Now available for all marketers, one of the hottest printing applications is wide-format printing. From creating branded window graphics to designing trade show banners, large format or wide-format printing can help you tell a story regarding your brand – and do it in a big way!
If you’re looking for a wide-format printer, consider the imagePROGRAF PRO-6100.
Wide-Format Printing – What Is It?
On various substrates, these printers have the ability to print, including PVC, foamcore, vinyl, chloroplast, and more. The width can be as much as 100 inches or as small as 17 inches. Usually, if a print over 100 inches is available on a printer, it is referred to as Grand or Super Wide format. Rather than individual sheets, rolled substances are used here. Very large-scale promotional materials, large-scale banners, etc., can be produced via the capability of wide-format.
Wide-format printing types include the following:
- Vehicle wraps/fleet graphics
- Window decals
- Magnetic signs
- Tradeshow graphics
- Outdoor/indoor signage… and more
Now let’s take a look at some pointers where display graphics and wide-format designing are concerned.
Based on the lifespan, environment, use, and durability, make sure the right substrate is chosen.
Text and Vectors
Vectors are scalable to any size, so, text and shapes should be created/output as vectors.
Image Resolution for Wide-Format Printing
Before you begin your design, if needed, consult an expert as to the determination of proper resolution. Your viewing distance will have everything to do with image resolution.
Particularly when it comes to moving vehicles, remember, less is more. Don’t create a design overloaded with information.
To manage file size, at 50% the actual size, larger graphics files can be built.
Where, How, When, and by Whom?
Regarding the customer experience, what are you trying to achieve? In what environment will your graphic be utilized? The where, how, when, and by whom of your message needs to be answered.
Keep It Simple
To allow for legibility of your message, make good use of negative space and keep your graphics simple.
To make sure you’re using the appropriate font size, here is a formula you can use for calculation:
- In feet, the viewing distance times 0.034. This will give you (in inches) the height of the text.
- To figure the point size of text, in inches, take the height of the text and multiply it by 72.
You Have 4 Seconds – So Keep It Brief
For anyone’s first glance, that’s the amount of time it usually takes – four seconds. No more time than that is spent on first looks by most people! Keep your copy short so the core message can be focused on.
Introducing the imagePROGRAF PRO-6100
Where educational institutions, offices, retail outlets, and more are concerned, interactive displays are becoming an everyday factor. In the case of interactive products, there have never been more options thanks to rapid technological advances. Users can engage with screens thanks to these interactive boards. Additionally, numerous built-in collaborative solutions are offered including multitouch points.
The imagePROGRAF PRO-6100 is one such interactive board system. In fact, Newline offers a number of options where interactive boards are concerned. Check out the choices by clicking here.
There are also, available for purchase, a number of interactive display accessories for Newline interactive displays.
Shop the imagePROGRAF PRO-6100 at Ameritechnology
At Ameritechnology, we stock a wide range of computers, printers, interactive boards, and also provide a number of services. If the imagePROGRAF PRO-6100 is not appropriate to your needs, inquire as to what a better fit might be. If you have any questions regarding our many products and services, please feel free to contact us today.