Applications and Uses of Wide Format Printers

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Wide Format Printer Uses


Wide format printers have been a part of the printing industry for a long time. But where they were typically used for architectural or engineering documents, like blueprints, they are now being used in more innovative printing markets. With ever-improving print quality and technology, businesses are able to use their wide format printers in a variety of creative ways. Bold and unique print advertising along with increased usability is expanding the demand for wide format printers into many markets.

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Creative and production printing have such flexibility in their creativity due to the materials now used in printing.

Wide format printers use 2 types of printing materials:

  1. Rolled substrates such as paper, flexible plastic, vinyl, canvas, and textiles.
  2. Sheet-fed or rigid substrates, which include thick plastic, board, glass, wood, metal, 3D surfaces like balls, laptop computers, aluminum and aluminum composites, imitation metallic, foam core or foam boards, magnetic materials.

With both rolled and sheet-fed substrates, creative printing abounds. But the most popular requests for printed material come in these forms:

  • Signs, posters, banners
  • Window displays
  • D├ęcor–indoor wall graphics, floor graphics, custom printed draperies, etc.
  • Point of sale/point of purchase displays
  • Trade show displays
  • Presentation graphics
  • Vehicle graphics
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Could a wide format printer be right for your business? Read: 5 Factors to Consider Before Buying a Wide Format Printer.
If you want to learn more about large format printers, check out our Wide Format Printer Buyer’s Guide.

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