Wide format printers support document input/output sizes greater than 11″ x 17″. Unlike older analog devices, many digital wide format products also serve as network printers and scanners.
Wide format devices accept roll-fed paper, enabling the production of large-scale documents such as blueprints, schematics, floor plans, maps, signage, banners, posters, etc.
Most devices offer CAD-centric environments with all the required document creation, capture, storage, and distribution tools – usually right out of the box. These versatile MFPs support color copying, printing, and scanning virtually any large-format technical document – design plans, schematics, display signage, poster, and maps.
These devices eliminate the need to integrate a separate color scanner, saving space and reducing your carbon footprint. A wide selection of paper roll size selections, resolution settings, color adjustments, thumbnail views, and many other imaging tools deliver high-quality output from start to finish.
Security of certain documents, such as new proprietary product plans, building blueprints, and satellite imagery, is always a concern. Most devices incorporate multiple security features, such as authentication requirements, user log in and lockout, PDF password protection, and PIN validation. Encryption and overwrite features are also available. These multiple levels of security help improve accountability, increase regulatory compliance and boost information assurance.