Even if we don’t realize it, large format printed graphics are a part of everyone’s daily routine. We see examples of large-scale printing everywhere as we stroll about our cities, towns, and even the countryside: billboards, adverts on taxis and buses, and graphics on construction site hoardings. The list is never-ending. 

The printing of huge graphics or designs onto enormous rolls of media is known as wide-format printing or large-format printing (or other materials). It necessitates the use of specialized equipment and printers that are significantly larger than normal commercial printers. 

What can large format printing be used for?

Wide-format printing is used to create huge graphics for marketing, branding, and advertising. This can vary from provider to supplier, but in general, it is used to produce large graphics for marketing, branding, and advertising. The format can be used in a variety of ways, but construction site hoarding graphics, fleet and vehicle vinyl wraps, and printed retail graphics and displays are among the most prevalent. It is mainly used for outdoor advertising as a large number of people should be able to read the conveyed information from a far distance.

Techniques used in large format printing

UV-Based Printing

UV-based printing is a versatile and durable flatbed printing process that uses ultraviolet light to cure the ink and solidify it in a couple of seconds. While UV printing is typically thought to be a high-quality alternative, it should be noted that the finished product will have a matte rather than a shiny appearance because it never dries completely flat.

Dye Sublimation Printing

Dye sublimation occurs when a design printed on transfer paper is applied onto a substrate and quickly heated, causing the design to become gaseous. The gas has infiltrated the substrate at this point. It is then cooled and solidified. It has now infiltrated the substrate as part of the process. Dye-sublimation printing is another printing technology that is noted for its ability to give great levels of detail and vibrant color to printed graphics, as well as its short drying time. However, it has limits, such as the fact that it only works with polyester or poly-blend materials. Dye-sublimation printing is used on things such as silicone-edge graphics, garments, personalized banners, and homewares.

Eco-Solvent Printing

Eco-solvent printing is an environmentally friendly printing method that is mostly utilized for indoor applications. Solvent ink is typically strong and associated with a distinct odor, making it less likely to be used indoors. There are no toxic components in eco-solvent printing, and it is biodegradable.

Some of the large format printing services that we do in Chrysels include floor stickers, window branding, backdrop printing, glass sticker, and banner printing to name a few. Chrysels is one of the leading large format printing company in Dubai and aims to deliver services with utmost care and precision.

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