Printing on flexible media

We have already discussed what large format printing is, but what materials can we print on?

Today we will talk about flexible supports. Basically, they are all those that are presented in a coil. The widths can vary from 105 centimetres to 320 centimetres, with a wide variety depending on the type of material. For example, a vinyl is not produced in a width of more than 160 centimetres because of the difficulty in fixing it afterwards, while a canvas for facades does not usually have a reel width of less than 200 centimetres.

What are the most common flexible media or materials to print on?

  • Vinyls: are media that are printed on one side and have adhesive on the back. They are typically used for billboards, vehicle lettering, wall coverings, etc.
  • Papers: we all know them, for posters, short term advertising, interior decoration, etc.
  • Frontlit tarpaulins: a flexible material without adhesive widely used for photocalls.
  • Double-sided tarpaulins: these are printed on both sides and are basically used to make banners for outdoor advertising on lampposts.
  • Micro-perforated tarpaulins: lighter than the previous ones and with holes that minimise the sail effect on the graphics that cover the facades of buildings.
  • Canvases: to make reproductions of paintings or print our files on them.
  • Duratrans: a type of acetate widely used in indoor light box graphics.
  • Textiles: a wide range of substrates for printing fabrics, light box graphics, tablecloths, etc.
  • Vinyl carpets: to make carpet reproductions or print creativities for kitchens, children’s rooms, corporate offices and even children’s playgrounds.

These are just a few examples of the many substrates on which we can act to help you select the best option for your idea.

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