Perfect Colours Blog

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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Huge trade-ins on your old HP Latex 26500 or 28500

| Comments (0) | Feb 10, 2020

If you’re still using an HP Latex 26500 or 28500, you probably know that they’ve reached the end of the line – April 2020 marks the End of Service Life for both of these printers. This means that ongoing phone and onsite support will end and that the inks and printheads will no longer be available. Spare parts availability won’t be guaranteed. In other words, it’s time for a new device and we’re sweetening the deal with a £3,000 trade in against a new HP printer.

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Are contractual sales models the next big thing?

| Comments (0) | Dec 16, 2019

As HP continues to reinvent itself, the company’s shift from a transactional to a contractual sales model continues apace – and here at Perfect Colours, we’re all for it. The way the industry works is changing fast, and HP’s self-declared move is a reflection of how we see the future. So what does it mean for print providers and why will it be a good thing for print providers and…

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Perfect Colours installs the UK’s first Inktec Jetrix LXi7

| Comments (0) | Dec 13, 2019

It’s been an exciting few weeks at the Design Xpress site in Consett, Country Durham. Not only has Perfect Colours supplied the UK’s first Inktec Jetrix LXi7, but they’ve also taken delivery of one of Canon’s cutting-edge Océ Colorado 1650s. This is all part of an aggressive new growth strategy which has been supported by the County Durham Growth Fund with a £50k grant towards the…

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Perfect Colours’ Nick Martin scoops top HP prize

| Comments (0) | Dec 06, 2019

It came as no surprise to us when one of our sales team was announced a winner in HP’s Magical Marrakech 2019 competition. Nick Martin qualified as one of the top performing sales people in the top three resellers for PageWide XL and DesignJet XL products for the last quarter.

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HP R Series Latex Inks – the sustainable choice

| Comments (0) | Dec 03, 2019

HP has long shown an outstanding commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its printers and peripherals, and the R Series Latex Inks are no exception. These aqueous-based ink formulations have been developed to meet worldwide regulatory requirements and to address a wide range of health and environmental considerations across the entire life cycle of your print – from production…

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Upgrade to ONYX Thrive and save £1,900

| Comments (0) | Nov 27, 2019

There’s still time to grab this amazing autumn offer – upgrade your ONYX RIP or OEM RIP to ONYX Thrive today, and you could save up to £1,900 on the list price. This offer features the Thrive 221 Special Edition, which includes two RIPs, two printers, a job editor, ICC profiling and step & repeat. In other words, it’s an offer that’s simply too good to miss.

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The new Epson SC F570 – dye sub on your desktop

| Comments (0) | Nov 22, 2019

Epson has just unveiled its latest device and it’s a pocket-sized marvel! The new Epson SureColor F570 brings dye sublimation printing right onto your desk with the first printer of its kind – a fast and efficient 24” desktop dye sublimation printer that will take care of all your requirements for promotional products and apparel decoration. It’s absolutely ideal for small…

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HP’s big commitment to sustainable printing

| Comments (0) | Nov 22, 2019

HP has recently announced a game-changing commitment to sustainable ink innovation, showing the company’s serious intent to play its part in pushing forward environmentally-friendly digital print solutions. The initiative involves a $200 million commitment spread across five years to develop water-based ink technologies for printing on corrugated packaging and textiles.

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Canon’s Océ Colorado installations top 1,000!

| Comments (0) | Nov 18, 2019

You might have heard us extolling the virtues of Canon’s revolutionary Océ Colorado over recent months – and now here’s the proof that this superb UVgel-technology printer is making waves. In what seems like no time at all since its launch, Canon has installed more than 1,000 Colorados across the globe. And in the last two months, the installed base of Colorado 1640 and 1650 printers…

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​HP Configuration Center available for new printers

| Comments (0) | Nov 15, 2019

Already available for the Latex 1500, 3000 and Stitch series, HP has just announced that, following the latest firmware releases, its labour-saving Configuration Center is now good for use with the Latex 115, 300 and 500 series. And owners of those particular Latex models can start using it right away.

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Current trends in large format printing

| Comments (0) | Nov 07, 2019

As we head into the tail end of the year, here at Perfect Colours we’re second guessing which of the current trends in wide format printing will win big next year. The technology continues to move at lightning speed and new innovations are making it an exciting time to be in the print business. So here are some of our thoughts about where the market is strong.

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