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.