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5 Things You Should Know About Large Format Printing

Large format printing refers to digital printers that are used to print materials and collateral that are too big for ordinary commercial printing presses. This type of printing requires specialty production equipment that can accommodate the extra-large printing dimensions.

It is becoming more and more popular due to the seemingly endless possibilities that it affords.  Some of the most creative, impressive, and impactful advertising is done using large format printing. The result is eye-catching signage that causes people to stop and pay attention.

Here are 5 things that you should know about large format printing, what it’s capable of, and why you should take advantage of it for your next project:

1. State-of-the-Art Printers

Large format printing is best performed by very specialized printers – like the ones that AlphaGraphics uses. These printers allow for complete and total control over the creative process. They are run by powerful computers and software that can create almost anything you can dream up.

The printers can produce some of the most vivid colors that you have ever seen – on par with some of the best high-definition t.v. sets on the market. The equipment can create just about anything you or your designers can dream up.

2. Possibilities are Endless

One of the greatest benefits of large format printing is the wide variety of materials and substrates you’re able to print on. With older conventional printing presses, you were pretty much relegated to vinyl banners when you wanted something big. In addition to paper, large format digital printers can also print on acrylic, coroplast, wood, metal, glass, fabrics and even leather!

The flexibility of materials that AlphaGraphics in Raleigh can print on opens new doors that can solve design problems that other sign shops in Raleigh cannot.

3. State-of-the-Art Ink

The inks that these large format digital printers use are extremely high-quality. These inks can make printed images look deep, rich in color, and extremely life-like. Custom finishes such as UV and weather-resistance can also be applied to the print jobs. The UV finishes are great for outdoor applications as they will resist fading – even when exposed to direct sunlight on a regular basis.

4. Go Big, or Go Home

You can go big–really big. An entire side of a building can be covered in a wrap created by large format digital printers. Large window clings designed and printed using UV resistant ink will last a very long time in the front window of a store or building. Vehicles can also be wrapped in photorealistic images that will cause people to stop and take notice.

5. Improved Quality

Due to the inks and state-of-the-art digital printers, large format printing creates very high-quality sign printing and marketing collateral. Compared to the old school analog printing presses, every aspect of the design and printing process is controlled by computers. This means photorealistic images can be scaled up to whatever size you’re looking for. The high-quality inks used will create stunning and vivid colors that will draw attention from far and wide.

If you’re looking for a cost-effective printing solution for your next project, look no further than the state-of-the-art large format digital printers that AlphaGraphics uses. We can take your large format sign ideas and transform them into eye-catching reality. To learn more about how AlphaGraphics of Downtown Raleigh can produce and design your next project, you may email us, request a quote or call us at (919) 832-2828.

Mike Linden

Posted by Mike Linden

Mike Linden is the Vice President of Operations at AlphaGraphics of Downtown Raleigh. He focuses on client relationships, daily operations, business development and digital marketing initiatives. Mike joined the firm in 2008.

Mike is a graduate of the University of North Carolina where he earned a degree in Economics.