Using our Agfa high definition printers, with the very latest piezo-electric inkjet technology, we are able to produce Big Images of exceptionally high definition at 720dpi, up to 1524mm (60 inches) wide.Dye Based Inks for Indoor use
These Big Image posters are printed using Dye based Inks. Dye based inks produce extremely vibrant colours and are very economically priced. It should be noted that Dye Ink posters will fade if exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods. Used internally their life is virtually unlimited.Solvent based Inks for Outdoor use
External use Big Image posters are printed using Solvent based Inks. Solvent inks are guaranteed stable against UV light exposure for up to three years. In practice the durability may be expected to be in excess of this.Solvent based inks are completely waterproof and can be printed directly on to a number of non-porous stocks.Materials
We offer a range of materials, some are suitable for either Dye or Solvent inks and some are suitable for both.
180 gm Photorealistic Matt Paper (Dye and Solvent)
180 gm Gloss Paper (Dye and Solvent)
180 gm Silk Paper (Dye and Solvent)
Wet Strength Paper, suitable for Bill boards (Solvent)
'Peelezee' Adhesive Opaque Film (Solvent)
Backlit Film for use in lightboxes (Dye and Solvent)
PSV Pressure Sensitive Vinyl - Vehicle Graphics (Solvent)
Reinforced Banner Vinyl(Solvent) Cling Film (Dye)
Treviera Polycloth (Dye and Solvent)
We are also able to supply pop-up display stands, roller displays etc.
Please ask for a quote if your specific Big Image requirement is not covered.
We are able to offer a number of finishing options for our Big Images. The range of options is detailed in the table above. Please note if a finishing option is greyed out then it is not available for the size of card selected.Lamination
Double sided lamination using 43 micron plastic film is standard on our 180gm Photorealistic Matt paper. This protects the surface and makes the print less vulnerable to scratching. Lamination is not offered on 180gm Photograde Silk or 180gm Photograde Gloss. These materials have a surface effect in their own right which is completely masked by lamination.Encapsulation
Encapsulation is similar to lamination except that the plastic extends beyond the edges of the poster and seals together. This makes the poster effectively waterproof and extremely durable. Encapsulation is available in three grades: 43 micron, 125 micron and 250 micron per side. Whilst encapsulation is offered on 180gm Photograde Silk and 180gm Photograde Gloss we would recommend using 180gm Photorealistic paper if encapsulation is required since it offers cost savings over the other materials and the end result is close to indistinguishable.Mounting
Mounting posters on to 10mm Centafoam makes a rigid display which looks particularly appealing and is ideal for use in exhibitions and presentations.
NB: The cost of packing large Foam mounted boards to make them safely transportable can be considerable. Please check at the time of ordering.Roping and Eyeletting
Banners on Banner Vinyl can be eyeletted and roped to allow for external hanging against a building or fence or across a street. The edges are folded and bonded to make double thickness prior to eyeletting for maximum durability.