Toner vs Inkjet Plotter Comparison [ 2022 ]

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Jan 11, 2022 @ 02:15 PM

Blueprints are a classic historical icon of the construction industry. For some more seasoned AEC professionals, the thought of reviewing a blueprint brings back nostalgic memories. For other, younger people, a blueprint (or blueline) drawing may be best viewed in a museum, not at a jobsite.


But, the fact remains, printed construction plans are still used regularly (I know this because companies still buy a lot of plotters from us). And, while digital files and applications are wonderful to work with, it is still useful to have a set of paper plans available onsite.


This still leads companies to purchase new plotters or MFPs. And, when exploring options, you have probably wondered, “should I get an inkjet or a toner plotter?


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TAVCO is Moving | New Year, New Location [ 2022 ]

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Jan 04, 2022 @ 08:45 AM

Happy 2022!


In alignment with the new year, we are excited to announce that TAVCO is relocating our primary office to better serve our growing client base – both locally and nationally.

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Save Time with Automated CAD Tools in BricsCAD

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Nov 30, 2021 @ 08:45 AM

CAD users have high expectations from their software. After all, time is money, so anything that you can do to save time and be more efficient can have a positive impact on your company. 


Therefore, BricsCAD has made such an effort to develop practical tools to help you work faster. Discover the power in the CAD automation tools included in BricsCAD, such as the QUAD Cursor, Blockify, and MOVE Guided. They just might change the way you design forever.

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BricsCAD User Interface | Similar to AutoCAD

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sun, Nov 21, 2021 @ 06:30 PM

If you are looking for a CAD program with lot of power, compatibility, and flexible licensing options, look no further than BricsCAD®. You’ll see right away that can use it almost the exact same way as AutoCAD®.


BricsCAD User Interface Looks and Feels Like AutoCAD - TAVCO


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Reduce Your CAD Software Budget with BricsCAD

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 01:25 PM

Want to save some money and reclaim your software CAD budget? We covered that in a recent online seminar comparing AutoCAD® to BricsCAD® that covers that topic.


It goes over some general aspects about BricsCAD and states how migrating some of your CAD users to BricsCAD can have an incredibly significant impact to your bottom line.


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How to Pick the Best Plotter and Printer

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Nov 01, 2021 @ 09:15 AM

There is no doubt that digital workflows have made some significant changes to the design and build process in recent years. However, take a look around and you can still find plenty of paper construction drawings out there.

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What is a Good CAD Alternative for AutoCAD?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Aug 31, 2021 @ 09:15 AM

AutoCAD - The Industry Standard

When it comes to CAD design software, the first thing that probably comes to mind is AutoCAD, and rightfully so. It was first released in 1982, essentially giving birth to the PC-based CAD (computer-aided design) movement as we know it. Since then, AutoCAD has become a household name in most AEC firms.

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Kip 3100 Plotter vs the new Canon TZ 30000 Printer

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Aug 16, 2021 @ 08:45 AM

During the mid-to-late 2000s, many architectural, engineering, and construction offices throughout the country purchased Kip 3100 plotters and MFP units.

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3 Things You can Do to Keep Your Large Format Plotter Healthy

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sun, Aug 15, 2021 @ 05:45 PM

Nearly everyone is energy conscious today, and that can be a good thing. But sometimes "no good deed goes unpunished." You have probably experienced this with some of your office technology. This is especially true after the impact of COVID 19 forced many workers home and away from the office. 


This motivated business leaders to simply close the office space and shut down all the equipment while the staff was away. Unfortunately, this can be a bad and costly move when it comes to a CAD plotter at an architecture firm or construction company. Here's how you can prevent problems from inactive plotter equipment. 


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See Why the Canon TZ 30000 is one of the Best CAD Plotters

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Aug 05, 2021 @ 08:45 AM

The new Canon imagePROGRAF TZ 30000 is here, and it is specifically engineered to be the fastest imagePROGRAF plotter ever. It’s packed with a multitude of new technologies to make your work easier than ever before. See how the new TZ automations outmatch of all inkjet CAD plotters that came before it.

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BricsCAD vs AutoCAD. How do they compare?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sun, Aug 01, 2021 @ 06:45 PM

AutoCAD® and BricsCAD® are two well-known CAD software platforms. They share some similarities but are also quite different from one another.


If you considering a new CAD solution or looking to make the change, hopefully this article will provide some helpful context so you can compare the two.


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6 Awesome Advancements of the New Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Jul 22, 2021 @ 08:30 AM

The latest generation of ultra-high-quality large-format printing equipment is here. The Canon PRO-2100, PRO-4100, and PRO-6100 are Canon’s newest iterations and they promise not to disappoint.


They are designed for the highest quality of output demands to meet the needs of photographers, artists, and marketing professionals. One thing that makes this new wide-format platform so different is that they have been developed as a Canon-to-Canon, camera-to-printer solution.


This enables these printers to produce incredible large-format prints that maintain all of the color, texture, and emotion captured in the original image. Check out all of the advantages offered by the new Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series.

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4 Gadgets That Are Revolutionizing Construction

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Jul 20, 2021 @ 09:45 AM

Guest article by Renata Jolene

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The pandemic has necessitated rapid innovation across every sector, and the construction industry is no exception. In fact, in the 2020 JLL’s State of Construction Tech report, senior analyst Henry D’Esposito said,

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What is the Best Canon Wide Format Poster Printer?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Jun 21, 2021 @ 04:05 PM

Poster printing used to be a privilege reserved exclusively for high-end commercial print shops. Sure, it's convenient, but it is expensive - especially if you are printing signs, book covers or posters on a regular basis.

But, changes in technology have not only made poster creation and printing posters much easier, it has made it more accessible to everyone.

Today, if you can click a mouse, you can print some amazing posters with Canon wide equipment and software. See how.

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5 Revolutionary BricsCAD Tools That Eliminate Wasted Time

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, May 06, 2021 @ 09:15 AM

[ Watch the recorded webinar ]

Webinar - 5 Revolutionary BricsCAD Tools that Eliminate Wasted Design Time
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