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Large Format Printing

Our main service is large format printing at A2, A1 or A0 as either black & white or colour plans for both local and national customers via first class post (or via couriers if necessary).

Large format black and white plans are produced on a Xerox 6204 (wide format printer) which produces high quality large format black and white prints, we keep this running smoothly through a maintenance contract which ensures high quality output is maintained as far as possible. Printing up to 360 A1 prints an hour it allows large orders to be dispatched the same day.

Plans can also be sent direct to sites/clients when timescales require it.

Large format colour CAD plotting is also possible using the HP Z5200 8 colour inkjet printer, although the ouput speed is slower, it produces high quality colour prints, large orders may mean next day delivery is not possible. Please contact us or state in your email if the colour printing is urgent. The most common format printed is PDF files, these allow our customers to see what the finished print will look like before ordering.

CAD Plotting

Plotting direct from Autocad DWG and DXF files is possible via autodesk viewer software. Plans are emailed over stating how many copies of each layout is required, they are then printed, folded and posted direct to the customer. If you use a Plot Style file please email them over with the DWG files so the plans can be printed as intended.

PLT files are accepted, the plotter needs to be set up as a Xerox 6204. Drawing Express files are also accepted and printed using the Trial Systems print utility software.

Colour CAD plans are printed on our HP Z5200 colour printer on 100 gsm bond paper. Although this machine is not as quick as the Xerox it produces outstanding results using 8 colour Vivera inks (with 200 year fade resistance), we can also print onto 170 gsm glossy or matt paper if a thicker paper is required.

Plan Copying

Black and white A2, A1 & A0 plans can also be copied straight from an original whether it is a tracing paper, film or white paper copy. Large format copiers such as the Xerox 6204 have replaced dyeline machines and offer superior speed and quality. Plans can be reduced and enlarged from 25-400% in a single operation in 0.1% increments.

Whether 1 copy or 100, A3-A0 copies can be printed and delivered to your door.

If you would like to see the high quality prints that the Xerox 6204 produces then please contact Lisa to receive a sample in the post.

Key Benefits of our Large Format Printing Service

  • Free postage allows direct comparison with local printers (min £10 order, rolled plans in a tube and overseas postage will incur an additional charge).
  • Next day delivery (subject to the Royal Mail).
  • Plan Printing from PDF, PLT, DWG, Jpeg and TIFF files.
  • No more waiting at your local plan printers.
  • Enlargements and reductions from 25-400%.
  • Media includes high quality Océ paper, tracing paper & drafting film.
  • LMS Printing is committed to providing friendly outstanding service.