Beyond Breakdowns: Why Your "Working" Plotter Isn't Working for You - TAVCO

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  • Even if it seems to be working well, an old plotter can be a silent drain on your business.
  • Outdated technology leads to lost time, reduced collaboration, security risks, and missed opportunities.
  • Slow print speeds, compatibility issues, and poor print quality can cost you money and frustrate your team.
  • Upgrading to a modern wide-format printer can streamline workflows, improve efficiency, and unlock new potential for your business.
  • TAVCO can help you assess your needs and find the perfect solution to transform your printing capabilities.



Your trusty plotter has faithfully served you for years, diligently churning blueprints and plans. It functions just fine and is a reliable workhorse in your office. After all, why fix what isn't broken?


However, even a "working" plotter can be a silent saboteur, quietly undermining your projects, your team's efficiency, and your bottom line. Outdated technology, rising maintenance costs, and an inability to keep pace with modern demands often turn a seemingly functional plotter into a hidden liability.


It's time to examine the actual cost of holding onto that aging plotter and discover how upgrading to a modern wide-format solution can transform your workflows and unlock new productivity levels.


The Speed Trap: When Time is Money

In the fast-paced world of AEC, time is of the essence. Every minute spent waiting for a slow print, troubleshooting a paper jam, or wrestling with outdated software is lost in productivity. 


Compatibility issues with modern operating systems can create frustrating IT workarounds, leaving your network vulnerable to cyber threats.


The Collaboration Conundrum: When Communication Breaks Down

Can your plotter seamlessly integrate with the latest CAD files and project management tools? If not, costly delays and inefficient workarounds become the norm. Miscommunication and errors multiply when team members need help to share and collaborate on project data.


The Quality and Security Quagmire: When Reputation and Data Are at Risk

Faded prints, alignment errors, and obsolete security protocols can tarnish your professional reputation and compromise sensitive project data. Outdated dye-based inks fade quickly and bleed when wet, jeopardizing plans on job sites.


The Power of Modern Wide-Format Solutions: A New Era of Efficiency

Modern plotters are more than just printers; they're workflow optimization tools designed to empower your team and streamline your projects. TAVCO partners with industry leaders like Canon and HP to offer a range of cutting-edge solutions that redefine efficiency:


  • Speed Redefined: Lightning-fast print speeds, instant-on technology, and automated features keep your projects moving seamlessly.
  • Lower Operating Costs: Modern pigment-based inkjets deliver outstanding performance at a fraction of the cost of older toner-based models, with the added flexibility of full-color printing.
  • Effortless Collaboration: Cloud connectivity, mobile printing, and real-time markup tools foster seamless communication and reduce errors. Dedicated software like HP Click and Canon Direct Print Plus simplifies print jobs with user-friendly interfaces and accurate previews.
  • Unmatched Versatility: Print everything from traditional blueprints to eye-catching banners, photos, and even fabric displays—all on the same machine! Expand your capabilities and win new business.
  • Efficiency Built-In: Automated calibration, smart job queues, and powerful software features minimize manual interventions, saving time and labor.

The True Cost of Outdated Technology: Quantifying the Hidden Drain

Take a moment to calculate the hours wasted each week due to slow prints, higher supply costs, and rework caused by poor quality. Consider the missed opportunities:

  • Projects you've turned down.
  • Processes you've been unable to streamline.
  • Bids you've lost to faster competitors.

Remember the intangible toll on team morale and productivity caused by the constant frustration of unreliable technology.


Upgrade Your Plotter, Upgrade Your Potential:

The decision to upgrade your legacy plotter isn't just about replacing old equipment; it's about unlocking new potential for your business. TAVCO's personalized assessments can help you uncover hidden bottlenecks and identify the right solution to transform your workflows.


Let's Talk: Is it Time for a Change?

If you're ready to say goodbye to slow prints, frustrating errors, and missed deadlines, contact TAVCO today. We'll help you assess your current needs and find the perfect wide-format solution to empower your team and propel your projects forward.


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