Wide Format Printers: What You're Paying For

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It's one thing to look at the price-tag on a wide format printer, and another thing entirely to understand exactly what you're paying for. Here's a crash-course in all the details and features that impact the pricing of wide-format printers--and how to get what you want without breaking the bank!

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Technology is always advancing, and wide format printers are no exception. However, the more functions and features you put on a machine, the higher the price--which means that, for many companies, choosing a wide format printer that combines all the right functionality with an affordable price can be a little overwhelming.

That's why it's helpful to know what you're paying for when you read those price-tags. Here are a few things that impact the price of wide-format printers:

  • ink vs. toner, as inkjet models are generally less expensive to purchase (but more expensive to operate!) than toner models;
  • print speed, since wide format printers have to work harder and have more power to quickly create those large printers;
  • features, like scanning, copying, multiple paper trays, and more, which will always drive the price up;
  • type, since flatbed (for printing on three-dimensional objects) is more expensive than roll-fed (for more traditional printing);
  • and size, as printers tend to cost more the larger they get.

The good news is that, once you break down that price-tag into its separate parts, you better understand what you're paying for--which, in turn, allows you to decide what you do and don't need. Wide-format printers are a great tool to have at your disposal, but they shouldn't break the bank!

Looking for a wide format printer with all the right features and an excellent price? You've come to the right place! Contact us today for help finding your perfect machine.

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