Wide format inkjet printers may yet emerge as the greatest innovation in printing technology. In the past, billboards, signage, banners and other marketing collaterals have to be outsourced to independent contractors for the manual painting and production of these visual ads. Today, this trade has been simplified with the use of computer and wide format printers. Now digital text, graphics and pictures are conveniently printed on tarpaulin and other forms of display media without compromising color, image clarity and output quality.
Wide format printers also find utility in offices for the print out of documents on various wide format media. Two of the more popular wide format inkjet printer models in the market to have found a niche in most offices are the HP 7500 wide format office printer and the Epson workforce 1100 wide printer. Both printers are capable of printing special sized documents of dimensions up to 13€x 19.€ Check out the top printers of this category in the list below.
This Brother multifunction printer can print ledger size (11€ x 17€) documents at extra remarkable resolutions of 6,000 by 1,200 dpi (dots per inch). As of writing, the Brother MFC-J6510DW retails at below $350 on the Laser Tek Services web store.
The wide format inkjet printer was previously featured in this blog as one of the top 10 inkjet printers with the Lowest TCO or Total Cost of Ownership and printers with the lowest CPP or Cost per Page among inkjet printers of similar category. The dpi resolution of 4800 x 1200, wireless capabilities and a price tag of only $199.99 likely boosted the printer’s popularity.
Canon PIXMA iX6520
Third in our list is a Canon printer. The redeeming factor for this model is a dpi resolution that extends up to a maximum of 9,600 x 2,400 dpi. With this resolution, users will get the best print quality this side of the earth for documents up to 13€ x 19€ in print size. Check out the Canon PIXMA iX6520 on LTS.
Epson WorkForce 1100 Wide Printer
This Epson single function printer completes the list. Apart from loading up to 13€ x 19€ sized media, the printer is also optimized for high resolution printing at the dpi resolution of 5760 x 1400.
The breadth of the wide format inkjet printer sets the limit on what types of media can be loaded into the printer. Indeed, the computer and wide format printer tandem have set the standards for large format printing.