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Welcome to the Perfect Colours Blog section, we use our blog to write about the latest industry developments, provide useful hints and tips about large format printers and keep you up to date on whats happening in the world of Perfect Colours.

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How to clean a printer head Step by step guide

Nov 14, 2023

The printer head, or printhead, is one of the most essential components of a printer. It is the device within a printer that transfers ink onto paper.

There are a variety of different types of printheads available depending on the printing method of your chosen printer. For example, thermal printers, inkjet printers, and…

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What is RIP software?

Aug 26, 2022

RIP software can significantly improve the way you work – allowing you to get the most out of your printers with increased versatility and productivity, faster print speeds, and more effective colour management. In this guide, we’ll look at what RIP software is, what it does, and why it’s important, as well as the best RIP software for large format printing. RIP software explainedRIP…

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Visit our new Innovation Centre for the best selection in wide-format

Jun 13, 2022

Perfect Colours has arrived in Sheffield and we’ve arrived in style! Our new Innovation Centre is crammed full of cutting-edge print technology, with a team of experts on hand to put it through its paces. Visitors can see demos of a range of top-end printers from HP, Epson and Jetrix, GoTX, along with software from PrintFactory, Caldera and Onyx.

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Epson introduces standard 2-year warranty for SC-T3100 and SC-T5100

Jun 10, 2022

This month, Epson UK has introduced 2-year warranties as standard for its SC-T3100, SC-T3100N, SC-T5100 and SC-T5100N wide format printers. Rather than being a promo, this is the new normal and it means that now all of the company’s entry and mid-range cartridge models come with a standard 2-year warranty.

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Perfect Colours announces distribution of the Omega 1 and Omega 2 by Durst

Jun 09, 2022

A new era in UV and LED printingWe are proud to announce that we are the exclusive distributor for the Omega 1 and Omega 2 machines by Durst. The Omega 1 and 2 flatbed printers, featuring both flatbed and roll to roll printing technology carry the usual Durst reputation for advanced technology, great build quality and exceptional performance and are unique in combining Fine Art…

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Latex ink printing vs Solvent based ink printing – What’s best for the job?

Jun 08, 2022

Latex ink printing and solvent ink printing are both used for a diverse range of printing projects and offer similar printing results in terms of maximising image quality and outdoor performance.

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How Green is the Durst Omega 2?

Jun 05, 2022

Among other exhibits attracting a lot of attention at Sign and digital UK was the Durst Omega 2 Flatbed printer on stand D10, also exhibited by Perfect Colours. The Durst Omega 2 is a 1.6 Flatbed and roll to roll printer also known as a hybrid . The first noticeable thing about both the Omega 2 was the amazing print quality being produced and not just for a Flatbed, for any type…

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Large format laser printer vs inkjet

Mar 25, 2022

It can be tricky when deciding whether a large format laser printer or inkjet printer is the right choice for your projects. It’s crucial when weighing up laser vs inkjet printers, that you consider exactly what it is you’ll be printing, how often you’ll be printing it, and what your budget is, both for the upfront costs of the printer itself and the long-term upkeep. Luckily,…

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How does 3D printing work?

Mar 07, 2022

Three-dimensional printing (also known as 3D printing) is an additive manufacturing process that is widely used across a diverse range of sectors to create a vast range of physical objects, from a digital design. If you have ever wondered how 3D printing works, you’ve certainly landed in the right place. Here is our guide to everything you need to know. How does a 3D printer…

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Best Large Format Printers for Graphic Designers

Mar 07, 2022

As a graphic designer, one of the most important tools in your professional kit is a quality printer. A high-quality printer is essential when producing prints for clients that truly reflect the hard work you’ve put into creating your designs. Not only that, but they also help you to visualise a final design or project in clear and accurate detail. But knowing which printer is right…

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Paper Size Guide: International A Series Sizes

Mar 07, 2022

Whatever your project may be, you’ll want to make sure the paper you’re using is the perfect size for your needs. That’s why we’ve created a complete guide to paper sizing, including a range of size options, measurements in cm, inches, mm and pixels as well as the general uses for each paper size, giving you a better idea of the right size to fit your requirements. Note: the…

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