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    Default New Toy for Gamer Printshop

    After many years relying on a B/W large format laser copier/printer to handle scanning and printing of B/W drawings up to 36" wide, the laser printer finally died - so I needed something to replace it with. I did look at laser printers, but considering the cost print inkjet has dropped significantly over the years (cheaper inks and media), it has become a viable solution. So I've replaced my unit with a Canon IPF760 wide format color inkjet printer with a ColorTraq 42" wide format color scanner (whoopie!)

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    So now I can scan full color maps and duplicate like a copier, or print JPG, TIF, PDF and CC3 map files.

    I've been dying to get me a large format color scanner for a while, but they've been priced out of my range most of the time. Prices have dropped. This should save me a ton of work. In the past when a client brought me a large format color print, I had to scan it in 11 x 17 portions on my 11 x 17 color scanner, requiring 9 scans for a 24" x 36" drawing/map, then stitched back together in Photoshop. Now I can scan up to 42" wide by 10 feet or more, up to 600 ppi resolution in 24 bit or 256 colors - awesome!

    The monitor comes with a touch screen, so I don't need a keyboard for most operations.

    Almost finished setting it up, just need to add the computer and cables and will be done! Sweet!

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    Wow, that's awesome. How nice is it to have what you enjoy doing as your job. It just feeds itself. That's why they say, "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life." That's what I'm shooting for these days
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