Go big or go home. While standard printers do well to print standard-sized documents and photos, if you want something that can handle large-scale printouts, you’ve got a job for a large-format printer. Perfect for printing large-scale photos, posters, architectural drawings, engineering diagrams, and construction blueprints, a large-format printer is a must-have for many classrooms, offices, and studios. No matter the size of the document you want to produce, large-format printers preserve even the tiniest details for a crisp and clear printout. To help you out in your search, we’ve rounded up a group of the best large-format printers below. Browse our selection and choose the perfect product for you.
1. Canon Large Format Inkjet Printer
From household-name photography brand Canon comes a high-quality, wireless printer, available at a reasonable price. Able to print a 24-inch by 36-inch poster in just 27 seconds, this product has a fast-acting printing capacity and can print 104 large-scale documents in an hour. Programmed with free poster-creation software and factory packed with a full set of inks, you can get to designing and printing right away. The touch screen interface provides easy operation, and the intuitive setup process takes only about 20 minutes.
2. HP DesignJet Large Format Printer
Available in a sleek white color, this printer doesn’t print with quite the speed of the option above, but its 35-second-long printing capacity is nothing to sneeze at. The wireless printing capacity enables you to print straight from mobile devices, and the built-in, automatic horizontal cutter creates a clean cut every time. A color touch screen provides intuitive operation and setup.
3. Epson Expression Photo Wireless Wide-Format Printer
Educators in the market for a large-format printer on a budget will appreciate both the quality and price of this model. Available at a fraction of the price of other options on the list, this device issues professional-quality borderless prints measuring up to 13 by 19 inches. Able to accommodate a variety of paper finishes and borderless sizes, the ultra-compact format is 30% smaller than comparable printers, making for an easy desktop fit. The six-color HD ink pack includes both red and gray inks, for a wide color gamut and enhanced black-and-white prints. For an added measure of convenience, the printer comes programmed with a dash replenishment code that keeps track of your ink usage and automatically orders more when you’re running low.
4. Epson SureColor Inkjet Printer
Able to print border-free sheets measuring up to 13 inches wide, this printer comes preloaded with a full set of eight UltraChrome HD inks. Print easily from any device, including mobile phones, thanks to this model’s wireless printing technology. The LCD touch screen display is easy to use, and an advanced black-and-white print mode enables ultra-crisp, dimensional black-and-white printouts.
5. Canon PRO-2000 imagePROGRAF Printer
This professional-quality, heavy-duty printer is the real deal. The kind of model you might see behind the counter at The Sharper Image or Kinko’s, this device comes mounted on a rolling frame. Programmed with advanced technology that gives you a full layout preview of your design, this printer also is built with Microsoft suite plug-ins for an easy computer-to-printer transfer. Able to print documents measuring up to 24 inches wide in almost any length, this is a great model for printing panoramas or banners. Factory packed with starter inks and a print head, it is ready to go as soon as you complete the startup functions.