Five Simple Tips for Better Wide Format Printing in 2016
You can make resolutions for better wide format printing in 2016 just like you make personal resolutions at the beginning of the new year to save money, simplify your life and be more productive. The difference is resolutions for better wide format printing can be made any time and are easier to keep.
Here are 5 simple resolutions for better wide format printing in 2016 that your business can use to improve the efficiency of your wide format printer. Follow these resolutions and simplify your existing workflow and trim labor costs associated with wide format finishing.
Better Wide Format Printing
1. Reduce paper, ink and toner usage
Organizations that print large volumes of engineering drawings and technical documents often spend a significant amount of money on wide format paper, ink and toner. One good way to trim costs associated with printing is to print your documents on ANSI C 17″x22″ paper. ANSI C prints are smaller than ANSI E 34″x44″ prints, but they have the same aspect ratio.
2. Maximize printer productivity with wide format stackers and folders
Solve the poor offload capability of most wide format digital and ink jet printers and organize your prints by adding a stacker and automated folder to your daily printing workflow.
Wide Format Stacker– PrintStack Professional is a compact stacker for 36″ to 44″ xerographic and ink jet wide format printers that holds up to 600 prints or scanned originals. PrintStack Tandem holds up to 600 prints and scanned originals. Better wide format printing will be achieved.
Offline Wide Format Folder- GeraFold 212 is a compact, reliable offline paper folder that provides a wide variety of fold styles and accepts paper from multiple large format xerographic and ink jet printers. Better wide format printing will be achieved.
If you print a high volumes of wide format documents you might want to consider an online automated folder.
Online Wide Format Folder- Printfold Folders fold B to E-size documents into various fold styles and packet types. Folded prints are easier to handle, file, transport, distribute, and use in manuals and books. Better wide format printing will be achieved.
3. Achieve unattended and overnight printing for large quantities of print sets
Most wide format printers fail miserably in providing an efficient method for offloading prints. Most of the prints eventually end up in an unorganized mess on the floor. Tameran’s PrintStack Professional stacker improves online printing from multiple workstations by neatly stacking up to 600 prints or scanned original documents. By adding a stacker to your printing operation, wide format printers will be able to run unattended to print, stack and collect prints throughout the workday or overnight. Better wide format printing will be achieved.
4. Reduce time for personnel to be at the printer; manage time effectively
By adding a stacker to your printing operation, engineers and personnel will be able to spend their time on projects rather than waiting for prints or sorting through print sets on the floor. Better wide format printing will be achieved.
5. Organize and efficiently distribute your prints
Wide format printers and copiers generate various sizes of prints that can be difficult to handle in daily use. The laborious process of searching through rolls of documents, unrolling them to find the title block and then rolling them back up wastes time and money.
Achieve better wide format printing by adding a GeraFold 218 to your print process, workers are able to quickly and automatically fold documents to fit in a binder, pouch, folder or envelope. This will significantly reduce the costs associated with searching for documents, hand folding and distributing them.