Why You Should Reconsider Getting a HP Designjet 1700dr Plotter

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 @ 08:15 AM

The Designjet 1700dr is HP’s latest wide-format printer iteration targeting CAD and GIS workgroups. As per the product’s nomenclature, the “dr” refers to a dual roll model.


Die-hard fans of HP will look at this unit with blind admiration. However, There is more than meets the eye when it comes to it.

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Compare wide format printers – Canon vs HP plotters

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

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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9 Reasons Why Canon PRO 4000 & 2000 Photo Printers Exceed Expectations

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sat, May 25, 2019 @ 09:35 AM

Why Canon PRO 4000 & 2000 Photo Printers Exceed Expectations


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 2000, 4000, and 6000 printers will exceed your expectations.

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What is Awesome About Canon LUCIA Pigment Plotter Ink?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, May 09, 2019 @ 03:35 PM

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


Usually, the solution is as simple as using the right kind of ink and media for the project.


In fact, the secret to printing awesome large format photos or graphics is often found in the chemistry of the ink, and not just the paper or printer technology.

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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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Should I Get a Canon CAD Plotter with a Hard Drive?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Mar 11, 2019 @ 08:37 AM

Speed is always of the essence in construction. The faster companies access and share their plans, the more they increase their earning potential.

Despite the expansion of digital workflows, there is still an explicit need for architects, engineers, and contractors to use physical drawings.

Therefore, the right equipment is crucial. This is why AEC companies should really consider a Canon plotter with a built-in hard drive.

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Austin Art & Frame - Giclee Printing Services

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 @ 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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First Impressions of the Canon TX Plotters

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Jan 24, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

Even though the new Canon TX plotters have only been released for a few months, many initial orders were placed and a flood of new TX 3000 and TX 4000 printers have quickly been installed in the field. Likewise, some very encouraging feedback has come back from both other dealers and users alike regarding their performance of these new Canon machines.

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The New Canon imagePROGRAF TX Series

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 08:40 AM

Leading innovative change in the large-format equipment sector, Canon USA just leveled up another notch with the announcement of their new Canon imagePROGRAF TX Series. This newly unveiled family of printers is specifically designed to meet the needs of customers who have higher productivity needs. Look out, because once these models hit the street, there will be some major shakeups as the TX Series is sure to dislodge plenty of legacy systems in the field—ink jet and toner alike.

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TAVCO Added to Texas DIR Contract

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Aug 29, 2017 @ 09:34 AM

TAVCO Services, Inc. is proud to announce our official inclusion in the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) platform via the Canon USA contract (DIR-TSO—3101). Now, Texas State agencies of all types can easily benefit from using TAVCO as a pre-authorized IT equipment vendor for any Canon or Oce wide-format equipment need. This is exciting stuff,and here’s why.

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The New Canon iPF MFP L24e and L36E

Posted by Rick Hiller on Tue, Aug 08, 2017 @ 08:05 AM

Canon recently announced the release of their updated entry-level “Le-Series” plotter/scanner systems. Built on the same technology and success of the preceding L24 and L36 models, the new L24e and L36e offer a variety of significant upgrades, of which you should take note.

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Canon Plotter iPF770 vs HP T520

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 @ 01:15 PM

There are plenty of new startup companies and small firms that need a solid, entry-level, large format printer for all types of general purpose, CAD, or graphics printing. In this case, two of the top contenders are the Canon iPF770 and the HP Designjet T520. They both have their strengths, but let’s see why the Canon ultimately comes up the winner when compared to the T520.

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Use Your Drone with Camera for Stunning Aerials and Maps

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 @ 08:08 AM

Drones, also known as UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), have become a staple fixture in our society. The military certainly has relied on these small, remotely piloted aircraft for operations in the Middle East, but their potential is so much more than that. You can easily spot consumer models at big-box retailers and companies like Amazon are experimenting with drone-based deliveries. But, the most promising aspect of these UAVs lies in the enhanced capabilities of drones with cameras for commercial use. They provide companies of all sizes the ability to gather 3D data and capture incredible images. Then, users can send the images to a wide-format printer to make maps or aerial photos. Having the power to print and share drone images is giving companies who invest in this technology a massive advantage over their peers.

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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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