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Large Format Printing is Now Affordable

Tue Mar 31, 2015 | Ameritel Corporation


A few years ago, most offices were limited to about 8×10 as the maximum for printing photographs. Anything bigger than that required outsourcing the job to a professional print shop. A few offices might have access to a printer that could handle tabloid sized (11 inches by seventeen inches), but those were rare and their supplies were expensive.

Today, large format printing — generally defined as a width of 24” or more — is quite affordable, with a variety of models that can match any requirements. All of these printers use some variation of ink jet, but with large reserve tanks that lower the cost of consumables. Depending on the model, some large format printers can go beyond photographic paper and print on vinyl, transparencies, or just about anything up to 59 mil thickness. Some models have twelve individual ink cartridges, ensuring an incredible, life-like, vibrant image.

For example, the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8400 prints an amazing 2400 x 1200 dpi at 44 inces wide. Yet the cost of this professional-grade printer is surprisingly low, and many businesses are discovering that outsourcing these kinds of jobs is not cost-effective.

Ameritel can help you find the perfect match for your printing needs — no matter how wide the document is.