Adventures in Big

Large Format inkjet printing blog.

By popular demand more video.

The overwhelming response to the previous head to head printer comparison video made this video of paint drying the must see of the holiday season.


November 26, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mitsubishi goes FSC.

Mitsubishi Imaging’s Diamond line of inkjet paper has been certified by the Forrest Stewardship council as environmentally responsible.

I’ve heard great things about the printing quality of their medias, while I have not tried them myself, I certainly intend to. It isn’t easy to find a dealer so call Mitsubishi direct at 1800 765 9384 x3220.

Although I worry about availability even though this was just announced due to the fact 1 of Mitsubishi’s 2 paper mills in Germany is slated to halt operations in 2009 due to lack of demand.


November 25, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hp 5500 Designjet vs. the Z6100

The folks at TMS plotters did a speed comparison video on these 2 machines. Positively brilliant to see them go heads up. Considering how printer manufacturers disclose speed ratings on their latest products are almost always exaggerated or skillfully misrepresenting what the machines true capabilites are.

Oh, and I have seen reports where the Z6100 prints 12 Arch D (24×36) prints in 15 minutes plus change. These we’re simple DWF files and if you are not already aware, these would be the JPEG’s of the architecture world. Simple line drawings compressed down. So these will always process faster but not necessarily print quicker.

Just click the image for the head to head speed challenge!


November 17, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Velcro, up close and personal

I promised myself I’d post this the nexy time I ordered Velcro or “hook and loop” for those not wanting to infringe on brand names.velcro If you find this kind of gross, you are not alone.

November 11, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment