Color Printer capable of 11'' x 17'' (Engineering Drwg)

By cetgrab ·
We are a small eng firm looking for a color printer capable of 11 x 17''

Most manuf neve list that size.

Please make a review of what is available for that size!

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Normally it's listed as A3

by dawgit In reply to Color Printer capable of ...

The standard size in the world out side of North America.
Almost all, if not all printer manufacturers make printers that print the A3 size format. It is about the standard for Engineering drawings before you'd want a plotter. These are available as Laser or Ink jet. I would suggest a laser model for better cost in use.
So... HP, Oki, Brother, Epson, and, and, and. Pick one.

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The standard size for this is called A3 as stated above.

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Color Printer capable of ...

Which is 12 inches by 16.5 inches and is used by all organizations to print things like this when providing drawings in this size Format.

If you specifically need to use 11 X 17 you'll need to get paper specially made and use a Plotter. This option is considerably more expensive than using A3.

As for suitable printers look at something like a Canon LBP7200CDN or any of the other A3 Color Printers from the different makers out there.

However most of the companies that I do work for when it comes to A3 Printing use their Photocopier. These days they come with a Network Interface and can be used as a Network Printer with the added advantage of offering considerably cheaper Per Page Costs not to mention getting better use out of the existing Hardware already present in the business.

By using one of these as a network Printer you also don't have to have a printer at every workstation and have a single point of contact for all your Printing. With the Service Contracts that are generally used with these devices it also means that you get fast service work by the Countries Distributes of the product that you buy. Not to mention toner included in the Service Contract.


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by stark realist In reply to The standard size for thi ...

I would also add that while many printers offer 11x17 printing, many CAD and engineering drawings are 24x36 so having the ability to print on 12x18 paper maintains the scale of the drawing.

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And network scanner included

by TobiF In reply to The standard size for thi ...

Being copiers and printers, these machines also function as network attached scanners.

Usually, you can scan documents directly into pdf and email directly from the scanner. Nowadays, telefaxes are not much used.

(I have to admit, though, I always send these mails to my own address, so that I can double check the scanned image and write my own cover letter, and get to keep a copy of my outgoing mail)

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