Perfecta® 2400PRO

A brand new addition to the award-winning VariQuest Perfecta® line of poster design systems, the Perfecta 2400PRO System is a great solution for printing full-color posters and banners on-demand, and in-house at your school!

Bundled with the VariQuest Design Software featuring our leading-edge Engage Every Learner® Content, created for educators, by educators, you’ll have full access to thousands of templates, cutouts, graphics, fonts, and collections to illuminate the learning environment.

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Schools use Perfecta® 2400PRO to...

  • Differentiate instruction with large, cooperative visuals including mind-maps and infographics
  • Communicate district- and school-wide initiatives and events with colorful posters and banners
  • Support Career & Technical Education (CTE) and student-led enterprise programs with on-demand visual aids and marketing materials
  • Display health and safety standards, including hygiene reminders, directional signage, and hybrid schedule directives
  • Promote, reinforce, and encourage academic achievement and positive student behavior with personalized recognition posters and certificates
  • Post academic standards, test scores and other data charts

Advantages

Print With Ease

Easy-to-use software, development specifically for educators and not graphic designers or print shop operators.

Small Footprint

Perfecta’s small footprint and lightweight design make it ideal for tight spaces in classrooms and school workrooms.

Quick Setup

Initial setup takes less than 30 minutes with all the necessary driver and utilities.

Scalable Templates

The Perfecta 2400PRO is one of the only poster design systems capable of easily scaling templates up to 4 different sizes, giving you versatility and savings on ink and media.

Edit and Print PDFs

Print any PDF in seconds. The software will automatically adjust paper size settings to match the loaded media.

Save Money on Maintenance

The Perfecta 2400PRO has a lower maintenance cost than most other inkjet poster printers due to its minimal ink usage during the cleaning process and its long-life printhead.

Automatic Sheet Feeder

Save time and print small format sizes without manually switching from the roll to the tray.

Direct Wireless Printing

Provide a safe and clean environment with wireless printing functionality. Avoid the hassle of connecting to your school’s network by connecting directly to the printer’s own wireless network.

Mobile Printing

Save time and enjoy the power to print on-the-fly with mobile printing. With the click of a button, send images or documents to the printer, directly from your smartphone or tablet.

Efficient Ink Cartridges

Save money and time with your VariQuest® Perfecta 2400PRO Ink Cartridges. Affordably prices to save on prints, they’re expertly sized to reduce waste by mitigating risk of ink drying up.

Adjustable Print Quality

The Design Center Software allows you to control the print quality settings from the “Print Preview” screen, saving money on ink for when economy prints are sufficient.

Environmentally Friendly

The Perfecta 2400PRO Printer is made of 30% recycled plastic.

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Perfecta® 2400PRO Overview

Content

Here's a small sample of the content available for Perfecta® 2400PRO

Common Questions

Am I able to print from other programs or import a non-VariQuest document (Microsoft® Office, Adobe Suite, etc.) into the DC2300 to print to the Perfecta 2400PRO?

The original software application would need to be installed on the DC2300 in order to print directly from the application to the Perfecta 2400PRO. Keep in mind that you will need to set the print [references and driver settings relative to the application you are using (VariQuest presets these for you). If the file can be saved as a PDF, it can be printed from the Adobe PDF Reader that is pre-loaded on the DC2300. (See Design Center Software User’s Guide for additional information/resources on printing from a non-VariQuest software.)

Can we import a digital photo onto a blank Perfecta template to make a large photographic- quality image? What type of file and format should be used for optimum results?

Yes, you can import a graphic into a blank template; however, the quality of the poster is going to depend on a combination of the height, width, and resolution of your original image. If your height and width are greater than 2400 x 3600, and your resolution is 150 dpi or higher, you are safe for a good print. There are several resources available on the internet to help understand print quality when enlarging photos. Please see previous question for a list of supported graphic file formats.

What advantages does the Perfecta 2400PRO have over other competitive wide format inkjet printers offered to the Education market?

The VariQuest Perfecta is an all-inclusive system (printer, touch workstation and software) – all designed to work together and developed specifically for schools in mind. While we certainly understand there are other competitive wide-format printers on the market, we feel our solution is better suited for most school applications. Please contact your authorized VariQuest representative for a copy of the Perfecta 2400 Advantage flyer.

How much ink is included with the pre-installed introductory ink cartridges in the Perfecta 2400PRO? How much ink is included in a full cartridge?
  • Pre-installed Introductory Ink Cartridges: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow = 12ml; Black = 38ml
  • Full Ink Cartridges (available for purchase): Cyan, Magenta, Yellow = 29ml; Black = 80ml
How many posters can I print from the introductory ink cartridges and the full ink cartridges? What is the cost per poster?

Ink usage varies based on many variables – type and amount of content on each poster, output size, paper type, print speed, and printer maintenance. That said, Varitronics conducted tests to estimate the average cost per poster using Perfecta Heavyweight Coated paper. Please contact you authorized VariQuest representative for additional information.

Can you use the Perfecta to print something in grayscale? Does the printer use any of the colored ink (Cyan, Magenta, or Yellow), or does it use only the black ink?

Yes, the printer could potentially use CMY inks to complete the greyscale printing. With inkjet technology, there are several circumstances when color ink may be used – primarily to improve print quality and improve printer reliability – even if the document appears to be only black text and graphics. Some images that look black may contain a combination of black and color inks. For black and white images and photos, a blend of colors called ‘composite black’ may be used to achieve better image quality and smoother gray tones. The nozzles also must be primed for the printer to operate – a tiny amount of CMY inks are used in this process. That said, you can reduce the color inks used by modifying the driver settings.

Can the Perfecta media types be hot or cold laminated?
  • Perfecta Bond – Hot and Cold
  • Perfecta Heavyweight Coated – Hot and Cold
  • Perfecta Semi-Gloss Photo Paper – Hot and Cold
  • Perfecta Gloss Photo Paper – Hot and Cold
  • Perfecta Matte Polypropylene – Cold lamination only
  • (See ink drying time under Operating Conditions later in this section.)
What are the operating conditions and storage temperatures of the Perfecta 2400PRO and supplies?

Perfecta 2400PRO Printer

  • Operating Temperature: 41 to 104ºF
  • Storage Temperature: -13 to 131ºF
  • Operating Humidity: 20 to 80%

Perfecta 2400PRO Inks

  • Operating Temperature: 41 to 95ºF
  • Storage Temperature: -40 to 140ºF
  • Operating Humidity: 10 to 90% RH

Perfecta 2400PRO Media

  • Operating Temperature: 59 to 86ºF
  • Storage Temperature: 30 to 70% RH
  • Drying time:
    • Bond/Coated: Instant dry
    • Photo Satin/Gloss = 5 minutes
    • Matte Polypropylene = 11 minutes
Is there a shelf life on Perfecta 2400PRO Ink and Media?

Typical shelf life for Perfecta 2400PRO Ink and Media is 2 years under normal operating and storage conditions. Varitronics will monitor shelf life and inventory levels to ensure quality product is delivered to the consumer.

Does the Perfecta 2400PRO print edge-to-edge?

Margins for the Perfecta are: (top x bottom x left x right)

  • Roll: 0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2
  • Sheet: 0.2 x 0.7 x 0.2 x 0.2)
What size posters does the Perfecta print? How versatile is it in adjusting the end product size of posters?

Perfecta customers have a wide variety of output sizes to choose from for their posters when using the VariQuest Software. Banners will vary in length depending on the template used or original length it was created.

Output size options for posters:

  • Standard: Posters are 24” x 34”, banners will be scaled according to 24-inch width
  • Medium: Longest edge of the poster will be 24 inches
  • 13” x 19” sheet
  • 8.5” x 11”
What type of file works best for importing a graphic or illustration into the DC2300?
  • Bitmap (*.bmp)
  • Tiff (*tif)
  • JPEG (*jpg)
  • Portable Network Graphic (*png)
  • Windows Metafile (*wmf)
  • In addition to importing graphics, PDF files can be printed easily using the ‘My PDFs’ functionality
Do I need to load/unload paper when changing the paper source (Roll, Multi-Sheet, Single)?

No, you do not need to load/unload your paper source. The Automatic Sheet Feeder allows for printing of all sizes without manually switching from the roll to the tray and saves you time while doing it.

How do I connect my Perfecta2400PRO to my Design Center 2300 (DC2300)?

You can connect your Perfecta 2400PRO to your DC2300 via direct USB wired connection (recommended), Wi-Fi direct, school network using Wi-Fi, and school network using network (ethernet) cable. Refer to the Perfecta 2400PRO Quick Start Guide for more information regarding connection methods.

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