1986/04/01 Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria
Later, "Elhuyar. In the magazine "Science and Technology", in the pages of this issue, we have said that the Japanese are lovers of the small. Now, however, we are forced to confess that they do not renounce the great mannequins. The tool you have in the image is the largest, stained and heavy computer printer in the world. It weighs 14 tons and takes 12 hours to print a single page.
The page is 16 meters long and is painted in bright colors. Jumbo Facsimile is a machine developed by the Matsushita house. Its main use is the realization of giant advertisements. So far it took two weeks to do one of them and the work was manual.
The image can be drawn on a sheet size DIN A4. Jumbo records the image with an optical scanner and once digitized it is saved on a computer. Finally, this computer gives orders to the printer to start printing.