How to Justify a Large-Format Scanner, Part 2

23 Aug, 2006 By: Henrik Vestermark


Whether you're a graphics service provider or a design/engineering firm that has ever put drawings on paper, at some point you probably ask whether you need a wide-format scanner. Perhaps the idea is appealing, but you wonder whether such a purchase is a smart one for your company? This series of articles is designed to help you make the right decision.p>

In Part 1, I outlined the various uses of wide-format scanning -- including scan-to-file, scan-to-print and scan-to-application -- as well as general things you should consider in your decision to purchase this hardware. Today, I'll present a tool that will help you answer the most important question: Is a wide-format scanner worth the investment for our company?  Read more >>


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