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  • which vinyl can i use for large format prints?

    Posted by payads on August 30, 2004 at 3:29 pm

    Hi looking 4 some pointers (?)
    got acouple of large format prints to do 4 customer 5metres*3meters, full colour. these are to be long term in situ
    any advise.
    also similar job but life upto 6 months (possibly 3 months) again full colour 2.4*1.5 meters.

    Any advise welcome on product suitability, and average cost per sq meter would be great as I use an edge normally but will get someone to print for me.


    payads replied 19 years, 9 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • John Childs

    August 30, 2004 at 4:10 pm


    Take a look at

    In the quotes section it gives you various choices of production method, materials and their suitability.

    Make your choices, enter your sizes and it will give you a quote.

  • Robert Lambie

    August 30, 2004 at 7:14 pm

    for a trade printer i would say its down to the resolution you want & vinyl type/performance. some large format printers have low resolution & look crap up close. e.g. “” £17 a square metre (price includes vinyl) from them is good but only if your prints are large and are being viewed from a minimum of 10-15 feet away.
    there are a good few trade suppliers on the go with similar prices, but remember and take that into account.
    if the prints are onto large flat panels then any decent make of vinyl will do, if you want to increase the prints life to the max i would advise to have it lamintated.
    if speaking to people like racoon, explain exactly what you want from your image. where its going, for how long, will it be veiwed up close as people walk by or from afar? im sure they will cator your needs.
    at the end of the day, your prints maybe much more than £17 but you will get what your after.
    on the other hand if this is for something like a vinyl image up on the side of a building or carpark etc then the £17 prints will do just dandy. 😉

  • payads

    August 31, 2004 at 7:18 am

    thanks for the info john and rob,
    confident the supplier will be happy with the finished job, now that I have the correct info.

    Ta Frank.

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