Large format prints are reprints of digital photographs, graphics, or art produced on specially designed wide-format printers. Most printers consider anything over thirty-six inches as a “large format.”

What Art Mediums Are Best For Large Prints?

Advanced large format printers can print on a variety of mediums including:

  • Canvas
  • Acrylic
  • Photo paper
  • Vinyl
  • Metal

The best for a given application depends on your budget, intended use, and personal taste. All of these mediums offer different advantages and aesthetics and will work great in most applications so it’s difficult to to say one is definitively better than the others.

Canvas and metal are the premium options with canvas being the preferred option for the home, whereas metal is used in public spaces. Acrylic, photo paper, and vinyl are more affordable options and can be used for similar applications. Acrylic, vinyl, and metal are considered more durable but for most applications, outside of heavily publically trafficked areas, all of these mediums are a durable option.

What Types Of Printers Are Used To Make Very Large Prints?

The best large format printing is done using cutting-edge inkjet printers. These printers not only accommodate larger sizes but also use advanced inks to render detailed and exact replicas of the original. The inks are specially formulated to provide the perfect color, the right amount of luster, fade resistance, and scratch resistance.

What Are The Most Common Large Format Print Applications?

You can order extra large format prints online for several residential or commercial applications. At ArtisanHD you can order prints anywhere from thirty-six inches in width to over one hundred inches in length. The most common applications include:

  • Posters
  • Vinyl Banners
  • Murals
  • Wallpaper
  • Signage
  • Billboards
  • Wall Hangings
  • Window Art
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