Large Format Printing Explained…

Large format printing is a form of commercial printing which generally refers to the printing of items over 17 inches / 42cm wide.

Specialist printers are needed to produce items of this size.  Most Digital printers and Lithographic printers (more common forms of printing) have a smaller limitation in the size they are able to print.  However, you will now more commonly find that commercial printers such as ourselves, are able to offer all of these services under one roof.

How Does it Work?

Large format printing, generally, is done using a roll of material rather than individual sheets.  This is ideal in the production of items such as PVC banners or exhibition graphics.

Large format printing also enables us to print onto a wide variety of materials including canvas, PVC banners, paper, foamex, lino and much more.

With large format printing comes the flexibility to produce items cost effectively from a quantity as little as 1.  This makes it ideal for bespoke, individual items such as signage, whilst also being capable of production of a higher volume such as 250 banners.

When to Use Large Format Printing…

As professional commercial printers it is our job to advise you on the best possible print method for your order.  When deciding on the type of print method to use, we consider things like:

  • Print quality
  • Substrate to be printed on
  • Size of item to be printed
  • Quantity required
  • Finishing required

All of these variables have an impact on the finished product.  In the case of large format printing, we would usually decide to use this method of professional print due to the size of the item to be printed and / the material it is to be printed on.

What is Commonly Printed Using Large Format Printing?

Examples of items produced via large format printing are:

  • Banner stands
  • Exhibition graphics
  • PVC banners
  • Canvas prints
  • Foamex signs
  • Window clings to fill shop windows

Examples of Large Format Printing From Our Portfolio:

Large format printing: PVC Banner by AC Print Ltd South Devon Wide format print / large format printing shop window by AC Print Ltd Exhibition Display Stands Large Format Poster by AC Print Ltd Torbay

How Can Large Format Printing Benefit Me and My Business?

There are so many uses for large format printing within businesses of all shapes and sizes.  As you can see from the images above, the main takeaways are high impact and a professional image for your business.  The overall aim of which, is to make your business / product stand out in a busy market – and ultimately make you more sales!

Large format printing would therefore be highly beneficial to any business considering adding any of the following to their marketing activities:

  • Outdoor advertising (such as PVC banners or bus stop signs)
  •  Signage
  • Exhibitions, tradeshows or events

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