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Finally, a Poster Printer that Hits the Sweet Spot

 
map from Poster Printer

Visual communication is vital to many types of businesses. Retail, Education, and Petroleum (Oil & Gas) are three wildly different industries that rely on the similar ability to communicate through posters, charts, and maps. Technology has made it so that producing even complex posters is as simple as clicking “print.” But, ultimately, hardware is what yields the final results and having the right hardware remains the biggest challenge, until now.

See 3D Printers in Texas at the 3D Printing 2.0 Seminar

 
3D printing 2.0 TAVCO

Complimentary Seminar - 3D Printers in Texas

By now, you all have probably heard about 3D printing, but what is 3DPRINTING 2.0?

3D Systems recently revealed 20+ new products, spanning from high-end, industrial-grade 3D printers for the most demanding manufacturing applications to desktop-size home printers for the technology-tinkering enthusiast.

3DPRINTING 2.0 opens up and extends our reach to new key verticals; and the exponential speed, size and capacity gains we deliver together with advanced performance materials defines the very essence of 3DPRINTING 2.0.



New, Easy Way to Lease a Large Format Printer

 
Lease a large format printer

For most people, looking into an equipment lease program is about as exciting as picking out a pair of socks. But, the truth is, leasing can be a great option for companies of all sizes. Some of the benefits include:

KIP 7100 Printer vs. Océ PlotWave 340/360 Wide-Format Plotter

 
Oce PlotWave 340

As AEC workflow becomes more and more digitized, more demand is created for end-users to print their own bid sets. Most sub-contractor situations do not call for continuous, non-stop printing, they do need a way to quickly have access to their drawings.

How to Prepare an Architectural CAD File to Make a 3D Print Model

 
3D print model of house

Architects have always loved to make scaled models of their creations. Historically, these models have been elaborate cardboard versions of their “greatest hits.” But, how hard was it to get those models produced? Chances are it required a lot of time and money, two precious assets to any company. Luckily, via 3D printing, it is now possible to simply produce those structural models quicker and easier than before. But, getting your CAD file ready to print a 3D object is a process. Consider these things to ensure that your CAD file is 3D print ready.

Canon gets Wide Format Graphic Arts Printer Line Of The Year

 
wide format graphic arts printer

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the company has earned the Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) "2014 Wide Format Graphic Arts Printer Line of the Year" award for the imagePROGRAF iPFx400 and iPFx400S series of large format printers (12- and 8-Color models). Additionally, Canon's imagePROGRAF iPF6400S, iPF8400S and iPF765 MFP M40 printers have been recognized for three prestigious BLI Winter 2014 "Pick" awards in the wide-format category.

We're Looking for a Plotter and Scanner Field Service Technician

 
plotter field service tech

When it comes to large-format technical printing equipment, TAVCO Services, Inc. leads the way. For over thirty years, we have offered specialized service and support for wide-format printing and scanning products from Océ, Canon, and Contex. This includes plotters, display graphics printers, large-format scanners, and now, 3D printers from 3D Systems.

Why the Océ CW650 is a Better Large Format CAD Plotter than KIP C7800

 
oce cw650 vs kip c7800 color large format cad plotters

When it comes to printing high volumes of large-format color documents, ink jet plotters are no longer a valid solution. They are slow and expensive to run. You need something more robust. This is where a full-color toner plotter makes sense. At this level, there are essentially two large-format CAD plotter options available. Canon Solutions America provides the Océ ColorWave 650 and Kip America offers the C7800. Both are capable of producing high-quality color prints, but ultimately, the Océ ColorWave 650 comes out on top.

3D Printing Showcase Event - Join us December 5th, 2013

 
3D printed city planning model

Join us for a special 3D Printing Showcase Event!

How to Print a 3D Architectural Model on a ProJet 660 from 3D Systems

 
CJP Color Jet Printing Process ProJet 660

There is no doubt that 3D printing is gaining traction throughout the architectural, engineering, and construction industry. After all, Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become commonplace with many AEC firms. Applications such as AutoDesk Revit and Bentley Architecture have helped to bring 3D design into the norm. Although these programs have enriched the 3D design process, printing these files as a physical 3D model has been elusive, until now. 

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