What To Look For In A Printer
Buying the wrong printer can be costly! Believe it or not, an inexpensive printer can actually cost much more than the right printer over its lifetime (double, triple, or even more).
This quick video Will help you determine if a low-volume printer is right for you.
Defining what you need in a printer will make the decision much easier. Here are a few questions that can help you decide if an entry-level printer is best for you.
How much paper can it hold (100-foot roll, 500-foot roll, cut-sheet) where is the paper loaded, and what is the paper cost per square foot
Ink Tank Size & Availability
Small ink tanks may have smaller price tags, but they cost more per ml. Some printers use more ink than others
Cut & Stack
Most printers cut after printing, but where does the page go? Some models stack sheets automatically, while others you pick up off the floor and sort
Print Speed & Quality
How fast does each model print plans in black and white or color. Some models produce more accurate line weights and grayscale better than others
Connectivity & Portability
Desktop or on a stand with rollers? 24" or 36" wide? Wi-fi, Ethernet, or USB? Just a few things to look for before purchasing
Ease Of Use
What software is included and how easy is it to use? Is it loud enough to interrupt my phone calls and meetings?
36-Inch Wide Entry-Level Printer Models
Why Buy An Entry-Level Printer
Printing in-house has many benefits, but it can be intimidating if you’ve never owned a large format printer. For that reason, many people ignore the possibilities and the opportunities that come with owning a large format printer.
For those that are interested or would like to try it out without making a huge investment, the entry-level printers can be a great starting point.
Lower the cost of printing while gaining the ability to print any time of the day or night without restriction, fees, or wait times.
Convenience is king, and we all know time is money. Put that money back in your pocket and take back some of your time to focus on what really matters, running your business!
Is An Entry-Level Printer Right For You
These models may have a budget-friendly price tag, but putting them in the wrong setting can slow down your printing operation and discourage you from using your printer.
Each customer is different and printers, unfortunately, are not one-size-fits-all.
If you'd like a roadmap to follow, check out our free plotter buyers guide.
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