Format Printing with no lamination.
can you print outdoor signs that withstand rain and sun with
There are several options, one is buy the Arizona
piezo-electric inkjet printer using 3M inks which prints
directly on 3M vinyl films. This means there is no transfer
needed; you print right on the vinyl. If you use the appropriate
inks and media from 3M they provide a three year outdoor warranty
(two years if you are out in the desert).
matter what printer you use, and whose inks, if you intend
to do commercial production of prints for outdoor use eventually
you will utilize 3M media, inks, or lamination material.
most print shops don't have the capital to buy an expensive
solvent ink printer, what options do are available? All
year FLAAR will be checking out all the printers for
signs. This evaluation will continue the entire year. Reports
on results from last year's scrutiny of printers at all
trade shows are available in the FLAAR reports listed below.
to your sign printer questions
Hellmuth's thematic reports on large format printers
of large format printers most appropriate for signs,
posters, banners including POP, for outdoor use:
electrostativ and solvent ink
|for dye sublimation heat transfer onto T-shirts, other
textiles, metal, wood, plastic, ceramics, metal and
other treated surfaces
and inks for signs, posters, banners (for all inkjet
printers, piezo as well as thermal inkjets)
help, list of the best RIPs; hints for what accessories
you need; list of where you can get books and training
on digital imaging color.
you can ask for one thematic report and two trade show
reports at no cost
do NOT cover: repairs, software headaches, obsolete
equipment, color matching or problems caused by prior
we can't save you from negligence, lack of common sense
and failure to read the instruction book, we can at
least prepare you for the reality of digital imaging.
We want to help you enjoy this experience and save you
from the typical common mistakes of first time buyers.
of the ads are so misleading that even pros are lured
to buy these printers. So no matter what your experience
level, you will find these reports informative. They
are written in a humorous style: how else can you review
reports are appropriate for beginners, intermediate,
as well as graphics professional level
Most recently updated August 02, 2001.