Large Format Printing
can be used in many different ways. The ever increasing capability of digital technology means quality is not an issue.
Large format print is used to print banners, posters and general signage.
In some cases, it may be more economical than short-run methods such as screen printing. Large format print is used to produce PVC banners that can be hemmed and eyeleted, canvas prints are wrapped round ply frames like oil paintings and all of this is done on site.
You can supply us with the artwork by email or memory stick. We have our own designer if you need us to produce the artwork and we will project manage the whole process using the best products and design to make the most impact!
Also used are solvent inks that are waterproof for outdoor usage and can be UV and anti graffiti resistant.
GB Visual use Hewlett Packard Large Format Printers as we have found them to produce the best quality. We use thermal or Piezo inkjet printers using an ink known as aqueous or water-based. The term water base is a generally accepted misnomer.
Aqueous ink generally comes in two flavors, Dye and UV (alternatively known as pigment). Dye ink is high color, low UV-resistant variety that offers the widest color gamut. UV ink is generally duller in color but withstands fading from UV rays.
Similar in general principle to desktop inkjet printers. Finished prints using dye inks must be laminated to protect them if they are to be used outdoors while prints using UV inks can be used outdoors un-laminated for a limited time.
Various materials are available, including canvases, banners, metabolized plastic and cloth. Aqueous technology requires that all materials be properly coated to accept and hold the ink.
Dye sublimation: inks are diffused into the special print media to produce continuous-tone prints of photographic quality.