Graphic Design

Focus on creating, not printing

Often, Graphic Designers handle a diverse range of projects to be carried out within a set time frame and on budget, in a highly competitive and pressurised marketplace. The printing needs for this sector typically require ease of use with graphic software applications, image quality, Mac compatibility, colour accuracy and management, media flexibility, fast turnaround, low-risk investment and low cost per copy

Designjet functionality allows costs to be easily tracked, offers online proofing,  strong visual imagery and fast turnaround, and have been designed to assist with many different printing applications including: printing project bids, concept development, visual presentation, design competitions, design mock ups, final presentations, digital concept proofing and posters

The HP range of Designjets ensure consistent delivery of high quality results to help you win business, and ease the print process to enable more time to be spent on creating rather than printing. HP Plotter are also able to supply a wide range of paper and media, including own brand, HP branded as well as specialist papers from well known manufacturers and suppliers such as 3P, EFI, Hahnemühle and Innova

Receive the following benefits:

Following a joint initiative with Hewlett Packard, HP Plotter customers can enjoy a number of bespoke benefits including:

> Free On-site audit of your current printing requirements, including all internal and external printing. Identification of immediate cash savings and efficiencies as well as benchmark performance against competitor products (provided with purchases of 10+ wide format Designjet printers)

> High Ink Savings For medium to large departments, ink usage and costs can be reduced significantly under a joint HP & HP Plotter initiative which offers ink savings plans (providing financial benefits with no purchasing obligations). This is available for specific Designjet T and Z series printers – full information can be found here

> Environmental and Recycling Fitness HP Plotter can supply recycled paper and media to meet all of your environmental objectives while also offering exceptional prices generally on all papers/media. HP Plotter also provide assisted recycling for all of your HP original printer cartridges for ultimate Recycling Fitness

> Flexible Contract Care and Support Flexible Support Contract plans have been designed to assist with Fleets of Designjets, resulting in lower support contract overheads and regular planned servicing. We offer site relocation services of equipment, with continuation of cover at no extra charge, discounts for multiple machines and flexible servicing options

Which Designjet printers are most popular within the Graphic Design sector?

The most popular Designjet printers selected by the Graphic Design industry are the T120, Z2100, Z3200, Z5200ps, Z5400 and Z6200. The entry level T120 with its flexible Wi-Fi capability enables the user to print from virtually anywhere (printing from A4 up to A1 size). This is ideal for students and those who want to simply print photos or posters, but who also need a small footprint.

However the majority move towards the Graphic Arts ‘Z’ series Designjets, in order to expand the possibilities of Graphic Design where these printers offer indoor/outdoor printing with UV stabilised and waterproof inks. Colour is of paramount importance so these printers also have embedded spectrophotometers and increased colour applications.

The Z2100 and Z3200 are the two most popular models; The Z2100 is the entry level printer chosen for its price and increased capabilities over the Technical printers, while the Z3200 is chosen for it’s increased capabilities over the Z2100 without significant differentials in price. The 8 ink Z5200ps also has its own unique place in the market as a high output, production printer and 160GB hard disk, while the 6 ink Z5400 is the ideal device for copy shops and the Z6200 represents the world’s fastest large format photo printer which can print at speeds of up to 140m2/hr

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Graphic Design Studios, Fashion Houses, Advertising and Marketing Agencies (or Departments)