How to Pick the Best Plotter and Printer

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Jul 05, 2022 @ 09:15 AM

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Plotters are great tools for creating professional-looking documents. They're often used in business, including architectural, engineering, construction, and manufacturing applications. They aim to make drawings, graphs, charts, and other diagrams that convey information.

 

There is no doubt that digital workflows, especially in AEC,  have significantly changed the design and build process in recent years. However, look around, and you can still find plenty of paper construction drawings.

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How to Buy a Plotter Wisely

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Fri, Mar 18, 2022 @ 10:14 AM

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Despite all the digital advancements in the AEC industry over the past few years, the concept of a completely paperless office just does not exist. There is still a need for paper plans, maps, and other large images.

 

So, a plotter is still very much a viable piece of equipment for any architectural, engineering, and construction offices. But there are more options now than ever. The choices can be daunting. So, this article will help narrow down the important aspects of how to buy a plotter today.

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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

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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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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

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The new Canon imagePROGRAF TZ 30000 is specifically engineered to be the fastest imagePROGRAF plotter ever. In addition, it’s packed with many new technologies to make your work more accessible than ever. See how the new automation features of the TZ Series outmatch all inkjet CAD plotters that came before it.

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6 Awesome Advancements of the New Canon iPF PRO Series

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

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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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Canon announces new imagePROGRAF TZ 30000

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Mar 17, 2021 @ 07:30 AM

Canon recently announced their latest additions to their imagePROGRAF line of large format printers with new hybrid solutions, the imagePROGRAF TZ-30000 and imagePROGRAF TZ-30000 multifunction printer (MFP) Z36.

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What are the Most Asked Plotter Questions?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Jan 12, 2021 @ 06:15 AM

Over the years, tens of thousands of people have visited our website in search of answers for questions they have about plotters, map printers, and other wide-format equipment. Over time we have been able to collect lots of data and notice some common threads.

 

Here's a short “greatest hits list” of the top plotter questions that we encounter often. Do any of these resonate with you? 

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Reasons Why PRO Series Canon Photo Printers Exceed Expectations

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Aug 03, 2020 @ 09:35 AM

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Leave it to Canon to raise the bar when it comes to producing new ultra-high quality wide-format printers.

And the new breed doesn’t disappoint. In fact, the new Canon PRO Series is turning heads with a multitude of new technologies that are completely different from anything else in the competitive field.


Although designed for professional photography and other digital artwork, there are plenty of situations where one of these photo printers would fit nicely.


See 9 reasons why the Canon PRO 2100, 4100, and 6100 printers will exceed your expectations.

 

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What is Awesome About Canon LUCIA Pigment Plotter Ink?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Jul 08, 2020 @ 03:35 PM

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Do you want your large format prints to pop, be durable, and resist fading?

 

The obvious solution is to use the right print technology for the best results. For instance, use photo paper for a large photo image, vinyl for banners, etc. But, one often overlooked aspect of printing the perfect image is found in ink itself.

 

The secret to printing awesome large format photos or graphics has just as much to do with the quality of the ink as the print material. This is why Canon has spent so much time researching and developing the best technologies for word class prints. Check out how Canon has elevated the playing field with their LUCIA ink sets for Canon large format printers. 

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Honoring Texas Fallen Warriors Through Art

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Jan 13, 2020 @ 10:30 AM

Today, it is commonplace to overhear someone recognize a member of our Armed Forces by saying, “Thank you for your service,” but one Texas man is doing much more than that.


Ken “The Dauber” Prigeon has spent several years painting hundreds of portraits of Texas Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who have been killed in action.


His work showcases how one person can have a positive impact on the tragic loss experienced by hundreds of Texas families.

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What Are the Benefits of a Plotter Service Contract?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Dec 10, 2019 @ 08:24 AM

Have you noticed that when you buy something at a big-box store, such as Best Buy, you are always offered an optional extended warranty option? 


Most of the time, I blow these off. It doesn’t make sense to me to buy a $29 warranty on a $100 Bluetooth headset. But, once you start looking at bigger ticket items, like a plotter printer, an ongoing service plan or an extended warranty becomes a justifiable necessity. 

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Austin Art & Frame - Giclee Printing Services

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Dec 05, 2019 @ 08:15 AM

Lots of people would love to display fine art in their home, but artwork can be really expensive. Luckily, another alternative is to get a high-quality reproduction of a painting called a giclee.


Throughout Austin and Central Texas, artists and buyers alike continue to rely on the top-notch giclee printing services of Austin Art & Frame.


See how they do it and learn about their business in our exclusive TAVCO Partner Profile.

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Compare wide format printers – Canon vs HP plotters

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Aug 01, 2019 @ 11:20 PM

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When it comes to researching technology, in Google We Trust! 


Buyers today generally start their research on the web, and for good reason. There is a lot of content available for them to explore. 


So, in an effort to save you a chunk of time, we are providing a comparison between the well-known HP Designjet T730 and the new, popular Canon TM 300.


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What About the Duty Cycle of Wide Format Printers?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Jun 10, 2019 @ 10:10 AM

Duty Cycle -- It's a term that is normally related to office copiers or desktop printers. It usually refers to the maximum number of pages that a particular printer can produce in a month.


So, it is common to see a number like 20,000 or 60,000 when looking at those specs.


But, how does the term “duty cycle” relate to wide format printers?

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HP T520 vs Canon TM-300 Large Format Printer

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, May 02, 2019 @ 02:29 PM

Recently, a UK-based company, GDS, published an article comparing the HP T520 plotter to a Canon TM-300.

They are spot-on in showcasing the differences between the two printers and how the Canon TM-300 is a much more cost effective solution than the HP.

Here are some key takeaways.

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