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Large Format Digital Output Printing

Large format printing is just what it sounds like: printing larger items such as banners, signs, vehicle wraps, and posters. Large format printing can be costly because special printers, materials, and trained staff are needed to print on such a large scale. Attention to detail is very important for large format printing because minor mistakes become major mistakes when the print is large scale.

A variety of large printing formats are available:

Cardstock

  • Extra-Heavyweight paper
  • Appropriate for all types of images, generally for posters or signs

Basic

  • Heavyweight paper
  • Use dye-based inks
  • Appropriate for all types of images, generally posters or signs

Matte Paper

  • Very-heavyweight paper
  • UV-resistant inks may be used to reduce fading
  • Appropriate for lithographs or paintings

Gloss Paper

  • Very-heavyweight paper
  • UV-resistant inks may be used to reduce fading
  • Appropriate for photographs and most digital images

Rolled Canvas

  • Extra-thick textured canvas that my be matte or gloss
  • UV-resistant inks may be used to reduce fading
  • Appropriate for fine art images, banners, lithographs, and digital art

Vinyl Printing

  • Extra-ticket vinyl
  • UV-resistant inks may be used to reduce fading
  • Appropriate for banners, digital art, and posters

Large format printing can be used for anything from trade show graphics to vinyl banners, wallpaper, retail and bank signs, meeting and events signs, posters or banners. Because large format printing is a specialized field that requires advanced technology, often specialized large format printers are the best option for highest quality image.

Large format printers should have the ability to print on vinyl, canvas, or paper, have UV-resistant inks, and the option to print directly on styrene, sintra, coroplast, foamcore, or gatorboard.