Large format printing is the process of taking digitally generated artwork and printing it to large-sized substrates. What makes it different from traditional printing? Apart from the machinery used, the main difference is the size of the printing area and the different materials that can be printed on.

Most traditional printers have a maximum size of around SRA2 (450mm x 640mm) and you can only use common materials like paper. Large format printing machines can print up to around 3m x 2m, on to dozens of different substrates.

At Advent Press, we have the capacity to print on over 50 different materials. jet-Mira-printer

Large format printing allows you to produce a wide range of internal signage, for example, PVC, acrylic or aluminium signs. It’s possible to print wall coverings and window and floor graphics, and external signs can be produced using products such as Dibond and Correx. There are many different ways to print exhibition graphics too, whether freestanding or hung from a ceiling or wall. These examples are just some of the most common ways large format printing is used.

They are by no means the only ways. It’s possible to approach a large format digital printer with an idea for a unique sign or display and they will recommend the best way to achieve it.

Choosing What machinery is typically involved in large format printing? The machines involved are large flatbed printing machines, which can print as large as 3m x 2m, and roll-fed printers which print to 5 meters wide by any length. We have 5 professional large format printers on-site, plus machines for cutting, mounting, laminating and plotting lettering.