What types of material do you print on and how do I determine what is best for me?
Our presses use UV ink technology. That technology allows us the flexibility to print on a wider verity of substrates than any other technology available. We are only limited by size. We can print on material up to 2 inches thick, and up to 126 inches wide. Over time the needs of the market have narrowed the scope of material generally used. Those decisions are driven by applications, budget and expected longevity. Our consultative Sales team will make sure that you have the most cost-effective solution that meets your expectations.
How wide is wide format?
Many times, the answer to this question is driven by the substrate or material being used. Our equipment is capable of printing up to 126 inches in width with the length determined by the material. The 126 inch width can be extended by joining panels of the material used.
Can you cut out special shapes?
Yes, we can. Our CAD cutters and routers can cut shapes from most materials including Aluminum and Acrylics.
Do you have a standard turn time for jobs?
Generally speaking proofs can be generated from print ready files in 1 day. If your files are not print ready we will be happy to help, but it may add a day to the proofing cycle. Completion dates will always depend on the scope of the work. Your job may require special fabrication that will add time. Or it could be shear volume. We will always communicate realistic turn times and do what we can to meet your needs.
Do you offer in-house finishing services?
Yes, we do. We weld, grommet, and create pole pockets for banners in-house. We mount and die cut in house. We fabricate dimensional signage and retail displays in-house.
What options do I have for wall murals?
Depending on your needs there are three good options: Custom Wallpaper, Pressure Sensitive Vinyl, or Magnetics. Custom wallpaper is a more permanent feature that requires a smooth surface. PSA vinyls are more affordable and cover a greater range of surfaces including coarse surfaces. Magnetics are a great solution for graphics that need to change often. All three solutions are need driven.
How long can we expect the inks to last?
All of our printers apply UV inks. UV inks are better suited for outdoors and will last up to 5 years before fading. You can expect inside graphics to last 7+ years if not in direct sunlight. Lamination does aid in fade resistance.
Do you offer lamination?
Yes, we do. If your project requires lamination, we do that in a wide verity of finishes, including dry erase and UL rated floor laminates.