Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
  The British Channel Seen from the Dorsetshire Cliffs (detail) 1871

Wide Format Print Equipment List:

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The digital print facilities at the CFPR include a series of different printer systems and printer manufacturers. With recent advancements in inkjet technology the centre believes that the digital fine art print arena has become a much more level playing field than once thought. The CFPR has invested its interest in gaining a holistic appraisal of the markets high-end digital print hardware; these include HP, Cannon, Roland and Epson. By comparing printer manufacturers the centre has acquired both pragmatic and aesthetic knowledge of these devices, offering the artist an array of sensibilities by utilising the different technologies.

Hardware:
44 inch HP Z3100 Hewlett Packard Design Jet
60 inch HP Z6100 Hewlett Packard Design Jet
44 inch Canon iPF8000
17 inch Canon iPF5100
44 inch Epson 9800
54 inch Roland SC-545EX Solvent Printer

30 inch Roland LEC 300A Solvent Printer
x2 24 inch HP Designjet 130nr
19 inch HP Photosmart 8750


Materials

Inkjet coated substrate stocks include a range of cotton and photographic papers from Hahnemuehle, Somerset, Innova, Woodstock, Crane Museo, Bookingford, Canson, Arches, Lyson, HP, Cannon and Epson. The centre also stocks inkjet coated canvas, cotton, silk and a selection of traditional printmaking papers.