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Useful Information About All Things Large Format

Here you will find links to Pages of information on all things relating to large format printing, including large format printer ranges, links to the latest independent reports on Large Format Printers and other useful and interesting information.


Best Offers on Large Format PrintersCurrent Printer Promotions

 See which printers are on offer pricing, come with FREE ink, have special trade-in deals or Cashback offers at the moment with both Canon and HP printers.
 A handy guide we created so you can quickly see in one place all the best deals on our large format printers.
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canon pro series printersCanon PRO-Series Printers

 The Canon PRO Series printers come as an 8 colour graphics model or a 12 colour photographic model. 
 These printers are a must for anyone looking for Graphics printers or Photographic Printers of the highest quality.
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canon tx series large format graphics / cad printersCanon TX-Series Printers

The TX Large Format Printer range are Canon’s most versatile range of printers to date. The Canon TX printers can produce precision fine lines for CAD and GIS applications, whilst also having the capability to deliver outstanding vibrancy and durability for applications such as retail posters and banners. It is also available as an MFP too.
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HP DesignJet Z6 and Z9+ printersHP Z6 and Z9+ Series Printers

The HP Z6 & Z9+ Series printers offer amazing results with fewer inks. The ethos behind these new printers from HP is to deliver perfection, with amazing quality output, to be faster, simpler and with industry leading security. It is also availablewith a Vertical Trimmer too.
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HP DesignJet Z6 and Z9+ Brochure HP DesignJet Z6 & Z9+ Brochure - NEW!

Two new printers with one single purpose - perfection! The new HP DesignJet Z6 & Z9+ offer amazing quality, are fast and simple to use, with industry leading security. The Z6 is perfect for printing maps, technical maps and posters, whilst the Z9+ is perfect for producing high quality photographic prints. Now the series also offers the option of the Vertical Trimmer.
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HP Latex Range of Large Format Printers HP Latex Printers

HP Latex and Print & Cut Solution. Capable of printing a huge variety of applications from wallpapers, to cushions, to outdoor signage, floor sticks and exhibition graphics- to name only a few, this really is the go to machine for professional print houses wanting one printer that does it all!
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Finance Your Printer Purchase Finance Your Printer Purchase

GDS offers finance packages on all our hardware via HPFS (Hewlett Packard International Bank plc). From entry level CAD machines to the higher priced Latex models, finance can be arranged on any brand of machine including HP, Canon and Colortrac devices, over any term from 12 – 60 months.
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 bli independent reports on large format printersBLI Reports

From comparison reports, to awards - BLI offers an in-depth analysis, with extensive and thorough independent testing and reports for consumers. These reports are immensely helpful for those deciding which printer will best suit their needs. BLI have been likened to Which for the print industry!
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Why Buy your large format printer and supplies from GDSWhy Buy from GDS?

With so many companies offering the same product nowadays why is it important to choose the right supplier?
If you are venturing into wide format printing for the first time, you will most likely need the advice and support from a team of specialists.
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Large Format Printer trade in processThe HP Large Format Printer Trade In Process

On certain HP large format printers, HP are offering a trade in value for trading in your old large format printer.
Here is a quick overview of the process and the trade in values against certain moels of printer that you could be looking at.
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Large Format Paper Size GuidePaper Size Guide

A quick and handy reference to paper sizes of both A and B series.
If you need to know the dimensions of an A0, this guide is the way to go!
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What is the difference between dye and pigment inksWhat Is the Difference Between Dye and Pigment Inks?

This is one of our most commonly asked questions at GDS, so we wrote this guide for anyone who has ever wondered what the difference between dye and pigment inks are. This information can also be helpful to learn about before embarking upon your next printer purchase, so you know which ink system will best suit your needs.
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Which HP MFP is right for me?Which HP MFP Is For Me?

It’s rare nowadays to see single function A4 devices in offices and it’s become the same with wide format machines too. So if you are considering a new large format printer purchase and wondering which MFP is for you, then this guide will help.
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HP DesignJet Impact BrochureHP DesignJet Impact Brochure?

Looking for advice for your next HP Printer purchase? With the help of this comprehensive brochure you can compare models in the Z-Series and the T-Series to help you make the best choice for you and your business.
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PostscriptP.S. - You Don't Need P.S

Canon imagePROGRAF printers are able to print with out the need for Postscript because Canon’s own GARO (Graphic Arts Raster Operations) page description language will handle these as a postscript interpreter without any problems.
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