4 Common Questions About Large Format Printing
Large format printing is a flexible and captivating way of getting the audience involved and enhancing brand awareness. At Delone, we are working to deliver all sorts of marketing materials including oversized printing. There is no denying agreement that traditional forms of commercial ads are still more successful than digital advertising.
Large format printing is becoming a technology that is commonly used for all sizes of businesses to use for their advertising and marketing content. One of the most significant advantages of large format printing is the ability to print large pieces and allow logos to come to life and make your company’s message stand out from your competitors. There are some crucial things to know about the large format printing process to make use of large format printing for the most significant benefit for your business.
1. HOW THE LARGE FORMAT PRINTING PROCESS WORKS
The printing process for large-format printing is very close to that for digital printing, making it the perfect method for full-color printing. Through the use of large nozzles, the press must lay down the toner. The ink is applied directly to the piece, which provides a much more authentic feel than the mounting of the printed parts to the substrate. Printing is quick as digital printing and has the ability to produce high-quality images and photographs.
2. WHAT TYPES OF PRINTERS ARE USED FOR LARGE FORMAT?
Large-format printing presses are often either flatbed printers, roll-to-roll printers, or a combination of both. A sheet will be mounted on the bed in a flatbed printer, which will serve as a carrier to move the content through the printer. During the printing process, the UV light enters the liquid ink and transforms it to solid ink on the chosen substrate. Flatbed printers are great options for those trying to print directly on thicker or less conventional substrates.
Roll-to-roll printers are often used to print objects such as posters, canvases or printed sections on lightweight fabrics that come in rolls. The content roll will be mounted on one side and brought through the printer, where it will be rolled back onto another uptake sheet. These printers are ideal for long runs of flexible material as the process can be simplified and production can move faster with less interference.
In hybrid machines, the flatbed can be removed and the rollers on each side mounted, giving it the ability to work as both types of machines.
3. HOW SHOULD FILES BE PREPARED TO CREATE THE BEST FINISHED PRODUCT?
Due to the size of the parts being printed, the planning of the file is essential to ensure that you end up with a high-quality product. When creating your files, you will have to remember that the average width of most large format printers is 61′′ or less and the thickness will often be determined by the length of the content used. In the case of banners and other roll-to-roll printing material, the length can be nearly any length.
To produce the best image quality, you will need to use the highest resolution file possible to ensure that the accuracy of the image is not affected when it is expanded. In fact, you’ll want to take into account that printers can print in the regular CMYK breakdown, and making the files in these breaks will give you the best performance.
4. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF LARGE FORMAT PRINTING?
There are many advantages of using large format printers for your printing designs. Not only will you have the advantage of a large area to view your piece, but also the advantages of UV cured ink that will make your piece more resilient and able to withstand basic conditions such as fog, heat and sunlight without incurring damage. The bonus of large format printing is the ability to print on a variety of substrates.
No matter what your graphics require, large-format printing can provide you with the advantages of longevity as well as a large display area that allows the image and goods to be eye-catching and give you the exposure you need to stand out.