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HP DesignJet T3500 - wide-format multifunction printer offers dual-roll support, large ink capacity, easy installation, high resolution, excellent for everyday printing, available for 90-day warranty at $14,750, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, Oct 29, 2015

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785 MFP M40 - wide-format single-roll multifunction printer comes with unique UI, large ink capacity, touch screen, wide media widths but onboard printer controls are bulky, available at $4,995 for printer alone, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, Oct 29, 2015

Epson SureColor T5270 - fast, reliable printer comes with multifunction scanner, large ink capacity, easy to change paper rolls, optional scanner system but doesn't include onboard printer server with base model, price as tested: $8,495, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, Oct 29, 2015

Color Wide-Format Printers for CAD - consider company's requirements to determine printer size, check media support, rated performances based on resolution, scanning, review process before selecting printer, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, Oct 30, 2015

Review: An Impressive Epson Printer - 36" wide single-roll printer, Epson SureColor T5270 with optional scanner is easy to use, rapidly scans, copies, prints onto wide range of media, base price: $3,995, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2015

Using Large-Format Printers and Scanners - integrating printing, scanning into design workflow takes planning, good equipment, clear goal in mind, Peter Varhol, Desktop Engineering, Oct 1, 2015

HP - Memjet Patent Suit Puts Spotlight on Wide-Format Printing Technology - Memjet's 'waterfall' technology uses stationary modular printheads in array (just like HP) for five-color ink delivery system that produces color, monochrome prints at fast speed, Randall Newton, Cadalyst, Oct 5, 2015

HP Talks About PageWide - improvements in photographic quality for page-wide print technology, projected life expectancy for typical head, technical barriers to using latex ink in pagewide heads, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine News, May 11, 2015

HP's New Large-Format Color and Monochrome Printing Portfolio - HP PageWide XL 8000 printer offers high-end production printing; HP PageWide XL 5000 printer, multi-function printer provide mid-volume technical document production, Andrew Wheeler, ENGINEERING.com, Apr 29, 2015

HP Designjet T3500 Large Format Multifunction Printer Perfect for Small and Midsize Engineering Departments - suitable for SMBs, easy-to-setup, excellent all-in-one large format printer, print resolution 2400x1200 optimized dpi, 128GB virtual RAM, available for US$19,200 with 3-year warranty, Jim Lucas, CADdigest.com, Jan 12, 2015

Scan-Copy-Print - Epson offers SureColor SC-T7200MFP, SC-T5200MFP large format printers, has flexibility to digitize large-format hard copies, either scan-to-file, scan-to-email or scan-to-share with other SC-T printers, CAD User, Nov 2014

Cool Tools: Wide-Format Printers and Scanners - Canon Océ PlotWave 500, Colortrac SmartLF SG, Epson T Series, HP Designjet T3500 eMultifunction Printer, Contex HD iFLEX, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2014

Epson Launches Next-Gen Family of Large-Format Printers - SureColor T-Series is comprised of 5 printer models, 24" to 44" wide, optional multifunction module, Epson UltraChrome XD ink, Epson PrecisionCore TFP print head, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, July 22, 2014

Epson Updates, Expands Selection of Large-Format Color Printers and Scanners - SureColor T-Series ranges from 24" to 44" wide, has 2.7" full-color LCD control panel, Epson PrecisionCore Thin Film Piezo printhead, price starts from $3,000, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, July 17, 2014

What's New, Disruptive and Looks Good on Paper? HPDesignjet - HP Designjet SmartStream software has automatic detection feature, HP Designjet T3500 production eMFP,  HP Designjet T7200 production printer, Rita Stange, Revit Community, June 10, 2014

HP Extends Page-Wide Printing to Large-Format Plotters - HP has designed 5" long modular printhead, modules snap together to create print heads of any size, Ralph Grabowski, Graphic Speak, June 21, 2014

HP Wants to Add a Splash of Color to Monochrome-Dominated Repographics - wide-format Inkjet printers with PageWide technology are capable of both monochrome, color printing, printed output is expected to be water-resistant, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, June 18, 2014

HP's New Large-Format PageWide InkJet Printer Not Due Until Late 2015 - HP uses eight 5" printhead modules to print on paper up to 40" wide, more usage of ink cartridges will lock customers to HP's ink prison,  Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, June 17, 2014

HP Aims to Make Wide-Format Printing Cheaper, More Colorful - HP Designjet T3500 eMFP, T7200 production printer can print large documents, produce high volumes of CAD drawings, company plans to overtake LED printers with its inkjet-based PageWide technology, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, June 16, 2014

HP Plans to Displace LED Printers with PageWide - PageWide large-format printer promises higher speed, color than current LED printer, will be available in late 2015, Roopinder Tara, The CAD Insider, June 11, 2014

Summary Notes from HP's Large-Format Printer Launch Event - new PageWide inkjet printers are 2x faster than LED printers, printheads are 5"-wide interchangeable modules; new T3500 and T7200 Printers have self-encrypted hard drive, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 11, 2014

HP Designjet T120 - 24" wide-format printer has excellent print quality, small footprint, Wi-fi capability, light weight, appropriate for small offices with limited space, but somewhat noisy, print speed is slow, RK McSwain, Cadalyst, Dec 2, 2013

Printers Take on Collaboration - vendors are offering large format printers, scanners that can embrace cloud to send prints, scans anywhere, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2013

Stacks of Appeal - wide format ePrinters, HP Designjet T920, T1500 have integrated output stacking tray, front-roll paper handling ability, come with 6 original HP color inks, HP print head, David Chadwick, CAD User, July 2013

Epson T7000 Prints Directly on Poster Boards - uses no-heat print head that never needs replacement, precise 'MicroPiezo' patented technology, uses waterproof ink, available for $4995, print server costs extra $399, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Aug 9, 2013

HP T1500 - Camel of CAD Printers - 25% faster than T1300, T1500 large format inkjet printer has front loading roll paper input, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 22, 2013

HP's Newest Large-Format Printers Were Designed by Users - 36" DesignJet T920 ($5,395), T1500 ($7,495) have 30% smaller footprint, front loading rolls, 6 colors, 32GB virtual memory, 320GB hard drive, 4.3" touch screen, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, June 11, 2013

HP Adds More Wide-Format Printer Offerings to Designjet Lineup - 36" Designjet T920, T1500 ePrinters have integrated output stacking tray, front-loading media rolls, visible printing zone, 4.3" color touchscreen, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, June 6, 2013

Large-Format Printing for Small Businesses - printer manufacturers are focusing on ease of use, mobility, costs of large format printers to attract small- and medium-sized businesses, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2013

Canon Continues to Court CAD Market - wide-format multifunction printers include scanner, 22" touchscreen monitor, onboard PC, stand, integrated software, optimized for AutoCAD, more affordable, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Apr 25, 2013

Epson SureColor T5000 - 36" wide-format printer, easy to unpack, setup, easy media loading, impressive color output, but print driver delays, poor output on Mylar, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Apr 18, 2013

Protect Sensitive Data with Easy, Secure Data Image Overwrite for Your Large Format Devices - properly dispose data stored on large format printer, consider e-shredding options, Bob Honn of Oce, CADspeed, Dec 17, 2012

HP Designjet T120 - entry-level color Designjet T120 printer for small architecture practices, has CMYK print head for long lifespan, is web-connected, supports HP Designjet ePrint & Share technology, Stephen Holmes, AEC Magazine, Nov 12, 2012

Wide Formats For Small Spaces - Epson, HP release SureColor T-Series, Designjet ePrinters, respectively, for SMBs, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2012

Review - HP Designjet T2300 eMFP - easy-to-use interface, up to 44" wide media, makes high quality scans, copies, but using ePrint management software is bit difficult, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Oct 23, 2012

Epson Leaps Into CAD Market - SureColor T-Series line of wide-format inkjet printers for SMBs, offers good presentation quality at fast speed, clean, easy-to-use interface, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Sep 27, 2012

HP Expands Web-Connected, Large-Format Printing Lineup With Entry-Level Machines - compact Designjet T120, Designjet T520 ePrinters available in 24", 36" models for $1,000, $1,800 respectively, Cadalyst, Sep 27, 2012

HP Extends Cloud-Based Large-Format Printing to Entry Level - aimed at students, AEC freelancers, small studios, HP Designjet T120, T520 ePrinter series provide anywhere access to print services at low cost, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Sep 24, 2012

Print & Scan Via the Cloud - HP offers web-enabled printers, Oce introduces Oce Mobile Tools, Oce Mobile Plot, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, May 1, 2012

Hi-Def Color - Epson Stylus Color Pro printer has Micro Piezo TFP print heads technology for high resolution printing, David Chadwick, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2012

HP Refreshes Z Workstation Line with 3 Upgraded Models - HP Z420, Z620, Z820 workstations allow up to 16 physical cores in a single system, include 90% efficient power supplies, increased expandability, Cadalyst, Mar 6, 2012

Changing Expectations, Changing Processes, and Changing Solutions - large format printers need to work like communication devices to meet demands of faster response times, greater collaboration, more operations in remote locations, CAD User, Sep/Oct 2011

Tips on Buying Wide-Format Printers for CAD, Pt 3: Setting It Up - consider electrical needs, network issues, software drivers, maintenance set up, Brian Benton, CADspeed, Oct 24, 2011

Tips on Buying Wide-Format Printers for CAD, Pt 2: Choosing the Right One - inkjet vs laser, try to purchase same kind of printer if buying more than one, Brian Benton, CADspeed, Oct 18, 2011

Tips on Buying Wide-Format Printers for CAD, Pt 1: Determine Your Needs - consider size of drawings, workload, color exhibits, Brian Benton, CADspeed, Oct 13, 2011

HP Designjet T2300 eMFP - wide-format multifunction printer prints from any computer on network, can print, scan, copy with ease, has some custom-printing issues, RK McSwain, Cadalyst, July 28, 2011

Wide Angles - 36" printer from Canon, imagePROGRAF iPF 755, has resolution of 1200x1200, automatically switches to finer resolutions when needed, selects appropriate amount of ink to be used, David Chadwick, CAD User, May/June 2011

Wide Format Round Table: Pt 2 - HP, wide format printer users discuss document, print management issues, CAD User, Jan/Feb 2011

Wide Format, Round Table - HP, wide format printer users discuss state of the art, CAD User, Nov/Dec 2010

HP ePrint & Share Brings Cloud Collaboration to Printing - latest wide-format printer shown at Autodesk University, Kathleen Maher, GraphicSpeak, Dec 10, 2010

Oce ColorWave 300 Multifunction Printer - offers concurrent scanning, printing, copying, features scroll, click control panel, supports up to 2 media rolls, uses color inkjet engine, Greg Corke, Experience Building, Feb 12, 2010

HP DesignJet T1200 Review - 44 inch workgroup printer with longer unattended printing, offers two roll printing, can process large files efficiently, print quietly, Greg Corke, Experience Building, Oct 23, 2009

Dell Precision T3500 - Intel Xeon X5570 processor, 12GB DDR3 memory, powerful AMD ATI FirePro V8700 graphics card make quiet workstation, suitable for CAD users, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, Oct 21, 2009

Getting into Color - color matching tools help get closer match of wide format printer images with screen images, CAD User, Sep/Oct 2009

The Print Factor - market trends, software capabilities to be considered before buying wide-format CAD printing system, Penny Holland, Cadalyst, Sep 17, 2009

Belt and Braces Stuff - Canon wide format printers - imageProGRAF IPF 650, 655, 750, 755 - provide management of printer costs, ink usage, ROI, high printing speed, economy print mode, David Chadwick, CAD User.com, Jul/Aug 2009

Bigger, Bolder Printers Fill the Market - HP, Xerox, Canon, Oce offer affordable, color, wide-format printers to print high-quality documents, Desktop Engineering, Jun 30, 2009

HP DesignJet Software - Instant Print Utility, Accounting Excel 2.0, Serif Poster Designer Pro, SCP Reprocontrol, Web Jetadmin 10 software make HP's large format printers outstanding, Greg Corke, AEC Magazine, May/Jun 2009

HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format Printer - B-size printer with individual ink cartridges, high-performance print head, low price, suitable for small CAD, engineering offices, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, May 18, 2009

Wide-Format Scanners - choose scanners from Colortrac, Contex, Graphtec, Oce, Xerox depending on size, resolution, speed, price, David Essex, Desktop Engineering, May 3, 2009

Oce Transforms Wide-Format Printing Industry - ColorWave 600 printer puts Oce's new color printing technology CrystalPoint to work for professional digital document management, Anthony Lockwood, Desktop Engineering, July 23, 2008

HP DesignJet T Series - DesignJet T610 and DesignJet T1100 target individual as well as workgroup printing at 24" and 44" with increased performance, Greg Corke, MCAD Online, July 23, 2007

HP Sports New Workgroup Printer Technology - HP Designjet T610 and T1100 Printer series provides 6-ink writing system, advanced batch printing capabilities, simple printing interface, more, Susan Smith, AECWeekly, June 18-22, 2007

Printing: Inkjet Versus Laser - large format inkjet printers are challenging laserjets because of qualities like unattended printing, color, cost, ease of use, AEC Magazine, March 30, 2007

The Outs ... Move Your Workflow Forward with Large-Format Printers - printers reviews were: imagePROGRAF iPF600, imagePROGRAF iPF700, HP Designjet 4000ps, HP Designjet 4500ps, HP Designjet 5500ps, i24 Direct Imaging Printer and i36 ImageMaster, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, April 1, 2007

HP DesignJet 4500 - new Double Swath technology for fast printing, enabled network printing, improved features for unattended printing, more, AEC Magazine, October 9, 2006

HP Designjet 820mfp - suitable for small- to mid-sized design firms, Designjet 820mfp is an integrated device that that can copy, scan and print in color or black-and-white, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst, August 16, 2006

Big Prints - wide-format printers: imagePROGRAF W8400, Seiko LP 1010, Oce TCS400, HP Designjet 4500; wide-format scanners: SmartLF Cx 40m, SmartLF Cx 40c, SmartLF Cx 40e, CS500-06eN, IS200--11eN Pro LC, Ideal/Contex PUMA HS 36", Oce TDS320, Oce TDS450, Oce CS4032, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst Management, April 1, 2006 (more large format printer reviews, more Colortrac scanners reviews, more IDEAL scanners reviews, more Oce scanners reviews)

Wide-Format Devices Revisited, Part 1 - Epson Stylus Pro 9800 and 7800 printers can accommodate sheets of 44" and 24" widths, automatic built in cutter, eight separate color pigments, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst Management, May 8, 2006

Cadalyst All Stars - Top Products in 2005 - included are a Dell mobile workstation, HP Designjet, NVIDIA graphics card, 3Dconnexion Space Pilot, Autodesk DWF Composer, SolidWorks and SketchUp, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst Management, December 1, 2005

HP Designjet 4000 Large-Format Printer - with incorporated web server, this highly praised printer gives 40GB space on hard disk and uses a pair of staggered print heads, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst Management, September 1, 2005

Canon Large Format Printer Using Dye Based Ink - Canon ImagePrograf W8400D Dye-Based Printer meets customers' variety of print needs, Jasper Huitink, LetsGoDigital, September 16, 2005

Inkjet Printers - A4 Inkjet printers from Canon, Epson, HP and Lexmark are very useful for check plots and less complex models due to paper handiness, Robert Jamieson, MCAD Online, September 14, 2005

Cadalyst Salutes Top New Hardware and Software for CAD/CAM/CAE - recognition for IBM ThinkVision L200p monitor, ViewSonic VP201b monitor, ArchiCAD, Adobe Acrobat 7 Pro, Hewlett-Packard Designjet 4000, Motive Systems M-Files, 3Dconnexion SpacePilot, Arel Spotlight, Immersive Design IPA Tool, MEDUSA, AnvilCAD Lite, LightWorks free material libraries, DWGgateway, ProgeSOFT IntelliCAD, ActoStor CoreServer, Tacit Networks and Riverbed Steelhead, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst Management, June 1, 2005 (more LCD monitor reviews, ArchiCAD reviews, Acrobat reviews, large format printer reviews, trackball reviews, IPA reviews, MEDUSA reviews, AnvilCAD reviews, DWGgateway reviews, IntelliCAD reviews, caching appliances reviews)

Fast Forward Printing - the HP Designjet 4000 with 2400 x 1200 dpi, is a perfect tool for professionals who work with Autodesk and AutoCAD software on a regular basis, AUGI, May 2005 (may require free registration)

Centralized or Decentralized Printing Option Addresses an Entire AEC Workflow - interview with members of the Format Printing Systems Division of Oce North America, Inc. about Oce and its products, Susan Smith, AEC Weekly, May 23-27, 2005

On a Roll - 8 page roundup of plotters, includes models from Encad, Epson,  HP, Oce and Roland, Ron LaFon, Cadalyst Management, April 1, 2005

HP's New DesignJet 4000 - large-format, high-volume, high-quality printer for GIS, CAD and technical applications, Hal Reid, Directions Magazine, February 18, 2005

Controlled Speed! - HP's new DesignJet 4000 provides significant performance enhancements over its predecessors, CAD User, January/February 2005

Wider Gets Better - reviews of large-format printers from 10 manufacturers, Alan Joch, Desktop Engineering, July 2004

Input and Output Tools Get A New Look - a roundup of the latest scanners and print-head plotters, with advice on choosing the right model for a particular engineering application, Alan Joch, Desktop Engineering, August 2003

CAD Upgrades, New Hardware, and More - an overview of the latest digital tools for the architect: MicroStation V8, HP' DesignJet 100 and 120 Printer Series, Architectural Studio 3, BOA, ZiPCAD, SpaceNavigator and SpaceTraveler, SketchBook Pro, QuadriSpace Presenter 2.3, BEES 3.0 and Solibri Model Checker (SMC), Deborah Snoonian, Architectural Record, September 2003


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