Splash had the chance to put it to the test by producing marketing collateral and signage for the Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco. "Much of the signage was printed using HP Latex Inks and a variety of recyclable media substrates, including HP HDPE Reinforced Banner, HP DuPont Tyvek Banner, and HP Photo-realistic Poster Paper.
printer review By Bill Schiffner HP Designjet L65500 Printer F or more that 20 years Bay area-based Splash!Events worldwide to have the printer in house. “The printer was has prided itself on being on the cutting edge of shown at drupa 2008. We only saw samples and purchased technology, so when they heard that HP was working it just based on that. We had it installed in September; even on a grand-format printer that before it was on display for the offered Latex printing technology, first time in the US at SGIA ’08 they were very intrigued. in October. We were up and run- “We had been in the market ning test prints on it in two days.” for a printer that offered more He said right away they green printing options, that noticed a big difference. “On the enabled environmentally respon- production side we didn’t have sible printing and delivered the the odors or hazardous chemicals quality and durability that our to deal with in the shop as well as customers expect from us. We had getting the quality and durability looked the current crop of printers on all our print jobs we wanted.” out there but nothing that really The printer features a six-ink fit our needs,” said David Payne, printing system, including an HP principal/CEO at Splash!Events, Embedded Spectrophotometer. David Payne and Print Technician Laura with offices in San Francisco and Humbrecht with their HP L65500. And, high-resolution indoor San Jose, CA. “Our company is prints achieve consistent color a full service exhibit house that designs and fabricates sig- thanks to HP DreamColor Technologies. nage for trade show exhibits, corporate events and high-end “With this printer, we can now even output to recycled retail and corporate environments. We wanted a printer that paper using an ink that’s recyclable. It’s a total green could offer green solutions across to all those disciplines equation,” he said. we service. When we heard about the HP Designjet L65500 Splash had the chance to put it to the test by produc- Printer, with its Latex printing solution, we were very excited ing marketing collateral and signage for the Nike Women’s and jumped on board almost right away,” he added.
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