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- Nov 30, 2005
I am looking for a 36" - 42" plotter to print construction drawings. I work for an excavation company and many of the drawings are now available in electronic form (pdf, dwg, dxf). Our estimating software can import the dwg/dxf formats but not pdf. We need to be able to print out the drawings for estimating/field use (b&w only) and also drawings with cut/fill shading (color). We contacted two local printing companies and the recommendations were 1) Canon iPF 710 36" for $4,000 and 2) HP T1100 44" for $6,800. Both of these plotters are much more than we need. So, I am now looking for a refurbished plotter such as the HP 750C or 1055CM. I have also looked at refurbished Designjet 500 and 800 but both are priced near the new cost for the Canon iPF710. I don't want to buy something that will be totally obsolete but I also don't need a new high-volume plotter either. Any suggestions would be appreciated.