Large-format printing makes a BIG and bold impact on both indoor and outdoor spaces, but there’s a lot more to this printing style than just being super-sized.
What is Large-format Printing?
By using imagination, impeccable design, and innovative technology, there are endless possibilities for transforming a space using this printing method.
By using the highest quality large format printers, high resolution graphics and design can be applied onto a variety of materials like wood, vinyl, and metal, and can produce prints of 18” and above. At ABL, our printers are equipped to deal with a width of up to 80” when printing on paper, or up to 48″ × 96″ when printing on rigid sheets.
How to Choose the Right Printing Company
There are lots of printing companies out there all with varying price points and results. While it can be tempting to simply select the lowest cost option, there are a number of things to keep in mind before committing to a purchase.
Questions You Should Ask
Do They Have the Right Medium for Your Message?
Colours have the power to express emotions and depict feelings and a slightly different shade can completely change the meaning. When you originally designed your logo, chances are you didn’t haphazardly choose the first colour you came across. You put thought and care into the decision, if your logo is deep red with blue undertones, then your visual collateral should be exactly that – not just any typical red.
You may be thinking, how hard is it to print the right colour? Harder than you think without the right equipment and technology. Using the latest print technologies can have a dramatic impact on the final piece and the quality.
At ABL, we tell our clients that they should expect life-like image quality with a visual DPI of 2,544 – that’s 2,544 dots made by the printer per inch of printing. For comparison purposes, your printer at home produces images between 600 and 1200 DPI.
Do They Think Outside the Box?
Whether you’ve been dreaming of lights, intricate shapes, or unusual materials, a good printing company will be able to bring your ideas to life. But to find a capable company, you’ll likely have to look beyond one-stop online shops.
If you want a piece that is custom-designed to reflect your imagination, you’re going to need to invest in a reputable printing company.
Unique projects often take longer to design and require specialty equipment – but the results speak for themselves. It’s worth investing a little more time and effort to create something that will wow your audience.
Do They Have the Right Experience?
From material selection to design and installation, experience can have a dramatic impact on the final result. Choosing an experienced printing company means you will end up with a piece that stands the test of time, in terms of both design and durability, meaning you won’t need to replace it any time soon.
Experience means we also take the time to test new methods before releasing them to market. When trying new combinations of inks and materials, it’s important to test them first for durability, colour absorption, and more. Without this step, you might end up with a piece that looks less than ideal and deteriorates quickly.
Will They Stand Behind Their Product?
If you’re investing in professional printing, you want to know that you’re guaranteed perfection. While it’s rare for something to go wrong with a piece, it isn’t impossible. If a piece ends up suffering from an unforeseeable problem, we will they jump into action to resolve the issue; which is something not every printing company can or will do.
By selecting a premium company for your printing needs, you can be certain of perfection for every project.
Ultimately, you have to remember that you get what you pay for. If you find a printing company with a price that seems too good to be true, then it probably is. What you save in price, you pay for with quality and experience. Take the time to research your printing company and ask them questions before committing to them.
Why Use ABL For Your Wall Display?
ABL Imaging have been the go-to provider for wall displays for over 40 years. Our team of professional designers help organizations create visually compelling pieces that fit seamlessly into the design and architecture of the space they’re displayed in, while conveying powerful messages that engage viewers.
We work with you from design to install to make sure your wall display is a cherished piece of your building for generations to come. If you’d like to learn more about ABL and our commitment to incomparABLe Imaging, you can contact us here.