What Is Large Format Print?

When we say large, we’re talking BIG! Large format printing is also known as wide format printing. They are effectively the same thing, and both mean you can print your designs on a large range of materials and products, from banner stands to large indoor or outdoor posters and public space media.

If you want to get your message across, by trying to stand out in a large space to either attract more customers or display detailed information on a larger scale, then large format printing is the way to go.

The different types of large format printing work exceedingly well for store displays, trade show wall panels and exhibition graphics, billboards and window graphics, in fact almost any large-scale advertisements.

Digital large format printing v litho printing

Both litho and digital large format printing have their unique advantages, with each process suitable for different jobs and applications.

We use cutting edge, large format flat-bed and roll-feed digital printing equipment, which use inks and a process similar to an office inkjet printer. Lithographic printing uses wet ink and printing plates, which have an image burned into them and transferred or offset onto the printing surface.

Hence litho printing requires more time and money to set up, so it’s usually used for longer print runs. The convenience of digital printing is perfect for shorter runs and one off prints such as those required for large format print.

How to design for large format printing

You need to approach your designs for large format printing with some careful thought as when printed, unlike a brochure or business card, the design is going to be big!

If you are providing us with designs then we can advise you on what formats to supply, sizes and resolution to ensure high quality printing. We also have our own design studio and our creative team can design eye catching graphics for your printing.

Large format printing tips

Here’s a round up of some top tips on how to get the best from large format printing.

At Ashley Ads, we never compromise on quality, so if you’d like a competitive quote for any large format print work, call us today on 01603 701700 or get in touch here.

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