Large format printing (also called wide format print) has opened up a new world of potential for printing onto a wide range of substrates. The possibilities are endless – point of sale, banners, posters, exhibition graphics, wall murals, vehicle wraps, floor graphics, business signage and even scenery for theatres.
As for substrates, we print on vinyl, acrylic, glass, metals, wood and much, much more.
An added bonus is that wide format solutions are usually more cost-effective than other print methods such as screen printing, which makes them ideal for short or even single-run projects.
What are the benefits of wide format print?
- We can print your images quickly and accurately
- It’s fast and efficient, with super-crisp text and top-quality images
- Colour reproduction is top-notch – prints CMYK colours with accuracy
- Large format print supports a range of substrates, expanding design potential
- Exhibition Graphics
- Display Graphics
- Retail POS
- Window Graphics
- Wall Graphics
- Floor Graphics
- Vehicle Graphics
- Business Signage
- Outdoor signage
- Poster Printing
- PVC Banners
Stunning print quality
We currently operate a state-of-the-art Canon 1380XT flatbed printer, capable of printing media measuring up to 2.3 by 3 metres. The print quality is unrivaled with a standard CMYK ink set that is enhanced with light cyan and light magenta.
If you’d like more information on the potential for wide format print projects, just get in touch.
Large format installation service
Large format print projects often require specialist handling in terms of logistics and installation. We can help with site surveys, recommendations and specifications on appropriate materials.
We also offer an extensive range of sustainable options in terms of boards and substrates which quite literally don’t cost the earth!
Our specialist installers operate nationwide to ensure your project is delivered and displayed to the best advantage.
Sustainability – your choices can make a difference
Remember that one day, you may not need your posters, graphics and signs any more. We’re committed to providing our customers with sustainable options wherever possible.
New developments in the field of biodegradables and compostables mean we can supply materials that are robust and provide the same levels of quality as those with a more negative environmental impact.
We even have a link with the ReSea project to incentivise our customers to choose the greener options.
What is considered large format printing?
Anything digitally printed above the sheet size of SRA3 is considered to be large format printed. But just generally this is all about using digitally generated artwork and reproducing this to a large size on a chosen substrate. Resolution, quality and clarity are all maintained.
What can you print on a large format printer?
Claremon’s Canon 1380XT flatbed printer can print on most substrates. It can print up to 2000mm wide on rolls where the length is dictated only by the length of the roll. Printing on sheets of 3050 x 1560mm is also possible. It also has the capability of printing on substrates as deep as 50mm. Exhibition graphics, murals, wallpaper, posters and banners are all popular applications for this type of print.
What can a large format printer print onto?
This is dependent on what the particular printer can handle. Generally, this could include foam board, vinyl, cloth, glass, plastics, tiles and even wood.
How do I prepare images for large format printing?
Claremon’s print specialists will advise you but here are a few general guidelines. PDF files are best as they’re great at handling compression and are compatible with a large range of printer hardware and graphics software. Outlined fonts are preferred although files with embedded fonts are acceptable. Any cut lines or spot UV’s need to be set as a spot colour and set to overprint. Bleed for wallpaper and vinyl needs to be at 20mm while all other materials require a minimum of 3mm bleed.
What resolution do I need for large format printing?
For large format images which will be viewed from close up, a resolution of 300 dpi is optimal. For images viewed from a distance, 125 dpi may suffice.