LightJet Printing

the technology

One of the most well-known machines at ABC Photo is the Cymbolic Sciences LightJet 500XL wide-format printer from Océ. Océ is the leading supplier of superwide digital photographic printing system. The LightJet 500XL is able to print up to 72″ x 120″ on a single piece of photographic paper. Using red, green and blue laser beams, the LightJet achieves true continuous-tone photographs which outperform all inkjet and electrostatic printers in today’s market. If you do not find the information you need, or have further questions please feel free to contact one of our imaging consultants.

the media

Kodak Endura Matte

ENDURA Premier Paper features a technological breakthrough, the latest advancement in coupler technology, which expands your capability to create high-quality print output — professional, compelling prints that accurately preserve memories. Now, due to Kodak’s innovative cyan dispersion and emulsion technology, you can benefit from an even larger color gamut, all the while maintaining clean whites, rich blacks, and realistic skin tones. This paper will produce more colors than were possible with previous ENDURA Papers.

Kodak Endura Metallic

The flagship among the award-winning KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Papers is KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Premier Metallic Paper. ENDURA Premier Metallic Paper has the distinctive, attention-getting, glossy finish and metallic appearance that will draw all eyes to your work. ENDURA Premier Metallic Paper helps create striking, some say “glamorous,” prints with exceptional visual interest and depth that will appeal to professional photographers, specifiers and display designers seeking a dramatic look.

Kodak Endura Gloss

This paper, with its distinctive eye-catching surface, is designed for commercial printing applications where there is a need to accentuate the colour range. In some cases, the paper’s surface could replace the need for application of glossy laminate. This paper is ideal for fashion retail and food photography purposes.

Kodak Endura Transparency & Kodak Endura Clear

KODAK PROFESSIONAL ENDURA Transparency and ENDURA Clear Display Materials create eye-catching displays. These colorful true photo-quality display materials deliver what your customers want while meeting your production needs. ENDURA Display Materials can help your business adapt to changing market and technology needs. They set new benchmarks for quality, productivity, and image stability for photographic (AgX) transparency output media.

Fujiflex Crystal Archive Supergloss

A white polyester-based material for using with conventional and laser printers. Fujiflex Crystal Archive Printing Material produces rich image colour, pure whites, and razor sharp letters with exceptional surface gloss and flatness.

lightjet printing services

The following is a basic listing of lightjet printing services that we provide. If you do not find the information you need, or have further questions or are printing larger than 30″x40″ please feel free to contact one of our imaging consultants.

matte / glossmetallictransparencytransparency – clearfujiflex
up to 8×1017.6024.2036.3038.5038.50
8×1217.6026.4038.5040.7040.70
11×1428.6037.4056.1062.7062.70
11×1731.9042.9062.7069.3069.30
16×2040.7053.9081.4089.1089.10
20×2450.6064.9099.00110.00110.00
20×3062.7081.40124.30137.50137.50
24×3074.8097.90149.60162.80162.80
24×3688.00114.40174.90231.00231.00
30×40125.40163.90250.80326.70326.70
40×50247.50319.00424.60539.00539.00
40×60301.40387.20517.00654.50654.50

Pricing is subject to change without notice. All prices do not include applicable taxes.

file preparation

When preparing your digital images for LightJet Printing there are three different workflows:

  • Raster Graphics
    • an image composed of pixels created in programs such as Adobe Photoshop, PaintShop Pro, and Corel PhotoPaint.
  • Vector Graphics
    • an image that is resolution independent drawn mathematically in the computer created in programs such as Adobe Illustrator or Macromedia Freehand.
  • Raster-Vector Graphics
    • a combination of raster and vector graphics combined to form a layout created in programs such as Quark XPress, Adobe InDesign and Adobe PageMaker.

When sending files following the raster graphics workflow:

  • Files can only be either TIFF or JPEG, as we do not support camera raw files
    • TIFF files can contain no Adobe Photoshop layers or channels.
    • JPEG files are recommended to be saved at maximum quality, i.e. 10 – 12.
  • Images for output should have a minimum of 150 ppi at final size for optimum image quality.
  • All images must be in an RGB colour space with the appropriate ICC profile tagged.
  • All images must be be 8-bit colour.
  • File names should be kept to under 30 characters saved with the appropriate extension .jpg or .tif.

When sending files following the vector graphics workflow:

  • Convert all text to outlines or include all fonts with your job.
  • Set colour fills to proper Pantone process colours and do not use spot colours
    • As all colours output differently on different media, for clients seeking colour accuracy we recommend coming into our main location to select the Pantone colour from our Pantone colour charts output on our wide range of media.

When sending files following the raster-vector graphics workflow:

  • Raster elements in your layout should have a minimum of 150 ppi at final size for optimum image quality.
  • Link your raster images rather than embedding within the document so that we can accurately colour manage your images.
  • Convert all text to outlines or include all fonts with your job.
  • Select pantone coated colours referring for all fills in your vector elements
    • As all colour output differently on different substrates, for clients seeking colour accuracy we recommend coming into our main location to select the pantone colour from our pantone colour charts output on our wide range of media.
  • When setting up your page setup for your layout, we recommend at least 150 ppi for optimum print quality.

If you do not find the information you need, or have further questions please feel free to contact one of our imaging consultants