Large Format Printing
Large format printing uses computer-controlled printing machines that use a variety of inkjet printing technologies to produce art and/or signage on a variety of large format materials. Such materials may, for example, consist of PVC mesh or backlit PVC; Foamex, Aluminium Composite material (ACM) and, depending on the technology in use, glass, ceramics, woods or metals.
Large format printing technologies used may include:
- Piezo or thermal inkjet printers using aqueous (water based) inks
- Piezo inkjet printers using solvent based inks
- Dye Sublimation, where photographic quality is achieved by diffusing ink into special print media
- Piezo inkjet printers using UV-curable inks to produce vibrant embossed and waterproof prints
Large Format Printing for Site Hoardings
Sustaina Print offers large format printing for advertising graphics on indoor or outdoor site hoardings. Printed either directly onto ACM panels (aluminium composite materials) or onto vinyl (self-adhesive) to be mounted onto ACM, plywood or Foamex panels, graphics for site hoardings can be printed onto panels as large as 10 ft by 5 ft in size and may show a continuous image along the full stretch of a hoarding or consist of individual images per panel.
In order to protect the graphics against adverse weather conditions and UV light, they are printed using a digital UV-cured, direct-to-substrate printing process. The sharpness of graphics may be increased and extra protection can be provided by laminating the printed panels with anti-graffiti laminate or gloss.
To match specific site/customer requirements, panels/graphics can be tiled or cut to size. A professional, unified appearance for the site hoarding can be achieved by adding the matching kickers and headers also produced by Sustaina Print.
Large Format Printing for Building Wraps
Sustainaprint building wraps are printed onto front-lit PVC or PVC mesh up to 5 metres in width using fade; moisture, scratch and UV light resistant UV or solvent based inks. Our building wraps can be attached to building facades individually or used to form a continuous wrap around a building (in which case the individual panels are either welded or tied together to form a single, continuous wrap). While front-lit PVC is predominantly used for installation on facades, PVC mesh is more suitable for situations where installation safety and wind loads are of importance (such as in very large applications necessitating high scaffolding or in wrapping entire buildings).
Both PVC mesh and front-lit PVC repel pollution; wash clean with water and are flame-retardant and resistant to:
- Weather (UV light, rain, frost)
Building wraps can be attached using a selection of methods including scaffold, wire frame or eye bolt systems.
For more information on our large format printing services and/or to discuss your requirements for the printing of graphics for building wraps or site hoardings, please call our team on Tel.: 01483 200918.