Wide-format printers - supersize your creativity

As inkjet technology has matured and become more affordable, designers, artists and agencies alike have started to wonder if having an in-house wide-format inkjet can replace outsourced printing. The advantages are obvious - instant turnaround, in-house quality control and speedy proofing. When deadlines are tight, it's more convenient to produce samples to order immediately rather than waiting for a professional printer to squeeze the job in.

But in some respects such considerations are missing the point. Creative output across a range of unusual and inventive media is an added specialism for any studio or agency. Having access to more creative output - and importantly, understanding it - in turn stimulates more creative ideas. What's more, for commercial studios and designers, it's not hard to imagine a studio selling signed fine art-quality posters of design work for a premium, as a sideline.

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