New KODAK Professional Inkjet Media Highlight this Year’s Photokina Trade Show

Brand Management Group announces that it will showcase the latest KODAK Professional Inkjet Media at Photokina, billed as the world’s leading imaging fair, in Cologne, Germany, Sept. 18-23.

Photography trade show in EuropeThe new KODAK Professional Inkjet Media that will be featured at the Brand Management Group booth in Hall 6, B31/C30 at Photokina include:

Professional Inkjet Photo Glossy and Lustre: These next-generation 255g photo papers represent the latest advances in digital paper technology, maximizing the latest inkjet technology from Canon, Epson and HP. Both papers offer improved “lay flat” characteristics, increased colour gamuts and higher Dmax, enabling the end user to achieve deeper and richer blacks, a more dynamic range and more detail in the shadow areas.

Fine Art Textured and Fine Art Smooth: Both art papers are heavyweight (315g), high-quality archival art papers. Fine Art Textured, with its matte surface and natural white colour, emulates a traditional art paper, making it ideal for fine art and photo reproductions. Fine Art Smooth, a 100% cotton paper with a silky smooth surface and high white tone, produces images of outstanding colour intensity and contrast.

Fine Art Fibre Satin and Fine Art Fibre Glossy: These 285g papers offer photographers a state-of-the-art digital equivalent to traditional fibre-based photo papers. The unique microporous, acid-inhibiting surface coating produces images equal, and even superior, to traditionally made prints, with a Dmax rating of 2.7 and a market-leading colour gamut.

Brand Management Group will also feature its full line of KODAK Wide Format Inkjet Media at Photokina: Photographic Films, Photographic Papers, Vinyl and Banners, and Photo and Fine Art.

Having taken responsibility for the international marketing, sales and distribution of KODAK Wide Format Inkjet Media to imaging professionals in January 2012, Brand Management Group (BMG) – with more than 15 years experience selling inkjet media, equipment, and supplies across all market sectors – is actively developing the portfolio in collaboration with Kodak.

For more information about the KODAK Wide Format Inkjet Media line available at LexJet, contact a customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

HP Announces Designjet Z6200 Large-Format Photo Printer

At the Photokina 2010 show, HP introduced an 8-ink HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer series with new HP Vivid Photo Inks. The printer is designed for photo labs, digital print shops, ad agencies, design firms, and commercial printers who want to deliver photo-quality output at a speed that is about 50% faster than the HP Designjet Z6100. With a resolution of 2400 dpi and print speeds of up of 1500 sq. ft./hr., the Designjet Z6200 is designed for indoor applications ranging from line drawings to photographs and signage.

Photokina 2010 Explores Technologies That Will Shape the Future of Imaging

Every two years more than 150,000 photo-imaging professionals and enthusiasts travel to the Photokina: World of Imaging show and conference in Cologne, Germany to preview some of the technology and ideas that will reshape how images will be captured, used, and shared in the coming years. For example, Photokina 2006 was of particular importance to LexJet because the show unveiled new options in wide-gamut, wide-format pigment ink printers that have enabled thousands of  professional photographers to gain greater control over their prints and offer new products and services.  (And, yes, some new pro-model printers are expected to be announced at Photokina 2010, which runs from Sept. 21-26.)