KODAK Production Photographic Papers / 170 g

TECHNICAL DATA / WIDE-FORMAT INKJET MEDIA
April 2005٠E-2640
KODAK Production Photographic Papers / 170 g
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
For low cost, short-term indoor graphics such as vivid posters, photo-realistic image reproduction, and professional trade
show graphics.
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Increased weight and thickness for more photographic feel
Improved white point and color saturation
Heat Assisted pressure sensitive lamination
Optimized for thermal dye applications
Glossy and satin surfaces for rich color, professional appearance
COMPATIBILITY
When used with the following printers and inks, KODAK Production Photographic Papers / 170 g are recommended for all
applications. Recommendations will provide optimal output when using printing paths commonly associated with each
printer. These settings are intended as starting points—other combinations of settings may also provide good results. See
"Printing Notes" for more information. "Yes" in the Laminate Recommendation column indicates that this media is likely to
have good adhesion with laminates in that class.
For compatibility information for all KODAK Wide-Format Inkjet Media, refer to the Inkjet Media Compatibility Chart at
www.encad.com.
Ink Compatibility
Manufacturer
Model
Ink
Laminate Recommendation (See Finishing Section)
Print Driver Media
Setting
Heat
Activated
Thermal
210-240°F
(99116°C)
Heat
Activated
Low
Temperature
185-195°F
(85-91°C)
Heat
Assisted
185-195°F
(85-91°C)
Pressure
Sensitive
Ambient to
120°F
(49°C)
KODAK
PROFESSIONAL
4042/4060/4742/
4760
Lightfast
Plus Dye
See Printing Notes
No
No
Yes
Yes
KODAK
PROFESSIONAL
4860
Lightfast
Plus Dye
See Printing Notes
No
No
Yes
Yes
HEWLETTPACKARD
DesignJet
2000/2500/
2800/3000/
3500/3800 CP
Dye
See Printing Notes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
HEWLETTPACKARD
DesignJet
5000
Dye
See Printing Notes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
ENCAD NovaJet
PROe
GA, GS,
GX
See Printing Notes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ENCAD NovaJet
500
GA, GS,
GX
See Printing Notes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ENCAD NovaJet
600/700 Series
GS, GS+,
GX
See Printing Notes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ENCAD NovaJet
850
GS+, GX
See Printing Notes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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Eastman Kodak Company
Ink Compatibility
Laminate Recommendation (See Finishing Section)
Heat
Heat
Pressure
Activated
Heat
Activated
Sensitive
Low
Assisted
Thermal
Ambient to
185-195°F
210-240°F Temperature
120°F
185-195°F
(85-91°C)
(99(49°C)
(85-91°C)
116°C)
Manufacturer
Model
ENCAD NovaJet
1000i
Qi Dye
See Printing Notes;
Printer Heater
Setting: 10
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
7250D/7200D/
8200D
Dye
Photo Glossy Paper
No
No
Yes
Yes
Hi-Res 8/
Esprit/
Series XII
EC
High-Gloss Photo
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Canon
COLORSPAN
DisplayMaker
Print Driver Media
Setting
Ink
.
PRINTING NOTES
The Print driver media settings recommended in the
Compatibility section are intended to provide usable
results with available media profiles found in the printer
manufacturer’s provided drivers and RIPs. These
recommendations will provide proper ink laydowns with
no pooling or bleeding, and color which will be
acceptable for many applications. It is suggested that
tests be run using these recommendations and color
corrections be made to meet user expectations.
In cases where no recommendation is made, choose the
media setting closest to the KODAK Wide-Format Inkjet
Media you are using. For example, if you are printing on
New KODAK Premium Photographic Glossy Paper /
180g, choose a setting in your driver or RIP which is
intended for another glossy photo paper. This should give
you a print which requires little or no adjustment to get
usable results.
RIPs and Profiles for Encad and Other Printers
For more exacting color, several third party RIPs (Raster
Image Processors) are available with profiles supporting
Kodak media for Encad, Kodak and other printers. For
more information visit Encad's website at
http://www.encad.com/ Support/RIP-Support/index.asp
Following is a list of RIPs for which Encad printer
support and Kodak-built media profiles are available:
Encad
www.encad.com/Support/RIPSupport/ index.asp
Colorgate Photo
RIP
www.colorgate.com/home_e/
products_e.html
Onyx Graphics
www.onyxgfx.com
Scanvec Amiable
www.scanvecamiable.com
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In addition to the above list, the following software
companies provide RIPs and profiles that support Encad
printers:
Best GmbH
www.bestcolor.com/bcint/index.htm
AIT International
www.applied-image.com/ ShirazRIP.htm
Image
Technologies
Global Graphics
www.globalgraphics.com
Colorburst Systems
www.compatsys.com
Wasatch Computer
Technology, Inc.
CADlink
Technology
JET RIP
www.imagetechdev.com
www.wasatchinc.com
www.cadlink.com
www.jangeun.co.kr
Custom Profiles
While the above printing recommendations and available
profiles from Encad will provide adequate results for
many wide-format inkjet applications, there are
applications, such as inkjet proofing, which demand more
exacting color requirements. It is suggested that for these
applications, custom profiles be built for given
ink/media/printer combinations. Many color management
and profile building software applications are available
which allow the user to manage color to meet their needs.
Also, many RIPs will provide color profiling options
which allow the user to control the color of their output.
Please contact your dealer or Encad technical support for
help determining the best solution for your application.
KODAK Production Photographic Papers / 170g ٠ E-2640
Hewlett-Packard Printers
Note: These settings were determined using the
respective HP DesignJet printer drivers with Adobe
PhotoShop on a Windows NT 4.0 platform, and are
intended to produce images of high quality with little
user adjustment. These settings may vary using different
applications and systems, but will still provide a good
starting point. Leave other settings at the default state of
the printer driver. You may want to experiment with
other settings to customize results for needs and
applications.
Other features, such as Postscript Options and Page
Size setup, are user definable and will have no impact on
final image quality, but should be examined and adjusted
by the user.
Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 5000PS3
Press the "media load/unload" button so the control panel
will guide you through each step. Position the roll tightly
against the fixed flange on the supply reel, making sure
the media has no "telescoping." This may require a little
more force than media on different cores. Feed the media
through the printer, aligning it with the blue guideline,
and pull enough media through to ensure the edges are
square to the supply roll. Complete the remaining
instructions as directed on the control panel.
As with other HP printers, be sure to allow print head
alignment when switching media types for optimum
image quality. If this is not automated, select it through
Setup. Choose Menu -> Utilities -> Calibrations ->
Printhead Alignment. When prompted for Media Type,
select Photo Imaging Gloss.
When printing with the HP DesignJet 5000PS3
printer driver, make the following selections:
Print
Setup
—Select Properties
—Under the Device Options tab, select the desired
Print Quality mode. Max Quality produces excellent
images on this media.
—Click OK again to exit Properties and return to
Setup
When Printing with the HP DesignJet 5000 printer
driver, make the following selections:
Print
Setup
—Select Properties
—Under the Basic Setup tab, select the desired Print
Quality mode. Max Quality produces excellent images
on this media.
—Click OK again to exit Properties and return to
Setup
Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 3500 CP
Press the "media load/unload" button so the control panel
will guide you through each step. Position the roll tightly
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against the fixed flange on the supply reel, making sure
the media has no "telescoping." This may require a little
more force than media on different cores. Feed the media
through the printer, aligning it with the blue guideline,
and pull enough media through to ensure the edges are
square to the supply roll. Complete the remaining
instructions as directed on the control panel.
As with other HP printers, be sure to allow print head
alignment when switching media types for optimum
image quality. If this is not automated, select it through
Image Quality -> Printhead Service -> Align Now.
When prompted for Media Type, select High-Gloss
Photo Paper.
When Printing with the HP DesignJet 3500CP PS3
printer driver, make the following selections:
Print
Setup
—Select Properties
—Under the Advanced tab, select the desired Print
Mode. Photographic Quality produces excellent images
on this media. For Color Management, select SWOP.
For Rendering Intent, select Saturation.
—Click OK again to exit Properties and return to
Setup
When printing with the HP DesignJet 3500CP
printer driver, make the following selections:
Print
Setup
—Select Properties
—Under the Device Options tab:
—Select High-Gloss Photo for paper type
—Select the desired Quality mode. Photo produces
excellent images on this media. Under Color Control,
select Ink Emulation and choose SWOP. For Rendering
Intent, select Saturation.
—Click OK again to exit Properties and return to
Setup
HANDLING
All inkjet media must be handled with care before and
after printing to prevent damage to the ink receiving layer
and printed images. Use the following guidelines, your
experience, and common sense for the proper care of your
media.
• Store unused media in its original packaging, using the
core-plugs and plastic sleeves.
• Allow media to acclimate to your environmental
conditions for at least 24 hours before use.
• Kodak Inkjet media is rolled printable side out. Avoid
touching the printable side by handling by the edges of
the roll.
• Wear cotton gloves when handling media to avoid
scratches, abrasions and fingerprints from moisture and
oils on your hands.
• Do not allow the media to come into contact with
KODAK Production Photographic Papers / 170g ٠ E-2640
moisture. Moisture will damage many types of inkjet
medias before and after printing.
• Avoid handling, trimming, laminating or other finishing
until prints are completely dry. Dry times willvary
based on media type, ink type and environmental
conditions.
• Do not fold, bend or crease media or damage may occur
to the ink receiving layer.
• Do not allow the surface of the media to come into
contact with itself or another inkjet media.
• Use media only in recommended operating conditions—
see "Physical Characteristics" section.
Curl
Most types of roll-based inkjet media will exhibit some
amount of curl, either toward the base side or toward the
print side. This will vary based on media type and
environmental conditions. Some media will curl more in
low humidity environments and others in high humidity
environments. Also, media may curl more towards the
core or end of the roll due to "roll memory."
Although curl is mainly an issue when printing, it can
also have an impact on laminating and other finishing
procedures. Follow these guidelines, and use your
experience and common sense to avoid issues caused by
curl.
When printing:
• Advance media several inches past the print platen
before starting a print job.
• Add weights or clips to the leading edge of the media.
• Attach media to the printer’s take-up spool before
starting printing.
• Adjust vacuum settings accordingly on printers
equipped with variable media vacuum settings.
• Adjust heater and dryer settings on equipped printers
to obtain optimum conditions to ensure flat media. See
• printer owners' manual for their recommendations.
During finishing:
• Reverse wind media, when completely dry, to
counteract roll memory.
• Do not allow media to remain rolled for extended
periods of time.
• Rough cut prints and lay them flat before laminating.
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FINISHING
Detailed information and tips can be found in Kodak
publication E-2600, Laminating, Mounting, and Finishing
KODAK Wide-Format Inkjet Media.
Lamination
Please refer to lamination chart in compatibility sections
above for specific printer/ink/laminate recommendations.
Lamination Definitions
Heat Activated
Thermal, 210-240°F
(99-116°C)*
Polyester laminates applied with hot roll
laminators at 210-240°F.
Heat Activated Low
Temperature, 185195°F (85-91°C)*
Polyester laminates applied with hot roll
laminators at 185-195°F.
Heat Assisted, 185195°F (85-91°C)
Polyester or vinyl laminates with
pressure sensitive adhesives; specially
formulated for inkjet prints, and applied
with hot roll laminators at 185-195°F.
Pressure Sensitive,
Ambient to 120°F
(49°C)
Polyester or vinyl laminates with
pressure sensitive adhesives on a
release liner, applied at ambient
conditions or at low temperature, 100120°F.
* For
both Heat Activated Thermal and Low Temperature, use a
laminate with a total thickness (polyester and adhesive) of 3 mils or
less on the face side. Thicker laminates may be applied to the back of
the print for increased total thickness.
It is important that your print be dry before laminating.
For best results, use inkjet-specific laminate products and
follow laminate manufacturer's instructions as a starting
point. Since lamination performance varies as a function
of materials, technique and environmental conditions, it is
important to run tests to determine the best methods for
your setup. Cleanliness of prints and work area is critical
to avoid defects in lamination.
For increased durability, choose a laminate with UV
protection and encapsulate with a 1/4-1/2" (6.5-13 mm)
seal around the print edges to prevent moisture and other
airborne pollutants from reaching the image. Heavier
weight papers may require a wider edge seal.
Mounting
Prints can be mounted (laminated or not) to a variety of
materials, including poster board, foam board, Sintra,
Lexan and more. Use inkjet-specific adhesive materials
and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
KODAK Production Photographic Papers / 170g ٠ E-2640
PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE
Encad will guarantee prints from compatible systems against noticeable fading, cracking, yellowing, and bleeding when the
print is viewed from its intended viewing distance.
The Indoor Performance Guarantee durations will vary based on the media/printer/ink system. The stated durations assume
the media is displayed indoors under fluorescent light (average intensity 450-lux, 12 hours/day), and/or with indirect sunlight
exposure (at least 6 feet from a window, with no direct sunlight). The guarantee covers both laminated or unlaminated prints
as noted in the table below. The unlaminated guarantee assumes the media will be displayed in a typical office environment
and will not be exposed to a high level of pollutants (above a typical ozone level for an office environment).
Terms, conditions and addtional information about the Performance Guarantee can be found at www.encad.com.
Manufacturer
Model
Ink
Durability
HEWLETT-PACKARD DesignJet
5000 Series
6 Color Dye
8 years
HEWLETT-PACKARD DesignJet
2000/3000 Series
4 Color Dye
10 years
800, 700, 600, 500 Series
ENCAD NovaJet
Canon
4/8 Color GS+
1 year
4 Color GX
10 years
8 Color GX
8 years
1000i
Qi Dye
2 years unlaminated
5 years laminated
7250D/7200D/8200D
6 Color Dye
8 years
Additional Durability Information
The following table can be used as a guide for printers and inks not included in the Performance Guarantee.
Durability Guidelines for Printers Not Included in Performance Guarantee
If Using
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Expect Durability Similar To:
Colorspan EC Dye
Encad GX
Kodak Light Fast Plus Dye
Encad GX
KODAK Production Photographic Papers / 170g ٠ E-2640
ORDERING INFORMATION
KODAK Production Photographic Glossy Paper / 170 g
Roll Width / Order No.
Roll Length
24 in.
(61 cm)
36 in.
(91.4 cm)
42 in.
(106.7 cm)
50 in.
(127 cm)
60 in.
(152.4 cm)
100 ft (30.5 m)
NA
222763-00
222764-00
222765-00
222766-00
16.4 ft (5 m)
(sample)
222762-00
NA
NA
NA
NA
KODAK Production Photographic Satin Paper / 170 g
Roll Width / Order No.
Roll Length
24 in.
(61 cm)
36 in.
(91.4 cm)
42 in.
(106.7 cm)
50 in.
(127 cm)
60 in. (152.4
cm)
100 ft (30.5 m)
NA
222768-00
222769-00
222770-00
222771-00
16.4 ft (5 m)
(sample)
222767-00
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA = Not available
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Physical Characteristics
Glossy / 170 g
Satin / 170 g
Test Method Reference
Caliper
7 mil (178 µm)
ISO 534
Opacity
>90
Tappi T 524
CIE Whiteness
148
Tappi T 524
Weight
Brightness
60-degree Gloss
L*(D65/10 uvi/BBW)
Flame Spread Classification
Operating Conditions
Recommended Storage Conditions
170 g/sm
ISO 536
110
Tappi T 524
>80
20-35
ISO 7668
97
Tappi T 524
TBD
ASTM E84
59-86°F (15-30°C),
30-70% RH (non-condensing)
68°F (20°C), 50% RH
If you have questions or need assistance, visit Encad’s website at www.encad.com or in the U.S. contact Encad Technical
Support at 1-877-362-2387.
The contents of this publication are subject to change without notice.
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