 31, 2011. For more information, call a LexJet account specialist or visit http://www.hp.com/united-states/tradein/promo/designjet/landing.html.

HP Unveils Software for Making Large-Format Photo Negatives on Designjet Z3200

HP has developed a Large Format Photo Negative application that will allow users of HP Designjet Z3200 photo printers to produce photo negatives on transparent substrates. These large-format negatives can then be used as masters to produce fine-art prints with a wide range of classic, alternative photographic processes, including cyanotype, photogravure, platinotypes, dye-transfer, gum bichromate and carbro.

While writing on film from digital data is not new, the Large Format Photo Negative application developed by HP Color Scientist and photographer Angel Albarran, offers a simple, low-cost/high-quality option. HP is showcasing Large Format Photo Negatives and prints produced with the negatives for the first time at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2010 in Arles, France from July 3-13, and at ArtHamptons in Bridgehampton, NY from July 9-11.

Elliott Erwitt, a Magnum photographer known for his black-and-white candid shots, recently used Large Format Photo Negatives to create limited editions of some of his most famous photos. Although platinum printing has traditionally been limited to modest dimensions, with the large-format negatives he was able to produce 30 x 40-in. platinum prints of four of his images on cotton paper.

Any professional photographer with an HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer, the correct substrate and the free software package from HP will be able to produce these photo negatives. The software package will be released at the Photokina World of Imaging trade show Sept. 21-26 in September.

ARTtrust Online Helps Photographers and Artists Protect the Value of Their Prints

Whether you print fine-art photographs and art reproductions for yourself or as a service to other photographers or artists, you might want to check out ARTtrust Online. It’s a high-tech, print-authentication system designed to protect the value of photographic and art prints by assuring buyers that each print in an edition is unique and authentic and isn’t an unauthorized copy.

ARTtrust registration reduces risks for buyers of high-value art prints and better protects the rights of photographers and artists. Auction houses, galleries, museums, and collectors can use ARTtrust to trace the ownership of each print over time.

ARTtrust fills a real need in the market for fine-art photography and art prints because the same digital imaging and printing technology that makes it possible to create consistently color-accurate, long-lasting reproductions of fine art and photographs can just as easily be used to make counterfeit prints.

First Users of Sunset Photo Metallic Begin to Spread the Word

We’re delighted to see that some of the first customers to try LexJet Sunset Photo Metallic paper for inkjet photo printing are helping us spread the word. For example, we noticed that photographer Jack V. Johnson had written about Sunset Photo Metallic on his blog.

So, we contacted him and asked if he would mind providing more detailed comments and an image of one of the prints he had made with the new paper.

Here’s what Jack Johnson had to say: “LexJet’s Sunset Photo Metallic is the paper I’ve been waiting for. I’ve made a number of prints of my landscape photos, and everyone who has seen them has commented on their feeling of depth and luminosity. I can’t wait to print more images on this paper!”  He praised the rich, vibrant colors, deep blacks, and distinctive metallic peralescence he was able to achieve in the prints rolling off his own in-studio inkjet printer.