Wide Format Printing

PRINT IT BIG!

Our Wide Format division consists of two types of printers; an aqueous 12-color photo printer and a 4ft x 8ft flatbed UV printer. The aqueous printer uses planet friendly, water based inks to produce stunning photo-quality posters up to 42″ wide. The flatbed printer uses non-toxic (VOC free), UV light-cured inks that are applied directly to rigid substrates up to 4ft x 8ft and up to 1.75″ thick. What does that mean? It means we can print directly to rigid substrates such as foam core, aluminum, acrylic and even wood. We also carry a line of recycled and recyclable substrates. By printing direct, recyclable boards stay recyclable.

 

Product Image - Cafe Yumm menu boards

Stickers being plotted

Capabilities

  • Print on rigid substrates up to 4ft x 8ft
  • Print on rigid substrates up to 1.75″ thick
  • Print white
  • Print multiple ink layers
  • Print on clear and non-white materials
  • Contour and kiss cut adhesive vinyls
  • Lamination

Products

  • Photo-quality posters
  • Fabric and canvas prints
  • Recyclable signs and displays
  • Retractable banner stands
  • 100% recyclable banners
  • Fine art prints
  • Stickers and decals
  • Cut vinyl with DIY installation kit
  • Rigid posters and signs
  • Event and way-finding signs
  • Trade show displays

Little cartoon monsters being printed on a flatbed printer

Printed clear acrylic with stand-offs

Sustainability

Our wide format printers use non-toxic, solvent free inks in conjunction with precision spray nozzles. This wastes less ink and retains the recyclable properties of the material being printed on. QSL carries a variety of 100% recyclable materials including a new outdoor banner material made of recycled plastic bottles. Learn how QSL pursues sustainability each and every day.

 

Substrates


Lightweight Foam Core

  • 3/16″ thick
  • 48″ x 96″ printable area
  • white edge

Our economy-grade foam core has a smooth, bright white paper face that reproduces consistent, exceptional color in any light. This substrate is best suited for short-term indoor signs, point-of-purchase displays, and posters. For signs that will be handled often, we recommend our rigid foam core or our 100% recyclable Falcon Board.

 


Rigid Foam Core

  • 3/16″ thick
  • 48″ x 96″ printable area
  • white or black edge

Super smooth, moisture resistant polystyrene face provides extra stability and makes the ink pop! This sturdy but lightweight foam core is great for long-term interior signs, presentation graphics, stand-up displays wall-mounted displays and fine art. These boards are meant to be handled.

 


FalconBoard

  • 1/4″ or 1/2″ thick
  • 48″ x 96″ printable area
  • up to 20% recycled content
  • 100% curbside recyclable

This paper-based, environmentally responsible rigid board is a great alternative to foam core. Our 1/4″ thick boards come in white with a kraft edge (cardboard brown) or you can try out our all kraft boards which look great with white ink! Want to go big? Our 1/2″ thick Falcon board remains rigid at 7 feet tall making it a great option for floor stands.

 


Eco-Display Board

  • 1.2 mm thick
  • 48″ x 96″ printable area
  • 30% pre-consumer recycled material
  • spruce wood pulp sourced from responsibly managed forestry

This is the most sustainable substrate we carry. This all natural wood pulp board uses NO chemicals, bleaches or harmful whitening agents. The printable face is made of 96 white point paper with a matte finish which produces brilliant colors and sharp image quality. Even the glue that holds it together is an all natural starch adhesive. Eco-display board is the perfect option for framed interior signs and POP displays.

 


PVC

  • 3mm and 6mm thick
  • 48″ x 96″ printable area
  • white edge

Lightweight yet rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) with a low gloss matte finish. This material is ideal for restaurants and food retailers because it can be wiped clean with a soapy sponge and it maintains it’s shape and white point in environments where fryers are being used.

 

Roll-to-Roll Media


Like the name suggests, roll media is printable material that comes on a roll. We stock a variety of poster papers, banner material, and adhesive films to accommodate a diverse spectrum of wide format products.

Banner Material

  • 13 oz scrim vinyl (outdoor)
  • 13 oz smooth PET film (indoor, low curl, biodegradable)
  • non-woven PET scaffolding banner (made from recycled bottles and 100% recyclable)
  • woven polyester fabric (indoor)
  • stretchable canvas (indoor, fine art)
  • Low curl rigid film (trade show pop-ups)

Laminates

  • gloss
  • semi-gloss
  • dry erase

Adhesive Films (stickers)

  • printed removable product stickers (low-tac, indoor, removable)
  • printed permanent stickers and decals (outdoor, bumper grade)
  • plotted pre-colored vinyl
  • printed clear film (permanent, indoor, outdoor)
  • printed static cling (indoor – white or clear)

Poster Papers

  • 8 mil or 9 mil thick
  • matte, luster, or gloss finish
  • available in 24″, 36″, and 42″ wide rolls

 

Print it big!

Wide format printing is often a custom endeavor with many variables. Choosing the right materials and processes not only dictates how the product looks but also whether or not it functions properly. When it comes to your brand, don’t guess — get in touch. We’re experts and we’re here to help.