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Editor’s Pick: Energy-Efficient Wide-Format Plotter Saves Space

By Anthony J. Lockwood

Dear Desktop Engineering Reader:

I’ve done time at outfits large and small and played a disruptive part in workgroups large and small. I much prefer being a multi-hatted member of a dinky workgroup that’s part of a tiny, entrepreneurial outfit. With one exception: Le tools of duh trade. Small outfits wring every last dime and breath out of their tools by necessity. You know, like that shared multifunction plotter you’ve beat on since 1998? The one that’s big as a Hummer, takes 45 minutes to warm up just to spit out three monochrome pages, and that exacts a chunk of finger whenever you change the paper? Well, Océ has nifty solution for you called the PlotWave 300.

The deal with the Océ PlotWave 300 multifunction system is that it is a compact, all-in-one large-format system that enables small engineering and manufacturing workgroups to print, copy, and scan low volumes of technical documents quickly and efficiently. OK, so far so good. But what does it mean for you?

One, you can stick the PlotWave 300 in a convenient corner of your office. It makes no noise sitting there idling and it does not sound like a girder crane rolling along when it’s operating. Sorry, but you’re not going to get regenerative winter heating out of it because it uses Océ’s rapid heating/cooling technology to fuse toner onto your paper quickly. And you don’t have to put in a ventilation system to get rid of any gases.

Two, what you get with the PlotWave 300 is instant-on energy efficiency, on-the-fly roll changing, automatic width detection when scanning documents, and a USB port so that you can drag a flash drive rather than an armload of paper over to the system to scan whatever it is you want. You can view and control the PlotWave 300 via an Internet browser, and you can admire the 600 x 1200 dpi resolution of your prints. And all the critical parts are hardened so that the Océ PlotWave 300 will last you a long time.

You can learn more about the Energy Star compliant Océ PlotWave 300 from today’s Pick of the Week write-up. There’s a link for a brochure and a self-guided interactive video.

It’s really time to consider junking last century’s modern device for something that operates at the speed, efficiency, and environmental friendliness you demand in 2010. The Océ PlotWave 300 will do that for you.

Thanks, Pal. — Lockwood

Anthony J. Lockwood
Editor at large, Desktop Engineering

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About Anthony J. Lockwood

Anthony J. Lockwood is Desktop Engineering's Editor-at-Large. Contact him via de-editors@deskeng.com.