What is a large format printing?
Generally, large format printing refers to such computer-controlled printing formats that ranges between 18 inches to 100 inches. These types of prints are used mostly for printing stuffs like; banners, schematics, posters, graphics, wallpapers, vehicle wraps, construction and architectural diagrams or any type of large format artworks.
How does large format printers work?
The large format printers are designed to work in a computer-controlled interface which monitors the spray of ink with the help of ink nozzles attached into it over a roll of printing media which is fed incrementally into the printing board of the printer. This type of printers does not use sheets which produce low quality results like in screen-printing. Instead they used an inkjet or a toner based medium to print images.
What are the variants of such type of printer?
According to the type of ink transfer process, that these printers employ. The printers are categorized into certain types such as; Solvent-based, in which the ink is not aqueous-based and generally contain glycol ether esters or glycol esters. The prints are generally waterproof and are best for use in Foam Board and PVC. Aqueous-based, in which the ink is water-based. It used two flavors, dye and pigment to produce the colors in an image and are mostly used in canvasses and banners with coated surface to hold the ink. Plotter technology in which pens are involved to draw the image on the print medium. This is used mostly for CAD drawings.