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Large Format Printing and Important Aspects to Consider-Pt1

The good thing about large format printed materials is that it tends to have greater visibility due to their large size, which in turn increases the chances that your prospective customers will remember product you are selling. These are ideal for reception areas, entrance halls, and similar other locations  where your prospective customers can view them easily.

Moreover, large format printing can be done on virtually any type of surface. Large format prints are normally 24 inch wide, but they can be of any size. In the following sections we will explore various aspects related to the printing.

Things to Consider While Printing Large Format Material

Prevent Fading:The time before a large format print fades depends upon different factors. Most of the time fading occurs because of direct sunlight. You can minimize fading by utilizing certain inks (like UV inks) as well as laminates and by keeping the graphic out of sunlight.

Normally, yellow, orange, red, and other warm colors fade first compared to greens and blue. To avoid the problem of fading what you can do is over-laminate your large format prints using a UV-protective film.

Printing from a PDF: You need to keep note of the fact that if some particular elements are to be modified for color enhancement in a PDF file, then such adjustments cannot be done by large format printing company. All they can do is carry out global color corrections. However, if spot colors have been defined in a PDF file then they can utilize spot color replacement application to manipulate the colors.

Rolling Large Format Prints: You can roll large format prints but make sure these are not rolled tightly, particularly when they are laminated. For laminated graphics you will have to ensure that they are rolled, the diameter should be more than 12 inches.


Aspects to Analyze for Large Format Printing: There are several details that you need to keep note of before approaching a printing company with your large format printing requirement.

  • Take Image of Right Resolution: When taking an image, ensure that the camera is set to take the largest size picture. In addition, the resolution should be highest and image should be saved in RAW format and not in JPG.
  • Calculate Print Size: The picture may look good on your computer screen but it may not look the same when printed on a large banner. The best thing to do is to calculate print size an image will have. All you will have to do is divide actual height and width of the image by 300. For instance, if some image has a 4200 x 2100 pixels dimension then it will have a print size of 14 x 7 inch.
  • Use Vector Images: If normal BMP, JPEG, or JPG images are resized, it results in pixelated or blocky prints. On the other hand, if you use vector images, then the printing company can easily scale such images to any size without loss of quality.


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