AEC professionals need plats, as-builts, CAD drawings, bid visuals and site photography. Businesses might require plush presentation graphics to advertise to customers or send an important safety notice to all staff. From single copies to complete projects, Repro Products has the precision equipment, the skilled personnel and the professional output that enables you to be effective. We can print your project in large format black and white or color.
Weighing Color vs. Black & White – What’s Right for Your Job?
While most engineers and architects instinctively default to monochrome (black and white) printing, color offers hefty project cost savings. In up to 65% of cases, color documents are more easily understood and the information is retained at a higher rate than monochrome documents*. Color drafts reduce failure costs on site by 3.9%**. Color in construction documents can reduce search time and errors by as much as 80%*. The link between visualization and memory is undeniable and color documents earn their keep.
Let’s look at an example. Now squint:
Spare yourself the fuss. Save your eyes.
Now you might think that color is more costly than monochrome. Think again. While it’s certainly true that printer manufacturers have begun to flatten the cost of color to match monochrome, the efficiency of color also alleviates costs and headaches in the BIM workflow. Traditionally, teams need to generate different plots from the same BIM file in order to reproduce all the information required, resulting in extra work. Yet in color, a wider range of information fits in a single plot, demanding less printing.†
Large format options
- Print up to 60” wide
- Papers (coated bond, photo gloss, semi-gloss, bond)
- Lamination and mounting
- Photo gloss or matte paper
- Backlit materials
- Vinyl and fabric
- Thick backing such as foam core, gatorboard, sintra, coroplast or plexiglass
- Component options such as frames, grommets, enclosures, mountings and stands
Large format color applications
- Engaging signs
- Wall and window graphics
- Aerial photography
- Color-coded AEC drawings
- Charts, diagrams, and presentational material
- Trade show displays
- AEC documentation
- Construction plans
- Architectural CAD line drawings
- Engineering CAD line drawings
- Bid sets
- Maps and GIS
- Weatherproof drawings
*“Color For Impact,” by Jan V. White, 1996.
**InfoTrends/CAP Ventures, “Visual architecture and interactive design for AEC industry: state-of-the-art about the impact of color on B.I.M. workflow,” GdC-Associazi one Italiana Colore, 2012.
†”The Value of Color,” HP Brochure: https://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA6-4180EEP.pdf
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