What is Large Format Printing?

Large format printing can be referred to as printing graphics, illustrations or text on large surfaces using special printers. When we say large surfaces, we mean in the region of 18 to 100 inches.

In some cases, clients will require printing which exceeds the 100-inch mark. Such printing is referred to as Grand Format printing. Such signs can be used for banners, rollup stands, and high quality print for indoor and outdoor print.

Applications of Large Format Printing

Large format printing has quite a number of applications. This type of printing is common with businesses looking for banner printing, printing rollup stands for shows, trade fairs, and exhibitions. To achieve a high quality print, printing experts use different methods in order to achieve specific results as mentioned below.

Other typical uses of large format printing include printing posters, vehicle wraps, wallpaper printing, window displays/decals, large format blueprints and printing architectural designs.

Note: It is important to remember that large format printing, say using HP latex printing is essentially done on cardboards and paper. However, other common printing surfaces include PVC pipes, Canvas, Metal, Fabric and foam boards.

Types of Large Format Printing for a High Quality Print

There are different types of printing methods which can be used to achieve certain results in respect to printing material. Common methods of printing include the following;

1. Latex Printing

In essence, latex printing uses latex requires latex inks, otherwise referred to as resin inks. We specialize in latex printing for things like banner printing, rollup stands, etc. To achieve a high quality print, we print material using HP latex printer which guarantees that he paint will be resistant to scratching as well as fading. This gives the indoor and outdoor print more durability.

2. Aqueous Ink Printing using UV Ink

This kind of printing uses water-based solvents such as dyes and ultra violet inks. Such printing is best suited for printing banners, rollup stands as well as indoor and outdoor prints. It is particularly good for outdoor prints due to UV’s fade resistance properties. However, coating is required in order to ensure print material holds the inks.

3. Solvent Based Printing

This type of printing is different from aqueous ink printing using UV ink. This is because solvent-based printing does not use water as a printing medium. Basically, these solvents contain zero water content, which means they are more durable. However, printing using solvents is designed for glass, ceramics, wood and metal.

For more information on large format printing using latex inks, feel free to contact our printing experts online today.

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