In this video, various members of the Lesko Architecture team in Cleveland, Ohio speak about what they do and how their Canon imagePROGRAF 785 MFP large format printer is helping them work quickly and productively. Lesko specializes in the planning, design and construction of educational facilities.
Robert W. Blatchford, Jr., AIA, REFP, President of the firm, speaks about the excitement of 21st century design, including creating flexible, combinable, multi-function spaces that include furniture on wheels.
He also addresses the firm’s different printing needs during different phases of a project. During the initial presentations, they leverage high-quality images and presentation drawings. They give the clients prints. As the Lesko team moves into later phases of a project, they use multiple sets of drawings to enable better coordination with engineers, contractors, etc.
Seyed Moh Ayat, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, the firm’s Principal in charge of design, addresses how having a high-quality printer helps the firm show clients what buildings are going to look like before construction begins.
A Project Manager shows us a nearly-complete, new elementary school, Vermillion, SD where having high-quality color prints has helped her collaborate with a painter in order to create colorful classrooms.
An Associate who handles drafting speaks about the variety of prints the firm needs, including construction documents, floor plans, building details as well as color prints of renderings and building photographs. He praises the Canon imagePROGRAF 785 MFP printer for its easy to use, high-quality prints, accuracy, resolution, speed and ability to handle large files. He notes that the printer driver is easy to use and the printer’s preview option lets you look at the results of scanning in progress.
He notes that the new printer has given Lesko the ability to do its own scanning in-house. This capability has enabled Lesko to share more documents both in printed and electronic form. They also scan old documents and marked-up documents.
The ultimate value that Lesko derives from the new printer is that its quality and remarkable speed, which produces Arch-D and Arch-E documents in seconds instead of minutes n fast draft mode, lets architects devote more time to architecture and less time to document production.