A printer that prints on large paper, which can range from two to more than 15 feet in width. Such printers typically use inkjet technology to print on a variety of output, including premium glossy-coated paper for signs and posters. The price range of these devices is as wide as the paper, from as little as a thousand dollars to more than a half million.
Printing on paper, vinyl and textiles, this VUTek wide-format printer from Electronics for Imaging, Inc. handles media up to three meters wide. Its eight inkjets can be configured for fast printing (two jets per CMYK color) or eight colors for more realism. (Image courtesy of Electronics for Imaging, Inc., www.efi.com)