The WC936 Copier/Printer is intended to
be a casual walk-up wide-format copier and CAD plotter.
A key typical
customer segment is a small-to-medium technical business (Architect,
Civil Engineering & Construction segment) where the convenience of a
combined copier/plotter is desired but has not been available or
justifiable in terms of price, functionality or footprint.
A second targeted customer segment is a department or project team
within a larger firm that has a desire and need to have a copying /
plotting capability within their work environment but have had to use
a centralized resource.
The product is intended for decentralized work environments; not
centralized work environments, such as service bureaus or centralized
engineering reproduction departments (ERDs) where most digital
copier/printers, have been positioned to date. The targeted segments
are expected on average to produce 500 E(A0)-size prints per month.
Key features incorporated into the WC936 Copier/Printer to address
these targeted segments are:
Modular Design—Add components as you need them. Lowers the
Software Factoring -- Fully functional and configurable software that
features reduction/enlargement, multiple copies, collation, plotting,
and scan-to-file. The software factoring enables the cost-concerned
customer to buy the specific functionality they need and add
capability over time at reasonable price levels.
Compact Footprint—With the scanner able to be mounted on top of the
printer (unlike most other digital copier/printers), it has the
compactness desired for small technical offices. The WC936C/P also
incorporates integrated original and copy catch trays within the
profile of the system. This results is a footprint, including service
access, of 34 square feet versus the 84 square feet (not including the
original catch tray) required of the next least costly digital
Reliable Technology—fewer electro-mechanical sub-systems to
break enables savings in cost of maintenance and minimizes frustrating
downtime for technical professionals up against a deadline.
Fast First Copy Output Time (FCOT) – The typical run-length (number of
copies from a single original) for decentralized walk-up copiers is 1.
This means the FCOT is an extremely customer-sensitive issue. Our
concurrent scan/print results in the fast FCOT (27 seconds for an
E(A0)-size print/ 15 seconds for a D(A1)-size print). Competitors
require the document to be completely scanned before beginning the
print process—at least doubling the FCOT delay for the customer.
Standard Plot Media – The WC936 C/P can print onto Océ 24lb
Premium Bond, Xerox LX and Smooth Series Bond as well as WideCom Bond.
These Océ and Xerox medias are sold in 50-yard lengths with 2"
cores—typical specifications of most media used by customers on their
CAD plotters today. The WideCom media has a 2" core and 350 feet of
media. The system can also print onto polyester film. Widecom is
continually developing the ability to print on the a host of different
types of media. Please call us to see if we have what you need.
Single Color Printing – The WC936Copier/Printer can print using
a variety of ribbon colors. This is a particularly attractive feature
for the architectural segment that like blue prints and will become an
important capability as we expand into the sign-creation market
segment. Ribbons are 350 feet in length to match WideCom’s standard
bond media length.
Superior Print Quality – The WC936 C/P delivers dark solid
areas and crisp line edges at 400 dpi. Long prints maintain consistent
print quality over the entire length, unlike xerographic printers that
are subject to toner/developer depletion and fuser temperature
fall-off. To maintain this level of print quality requires the
cleaning of the print head once every time the paper is changed (takes
about 5 minutes). To maintain consistent print quality from
xerographic-based printers requires a trained service technician 2-4
hours—and that technician may not get there the same day you call for
File Formats - When accompanied by our optional Plotting
Utility, the WC936 is capable of printing over 140 popular formats
including HPGL 1, HPGL 2, Postscript 1, Postscript 2, CALS 906/907 and
a host of others.