About Wide-Format Devices
Wide-format devices allow users to print, scan and copy documents that are larger than 11" x 17". These devices primarily use rolls of paper, although some devices also accommodate cut-sheet paper. Previously focused around production and print-for-pay environments, wide-format devices are increasingly being used in-house due in part to greater ease of use. The market for these devices include the AEC (architectural, engineering and construction) market, manufacturers, government agencies, utilities and educational organizations.
Monochrome wide-format models, which are available through dealers and direct sales channels, are laser or LED devices typically used for technical documents and drawings.
Color wide-format devices, which are sold through dealers, resellers and the IT channel, use one of three types of ink—aqueous, solvent or UV-curable—and are often used to print graphic documents, including posters, signs, CAD drawings and photographs. These devices can print on a variety of media ranging from bond paper to canvas.
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