For every artist the process of creating new artwork is an exploration process that involved using new methods and technology to create new effects and new pieces of artwork. Many artists in this day and age are using wide format scanners and wide format printers to save time creating new artwork and creating new pieces with the same quality as hand painted pieces of artwork.
How Much Do Wide Format Printers & Scanners Cost?
Many wide format printers and scanners cost between $55,000 and $500,000 which makes them not affordable for most artists who don’t have the money to afford them. For those artists who can afford to spend between $1,000 to $5,000 there are a wide range of more affordable wide format printers that are made by companies like Cannon which offer consumers the ability to print pictures and other larger images in the comfort of their homes or offices.
What Should You Look For In A Wide Format Printer?
Size – Can the printer that you purchase fit in any corner of your home, office or studio?
Price – Does the printer price fit within your budget?
Return on investment – Will you be able to make a return on your investment in the printer from new artwork that you sell?
Speed – How many pages per minute will the printer print?
Important Questions To Ask When Choosing A Wide Format Scanner
Flexibility – Can you use the scanner for anything like scanning artwork made on wood, stone and other mediums?
Speed – How fast is the scanner? Since time is also money it’s important to find a scanner that is fast to use so you can move forward with a project.
Money – Is the scanner affordable? Will it be worth your investment or should you consider outsourcing your scanning needs for the foreseeable feature?