LightJet Printing

Our Two LightJet 430’s Offer Superior Output Quality for Many Applications:

  • Photographic Prints up to 50″ x 120″
  • Backlit and reflective prints
  • Fast turnaround projects, print speeds up to 485 sqft/hour
  • Projects requiring consistent color matching over multiple runs
  • Perfect for Acrylic Facemounted Prints


True Continuous Tone Photographic Imaging

Most award-winning large format photo laser printer ever

DPI Direct is the only shop in San Diego with two LightJet 430s, the most award-winning large format photo laser printer ever. LightJet 430s have a 36-bit color space, capable of producing 68 billion colors. This ensures optimum color with perfect fidelity. In comparison, other photo printers are limited to 24 bits or 16.7 million colors. Image anything you create in stunning detail with this industry-leading equipment.

“LightJet prints are true photographs on actual photographic paper.”

The LightJet printing process uses lasers to expose color in paper. This allows us to create images in the RGB spectrum, which are much more vivid than printing’s usual CMYK. Also, there is no ink and this, no dots or worry about dot gain.

Archival quality: Normal exposure to indoor light sources should not cause any significant fading for sixty or more years. Direct sunlight may shorten life. Not recommended for long term outdoor use.

The LightJet 430 can print true continuous tone images up to 50″ by 120″ with a hardware optical resolution of 300 dpi. For high-volume applications resolution can be lowered to 200 dpi (via dedicated set of large aperture optics), while doubling the output. A dedicated on-board interpolation engine allows for smooth scaling of low-res images for optimal printing results. Because of its generous color gamut, art to be printed on the LightJet 430 is best represented using AdobeRGB1998 color space.

About our LightJet Printer

We print using the LightJet 430 Wide Format Photo Laser Printer. LightJet printers set the standard for truly photographic quality. An internal drum holds photo media stationary while imaging with three lasers, achieving image quality superior to all wide format printers – photographic, inkjet and electrostatic.

Durability of the Media

Photographic materials resist fading, and their output is ideal for backlit images. Photo media carry manufacturers’ guarantee of archival quality that is color fast for more than 50 years.


  1. Exceptional quality makes LightJet the number one choice for fine art photography, aerial photography and satellite imaging.
  2. Color consistency makes LightJet excellent for trade show graphics.
  3. Print media longevity makes LightJet suitable for museum graphics.
  4. Superior transparency printing makes LightJet perfect for advertising, point-of-purchase and entertainment graphics.

Sharpness and Detail

LightJet’s imaging technology ensures a constant pixel size, shape, and intensity over the entire image. Media is held stationary within a precision internal drum, while a spinning mirror directs laser light to expose reflective and backlit photographic material.

No visible dots

Using red, green and blue lasers, the LightJet achieves true continuous-tone. Inkjet and electrostatic printers, which simulate photo quality with half-tone dot patterns, would need to image at 4000 dpi to duplicate the same image crispness, highlights and shadow detail.

LightJet Color Fidelity

The LightJet has a 36-bit color space, capable of producing 68 billion colors, which ensures optimum control over the light source to reproduce color with perfect fidelity. In comparison, other photo printers are limited to 24 bits or 16.7 million colors.

LightJet Print Media

  1. Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper Super Type C (50in. roll width – 48in. printable)
  2. Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital Pearl Paper (50in. roll width – 48in. printable)
  3. Fujicolor Crystal Archive flex Paper (50in. roll width – 48in. printable)
  4. Fujitrans Crystal Archive Display Material (50in. roll width – 48in. printable)
  5. FujiClear Crystal Archive Display Material (50in. roll width – 48in. printable)
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