The Big Print Blog

Okay so as a team of ink and paper obsessed printers we might not be the most exciting bunch at the party, but talking shop every now and again can be fun (honest)! So when we feel inclined we’ll come here to rattle on. It will save someone’s ears the pleasure and you never know, our tips and rants may even help someone somewhere?

Waterproof Posters – What Are The Options?

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Banners & Outdoor Advertising, Large format printing blog, OOH - Out Of Home Advertising | 0 comments

Waterproof Posters – What Are The Options?

There are lots of reason’s customers need posters that are a bit more resilient to their surroundings. And being waterproof, or liquid proof is a feature that we’re asked for time and time again. For use on petrol forecourts, to busy area’s it is always an advantage not to have to replace your print just because it got damp or something was spilled on it. Waterproof Poster Printing Methods With weather likes we have in the UK, it’s no surprise that clients are often looking to make their posters stand up to the...

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Magnetic Wall Map – Case study

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Artwork & Design for Print, Large format printing blog, map printing | 0 comments

Traditionally the only¬†map printing¬†we were involved with was for folded maps such as the orienteering maps, road maps, cycling maps, etc… However, in recent years, our clients have asked us to do much more in regard to map printing, for use in office environments including magnetic wall maps for example. Magnetic Wall Map Printing There are lots of uses for a custom printed magnetic wall in commercial environments or maybe even at home? On one particular occasion we were contacted by Britannia Maritime Security as they needed a 2m x 3m...

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Outdoor posters – Litho & digital print

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Banners & Outdoor Advertising, Large format printing blog, OOH - Out Of Home Advertising | 0 comments

Outdoor posters – Litho & digital print

Outdoor posters can be printed on plastic such as PVC to make the weatherproof, encapsulated paper or blue back paper for pasting to hoardings.

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Vector vs Raster graphics for large format print

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Artwork & Design for Print | 0 comments

Vector vs Raster graphics for large format print

Designers and reprographic operators often prepare files in very different ways. Sometimes when artwork is created it is done so with a particular use in mind. For example a logo maybe created for a website but later on the client wants to use that logo for his printed brochure and posters printing. If the logo was not created in the right format initially this could cause problems with the quality of the printed graphic. The preferred format for an design that will be enlarged at a later date such as logo’s or illustrations is vector...

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Adverts on the Aisle – Shelf Strips, Wobblers and Danglers

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in POS Printing blog | 2 comments

Adverts on the Aisle – Shelf Strips, Wobblers and Danglers

Shelf wobblers are one of the best eye catchers for promoting products on the shopping aisle.

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Advice On Planning Your Billboard Advertising Campaign

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in OOH - Out Of Home Advertising | 0 comments

Advice On Planning Your Billboard Advertising Campaign

Billboard advertising is one of the oldest and most successful forms of marketing around the world.While it seems fairly simple, a billboard advertising campaign requires a lot of thinking and planning in order to achieve the desired effect. There are a number of important factors you must address when planning your campaign in order to get the highest level of exposure possible for your money. Planning and Choosing Locations For Your Billboards Where your billboard ad will be placed is key to your success. For brand building, you should use...

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What Is Blue Back Poster Paper Used For?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in OOH - Out Of Home Advertising | 0 comments

What Is Blue Back Poster Paper Used For?

What is blue back poster paper and where is it used? We use blue back poster paper for billboard and fly posters to avoid show through when pasting over the top of old placements. If we used standard white back paper there is a risk of show through from the older images underneath…..

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Are You Looking For A0 Poster Printing?

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Large format printing blog | 1 comment

Are You Looking For A0 Poster Printing?

Litho printing, digital printing and silk screen printing for A0 posters. How do you know which printing process to choose for your A0 posters? Well here’s a guide to explain the difference between Litho A0 posters, digital A0 posters and Silk screen A0 poster printing…

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Large Wall Map Printing

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Large format printing blog | 0 comments

Large Wall Map Printing

Wall maps can be useful to many businesses. Couriers, Estate Agents, Shipping Companies are just some of the industries that have asked us to produce large bespoke maps for their office walls.

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Large Format Printing – A Diverse But Niche Print Sector

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Artwork & Design for Print, Large format printing blog | 0 comments

Large Format Printing – A Diverse But Niche Print Sector

How many words can be used to sum up your business, service or product range? Try to list them on a piece of paper and you’ll probably find the list is endless. I was quote surprised this week when I set myself the task of listing the keywords for our core offering.

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