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  • Guide To Choosing The Right Wide Format Printer: Part 2

    36 x 500 bond paperIn the last post, we discussed some of the most important elements to consider when shopping for a wide format printer for your business. However, having a good understanding of all critical printer elements can help your business make the most informed decision regarding its printing needs. Here's part two of our guide to choosing the right wide format printer.

    User-Friendliness
    Many businesses tend to neglect user-friendliness when printer shopping, causing them to invest in a printer with way too many bells and whistles. Having more features and capabilities is always ideal, but make sure the printer you choose is easy for employees of all technical skill levels to use. This includes maintenance tasks such as changing the ink and refilling the printer with 36 x 500 bond paper. Not choosing a user-friendly printer can cause employees to grow frustrated, but more importantly, it can cause multiple misprints, which can become a considerable waste of resources.

    Image Quality
    Before choosing a printer, you should know the general quality of image printing required for your business's needs. Most of today's architectural and engineering offices average 3,500 square feet per month of printing output, much of which needs to be printed in a high-quality resolutions to ensure the accuracy of subtle details in technical drawings. The same goes for construction companies that rely on heavily detailed technical printouts. If one spot appears blurry or is unable to be deciphered, projects can be seriously compromised.

    Paper
    Of course, part of this also depends on the type of paper you're using. If you're printing on photo paper or another type of glossy paper, there may be discrepancies in both color output and quality of fine lines. As we stated before, higher misprints will result in higher amounts of paper waste. Fortunately, Americans recycle more paper products than they send to landfills today. In fact, the U.S. paper industry set a goal of a 60% scrap paper recovery rate by 2012, but achieved this goal three years early. With this in mind, you should be able to find recycled paper that doesn't affect image quality.

    Ultimately, understanding these essential components can help you invest in a wide format printer that meets your business's needs. For more information about 36 x 500 bond paper or inkjet plotter paper rolls, contact Get Paper.

  • Guide To Choosing The Right Wide Format Printer: Part 1

    engineering bond paperWide format printers are becoming an increasingly popular business choice for creating high-quality printouts. In fact, the global market for wide format printers is projected to reach $7.2 billion by the year 2022. But before your business invests in a wide format printer and some engineering bond paper to go with it, it's essential to consider some important aspects that can affect costs, lifespan, and printing quality. Here's part one of our guide to choosing the right wide format printer.

    Black And White Or Color?

    First, your business should know that wide format printers come in models that print both black and white and color. Most businesses are quick to assume that they need a color printer, but that's not always the case. The main consideration is determining how often you'll be using your printer as well as what you'll be printing with it. If you're printing posters, photos, drawings, presentations, or technical documents, a color printer is probably the right choice. If you're more interested in volume and productivity, you may be able to sacrifice the color component of your printer and choose a black and white model.

    Performance

    A wide format printer is certainly an investment, and it's critical to consider both performance and speed. This includes examining a number of components. Processing time, the time it takes for your printer to prepare itself prior to printing, can make or break overall performance. Similarly, the warm-up time, which is how long it takes for the printer to start printing after entering sleep mode, should also be taken into consideration, since your business may not need to turn the printer on and off between uses.

    When examining performance, you should also compare speed to quality. While black and white printers can print at the same speed regardless of what's on the page, the same can't be said about color printers. With color printers, the printing speed depends on the printing mode you're using.

    Ultimately, examining these critical factors can help your business make the right decision when investing in a wide format printer. Keep an eye out for the next post, where we'll reveal some more essential aspects to keep in mind when shopping for wide format printers, and for more information about engineering bond paper or inkjet plotter paper rolls, contact Get Paper.

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