Increase Productivity With Color Construction Documents

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 @ 02:30 PM

Despite incredible advances in technology, the construction industry remains one of the most inefficient enterprises in the nation concerning labor productivity. (Source: Census Bureau, BLS).

 

The primary reason for this is because many mistakes are made as a result of information not being communicated clearly. So, how can one improve both communication and efficiency? Besides migrating to more digital platforms, one simple change is to shift the company’s workflow from black/white plans to color construction documents.

 

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Including Students in Creating a Classroom Rules Poster

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sun, Jan 24, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Historically, wide-format printers have been mainly associated with engineering or construction companies. But, because of changes in technology, there is a whole new world of non-traditional placements in the market. One of these areas is education.

There is a wide-range of applications where a wide-format printer/scanner could benefit the education market. One specific example is the creation of classroom rules posters. Recently, it has become acceptable to allow students to participate in the creation of classroom rules. Although, this may seem counterproductive, research shows that when students are involved in creating the rules, they are more apt to follow the rules.

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Anatomy of a Canon iPF755 Print Head and Ink System

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 @ 10:57 AM

How many print heads does an iPF755 require? Surprisingly, only one. In fact, the entire line of Canon iPF 5-color technical plotters only utilize one single, durable print head for producing all colors. This is far cry from the HP model of using multiple print heads. The Canon PF print heads are designed for long use. In fact, Canon offers a print head warranty on each new plotter for 1-year or one trillion dots, whatever comes first. But, to truly appreciate the Canon print head and ink technology, let's explore it a bit.

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Keep your Canon LUCIA ink from drying out

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Nov 29, 2010 @ 09:22 PM

I ran across a GADGETWISE blog post that had some good insight about increasing the longevity of ink jet printer inks. I would say that the main takeaway of the article is that lack of use renders ink jet printers dead. That is something that I preach endlessly to my clients. By the way, this philosophy pertains to both small and large format printers.

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