Large-Format Printing Technology


Large-Format Printing Technology



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Roll-Fed Printers

Many large-format printers print on large rolls of paper that are fed through rollers. The printed material is then cut and trimmed to the desired dimensions. These printers can print on many types of paper. Depending on project specifications, the printer operator might affix the printed material to another material, such as a foam board. Although the rolls are limited in width, they can print images of just about any length.

A disadvantage of this type of large format digital printing is that printing can take a while. The rolls are often unwieldy, and the finishing process (trimming, affixing to a board, and laminating, if necessary) adds time and labor costs to the project.

Aqueous Inkjet Printing

Roll-fed printers usually rely on inkjet printing, a method similar to that used in many home printers. The ink is sprayed on the paper wet, meaning that it needs time to dry. Handling the material while it is still wet could smudge it.

 

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Flatbed Printers

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Flatbed printers can print directly onto a flat surface. Flatbed printing is advantageous because it is generally faster and requires less finishing work. By printing directly onto a board, for example, the process eliminates the steps of trimming and affixing the material to the board. This method can speed up the project and eliminate some labor costs. The substrate for printing does not have to go through rollers, so a flatbed printer can print on a variety of materials such as plastic or foam board.

UV Printing

UV printing is a printing technology often used for flatbed printing. In UV printing, wet ink is sprayed onto a material and immediately exposed to UV light. The light dries the ink instantly, fixing the image in place. UV curable dyes are ideal for high-speed printing.


Dye Sublimation

Some large-format printers use a process called dye sublimation, which uses heat to transfer graphics or text onto a variety of materials.

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Printing Software

Even with high-quality large-format digital printing hardware, your printing won’t look right unless the digital image has high resolution and the image is correctly transmitted to the printer. If the wrong software is used, or if the image is stretched, enlarged, or manipulated in any other way, the changes could distort the image, resulting in a low-quality digital print with unnatural artifacts.

 

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What Can You Print With Large-

Format Printing?

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Labels

Instead of printing small batches of labels with a desktop printer, use large-format printing for high-volume production of shipping labels and more.

Graphics

Produce high-quality graphical images for engaging and informative posters and exhibits.

Banners

The nearly limitless length of roll-fed printing is perfect for large banners.

Posters

One of the most popular applications of large-format printing is posters, whether on foam backing for display on stands or on heavy paper for rolled-up storage.

Signs

Advertise your business, ensure compliance in the workplace, protect your property, and more with crisp, readable signage.

Retail Displays

Draw in customers with vivid graphics on a variety of media. Stand out in the dark with captivating backlit displays.

Exhibits

Whether in the schoolroom, the courthouse, or the boardroom, present information clearly with multimedia exhibits.

Large-Canvas Printing

Blueprints, technical specifications, and enlarged photos are often hard to print using a standard printer with a limited print width.

Large-Format Prints

Blueprints, technical specifications, and enlarged photos are often hard to print using a standard printer with a limited print width..


Advantages of Wide-Format Digital

Printing

Advantages of Digital Printing

Wide-format printing allows large-scale production on a wide range of media, adding speed, versatility, and efficiency to your print projects.

 

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What Makes KDM Different From

Other Large-Format Printers?

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KDM DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS

KDM uses the latest technology in large-format printing to create high-quality graphics. We go beyond the mechanics of large-format digital printing to provide unmatched customer service and innovative solutions for your organization.


Choosing KDM For Large Format

Printing Solutions

CHOOSE KDM PRINTING SOLUTIONS

KDM has the hardware and software know-how to create stunning digital prints and efficient high-volume printed materials. We’re more than just a printing company. We’re a full-service supply chain partner, ready to help you manage your printing and signage needs.

Find out more about our cutting-edge digital printing solutions. Call (513) 769-3500 for a consultation.

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