Large format printing has been is use for years by businesses across the country to print signs, banners, posters and other larger marketing items to draw attention to their businesses.
Besides its use in business, this form of printing has also been in use for decades by architects to print up plans and blue prints plus educators have used it for printing up visual aids and other educational materials.
Best Paper for Large Format Printing?
Wide format paper typically comes in rolls and these rolls typically cost up to $100 dollars depending on the type of paper you need for the project that you’re working on.
Before choosing paper for your project it’s important to know how and where that project will be used because, there are many types of wide format paper that are excellent for outdoor or indoor use and you will need to choose paper bond paper that either has a matt or photo gloss finish.
Large Format Printing Problems
Image Type – One of the biggest problems that people have with large format printing is choosing the wrong image type for the project that they are working on. It’s always a smart idea to stick with an internationally accepted image type like Tiff or .JPG plus use widely recognized graphic design programs to create your image instead of graphic design programs that nobody has heard of.
Loading – Always take your time to load the wide format paper because, this will save you a lot of trouble the hassle of having to stop your project because, and your paper was loaded wrong or miss-fed into the machine.
Hard Drive Space – Large format images can take up to 5 GB of space on any computer’s hard drive so it’s always best to keep plenty of space available where your printer’s driver is spooling data.