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Océ LightJet® Wide Format Photo Printers Continue Award-Winning Legacy at PMA 2002, New Océ LightJet 500XL and Océ LightJet 430 Win DIMA Shoot-Outs, March 20, 2002
Read the press release about LightJet 500XL Superwide Format Photo Laser Printer victories at PMA 2002
LightJet 500XL Superwide Format Photo Laser Printer

Settting the Standard for Superwide Digital Photographic Imaging

World's First 76" Wide Digital Photo Printer

Now you can go wider and still maintain the same brilliant quality and exceptional detail youšve come to expect from LightJet products. No other photo printer can match its performance, quality, price... or its size. Based on the award-winning imaging system of our LightJet 430 wide format digital photo printer, the new LightJet® 500XL is extremely fast, easy to operate, and the ideal solution for visual communicators that always wanted to go wider and digital.

The new LightJet 500XL images up to 485 ft2 / 45 m2 in one hour. Even at this speed, the LightJet does not compromise on quality, maintaining an apparent resolution of 4,000 dpi.

LightJet 500XL prints are ideal for applications such as backlit graphics, tradeshow displays, point-of-purchase posters, and fine art photography.

LightJet 500XL Features

  • Superwide digital photographic imaging, up to 76.5" / 194 cm wide
  • Fast throughput: imaging speeds of up to 485 ft2 / 45m2 per hour
  • Superior backlit images for airports, advertising, point-of-purchase and entertainment graphics
  • High productivity for multiple prints and fast turnaround
  • Exceptional quality means LightJet is the number one choice for fine art photography
  • Laser imaging is ideal for aerial photography and satellite imaging
  • Color consistency makes trade show graphics easy
  • Archival longevity is suitable for museum graphics
  • Supports photo media from Agfa, Fuji, Ilford and Kodak, some of which carries manufacturer's guarantee of archival quality that is colorfast for 50 to 100 years
LightJet 500XL
Print Speed

200 dpi
Up to 485 ft2 / 45 m2 per hour

300 dpi
Up to 235 ft2 / 21.8 m2 per hour

Print Times*

200 dpi
Image Size                  Print Time
76.5 x 120.5" / 194 x 306 cm      7.9 minutes

300 dpi
Image Size     Print Time
50.5x120.5"    11.2 minutes

Print time includes material advance and look-up table download. Actual print time depends on computer configuration, file complexity and speed of data storage device.

Spatial Resolution
Continuous-tone: 200, 300 dpi, apparent half-tone resolution is 4,000 dpi
Color Resolution
36 bits; each 8-bit input channel is interpolated to 12 bits to produce a 36-bit output color space, resulting in smoother gradients, and increased highlight and shadow detail

Maximum Image Size
76.5" x 120.5" / 194 x 306 cm

Roll Supported
RA4 Paper, Trans/Clear, Flex

Media Widths
50", 60", 72", 76" / 127 cm, 152 cm, 183 cm and 193 cm

Media Roll Sizes
164' / 50 m max for 50" / 127 cm RA4 Paper; 100' / 30.4 m max for >50" / 127 cm RA4 Paper; 100' / 30.4 m max for 50" to 76" / 127 cm to 193 cm Trans/Clear, Flex

Laser Light Source
Red = Helium-neon - 633 nm
Green = Helium-neon - 543 nm
Blue = Argon-ion - 458 nm

Definable borders or full bleed printing will be supported
Image Interpolation and Sharpness Control

On-the-Fly Hardware Interpolation
Adaptive 16-point bicubic spline applied on a per frame basis. Does not increase the size of files being transferred or reduce productivity

Interpolation Scaling Range, Hardware
100% to 1,000%

Sharpness Filters
Hardware-based on-the-fly sharpening
LightJet FE Open Interface

LightJet FE Open Interface software accepts digital files from networks and third-party RIPs using a hot folder. It opens the LightJet to all programs that produce RGB-TIFF files

Computer Interface

Supported Workstations/Operating Systems
Pentium III (recommended for highest productivity), running Windows NT 4.0

Color Production Software (RIP)
Onyx PosterShop® for the LightJet 430 available as an option

220-240 VAC -10%, +6% single phase, 47 to 63 Hz, 1,100 VA typical, 2,000 VA maximum

Size (WxHxD)
125 x 67 x 63" / 317.5 x 170 x 160 cm

2,040 pounds / 925 kilograms

Normal room light when printing; darkroom when loading or unloading media

Air Requirement
Pressure 70 psi, Flow 1 cfm
© January 2002 Océ-Technologies B.V. Illustrations and specifications do not necessarily apply to the standard version of machines in all local markets. Technical specifications subject to change without prior notice. All products mentioned in this brochure are claimed as trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.