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]

Com­mon file for­mats for tech­ni­cal doc­u­ments

Here’s a a quick look at some of the most com­mon file for­mats that you’ll run into in your trav­els through the wide for­mat tech­ni­cal doc­u­ment world. And you’ll find some of them in the wide for­mat graph­ic arts mar­ket as well. Some are more com­mon than oth­ers — the list­ing here is alpha­bet­i­cal. Some… [Read More]