Your Wide Format Printing Questions, Answered

Submitted by Tech Support on Tue, 08/01/2023 - 10:14
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Do you have questions about wide format printing and the role it could play in your business? You're in the right place! Read on to find some tips, tricks, and answers that will get you started on the road to wide format projects.

Wide Format FAQs

Although wide format printers aren't all that different from other print technology, that's not always obvious at first glance. These machines look high-tech and capable--which means you're likely to have a few questions about how they actually work and what they do.

Here are some of the most important things to know about wide format printers:

What do they do?

It might be easier to ask what wide format printers can't do. These machines are capable of just about anything, from banners and posters to t-shirts, business cards, vehicle wraps, and murals. The only limit is your creativity--and, perhaps, the materials you have on hand.

How long do they last?

The lifespan of a wide format printer varies greatly depending on the make, model, and usage. For best results, choose a machine that's manufactured to last and that comes with warranties or other guarantees. It's also smart to use the printer responsibly and perform regular maintenance to keep it clean, repaired, and functioning at high capacity. If you do all of that, a wide format printer can easily last many years.

What are the benefits?

There's no end to the benefits of having on-site wide format printing at your disposal. Here are just a few examples:

  • Save time and money: Outsourcing can be wasteful and inefficient. Keep your projects in-house for quicker, more affordable, and overall better results.
  • Control everything: From color accuracy to sensitive data, you'll have control over every detail of your wide format project when the printer is right in your workspace.
  • Try new things: Go beyond everyday printing and use materials such as wood, vinyl, fabric, and more. Wow your teams and your customers with new capabilities.


There's a lot to know about wide format printing, especially if you're just jumping in for the first time. Fortunately, we're always here to help--whether you have a quick question or want to research all your model options.

Want to learn more? Ready to choose your perfect device? Contact us today to start your wide format journey!