Which Projects are Best for Wide Format Printing?

Which Projects are Best for Wide Format Printing?

Despite what you may have heard, deciding when to use wide format printing is not a difficult process. Some projects, such as label printing or business cards, are obviously not appropriate for oversized printing, while the process is literally tailor made for others. Once the decision has been made, it will be more about the company which handles the job than deciding whether to print it large.

When to Use Wide Format Printing

If you want to print something that is clearly visible from a distance, wide format may be the solution you are looking for. Almost any document could be printed in wide format, but the process is not appropriate for all jobs, and others will require special formatting or resizing prior to going to print. Oversized print jobs can take on many forms, but they are commonly grouped into several types, such as:

  • Posters
  • Banners
  • Signs

Expertise Pays Off

Do not be afraid to ask for assistance. Many commercially available photo and document software packages are not designed for wide format, and a knowledgeable printing company may be your best option for getting the job done right the first time. One example of this would be printing a project that is larger than the predefined margins of the software being used. Another example is printing a long oversized document, and knowing how to divide it into panels for faster, more accurate printing. Like Hart Repro, the best printing companies will have a well-trained staff who can handle any project or advise you on when to use wide format printing.

Resizing Methods Matter

Let your printing company handle resizing your images and documents. Because of the way that resolution and other data is stored, wide format printing may require a little tweaking before the task can go to printer. It is important that the font, colors, and other details of the document are correctly passed to the printer. At Hart Repro, the reason we print using PDF documents is because that method will properly encapsulate all of the formatting properties, giving you a finished product of the highest quality possible.

Hart Repro has been providing high quality printing to NYC customers since the 1920’s, and we would be happy to help understand when to use wide format printing. We use a 64-inch digital printer that is perfect for all of your oversized projects, and our staff has the knowledge to help you in every step of the process, from design to the final printing. To see exactly what we can do for you, please click below to schedule your consultation or call us at 212-704-0556.