Large format printers are important pieces of equipment for many businesses, photo labs and reprographers of graphics departments Also referred to as wide format printers, these types of printers use rolls of paper whose width is between 17″ to 100 and are perfect for printing pictures, maps, producing posters, banners or tarpaulins and a wide range of other signs in various sizes. Containing an extensive color palette of up to 12 inks which include black, blue, cyan, gray, green, magenta, matte black, photo cyan, photo gray, photo magenta, red and yellow inks, plus a minimum droplet size of four picoliters, these printers are capable of producing more realistic graphics and high-quality images that can sell in museums for thousands of dollars.
In addition to helping companies create large posters for marketing, they are essential to outdoor advertising and also get a great deal of use in theatre departments. Currently, large photo printers are offered by Canon, Epson ( pson Stylus Pro series) and HP (Designjet z6100). Epson’s popularity for high-quality photographic printers has helped to make them one of the main wide format manufacturers. Their sophisticated MicroPiezo TFP print head is capable of creating incredibly precise text and line-art, coupled with amazing photographic quality prints, at speeds practically twice as fast as prior generation models. As their technology advances, they will introduce a new series of printers which will further expand to a wider and new range of professional imaging markets which include architecture, construction, and education.
With the extended color combinations, producing beautiful scenic elements and pictures has become more realistic and has saved businesses considerable time and money, having the ability to print several square feet of material in no time. Printing on cloth, canvas and using fade resistant inks, companies can make their statements loud and clear.
Here are some examples from a company called Trade Show Emporium.