Where to Begin When Choosing a Wide Format Printer

If you're in the market for a new wide format printer, there are a lot of factors to consider before settling on a final choice. If you're new to the field of wide format printing, there's a world of exciting possibilities to discover.

Where to Begin?

To help you understand your options a little better, take some time to read informative articles and then ask for a hands-on demonstration from your wide format equipment provider. In the meantime, check out our tips to help you get started on the right foot.

Your Top Five Considerations

Narrowing down your wide format options begins by identifying your unique requirements. Here's a rundown of the basics:

1. What type of wide format document do you want to produce?

A photographer has different requirements than a retail company looking to produce promotional signage. Begin by identifying your intended use to hone in on the right type of wide format printer.

2. Image quality.

It may go without saying, but it pays to choose a wide format printer with the highest image quality you can afford. Whether you're producing banners, limited edition art prints, or architectural drawings, you'll be disappointed if you settle for less than you need for quality results.

3. Speed and performance.

Do you have high volume requirements and time limitations? Look for a solution with plenty of power and speed to meet your demands.

4. What's your budget?

Before signing on the dotted line for a low-end wide format printer, consider the total cost of ownership. A printer that looks like a good deal may cost you more in repairs; multiple print runs to produce a good image, and an inability to keep up with demand.

5. Software solutions.

Today's wide format printers have a lot to offer. From workflow solutions that improve office productivity to image processing software that enhances the creative process, there's a solution that's right for you.

To get started in the world of wide format printing, contact us at Gobin's today!