As we discussed in our previous blog, we are starting to get more familiar with some of theÂ printing terms most commonly used in the industry. Letâ€™s keep going! In this article, weÂ are going to know more about the terms like large format, ink types, dye-sublimation andÂ paper types.
Basically, these are big industrial printers known as wide format. We can see the bannersÂ posts etc. which are used by large format printing. Large format printing typically use theÂ same technology as desktop printers, but are bigger and more reliable. The printed imagesÂ are sharp and readable that is designed to be viewed from a distance.
The commonly used inks are solid inks, solvent inks, pigment inks and dye inks etc. SolidÂ ink is a brick of color used to print. It can be great for printing vibrant color. Usually Ink isÂ supplied in solid form and it is melted into a wax before printing.Â Pigment ink is used toÂ maintain the color properties. Solvent inks are dye-based inks which enhance the UVÂ stability for printing on fabric, vinyl and canvas.
Dye â€“ Sublimation
It is an alternative method used for fabric printing and in other applications. Images can beÂ print directly onto fabric and with a heat press it can fixed into the fabric.
It is an odd name for a book binding process that places wire staples through sheets ofÂ paper but in the printing industry stapling is commonly called Stitching.Â The saddleÂ stitching is commonly used in booklets, newsletters, wall calendars, thinner magazines andÂ catalogues.
To be continuedâ€¦..