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 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, they do good work, 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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What Are Top Requirements for Map Plotters for Printing GIS Maps

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Fri, Oct 09, 2020 @ 09:45 AM

In 1597 Sir Francis Bacon declared that "knowledge is power."  Back then, the known world was a lot smaller, and he was only armed with a handful of books.


Today, anyone with an internet connection can get a mountain of knowledge, with a single mouse click.


This is easily showcased by the amazing amount of geographical information instantly available through Google Maps or Google Earth.


Both of these applications operate as web-based conglomerations of data sourced from both data and images, sourced from satellite imagery, aerial photography, and GIS


But, if you need a way to actually print this data in the form of GIS maps, aerials, or images, you need a printer that is fully capable of handling the task. 


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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

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

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

 

To achieve the best results, the obvious solution is to make sure to use the right print media for the specific desired result. For instance, use photo paper for a large photo image, vinyl for banners, etc. But, one often overlooked aspect to printing the perfect image is found the ink itself.

 

In fact, 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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Make Custom COVID 19 Posters with Canon's PosterArtist Software

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Jun 30, 2020 @ 09:30 AM

 

Businesses across the country need ways to clearly communicate the current COVID-19 hygiene and social distancing policies. Custom signs and posters are a great way to do this. Although you can have a print shop or online provider make these for you, there are some constraints to consider. Quality control is out of your hands and turnaround times can be an issue.

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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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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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6 Awesome Advancements of the New Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

The new generation of ultra-high-quality large-format printing equipment is here. The Canon PRO-4000 and PRO-2000 are Canon’s newest iterations and they promise not to disappoint. Both 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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Finally, a Poster Printer that Hits the Sweet Spot

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 @ 06:36 AM

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.

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What is the best printer for printing large maps? | Answered

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Jan 09, 2012 @ 06:43 AM

Question from Steve in Houston: I work in Oil and Gas and I need a new plotter printer that can print seismic charts, topographical maps, and aerial photos? What would be the best printer for printing large maps and images?

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What is the best large-format scanner for an artist?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Feb 22, 2011 @ 11:15 AM

Here is the situation. You are an artist who needs to scan paintings, photos, or giclée prints into a digital format. But how? What is the best large-format scanner for an artist?

Without question, the best possible solution would be a large flat-panel scanner. But, that type of equipment rarely meets an artist's budget. So, what is the alternative?
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