Digital Mapping Techniques '99 -- Workshop Proceedings
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-386

DesignJet Large Format Printer Trends and Technologies

By Alberto Berry

Hewlett-Packard Company
Avenida Graells, 501
08190 Sant Cugat del Valles
Barcelona, Spain
Telephone: +34 93 582 27 38
Fax: +34 93 582 29 35

HP's Thermal Inkjet Technology (HP TIJ) has been adapted for use in large format printing by the Barcelona Division. TIJ technology has provided high levels of monochrome and color print quality, speed, and reliability at very low cost. TIJ is a relatively new printing technology with lots of life left in it. Performance levels are constantly being increased to meet the emerging needs of technical and graphics printing applications. Users of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have particularly demanding requirements.

In my talk, I will mention some of the trends shaping GIS, especially the printing part, and how we at HP's Barcelona Division are using those trends to guide us in developing HP TIJ technology. I will highlight the challenges in developing TIJ writing system architectures, talk about future directions, and explain how we collaborate with applications developers such as ESRI and Adobe Systems in our effort to provide more complete solutions.

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