Month: July 2013
When people think of digital prints, they might assume the images are come out of the printer and that’s it. This, however, is not the case. The LightJet printer (which you can read more about here)is kept in a darkroom and the media is loaded in total darkness. Once the prints have been made, they are unloaded from the printer (again in total darkness) and immediately put through our Colex digital print processor. Here the prints are put through a four step process similar to what prints generated from negatives would go through. The steps are as follows:
- Contrast and density are set in this stage
- silver and silver salts are removed from the paper
- Rinse (x2)
- washes out the remaining chemicals
After being fed through the processor, the prints come out dry and ready to be finished, framed and shipped to you.
What makes the LightJet OCÉ 430 printer so amazing? Well as a company named for the technology, we’d love to explain.
We’ll start with the basics:
- Has a 50 inch wide output
- An apparent 4000 dpi resolution with continuous tone
- Prints at a speed of 465 square feet per hour meaning a full page (50″ x 120″) would take only 6 minutes
Now for the fun part:
- Uses 3 lasers (one for each RGB color) to create true continuous tone photographic imaging
- This allows for the most accurate representation of an images true color and can portray any shade of 68 billion colors.
- Creates perfect life-like, exact-match skin tones
- The silver-halide photographic paper is temporarily fixed within the internal drum while the three laser, which are attached to a rigid I-beam, expose the paper. The paper does not move at all during exposure, which ensures the image is its sharpest and clearest from edge-to-edge.
With this sophisticated technology and a variety of paper media options, LightJets+ can offer truly amazing prints at highly competitive prices (for more, read our Nesting Images post). For more information and sample prints, visit www.lightjetsplus.com or call us at 1-888-756-5447