Wide-format printer

Wide format (aka large format) printers (contrast to vector-rendering "plotters") are generally accepted to be any computer-controlled printing machines (aka "printers") that support a maximum print roll width of between 18" and 100". Printers with capacities over 100" wide are considered Super Wide or Grand format. Wide format printers are used to print banners, posters, trade show graphics, wallpaper, murals, backlit film (aka duratrans), vehicle image wraps, electronic circuit schematics, architectural drawings, construction plans, backdrops for theatrical and media sets, and any other large format artwork or signage. Wide format printers usually employ some variant of inkjet technology to produce the printed image; and are more economical than other print methods such as screen printing for most short-run (low quantity) print projects, depending on print size, run length (quantity of prints per single original), and the type of substrate or print medium. Wide format printers are usually designed for printing onto a roll of print media that feeds incrementally during the print process, rather than onto individual sheets.


Wide format printers can be categorized by the type of ink transfer process they employ:

Meeting diverse design needs in full colour wide-format[1]

Full-colour printing increases accuracy of communication

Many latest printers offers high-speed full-colour output as well as monochrome output and quickly returns from sleep mode, realising stressfree output. 10.1-inch MultiLink-Panel makes possible intuitive operations. It meets a variety of needs in a design field and has various features accelerating the communication that utilises colour scanner. Full-colour wide-format can handle various duties and makes your business simple and speedy.

Full ColourFull-colour & All-in-one productivity They offers all three functions of plotter/copier/scanner in full colour and can increase accuracy of communication. Moreover, it makes possible effective design reviews and presentations. Usability Usability They have a 10.1 wide Super VGA Smart Operation Panel to let you copy, print or scan with an interface similar to your tablet or smartphone such as tapping to start an app and flicking to scroll through pages. Productivity Few printers realises high-speed output, monochrome 3.8ppm (A1 horizontal) and full-colour 2.1ppm (A1 horizontal – plain paper, speed priority mode). Recovery time from sleep mode is only 7 seconds. Productivity of printing drawings will increase. Ecology GELJET technology enables ink adhesion without heat, the result is outstanding energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact.


  1. Newsletter at Ricoh India site http://newsletter.ricoh.co.in/?p=1757

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