We use the latest technology for printing or copying large format black and white plan prints. We accept a wide variety of file formats (see below) and our greyscale printers can reproduce the finest of details.
Using black and white is a more cost effective way to print posters and signage.
The best and most trouble free way to share and print files from CAD is through the use of PDF files. To create PDF files see information that relates to your particular CAD program. See www.adobe.com PDF files should contain all font, image and line weight information for accurate printing.
HPGL/2 plot or Postscript (ps) files
HPGL/2 or ps files are commonly known as plot or print files. They can be created by some CAD programs and by Microsoft Windows applications if a suitable printer or printer driver is installed, which you will have if you have ever printed to a wide format plan printer. We can provide you with a printer driver which can be installed with settings for our plan printer. HPGL/2 files contain all font, image and line weight information for accurate printing.
These files should not be confused with DWG and DXF files. DWF is a trade marked file sharing system developed Autodesk who make AutoCAD. See http://usa.autodesk.com DWF files contain all font, image and line weight information for accurate printing.
Option 4; DWG and DXF files
DWG and DXF are the file extensions commonly used when saving and sharing CAD drawings but they do not carry all font, line weight and special fill information and are not particularly suitable for anyone to print from. A distinction should be made between these files, which are the actual files that CAD applications use to store drawings, and print or plot files.
DWG and DXF files do not contain font, image, and line weight information. We can print from them but drawings will have thin uniform line thickness and may not contain all the information required.