Should You Switch to an In-House Solution for Your AEC Documents?

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If your company depends on wide format printing for AEC documents, you may want to consider an in-house solution. A careful study of the issue may weigh the balance in favor of an on-site solution, with both convenience and savings factored into the in-house vs. outsourcing question.

Here's a look at some of the key factors that help AEC firms decide to bring a wide format printer to their location.

  1. Greater flexibility — Your schedules and deadlines are in a constant state of flux, so there's no question that 24/7 access to in-house printing solutions vs. outsourcing every document is a real benefit. No matter how quickly things change, you can print new blueprints or schematics for your team in just a few moments. And with no slowdowns caused by outsourcing your print jobs, your employees can keep important projects moving forward.
  2. Access to color printing — If you've been concerned about the cost of color documents, you'll be glad to know that color printing has become more affordable. Color allows you to highlight changes and draw attention to critical information on all of your wide format documents.
  3. Maintenance concerns — The issue of maintenance should be considered when discussing in-house equipment vs. outsourcing all of your print jobs. A service-level agreement or managed print services partnership can eliminate most of those concerns, and with access to professional, industry-trained technicians, your wide format equipment will be in good hands.
  4. Workflow solutions — Today's wide format equipment offers convenient workflow solutions to help you better manage each project. Touchscreen controls make the process user-friendly, and print security features help you keep a lid on confidential company information.

Our team can provide some helpful insight into the benefits of in-house vs. outsourcing your wide format documents. Give us a call at Liberty Business Systems to learn the details today!