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Planning on upgrading to Mac OSX Lion? Proceed with Caution!

Mac OSX Lion (10.7), which is due for release any day now, will bring many new features and performance benefits. However, as with any change or upgrade in operating systems, this can bring potential issues, bugs, and glitches - especially with professional imaging software and hardware.

It is highly likely that Lion will NOT ship with Rosetta. What's Rosetta? It's an emulation technology for older processors (Power PC) and program language. Many of the programs and software that you currently use today may be utilizing the Rosetta technology in OS 10.6. Several color management software packages are PowerPC-only, including X-Rite's Eye One Match software for printer profiling and monitor profiling. This means that this (and other PowerPC-only) software will NOT run on Lion. Many printer utilities and applications also utilize Rosetta.

To determine which of your applications are PowerPC-only, do the following:

  1. Click the Apple in the upper left corner of your Mac.
  2. Select "About this Mac" and then click the "More Info" button on the box that pops up.
  3. On the left side of that window (under "Contents"), under "Software", you will see "Applications," so go ahead and select that.
  4. On the right side, you will see a list of all the software on your computer. (It may take several minutes to populate this list, depending on your computer speed and how many applications you have.)
  5. There are several columns. You are looking for the column labeled "Kind" (you may have to expand this window to a larger window to see all the columns).
  6. If you see "PowerPC" as the kind for any of your software, it will have an issue in Lion.

As with any operating system upgrade, we recommend to upgrade with caution. Printer drivers, scanner drivers, camera drivers and other software can all have problems with new operating systems, so we recommend waiting to verify with the manufacturer that your software and devices are fully compatible with Mac OS 10.7 (Lion).

One caveat: Apple has not officially said that Rosetta is not included in Lion. It is possible that Apple could pull a last-minute surprise and ship Lion with the Rosetta technology, but all beta releases have NOT included it (while prior Apple beta releases for previous operating systems have).


DTG places the power


Founded in 1998 and originally focusing on photo and fine art businesses, Digital Tech- nology Group (DTG), the most recent DALIM SOFTWARE reseller in the US, built its leading reputation by providing expert consultation, products, and support as solutions that provided a quick return on investment for their customers. DTG’s solutions have consisted of high end digital capture equipment from Kodak, Canon and Hasselblad, color management and workstations from X-Rite and Apple, and printing and proofing equipment from Epson. Combining this leading edge technology with their knowledge, training and sup- port infrastructure, DTG has accumulated a large and loyal customer base over the years.

Today, while still serving their core customer demograph- ic, DTG has evolved from its foundation as not only a giclee and digital photography driven systems integrator, but into a full service premedia solutions provider.

Sal Passanisi, Director of ProMedia and Proofing ex- plains, “The new wave of digital tools is the largest tsu- nami to hit content providers since the Macintosh, Post- Script and the LaserWriter.” Sal should know. He worked on R&D projects using the Apple Lisa, and has been a prepress systems integrator since 1987. Sal also owned his own printing company and is known throughout the industry as ‘The Real Mac Daddy’.

When DTG places the power of TWIST and DIA- LOGUE into an agency or studio customer’s hands, it provides them all the tools that their print service providers have been using for years. When they com- bine their input (digital photography) and application (DALIM SOFTWARE remote proofing and workflow solutions) with output (Epson-based automated hard proofing systems), from an ROI perspective it is a so- lution that cannot be beat. It typically saves the cus- tomer hundreds of thousands of dollars in premedia costs.

Scott Erickson, founder of DTG, sees a growing trend. “Our high-end commercial photography studios are now asking for their own content-aware print pro- duction tools. With a certified workflow at the initial capture of the content production, automation can be applied down the line. TWIST allows us to automate certain tasks, like drop shadows, color conversions and certified proofing — all this at the beginning of the workflow rather than the end, much like we do with fine art capture and giclee output.”

Sal Passanisi puts it another way. “In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy was told to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, but to fear the wizard. Well, with the DALIM SOFTWARE toolset available on the Ma- cintosh platform, DTG is like Toto pulling the curtain back — showing the customer how easy it is to move the levers. It really is an automated PDF-to-print solu- tion. ‘You’re not in Kansas anymore’.”

Consistently keeping pace with current and future technologies has allowed DTG to remain an industry leader in digital color systems integration. By partner- ing with Blanchard Systems and DALIM SOFTWARE, DTG is delivering its customers new, cutting edge ROI-driven solutions based on solid, proven software, expert integration, and unyielding support.

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Newsletter 6-7-10

This new archival inkjet media features a pearlescent surfacegiving it a "metallic" look rivaling the traditional Kodak Endura metallic photo paper. Unlike Kodak Endura which is a traditional, chemistry processed photo paper, Reflections can be used with any inkjet printer to produce stunning black and white and color prints. DTG has created several ICC profiles for this new media including profiles for Epson and Canon printers.
DTG has invested in a new web based support system that allows us to provide unparalleled support to our customers. This system integrates telephone, email, and web systems to allow our customers to initiate, troubleshoot and solve their technical issues with DTG support staff as quickly as possible. Customers can download support articles or browse our knowledgebase, as well as create and view all of their support issues via our support ticketing system. While in its initial stages, this system has a good deal of content now, and will continue to grow and evolve as we implement new features and add content.
DTG on Facebook & Twitter
While we will continue to provide information to our customers through our email newsletters, we understand that not all of our customers access and process information the same way. That's why we've started a DTG Twitter account as well as a DTG Facebook page. Customers that choose to follow us via these avenues will be able to access the absolute latest information on digital imaging news including updates, promotions, and technical support information.
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DTG has chosen to add Foster KeenCut cutting and trimming products to our line-up of wide format finishing solutions. KeenCut offers a wide ranging product line for varying needs from trimming paper to cutting gator foam and glass.

New Power Filter eliminates failures due to Electric issues
DTG is taking more and more calls on printer failures due to electrical problems in power supplies and ethernet boards. The ESP Digital QC Power Filter eliminates these failures and reduces your down time caused by such failures allowing your printer to remain productive and profitable. ESP backs their products with an unmatched lifetime guarantee which includes covering power related "Acts of God".


Epson continues to offer the unprecedented amount of $1000 back by mail when you purchase one of their 7900 or 9900 printers. Both the standard and EFI proofing edition printers qualify. This promotion ends June 30th, 2010.

Purchase an Epson Stylus Pro 4880 UCM printer and receive $250 back by mail from Epson. Buy a 4880 Colorburst Edition and receive a $500 Rebate. The 4880 offers a 17" wide,  roll or sheet-fed print path and features Ultrachrome K3 Vivid Magenta inks. This promotion ends June 30th, 2010.
Purchase an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer and receive $100 back by mail from Epson. Purchase an Epson 3880 Graphic Arts Edition and Receive $200 back by mail. The 3880 offers a 17" wide, sheet-fed print path and features Ultrachrome K3 Vivid Magenta inks. This promotion ends June 30th, 2010.
Save $100 on the X-Rite ColorMunki Profiling solution which includes the Pantone GOE color swatchbook. This system allows you to create monitor, printer, and projector profiles as well as the ability to create your own digital color libraries from products, items, or colors that you sample. 

Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 Solvent Printer - $3000 Mail in Rebate
DTG is offering thousands of dollars off the Epson GS6000 in addition to the $3000 Epson Mail in Rebate. Epson's GS6000 offers the highest quality solvent print on the market at incredible print speeds.

Canon iPF Printer Rebates
Canon is offering rebates on all of their printers from the ipf5100 to the ipf9100. Printer rebates range from $200 up to $1800 and some even offer a free set of ink. Find Promotions Here...

Canon 7d Instant Rebates and 50% off X-Rite ColorChecker Passport.
Purchase a Canon 7d at a reduced price and you are eligible for 50% off the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport camera profiling system. Call DTG today at 800.681.0024 for this exclusive one time offer.

Leaf Afi7 Purchase or Rent. Purchase Leaf Afi7, 33 Megapixel Medium format DSLR with 80mm & 50mm Schneider lenses for under $16,000 (Retail $35,000). This system can also be rented from DTG. Please contact DTG at 800.681.0024... PDF Brochure

Hasselblad H4D-40 - 30% OFF Lens with Purchase
Purchase a Hasselblad H4D-40 (starting at $17,500) and get 30% off any Hasselblad HC Lens.

If you create your own, custom printer ICC profiles and have upgraded to Adobe Photoshop CS5, you will have noticed one, glaring omission from the print dialog box. Adobe no longer allows you to choose "No Color Management" from its Color Handling drop list. This creates a problem when trying to print ICC target files without altering the color. We have created a step by step guide with a workaround to this problem. You can either download the pdf, or check out the knowledgebase of the new support suite on our web page.
Are you having strange printing issues in Apple's 10.6 Snow Leopard? If you are, then you are more than likely using ICC profiles that were saved as version 4. For whatever reason, Apple's Snow Leopard 10.6 are not compatible with version 4 profiles (previous Apple operating systems were compatible with version 4). Check out our support information here for more information.

DTG Receives Epson Stylus Pro GS6000

After several months of eager anticipation DTG has finally received our demo unit Epson GS6000 solvent printer. We actually took delivery of the GS6000 at this year's Decor Expo tradeshow in Atlanta on September 5th and have since brought the printer back to our demo facility in Tampa. After hearing so much about this printer, we can truly say that our initial experience with the Epson Stylus Pro GS 6000 has far exceeded our expectations. We unboxed, assembled, and installed the printer in less than 2 hours and installed the included Colorburst RIP software on our PC. Epson provided us with some of their new Solvent compatible canvas and we printed several test prints. The quality of the prints blew us away. We of course are accustomed to Epson inkjet quality but did not expect the solvent inks to be as vivid as they were. Attendees at the tradeshow who have had experience printing on solvent canvas commented that they could not believe the GS6000 was solvent based. We can truly say that the GS6000 produces fine art quality giclee's at Decor speeds and costs. Overall the printer operated flawlessly for the 3 days of Decor Expo. We did not once have to perform a head cleaning or any maintenance. Now that we have the printer back in the office we will put it through the ringer and test it with fine art papers, photo papers, and various signage media. Look for a more comprehensive review shortly.  

Hasselblad H3DII-50, Tilt Shift, and HVC Adapter

Hasselblad has announced the release of the newest addition to the H3DII-Series of medium format DSLR cameras, the H3DII-50. At 50 megapixel, it produces a 300MB, 16-bit image from the newly designed Kodak KAF-50100 36x49mm CCD sensor. The H3DII-50 incorporates Hasselblad's latest technologies and integrated features, including the industry-leading Digital-APO Correction (DAC) and Ultra Focus Technology. This announcement makes the Hasselblad H3DII50, 50 megapixel digital camera, the highest resolution camera of its kind within the professional photographic market. With the announcement of the H3D-II50, Hasselbald has also released additional H-Series accessories, including the new Hasselblad HTS 1.5X Tilt / Shift lens adapter for use with the existing, wide-angle HC/D Series lenses, as well as some proper large-format accessories for the current range of H3D & H3DII Series digital backs. The new Hasselblad HTS 1.5X Tilt-Shift Lens Adapter is compatible with the existing HC-D 28mm f/4.0, HC 35mm f/3.5, HC 50mm f/3.5, and HC 80mm f/2.8 lenses. The adapter has the appearance of Hasselblad’s previous ArcBody construction, however it incorporates the necessary optics and precision to allow infinity focus with the wide-angle range of Hasselblad HC-Series lenses on today’s ultra-high resolution H3DII-Series cameras. These optics not only provide the necessary image circle for significant movements, but also creates a 1.5X magnification of the focal lenght of the lens attached. It also features 18mm of + / - shift, as well as 10˚ of + / - tilt, and the ability to rotate 90˚ in either direction to allow for ideal orientation of the camera along with the movements of the adapter. Additionally, Hasselblad has developed a dedicated large-format adapter, the Hasselblad H3D View Camera adapter kit (HVC) for use with the H3D/II digital backs, allowing for ideal, portable power configuration, and a reliable viewing solution on a large-format camera system. The adapter makes for practical use of the H3DII-22, H3DII-31, H3DII-39, and H3DII-50 digital backs, not only on the dedicated H3DII camera body, as well as digitally-capable large format cameras like the various 6×9cm models available from ARCA-SWISS, Sinar, Linhof, and Plaubel. Also, included with this announcement, are specially designed sync cables for proper use and control, via Hasselblad’s digital back, of electronic shutter lens systems from Schneider and Rodenstock. Please contact DTG's Professional Photo Division at 800.681.0024 for more information and details on these exciting products, as well as possible upgrade promotion opportunities with existing Hasselblad systems.  

Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 Solvent Printer

Epson’s much anticipated entry into the solvent inkjet printer market finally came to fruition with the announcement and unveiling of the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 at this year’s ISA tradeshow. After getting a “sneak peak” a month earlier and also seeing it at ISA, I am confident in saying that it has been worth the wait. The GS6000 sets a new standard in image quality, production, and ease of use for solvent printers. A short list of Epson GS6000 printer features include: * 64 inch wide print path * Compatible with existing solvent media * Output quality up to 1440x1440 DPI * Droplets as small as 3.7 picoliters * 8 Color inkset with new orange and green inks for wide gamut * Virtually odorless, nickel free ink is extremely Eco-friendly * Built-in media take-up reel system * Includes Colorburst Professional Postscript 3 RIP * Intelligent Preventative Maintenance minimizes user maintenance and downtime * 950ml ink tanks can be hot –swapped during printing * 1 Year Epson Warranty Critical testing and comparing of the Stylus Pro GS6000 to existing printers in its class will be impossible until we receive a demo unit but upon initial looks the GS6000 appears to “leapfrog” the competition in terms of print quality, production capabilities, and ease of operation. This new printer reminds us of Epson’s entry into the wide format aqueous market with the Epson Stylus Pro 9000 back in 1999. They looked at the market leaders at the time, HP and Encad, and in the 9000 brought a product to market that was higher quality, significantly easier to use, more reliable and at a very aggressive price. I guess Epson’s tag line for the GS6000 says it all: “The way solvent printing should be!”  

Hasselblad Phocus available from DTG

Hasselblad has now released a public version of its highly anticipated Phocus® software for Mac OSX 10.5+. This is the current replacement for FlexColor, which is now up to version v4.8.4. Phocus® brings with it a significant amount of work-flow improvements, along with some exciting new tools such Anti-Moire, native 3FR support, complete H3D/H3DII remote control operation, dual monitor support, GPS-capable meta-data, Google Earth integration, and host of additional improvements. In addition, it has seen a fundamental improvement to the overall appearance and layout, in comparison to FlexColor. You can expect Phocus® to very quickly find its way in to the hands of both photographers and digital techs, as it quickly becomes a standard for not only the support of Hasselblad DSLR cameras and backs, but also the for the processing of Hasselblad’s 3FR and FFF file formats. Be sure to read the associated readme file, for specifics regarding hardware and software requirements. You will find the provisional (v1) instruction manual with this download as well. Phocus® by Hasselblad  

X-Rite Announces ColorMunki Profiling System

X-Rite has just announced the new ColorMunki Design and ColorMunki Photo profiling system. This affordable color management profiling system is aimed at design and photo professionals who desire control over their monitor and printer calibration in a clean, easy to use solution. While considered entry level, the system still offers high end tools including a true spectrophotometer based measurement system yielding extremely accurate data and readings. The ColorMunki calibrates and profiles monitors (lcd and crt), projectors, and both cmyk and rgb based printers. New RGB and CMYK printer profiling technology has the ability to optimize specific colors, black & white shades, and flesh tones. No need to read individual color patches – ColorMunki’s superfast printer profiling can rapidly scan test charts in less than one minute. DTG is being told that xrite's ColorMunki will begin shipping by the middle of April 2008. Look for a review of this product soon. This system is not a replacement for X-Rite's own eye one profiling systems which will create slightly more accurate profiles and has additional tools for editing, digital camera profiling and more workgroup functionality.  

DTG Receives Epson 11880 Printer

DTG received the new Epson Stylus Pro 11880 64 inch printer last week and we’ve begun testing with it as well as doing demonstrations for customers. So far we are extremely impressed with the features, speed, and color gamut of the new vivid magenta ultrachrome K3 inkset. We are building ICC profiles daily for a variety of Epson, Moab, Hahnemuehle, Fredrix, fineline, and other media types.  

Hasselblad H3D-II Announcement

Setpember 13th 2007: Hasselblad introduces the H3D-II high end DSLR camera system. Available in 22, 31, or 39 megapixel versions, the H3DII offers the highest quality integrateded digital SLR capture on the planet. New features include: New brighter, larger 3 inch display New Easier menu navigation with efficient single thumbwheel control New CCD cooling system significantly reducing image noise GPS built in to camera with software integration to Google maps Compatible with new Hasselblad Phocus RAW Image Converter Software  

Epson New Printers - Stylus Pro 4880, 7880, 9880, & 11880

Epson America today announces a new generation of Epson Stylus Pro wide format inkjet printers. The Epson Stylus Pro 4880, 7880, 9880 are all replacements for the current generation and are expected to ship in late September or early October. These printers offer built in ethernet and a new Ultrachrome K3 ink with vivid magenta which expands color gamut, especially in the red colors. As one of the country's largest Epson Pro Graphics resellers, DTG will be shipping these printers in quantity as soon as they hit US shores. We will also be offering free custom ICC profiles on papers from Hahnemuhle, Kodak, Ilford, Epson, Fredrix, BullDog, Premier Imaging, and several other manufacturers. Please see below to get on a waiting list for these products. Epson also announced it's first 64 inch printer, the Epson Stylus Pro 11880. The Stylus Pro 11880 features Epsons UltraChrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta, Micro Piezo TFP printhead, Gigabit Ethernet and Super Halftone technology, a new screening algorithm. The Epson 11880 costs $14,995 and is expected to be available in September or October of 2007. Highlights of the Epson 11880 include 700ml ink tanks, a much faster print engine, larger print head, automatic black ink switching (matte black and photo black), built in cutter, built in take up system, large 2.5" LCD panel, thick 1.5mm posterboard media handling and more. The following is from a UK Press Release: Epson breakthrough in pigment ink technology features in new large format printer range The Epson Stylus Pro 4880, 7880 and 9880 feature Epsons breakthrough pigment ink technology, UltraChrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta and improved image processing. They provide an enhanced colour gamut and superior tonal gradation, ideal for the professional in the proofing, photography, fine art and graphics markets. 17 July 2007 Epson launches three new large format, eight-colour professional production printers. They are the 17 (A2+) Epson Stylus Pro 4880, 24 (A1+) Stylus Pro 7880 and 44 (B0+) Stylus Pro 9880. Each features Epson UltraChrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta technology, the latest development in pigment chemistry, which offers a wide colour gamut and unrivalled image quality from an 8-colour inkset. Epsons new large format range provides the highest quality output that is required for the fine art, photography and proofing markets. A new Ethernet interface is included as standard and delivers fast, efficient connectivity and data transfer speeds. The improved printhead further enhances image quality and when combined with Epsons Super Halftone Technology, a new screening algorithm, it delivers sharp detail and accurate colour reproduction. The Epson large format printer range offers superior media flexibility and is compatible with a wide range of Epson paper up to 1.5mm in thickness. Glossy paper, matte paper, matte board, fine art paper and plain paper are all supported. The Epson Stylus Pro 4880, 7880 and Stylus Pro 9880 include a roll holder and cut sheet support, as standard. The Epson Stylus Pro 4880 also features a paper cassette feed mechanism for high-volume production on cut sheet paper from A4 (Letter) to 17 (A2+) wide. Also new is an enhanced cutting sequence delivering a faster and more productive printing workflow. The UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta further expands the already wide colour gamut of UltraChrome K3 and is a breakthrough in pigment chemistry. The full inkset includes nine ink cartridges: photo black, matte black, light black, light light black, cyan, light cyan, yellow, vivid magenta and vivid light magenta. The two magenta inks use new high-density pigments that create more vibrant colour, especially blues and magenta, for example those found in seascapes or landscapes. The UltraChrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta, enables superb grey balance and precise colour without any colour cast. It also maintains the superior features of the UltraChrome K3 ink such as great colour accuracy of neutral and dark colours, excellent short-term colour stability and smooth tonal gradation from shadow to light. The issue of metamerism is virtually eliminated with this new inkset. The permanent Epson Micro Piezo printhead also offers unrivalled consistency in each print. Every print will be the same as the first, even if the artwork is printed months apart, making it ideal for studios producing limited edition print runs. Also included is the Epson Super Halftone technology, a new image processing engine for dot mapping. It enhances the image detail that may be lost in low resolution images. A new mapping algorithm reduces the graininess at both low and high resolution. The end result delivers smooth images with more accurate colour representation. Epson is also launching This new online portal allows Epson Stylus Pro owners to retrieve up-to-the-minute technical information and monitor the performance of each printer. The secure website allows users to view print job activity, hardware information and historical data, and tracks key performance indicators such as cost of ownership and cost per print. can also be accessed remotely by service contractors to quickly identify the cause and scope of any queries, which saves time in unnecessary call-out fees. Martin Johns, Business Manager Pro Graphics Epson UK, says, The Stylus Pro series incorporates Epsons latest print production technologies, delivering output that surpasses any other large format inkjet printers on the market. These latest innovations are the result of significant research and development to refine and advance the print production process to provide professionals with the highest quality prints. Epson has established a strong reputation for providing superior products that professionals can rely on to continually perform. This is why we remain the choice of professionals in the proofing, fine art, photography and graphic design markets. Epson Stylus Pro series key features summary: Consistent output with Epson Micro Piezo printhead technology High-density Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta Ink Technology Image processing with Epson Super Halftone Screening Technology Maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440 dpi Individual high-capacity ink cartridges 110ml or 220ml Professional media handling at a width of 44, 24 or 17 in roll and cut sheet mode BorderFree roll printing from 8 up to 44 wide Print on media up to 1.5 mm thick poster board Built-in automatic media cutting system High-performance print engine speeds Standard USB 2.0 and 10/100 Ethernet interface User-friendly back lit LCD control panel MyEpson Printer network compatible Pressurised ink cartridge technology for Stylus Pro 7880 and Stylus Pro 9880 Cassette feed mechanism for Stylus Pro 4880 Optional take-up unit for Stylus Pro 9880 DTG is currently taking deposit orders for all of the new Epson printers. We will be offering custom ICC profiles for the new Ultrachrome K3 inks with vivid magenta on a variety of papers including Ilford, Kodak, Epson, Fredrix, Hahnemuhle, Moab, Legion, fineline, Inkpress, Innova, and many others. Please visit here for more information:  

Lacie 526 LCD Monitor

LaCie announces the Lacie 526 26-inch LCD monitor that is optimized for professional digital photography applications and high end proofing work. After calibration with the optional Blue-eye pro colorimeter, the 526 monitor is said to support 95% of the AdobeRGB 1998 working space and 98.5% of the ISO-coated color space. Users can even measure ambient light with the optional Blue-eye calibrator. The Lacie 526 monitor features 16 bit processing and a true 12 bit LUT. DTG has several 526 monitors on order and we expect to ship units to customers towards the end of April. Prices are $1,990 for the monitor alone and $2,250 for the monitor and blue-eye calibrator bundle.  

Epson Announces Portrait Printers

Epson has partnered with ExpressDigital to introduce a new workflow and printing solution called the Epson Portrait Edition Series, available for both the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 and 4800 printers. DTG expects to begin shipping the Portrait edition printers in March 2007. The new Series represents a complete hardware and software solution that gives wedding, portrait and event photographers virtually everything they need to create customized print packages that can be sold in-house or online via a customized Web store front. The Epson Portrait Edition Series enables photographers to sell, fulfill and print orders right in their studio, producing prints that surpass the quality of traditional lab prints and generate increased profits.  

DTG Receives HPZ3100 Printer

DTG just received a new HP Z3100 printer on evaluation. We are very excited to test this new 12 color wide format inkjet printer from HP and will be posting a review shortly. The Z3100 series of printers feature 12 channel printing with a gloss enhancer to eliminate bronzing and gloss differential. The Z3100, like its Z2100 brother, features a spectrophotometer from X-Rite built into the printer for automatic profile generation.  

New Inkjet Printers

Let the fun begin! Epson has enjoyed several years of zero competition in the world of high quality, wide format inkjet printing. Well, HP and Canon have now entered the market with impressive offerings at competitive prices. HP's new z2100 and z3100 inkjet printers are squarely aimed at Epson offering 24 and 44 inch versions. The HP printers include a spectrophotometer built-into the head, to build ICC profiles! Canon is offering the ipf9000, ipf5000, and ipf8000, all 12-color wide format inkjet printers. Look for reviews very soon on  

Apple's new computers in stock!

DTG is now stocking Apple Computer's new Mac Pro powerhouse computer. This tower features two Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors for blazing speeds, especially with those large files for digital photography and fine art giclee work. Apple's new MacBook Pro laptop computers feature the Intel Core-Duo chip and are incredibly fast laptops. DTG is also stocking all of Apple's iPod portable music players. DTG offers free ground shipping on all Apple iPods.  

DTG Receives Canon ipf5000 Printer

DTG received it's Canon ipf5000 inkjet printer and has begun testing this new 17", 12 color printer. Initial test results look good and we have begun building profiles. Look for ICC profiles for papers from Ilford, Kodak, Hahnemuhle, Fredrix, BullDog, Moab, InteliCoat, and others for photo papers, canvas, fine-art, and signage medias. Look for a full review on the Canon 5000 printer shortly.  

DTG & BullDog

DTG is excited to announce a new strategic relationship with BullDog Products. DTG will be distributing BullDog canvas, ink, and coating into the giclee fine art and decor markets. We are very impressed with the quality and gamut of the BullDog inkjet canvas, especially for Epson Ultrachrome printers. DTG has posted ICC profiles for the BullDog Purple Dot and Green Dot canvas for the Epson 4800, 7800, and 9800 printers with both photo black and matte black. Look for more profiles in the future and call 800-681-0024 for more information.  

DTG ships Phatte Black Cartridges

DTG is pleased to be offering Colorbyte’s 6.1 version of ImagePrint that offers Phatte Black compatibility for the new Epson 7800 and Epson 9800 wide format printers, as well as the Epson 4800 printer. DTG is also selling the two different Phatte Black cartridges, one 220ml for the Epson 4800, and one 220ml for the Epson 7800/9800 printers. Phatte Black cartridges are simply matte black cartridges that have had the chip reset to look like the light light black to the printer. Colorbyte’s phatte black technology in ImagePrint 6.1 allows Epson 4800, 7800, and 9800 printer owners to run both the photo black and matte black in the printer simultaneously without the costly need to switch them out. Users can do this by removing the light light black cartridge and replacing it with a matte black cartridge that has had the chip reset to make it look like a light light black to the printer. Because of ImagePrint’s advanced screening and profile technology, the removal of the light light black does has a minimal affect on image quality.  

DTG Ships the first Epson 7800 & 9800 Printers

DTG has begun shipping the new Epson Stylus Pro 7800 printer and Epson Stylus Pro 9800 printer to customers on our priority waiting list. We have our demonstration units and the Epson 7800 & Epson 9800 are living up to the hype. We have already begun creating custom ICC profiles for the printers so DTG customers can access our profile library for Epson, Ilford, Kodak, Hahnemuhle, Moab, Fredrix and IJ Technologies ICC profiles for a wide variety of inkjet photo and fine art papers.  


DTG will be exhibiting at the 2005 Florida Professional Photographers tradeshow at the Sheraton in Orlando. We will be showing the new Epson 4800 printer, the new Kodak 9810 printer, X-Rites Pulse Color Elite profiling system, Hasselblad digital photography systems, and more. Visit us in booth #s 60-62.  

DTG New Web Site

Digital Technology Group launches new web site! The new is a very user friendly, efficient, and informational web site. This site was designed with our users in mind making it very customer centric. We also have tried to make this site as informational as possible with more PDF spec sheets, user manuals, and support information. With the new site, users can log in to view their shopping carts, past orders, real-time price quotes and more! Look for even more features in a few weeks including order tracking and real time inventory. If you have any comments, concerns, or suggestions please feel free to contact Scott Erickson at 800-681-0024  

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