What is an A1 Printer?

What is an A1 Printer?

Capable of printing up to 100 inches wide (254 cm), A1 Printers are used to produce anything from banners, posters, trade show graphics wallpaper, murals, backlit film and vehicle image wraps, right through to electronic circuit schematics, architectural drawings, construction plans, backdrops for theatrical and media sets, and any other large format artwork or signage.

A1 printers, also known as large format printers can be used to print a wide range of materials and documents in A1 size.

Capable of printing up to 100 inches wide (254 cm), A1 Printers are used to produce anything from banners, posters, trade show graphics wallpaper, murals, backlit film (aka duratrans) and vehicle image wraps, right through to electronic circuit schematics, architectural drawings, construction plans, backdrops for theatrical and media sets, and any other large format artwork or signage.

Despite their size and ability to print large documents, large format printers do not compromise on quality and, surprisingly, they are extremely efficient.

However, choosing an A1 printer can be a daunting task, with so many different types of machines offering different functions and features. To help, we’ve rounded up some of the best A1 printers currently available.

The first step you need to take is to ask yourself the following questions in order to determine the A1 printer that will accommodate your individual requirements:

  • How much do you print on a daily or weekly basis?
  • Do you require a printer that can print in black and white and colour?
  • Think about the size of the machine you need
  • Do you need a scanner or multi-function feature?
  • Will you benefit from cloud connectivity?
  • Consider the running costs associated with each machine

Also, budget is crucial as there are so many different machines on the market that offer so many different capabilities.

With this in mind, it’s important to think about what you actually need your A1 printer to do and how it will complement and enhance the day-to-day running of your business operations.

Here’s a look at some of the latest A1 printers…

HP Latex 115

Expertly developed to print high quality images that will bring your ideas to life on a wide range of high-quality indoor and outdoor signage, as well as low-cost un-coated media, the HP Latex 115 is capable of producing professional, high-resolution prints up to 1200 x 1200 native dpi. This high-speed printer benefits from a reduced waiting time, smooth transitions, and high-speed printing – ensuring it delivers high impact results with every print.

HP PageWide Xl 4000 Production Printer

With its lower printing costs, compared to LED Multi-functional printers, in both colour and monochrome, optional integrated 1200DPI scanner with advanced workflow capabilities and 4 media rolls with automatic switching depending on job requirements and supplies, the HP PageWide XI 4000 offers optimum efficiency and performance.

Canon imagePROGRAF TM-205 24-inch/610mm Large Format Printer

Designed for customers producing CAD, GIS and poster applications across a diverse range of sectors including the corporate, construction and engineering industry as well as the retail, education and government sectors, this printer offers outstanding practicality and usability.

Specifically formulated for weather resistance, including water resistance, printed drawings can be viewed at outdoor construction and engineering sites, in long-term storage and on outdoor posters.

HP DesignJet Z9+ PostScript Printer Series

Renowned for offering an outstanding combination of speed, quality and efficiency, the HP DesignJet Z9+ PostScript Printer Series is super easy to integrate into your current workflow with the HP RIP certification programme.

And with features such as HP Pixel Control for sharper detailing and smoother transitions, as well as new high-definition HP print heads, this printer will allow you to achieve incredible professional results.

Why choose Perfect Colours?

Here at Perfect Colours, our Approved Used Printer Scheme selects only the best used printers to be resold. All printers are thoroughly tested and evaluated before sale and, unless otherwise stated, come with a full warranty.

Our current stock changes daily so please call us with your requirements; we have around 50 units available at any one time. We have HP DesignJet 5500 Z series and T series, as well as 500 and 4000 series, and many others from Epson and Canon.

From our engineers and customer service staff to our sales and marketing personnel, our operation requires a team dedicated to their roles and prepared to work closely with clients to provide the best possible support.

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