Discover the World of Wide Format Printing
When it comes to specialized printing services, Universal Graphics is at the forefront. We have been working with local businesses for years and helping them promote through quality printing materials. Our printing press offers oversized or wide format printing for a variety of projects. When businesses need to display their message in a larger format but don’t want to lose the image quality and color richness, our specialty printers offer the perfect solution.
Wide format refers to a printer that can print on large sheets or rolls of material. Typically a wide format is anything from 18 to 100 inches. The innovation began in the late 1990s. Since then, large format printing has made incredible strides with new technology and machinery able to print highly detailed and quality prints. Initial models of wide format printers like the Iris Graphics Model 3047 were expensive and difficult to maintain and service. The prints also fell short in terms of durability, as they tended to fade quickly.
How It All Began
One of the first people to spearhead this printing revolution in the 90s was the famous rock musician Graham Nash from the band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. We can thank his efforts to print high definition replicas of his photographs, which all started the process. This time brought new innovations to the machinery that handled large format printing.
Pretty soon, big printer companies like Epson and Hewlett Packard were discovering the value and demand for high-quality printing to showcase images, photography, and more. One of the most exciting aspects of this new innovative printing machine was the shift to pigmented inks and the longer shelf life of the pictures.
About Our Top-of-the-line Equipment
Universal Graphics is equipped with the right machinery to ensure high-quality and beautiful printing. We use a 60’ Cannon printer for our large photo prints and indoor graphics and a 54” Mimaki UV printer for outdoor graphics. Our new UCJV 300-130 wide format printer gets the job done with unmatched color quality, precision, speed, and reliability. Whether you are printing posters or large banners, this machine guarantees that your graphics and designs look crisp and professional.
How Universal Graphics Can Help
Universal Graphics is here to assist you with a custom design. Large format printing requires attention to detail and powerful graphics that represent your company and its mission. There are many things to consider when working on a larger scale project. Some of these include:
- Where will this be displayed?
- What material is best?
- Should you go with black & white or color?
These considerations will help finalize some of the specifications before we go to print. If the product is going to be displayed outside, then you want to choose a material that can withstand any weather such as vinyl, which can protect your picture from the elements.
Wide Format is Ideal For Numerous Occasions and Events
Wide format printing is perfect for:
- Business meetings
- Data displays
- Storefront specials
- Special events
- Construction and architectural blueprints
- Blowout sales or grand opening signs
This type of printing can be very convenient for short-run projects such as signage at a special event, showcasing small businesses, plays, organizations, etc. It’s a rather economical choice that offers a variety of possibilities.
Additionally, wide format printing guarantees the following:
- High-quality images
- Rich color or black and white
- Scalable reliability
- Fast and efficient service
Why Choose Universal Graphics?
Wide format printing, like every other aspect of the printing industry, is constantly changing. There are always new methods, materials, and equipment to learn and master. All of the staff here at Universal Graphics is well-trained and knowledgeable about the different processes and machinery.
In addition to our expansive and far-reaching experience, Universal Graphics takes great pride in serving our customers individually, catering to their specific needs and objectives. Our overall mission is not only to help you succeed in your endeavors, whether it be a business meeting, banner display, or artistic pursuit but in providing you with excellent quality prints and a positive print shop experience.
We want to help you bring your project to life through our specialized printing equipment and capabilities. Universal Graphic artists can help you finalize your design and ensure everything will look great when it goes on paper.
Give Us A Call Today!
Contact us today for more information on our large format printing services. If you’re looking to print a large format image, banner, or any other item, our team will deliver high-quality and professional prints. Call us at 915-591-8943 or come by our print shop located at 1217 Barranca, Suite B, El Paso, Texas 79935.