Large format printing is becoming more affordable these days for businesses and individuals to print large projects like 20X20 or bigger on a regular basis. The great thing about printing wide format projects in this day and age is that large format printing no longer has to be left to printing companies any longer because, companies are now producing large format printers that can easily be used in any home or office.
Just Like A Regular Printer Right?
Many people make the mistake of purchasing a large format printer and think that it will be just like their small printer only a little bit bigger. Even though large format printers sometimes resemble smaller, commercial printers they are not the same and they require a little extra care and maintenance plus work when it comes to setting up drivers, insuring that you’ve selected the right image size and verifying that all cords are connected.
Paper & Page Size
Wide Format Printers are also different than traditional home printers in that they handle a printing project’s paper or page size very differently than a traditional printer especially when it comes to printing projects without margins.
When someone is using a large format printer, it will typically use two different sets of drivers for borderless printing which will help them to produce expanded prints and expanded pages. When someone is using the expanded page option, that driver will increase the size of their page so that it will appear bigger than the actual size of their paper.
Outsource It or Not?
Large Format Printing can take up a lot of time, effort and energy but the end result is worth it. For those people who print large items like banners, posters, signs or blueprints on a regular basis, they should consider outsourcing their printing needs to a company that specializes in wide format printing so they can save time and money.