Top 5 CAD Printers for Architects

Top 5 CAD Printers for Architects

Searching for the best CAD printing option for your office? We've compiled a list of the 5 hottest wide format machines for architectural and engineering firms... after all, we're here to make your job easier! Questions? Call us! We'd love to hear from you at (800) 929-8300.  


1. HP Pagewide XL 3600/3900  

A go-to for architectural firms nationwide, the HP PageWide MTF Series provides a new standard with the most immediate and robust MFP in the market. Considered the World’s most secure large-format printer; now you can control who accesses the printer and its confidential documents with secure user authentication. Keep your fleet secure at any time with HP JetAdvantage Security Manager.  Hp keeps revamping the Partner Link Portal Enabling easy and reliable contractual business that increases your efficiency to develop strong long-term relationships with your customers. The new Improved Smart Alerts Sends critical service device alerts that get you diagnostic information along with troubleshooting tips. 

The PageWide Series consolidates mono and color printing in one helping meet all your needs, from job preparation to finish, resulting in excellent technical prints outlining the fine details and crisp lines also cames with 2 Media rolls default with auto-switching, expandable to 4 rolls and a scanner resolution up to 1200 dpi.  


2. HP Designjet T2600 PostScript eMFP

The HP Designjet T2600 PostScript eMFP offers a radically simple experience with a 15.6-inch interface and the easy PDF printing with HP Click. With automatic front-loading roll feed (T2600) or two automatic front-loading roll feeds with smart roll switching (T2600dr), sheet feed. Now including drivers  for Windows and MAC OS X, direct printing from USB flash drive, email printing, HP Smart app ( print, scan, share for iOS/Android/SmartPhones/tablets ), HP Click printing software, HP Print Service for Android, Apple AirPrint driver with 6 colors pigment and dye-based HP Bright Office inks are optimized for CAD applications on plain paper providing best line quality with bright color distinction. Speed up your workflow: easily scan and email sketches and hand-annotated drawings directly to your partners. And as always, original HP inks deliver dark blacks and true neutral grays. 


3. Oce PlotWave 365

Touch the new way of printing with the Oce Plotwave 365 printing system. The Oce ClearConnect color touchscreen interface supports multi-touch gestures for intuitive control. It's ideal for decentralized printing environments featuring workgroups of CAD professionals who require both productivity and ease of use. Engineered to handle complex operations efficiently, from enriched document previews to processing complex PDF files. The system is driven by a Microsoft® Windows® 8 Embedded platform, offering the latest security features to protect confidential documents. The Oce PlotWave 365 provides instant start-up time and reduced energy consumption. The printer heats only when printing. When in idle mode, from cold sleep to print in hand in less than 40 seconds. With the Oce PlotWave 366, there is no need to compromise. Enjoy both speed and responsible energy consumption along with leading machine performance. 


4. KIP 600/650 Series 

The KIP 600 Series is revolutionizing wide format color printing and establishing new standards for wide-format reliability. The KIP 600 Series delivers efficiency with precision imaging in a compact durable design that will connect workgroups to new levels of print management productivity. The color-boasting advanced toner technology controls the image with precise dot placement with color registration that delivers smooth color and expressive black & white image quality. KIP 600 Series Contact Control Technology has a reduced carbon footprint and is ozone free. The goal is to consistently improve and refine the technologies that keep our planet green.  This saves serious time and money, making ultra high-quality wide-format printing more cost-effective than ever before. Printing is faster. The operation is simpler. Finishing is automatic. Reliability keeps you up and running. And, best of all, the image quality will be on par with the ingenuity of your designs. 


5. Canon imagePROGRAF TX-3000

Awarded on  2018 CE Hot products the image Prograf TX-3000 Large-format printer is equipped to satisfy the many diverse needs of architects, engineers, construction, GIS and other professionals. With speeds as fast as 3D sized drawings a minute, stacking of up to 100 sheets, wireless printing capability, automatic roll loading, and an optional Multifunction Roll Unit, the TX-3000 printer offers greater productivity, usability, and document access control sought in the CAD industry. 

The optional Multifunction Roll System is a versatile media handling solution system that enables either a second roll of media to be loaded on the printer or can be configured as a bi-directional media take-up unit and the  optional second roll unit allows for the instant switching between different media types or the use of two rolls of the same paper for up to 3900 sq. ft. of printing of large, consecutive runs.

Achieve maximum productivity with large160ml 330ml or 700ml ink tanks and a unique sub-ink tank system for replacing ink on-the-fly without stopping the printer. And with a built-in  500GB hard drive, handling multiple complex jobs is simple, especially in shared printer environments. 


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