Printing plays a very important role in the day today live of both business and the localÂ community. The function of commercial printers is to take art work and transfer it onto an appropriate medium such as paper, PVC, fabric or canvas to create a professional looking product.
Most of the UK’s leading printing suppliers offer high quality digital printing for both commercial and domestic applications. Among the range of printing service offered are office stationery, personal stationery, invitations and large format printing such as banners, posters, signage, canvas and photo prints. Some specialist printing firms are also able to offer extra wide printing services for large scale external applications such as advertising billboards, hoardings and building wraps.
Wide choice of substrate materials
Printing services are available on a wide range of materials such as photo printing canvas, PVC, acrylic, self adhesive vinyl, card, board, mesh, fabric and paper including special finishes.
Printing services for businesses include the provision of:
â€¢ Office stationery such as letterhead paper and business cards
â€¢ Brochures, pamphlets, annual reports and other corporate literature
â€¢ Posters and signs for communicating information on site to staff and visitors
â€¢ Marketing and publicity material including banners and exhibition stand graphics
Commercial printers provide a complete range of printing for all commercial needs including full colour printing, large format printing and signage. Many have experience of working with certain sectors, such as retail, events, photography and advertising, and are well aware of their specialised needs and time constraints. Printing for the commercial sector include:
SIGNAGE- This can be supplied for many applications such as architectural signage, illuminated signage and directional signage. Signs can be printed directly onto metal or cardboard. Alternatively they can be done on heavy duty PVC or laminated paper.
RETAIL GRAPHICS – This covers everything required by shops and department stores including window displays, mounted posters, Point of Purchase and Point of Sale displays on paper, self adhesive vinyl, PVC, textile or acrylic.
ADVERTISING & PUBLICITY MATERIAL – Printers who specialise in this sector must be able to offer fast turnaround and customisation for display posters, banners, indoor and outdoor displays.
EXTRA WIDE GRAPHICS – Printers with wide format printing capability are able to offer mesh print, blue black paper and PVC banners for large scale long lasting outdoor applications including advertising billboards, construction hoardings and building wraps for on-site promotions.
EVENTS GRAPHICS – Printing services supplies for the conference and exhibition industries cover exhibition stand graphics, vinyl banners, wall mounted displays, posters, stage backdrops and venue signage.
FLOOR GRAPHICS – These include directional floor decals to direct people to certain locations on site and advertising graphics to create brand awareness in corporate environments. Floor graphics are printed on high quality anti-slip durable vinyl which lasts up to ten years. They can be used in heavy traffic areas such as hospitals, offices and shopping malls.
Printing services for the creative sector
Digital photo printing, acrylic printing and canvas printing services are ideal for displaying high quality original artwork for the creative sector. Printing services for artists, interior designers, photographers and galleries supply full colour or black and white canvas prints, stretched on wooden frames or left unstretched. Creative printing services also include high definition photo prints on matt or glossy high grade photographic paper or high gloss acrylic.
Printing services for individuals
Many small firms who offer printing services to the local community happy to quote for one-off custom projects and small runs. The general public can take advantage of such services for poster printing and cheap canvas prints to create individual wall art for their homes or offices and original personal gifts that will be treasured for many years. Other printing services offered for local communities include invitations for weddings and parties, decorative banners and posters to publicise local events such as school fetes, charity fundraising events and concerts.
Small local printers are often happy to assist customers and make sure that the process of transforming their personal photos into original works of art is simple and straightforward. As part of their printing services some provide guides on choosing image files and an easy-to-use online facility for uploading images.
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