HP to Demo Large-Format Negative Solution at Le Salon de la Photo

October 4, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Printers, Software | 1 Comment |
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HP has announced the availability of free, downloadable software applications for the HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer series that enable professional photographers to generate large-format photo negatives for the production of high-quality, black and white silver halide photo prints. Available now, the Large Format Photo Negative software package includes a paper preset for the HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer series that allows photographers to print a digital negative from a film, scanned or digital capture file onto a transparent substrate. Once printed, these large-format photo negatives can be used as masters to produce high-quality black and white fine art prints through a contact process. The HP Large Format Photo Negative solution for silver and platinum processes will be shown on the Picto booth at Le Salon de la Photo, 6 -10 October, Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris.

HP Press Release

HP offers large format photo negative solution for black and white photo prints

New process and prints to be demonstrated at Le Salon de la Photo, Paris

BARCELONA, Spain, 03 October 2011 - HP today announced free, downloadable software applications for the HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer series that enables professional photographers to generate large-format photo negatives for the production of high-quality, black and white silver halide photo prints.

The HP Large Format Photo Negative solution for silver and platinum processes will be shown on the Picto booth at Le Salon de la Photo, 6 -10 October, Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris.

Available now, the Large Format Photo Negative software package includes a paper preset for the HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer series that allows photographers to print a digital negative from a film, scanned or digital capture file onto a transparent substrate. Once printed, these large-format photo negatives can be used as masters to produce high-quality black and white fine art prints through a contact process. The final print size is the same as that of the transparency, allowing an original 35mm negative to be blown up as large as a 112cm print.

“Last year, HP introduced a solution for creating high-value platinum prints, combining the best of conventional and digital techniques for the benefit of photographers and their fine art clients,” said Santiago Morera, vice president and general manager, Designjet Large-format Printing Solutions, HP. “Once again, HP is meeting photographers’ needs with an innovative solution for more popular and affordable silver halide prints, demonstrating our commitment to helping photographers produce, showcase and archive their work.”

While writing on film from digital data is not new, the Large Format Photo Negative solution offers one of the simplest, least expensive and highest-quality options available on the market. Users only need to have access to an HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer, the correct media and the free software package from the HP website to produce photo negatives. The Large Format Photo Negative solution can be used with any silver halide papers, including fixed or variable grade, and can be used to produce large-format prints from 35mm images, enhance images from old or damaged negatives or archive digital files physically on film and paper.

Picto, a professional photo lab based in Paris, has been using the solution to produce large format photo negatives and meet their photographer clients’ needs for a simple way to create silver halide, large-format prints or hardcopy image archives from negatives.

“The Large Format Photo Negative solution from HP meets a long-standing demand we have heard from our clients,” said Philippe Gassmann, chief executive officer, Picto. “We tried several options, but this is by far the most flexible and easy to use, allowing us to offer top-quality, affordable silver halide prints from original negatives.”

For more information about the Large Format Photo Negative solution and links to down load the manual and paper presets for the HP Designjet Z3200 Printer, please visit: http://www.hp.com/go/digitalnegative. Additional information HP Designjet portfolio is available at http://www.hp.com/go/designjet.

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It's going to help professional photographers as Large format is still in use for many applications, for example: landscape photography, advertising photos, fine-art photography, scientific applications and generally for images that will be enlarged to a high magnification while requiring a high level of detail.

5:30 am - Wednesday, October 5, 2011