Ancient, desolate, beautiful. My appreciation for high quality digital images. It was the desire to print out images of the natural beauty around me that gave me an appreciation for what the Lightjet can do. My first product was the Lightjet A desktop laser printer that printed on pre-cut sheets of photographic paper and transparent media.

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Learn how and when to remove this template message LightJet is a brand of hardware used for printing digital images to photographic paper and film. LightJet printers are no longer manufactured but are however remanufactured and resold; and their lasers are still manufactured. The term "LightJet" is often used to generically describe a digitally made chromogenic print.

The amount of light from each laser varies to provide specific color and density values for each pixel imaged to the print. The light-path includes a spinning surface coated mirror mounted on an air-bearing that travels along the axis of the internal drum, thus reflecting the laser light at 90 degrees allowing for a dimensionally consistent round imaging dot across the entire area of the photographic paper. The purpose of this round imaging dot is to maintain edge to edge sharpness on the final print.

The print is then processed using traditional photochemical means usually RA4. After which the photographic print is handled just as any other photo-print. Whereas xerography and inkjet printing employ a halftone process and ink to reproduce digital images on paper, digital-C is a photographic continuous tone process rather than halftone or error diffusion which are common on offset press or ink-jet.

Therefore, posterization and banding are unlikely from these types of prints when provided with a file of good integrity. Due to slight halation of the light source, digital C-prints produced on high end equipment have true continuous tones not possible with images created with ink or pigments due to CMYK halftone limitations. LightJet printers and film recorders are used by a number of professional-level photographic printing firms.

Other silver-halide based materials can also be printed on laser driven devices such as the LightJet. The LightJet largely replaced the Fire film recorder.



When these were first released in the late-winter of they revolutionized desktop photographic printing because of their archival inks and papers. The article below would have to be totally rewritten to be updated. Rather than do so it is being left in its original form since it still contains much useful information. August, Things move quickly.


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Mauzragore Deposits on account of purchases may be made in advance of the auction and the balance thereof will be refunded immediately after the auction. The LightJet largely replaced the Fire film recorder. I agree to be bound by the above recited terms and conditions. Lightjet printers are chromogenic printers that use a laser to create an image on photo-sensitive paper — which are then developed using traditional developer chemistry — within the confines of the printer loading rolls of paper must be done in complete darkness. This will be added to the purchase price and is subject to all applicable sales taxes.


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Samumuro The Oce and the Epson provide amazing prints both. Bidder acknowledges that an auction site is a potentially dangerous place and shall be deemed to be there at his own risk. Bids cannot be retracted using this feature. Auctioneer may also reject the bid of any person, for any reason. I think the Oce can hit dpi for very large output and the Epson is 6 picolitre so both have amazing capacity to deliver cutting edge fine resolution but are very different devices. The Auctioneer believes the descriptions contained herein to be correct, but make no warranty in connection therewith.

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