New information on large format printers from recent Trade shows.

Konica large format printers with 8 colors, Seiko has a new large format printer, the new Epson model 10000 variable droplet 2880 dpi piezo printers, the Epson 7500 and Epson 9500, the Fuji Piezo Colorpix, the new Canon BJ-W9000 wide format printers.

Despite all the new printers, it turned out that the three best printers at the trade shows were old favorites.

For all the information from the trade shows, we have now posted our two "Best of DRUPA Show" award printers.

If you wish further information on the Epson 7500 and Epson 9500, or on the printers we felt offer more archival stability, just go to the Best of Show award page, and there you can get the e-mail link to contact the review editor, Nicholas Hellmuth, and get whatever specific information you need.

a print test of a HP 1055

We also have an honorary mention of "most unappealing printer of DRUPA" and "most overpriced and under powered printer displayed during Seybold" This report is now ready; if you want to be sure that the printer you are getting ready to buy is not the on the "worst buy" list, be sure to e-mail the senior review editor. Ask the review editor.

For additional information and for help making your decision, ask for the "FLAAR report on signs, posters, banners" (specify whether for indoor signs or outdoor signs in the rain and sun) or for the FLAAR report on "Piezo vs Thermal printheads, fact vs fiction, pros and cons of each kind of inkjet printhead." You can also ask for the report on "Media and Inks for Photo-Realistic and Fine Art Giclee," or "Media and Inks for Sign Printing with Large Format Inkjet."

If this will be your first printer, then we have a special report that holds your hand and leads you through all the basic questions that will assist a first-time buyer of a large format printer. Purchase the FLAAR report on "RIP + Help." This explains what RIP software is, why this is useful, and includes tips, warnings, information, and help for a wide range of matters for a newbie. Here you will really appreciate that FLAAR is based at a university; Professor Hellmuth has plenty of experience writing in a manner that explains what you need, and why.


Most recently updated August 02, 2001.