How can I print Auto­CAD .DWG files?

I some­times get asked: “A cus­tomer sent me some Auto­CAD .DWG files to print but my RIP doesn’t sup­port that for­mat. I can’t afford to run out and buy Auto­CAD. What should I do?” This is not a lim­i­ta­tion of your RIP. Wide for­mat RIPs (from Oce, KIP, Xerox, HP, RTI, Ricoh, Rowe, etc.) will not… [Read More]

Choose the right media for your prints!

The most impor­tant thing you can do to ensure a suc­cess­ful print project when start­ing a new print project is to choose the right media for the appli­ca­tion. Choose the wrong media and you’ll fail — dis­ap­point­ing both your­self and your cus­tomer, not to men­tion wast­ing time and resources. The final appli­ca­tion dic­tates your media… [Read More]

Can PDF secu­ri­ty set­tings can affect your prints?

When I was still in the cor­po­rate train­ing world, sales reps would occa­sion­al­ly send me cus­tomer print files that they had prob­lems with. Once I received a PDF file with the com­ment: “This file prints fine on their [com­pet­i­tive sys­tem] print­er, but looks ter­ri­ble when print­ed on the new print­er I just sold them. Why… [Read More]

Why would you need a fin­ish­er for wide for­mat tech­ni­cal docs?

If you pro­duce wide for­mat tech­ni­cal doc­u­ments, you can use fin­ish­ers for a num­ber of rea­sons: Dis­tri­b­u­tion – neat­ly fold­ed pack­ets are sim­ple to man­age, file, and dis­trib­ute. If you need to send out doc­u­ment sets, like bid sets, in stan­­dard-sized envelopes or ship­ping box­es you would want all doc­u­ments in the set, which may… [Read More]

Expand your appli­ca­tion port­fo­lio with vari­able data print­ing

Sure­ly you’ve received post­cards in the mail with mar­ket­ing mes­sages — and with your name on them. They’re per­son­al­ized, 1-to-1 mar­ket­ing cam­paigns. You’ve been get­ting them for years and adver­tis­ers have found that they’re very effec­tive. With the advance of high-speed wide for­mat print­ers, retail­ers can now eco­nom­i­cal­ly pro­duce cus­tomized sig­nage and ban­ners. They’ve moved… [Read More]

What are suit­able appli­ca­tions for Mem­jet-based wide for­mat print­ers?

In the last year you’ve prob­a­bly heard of or read about the rise of these high-speed wide-for­­mat inkjet print­ers: They all use an inkjet tech­nol­o­gy devel­oped by Mem­jet.  Mem­­jet-based print­ers pro­vide extreme­ly high-speed out­put, deliv­er­ing prints in far less time than you’re used to with tra­di­tion­al aque­­ous-inkjet wide-for­­mat print­ers. Imag­ine being able to pro­duce a… [Read More]