Large Printing Format and Grand Printing Format Technologies
Large format printing allows people to print large images, wraps,
banners or billboards. Large format printing allows for the printing of
images or surfaces that are 60 inches wide and of any given length.
There are many tools employed to make such large reproductions. Some of
these are large format copiers, large format inkjet printers and
Large format printing is usually used by people or businesses for
advertising purposes. Large format printing provides advance
reprographic capabilities. Reprographic refers to the use of large
machinery to print large amounts of high quality large posters or
banners. Reprographics can also be used to print large quantities of
The machinery used for large format printing depends
directly on the type of finish the customer wants for the final
product. Diazo, photographic and laser are some of the styles for large
format printing. The advantage of these machines is that they can
virtually reproduce prints of almost any size of the original image.
These machines are so powerful that they can also correct any mistakes
that the original file might have.
Printers that go beyond the 100 inches range are considered super wide
or wide format printers. Large printing format is used to produce
billboards and regular signs for advertisement. Large printed format is
usually done on a vinyl surface. It is widely thought that large print
format has made the silk printing industry go out of business. Large
printing format is more affordable and faster print than silk printing.
Many printing companies have moved their shift from silk printing to
more digital solutions.
With the 16' wide HP Scitex XL 1500 grand format printer and (2) 8'
Mimakia JV3 you can translate your ideas onto high resolution banners
and billboards. This printer makes it possible for billboard, banners
and other advertisements to be printed with a variety of rich colors.
There is a large demand for wide format printing.
There are many techniques of large and grand format printing. These
technologies are named according to the machinery involved in the
process. Some of these technologies are Aqueous, Piezo and UV.
Aqueous, or also known as thermal ink printers, use ink jets of
printers that are water based. There are two kinds of aqueous; ink dye
and UV. Dye provides rich pigmentation of the fabrics or materials used
for printing. However, dye is easily faded when exposed to the UV rays
that come from the sun. UV as the name implies it is more resistant to
the UV rays, but its colors are not as rich as dye.
Piezo are inks that are mixed are cured with UV light. This makes the
color of the ink resist the UV rays of the sun, prevents the graphics
from fading rapidly and the colors are more vibrant and durable. This
technique can be used to print on almost any surface, including
ceramics and woods.
Large and Grand printing formats have set the standard for
advertisement around the world. It seems that everywhere we go, whether
we are driving or walking, we are bombarded with many different images
that capture our imagination. Large and grand printing formats are some
of the technologies that make all of this possible. The machines have
become so powerful that they have been able to help companies have
great earnings without spending too much money for advertisement.