What is Large Format Printing?

Large format printing, also called wide format printing, refers to print materials that are too large to be printed on the most readily available sizes of commercial printing presses. Printing large formats utilises specialty production equipment in order to deliver large-sized print dimensions.

Offering outstanding image quality, super large sizes, rigid and flexible materials, double sided prints, UV printing and excellent weather resistance, large format prints are typically designed as a flat wall-hanging, but can also be made to fold, or to be free-standing. In the print industry, the term “wide format” depends on the maximum print sizes of the printer in question.

Large format printing has a comprehensive range of uses. It can be used to capture someone’s attention from a distance, to provide a quick snapshot of information, or to provide a large graphic for use in an educational, informative or instructional setting. Many businesses also use wide format print materials for promotional purposes. Applications include:

  • Trade show graphics
  • Pull up banners
  • Convention backdrops
  • Exhibit signage
  • Laminating and mounting services
  • Backlit displays
  • Vehicle wraps
  • Window stickers and displays
  • Trade show displays
  • Retail graphics
What is Large format printing?

You can request UV resistant ink if your printed pieces will be displayed in direct sunlight or harsh weather conditions. These UV inks will not fade in the sun and are water resistant. They provide outstanding durability without lamination, thus creating a very reliable solution for both indoor and outdoor applications without the need for lamination. Large posters or banners can be enhanced with framing, gloss or matt lamination or mounting onto different board types for an improved appearance and added durability.

Examples of materials used to print in large formats include:

  • Backlit film
  • Canvas
  • Paper
  • Card
  • Perspex
  • Fabric
  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Vinyl
  • Mesh
  • Wood

Posters, pop-up displays, point-of-sale material – no matter your message, you can carry it far and wide with large format printing. Whatever your need for wide format printing, look no further than Codex Print Solutions. From concept to completion, we manage printing projects, offering tailored bespoke solutions to meet with any individual client needs.

Call our sales team today on (01) 88 22 082 to discuss your next large format printing project.