As anyone in business knows, mistakes—even small ones—can have costly consequences. Perhaps no one knows this better than the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. One overlooked addition or one misplaced markup can be the cause of endless delays, cost overages, and frustration.

Has your AEC firm overlooked a simple, yet effective solution to mitigate costly errors in communication? Read on to learn how wide format color printing can make a world of difference.

Why Try Color?

Black-and-white construction documents may be the source of more errors than you realize. The traditional solution of hand-coloring drawings is both time-consuming and error-prone. Just one error can have a ripple effect across the scope of your project:

  • Missed deadlines.
  • Increased costs for labor and materials.
  • Expensive rework.
  • Customer dissatisfaction.

Wide format color printers offer a variety of solutions for AEC firms:

  • Scan hand-colored prints and then reproduce as many copies as you need, when you need them.
  • Digitally colored documents can be printed directly from your files to produce highly accurate wide format color documents.

What They’re Saying

If you’re still relying on black-and-white construction prints, these survey results may surprise you:

  1. Given the choice, 80% of contractors in the engineering, mechanical, and plumbing sectors said on-demand color documentation could deliver improved communication on the job site.
  2. It’s no secret that rework is expensive, both in time and materials. Eighty percent of contractors think that color prints are an effective method for getting the job done right the first time.
  3. Sixty percent of contractors surveyed agreed that wide format color printing could help their firm stay on schedule.

If you’re ready to try a proven method for improving productivity and efficiency across your organization, get in touch with us at Capital Business Systems today. Our wide format color printers may be the solution you’ve been waiting for.