Since the recent past printing technology has undergone tremendous transformation. There was a time when printing was restricted to paper of maximum size, which was 11.7 inches wide and 16.5 inches in length. This constraint in printing area is remedied with the introduction of large format printer (LFP). This type of printing has become so popular that according to the report of International Data Corporation (IDC), the annual increase in the demand for large format printers in Sydney alone grew by about 1.2% and the demand for hardware by about 7%.
Varied applications of LFP:
The modern large format printers are capable of printing on a paper which is 42” wide and 98” in length. Most of the large format printers in Sydney are color printers. These printers are managed by varieties of exclusive software. The LFP has wide applications ranging from signage, architectural images, printed matters, and electronic circuits.
Unique features of printers:
Most of the popular manufacturers like the Cannon, Epson, HP have introduced varieties of large format printers in Sydney. The printers are capable of printing on varieties of materials like the photo paper, cloth, pro-platinum matte and so on. The printers are so versatile, they are capable of printing at a great speed. For example, the Z6200 photo production hp large format printers are capable of printing at a speed of 1225 ft2/hour.
Types of inks used:
The large format printers use specially designed eco solvents or dye sublimations as ink. In fact, the report of IDC states that the demand for the ink to be used in the LFP itself grew by 5% during the last one year. This highlights the increased utilities of this printer and also the extensive increase in the demand for this printing technology.
Keeping in view the increase in demand, reputed manufacturers have been introducing printers with several versatile utilities. These large format printers for sale are now available at an affordable price tag. As far as the utilities are concerned, the LFP printers introduced by HP have utilities like higher print speed, higher hard drive for added file processing, media loading table and various other exclusive features. Similarly, the LFP from Xerox has features like color wide printing utility, Quad Core Intel processor, scan to file and scan to print utility and so on.
Availability of spares:
Some of the authorized agencies of the manufacturers of LFP also market used large format printers. Normally, the agencies marketing the used LFPs make a fair assessment of the quality of the printer. The technicians of the agency also make an assessment of the cost. Normally, such fairly assessed printers will have an affordable price tag. The agencies also provide limited warranty on such used LFPs. However, before buying the used LFP you must ensure the availability of spares for these machines.
Large format printers have extended the utilities of printing technology. Undisputed quality in printing and the fascinating printing speed are some of the salient features of large format printers. Like any other printers, even large scale printers need routine maintenance. It is always advisable that such preventive maintenance works should be entrusted to trained and experienced technicians.