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Sunday, 25 October 2020

Large Format Printing

Large Format Printing refers to printed material that is larger than most digital copiers or printing presses can produce. Also referred to as grand format or wide format, the process involves specialty production machines that can produce custom images printed directly onto a variety of materials. At American Printing & Copying, we print on a wide variety of substrates using UV curable inks to create a lasting impression.  

 

 

 

Automotive Vinyl

For more permanent advertising, our automotive vinyl is an excellent way to turn your vehicle into a rolling billboard.  Intense, latex inks can print your designs in full color, then adhere to your car like a second skin.  Car wraps give you all of the benefits of a custom paint job, but with all the added benefits of computer design.  The material itself is designed to be thin and flexible, allowing it to contour to the curves of your vehicle and cling to it without bubbles or gaps.  The material is also removable, so when it comes time to change things up, it can be peeled off and discarded without ruining your paint.

Automotive vinyl was created for vehicle wraps, but has a wide range of applications, wherever a flexible, long lasting vinyl sticker is needed.  Excellent for decals that will get applied onto curved surfaces (helmets, bumpers, etc) die to it’s flexibility and air-egress bubble elimination technology.  It is long lasting, weather and fade resistant and is the perfect substrate for vibrant colors.

Banners

Our durable, full color banners are suitable for indoor and outdoor use.  The 13 oz vinyl banner material is waterproof, tear proof and fade resistant.  The edges are hemmed to add strength, and grommets (in your choice of black, brass or silver) are placed every 2 feet along the edges so that there are plenty of anchor points.  Reinforced corners, wind slits and pole pockets are available for your specific application.  We always print in high resolution to preserve quality and produce vivid colors.  Our banners can be printed single sided, at any size up to 10 feet by 160 feet!

 

Our banners are an inexpensive option for large format messaging. Great for walls, fences or buildings, 13 oz banners will provide thequality, durability and function that you need at an accessible price point. Get your message out there quickly in full color with your custom banner!

 

The 13 oz vinyl banner material is waterproof, tear proof and fade resistant.  The edges are hemmed to add strength, and grommets (in your choice of black, brass or silver) are placed every 2 feet along the edges so that there are plenty of anchor points.  Reinforced corners, wind slits and pole pockets are available for your specific application.  We always print in high resolution to preserve quality and produce vivid colors.  Our banners can be printed single sided, at any size up to 10 feet by 160 feet!  13 oz banners will provide the quality, durability and function that you need at an accessible price point.

 

Mesh Banner material is a compact lattice of fibers, secured with a printable coating.  This material was designed to allow air to move through the banner, rather than having to force it’s way around it (which can damage and stress the hems and grommets).  This material is most useful on fences, or in areas where high winds are expected.  Because of it’s structure, Mesh Banners are lightweight and partially see-through, allowing them to shade, but not obstruct direct or reflected light.  This is all done without sacrificing longevity and durability.  Mesh banners will resist the fading effects of the UV rays from the sun, and keep your message loud and proud for years.

Banner Stands

Banner Stands are a quick and easy way to deploy your messaging on location.  They are free standing, requiring only a modest footprint of floor space, and collapse down to an easy to carry weighted stand that protects the print during transport.  Banner stands are simple to use, take up very little space and give you a command of your space at events.  Your design is printed onto vinyl banner material in high resolution and then installed into the banner stand.  It will be ready to deploy when and where you need it, and stores easily when you don’t.  Banner stands are useful for informative purposes, where you can put a lot of text and graphics, or just to display your logo and company colors and add flair to your booth or table.

Canvas

Canvas prints add a natural texture to any environment they are put in.  We print onto actual canvas, and can staple the print into a wooden frame, suitable to be hung on the wall or displayed in an easel.  You can even place the frame into your own decorative frame to give it a distinct look.  Because they are printed with latex inks, the colors will stay rich and vibrant for years of indoor use.  The printing process itself allows for crisp, high resolution graphics to go directly onto the canvas, without being distorted by the canvas fibers.

Flags

Dye sublimated polyester is tough and scratch resistant, able to safely be washed and used again and again.  Your design is printed into the fibers permanently, then trimmed and stitched to fit into a variety of feather or pole flag configurations.  With a variety of shapes and hardware available, we can find the right flag for you.  All flags are 100% polyester and wrinkle free and are suitable for outdoor or indoor usage.    

Choose a flag for an eye catching way to advertise your message by using the wind to draw the eyes of your audience.  Available hardware options include a ground stake, a square base or a cross base with a water bag to weigh it down.  Let us know what your application is and we will help pair you with the right flag and hardware for your event or location.

Floor Graphics

Our FloorAppeal vinyl is perfect for temporary, semi permanent or permanent floor graphics. The adhesive is specifically tailored for the surface it will be applied to and won’t leave sticky residue on your carpets or tile floors. Vinyl floor graphics install with little preparation and are easy to remove.  The material itself has a non-skid surface that not only protects the design, but also prevents slips and falls.  Laminated with a heavy duty protective layer, FloorAppeal can take the punishment of high pedestrian foot traffic, and still make your message look good.

Magnets

Our 30mil magnetic media is perfect for easy auto installation; simply lay it on any metal surface and you’ve just increased your brand visibility and information.  Company vehicles can now be rolling billboards, sharing your contact information with everyone around them.  If properly affixed, our magnets grip hard in all weather conditions, and will hold tight in city and highway traffic.  Remove, reposition and replace these magnets at will, without any damage to your paint, or any residue.  Auto magnets also allow you to transition your vehicles from business to personal quickly.

Posters

Posters can be printed on a variety of materials from standard photo paper to rigid substrates for indoor or outdoor usage.

High quality 8.1 mil poster paper with a satin finish is a full bodied material with a bright white finish that will make your colors pop.  Poster paper has a smooth finish that retains the resolution of your files to give you the highest quality images possible.  Surprisingly durable, our poster paper is rated for both indoor and outdoor use, and will resist bleaching from exposure to UV rays.  Our posters are printed with latex ink, single sided at any size up to 54” x 96”.  Economical, lightweight and compact, poster paper is an excellent way to showcase your high resolution graphics in brilliant full color.

Foam core is an excellent option for an indoor, semi-permanent, rigid backed display.  The material is 3/16” thick, consisting of two layers of posterboard, sandwiching a layer of rigid foam.  The material is extremely lightweight and will stand up easily under its own weight without drooping or collapsing.  Foam core delivers a big wow, with the printable surface retaining the resolution of your files, all at an affordable price point.  Whether foam core is leaned against an easel, taped to a wall or held by a person, it is a great way to showcase your artwork.

Real Estate Signs

We offer custom printed real estate signs and frames with or without riders. Real estate signs can be paired with corrugated plastic signage for temporary usage or with aluminum  for long lasting advertising or repeated usage. Print one or two sides and choose from a variety of frames and sizes.

Signs

Sign options are wide ranging depending on your specified usage. From single usage event signage or yard signs to backlit acrylic with your logo, American Printing & Copying can provide a product that suits your needs. 

 

Foamcore is an excellent option for an indoor, semi-permanent, rigid backed display.  The material is 3/16” thick, consisting of two layers of posterboard, sandwiching a layer of rigid foam.  The material is extremely lightweight and will stand up easily under its own weight without drooping or collapsing.  Foamcore delivers a big wow, with the printable surface retaining the resolution of your files, all at an inexpensive price point.  Whether foam core is leaned against an easel, taped to a wall or held by a person, Foam core is a great way to advertise or promote.

 

Foam PVC is made from one of the world’s most widely used plastics. It is versatile, resilient and tough.  Displays made out of Foam PVC are suitable for outdoor or long term indoor use.  Fade resistant, waterproof and sturdy, Foam PVC is excellent for maps, advertisements, infographics and decoration.  This material can be routed into any shape you need, opening up tremendous applications for interior design and eye catching displays.  

 

Clear Acrylic is a dense plastic product that is lighter than glass and more impact resistant, yet still lets 93% of visible light through it.  As a print medium, clear acrylic is useful for dynamic, eye catching signage - large and small.  Clear acrylic can be printed on and installed in front of light sources to create vibrant, glowing media pieces.  They can be drilled to hang from ceilings, installed with stand offs to give a floating effect and can be laid on top of other media to shield it from the elements.

 

Canvas prints add a natural texture to any environment they are put in.  We print onto actual canvas, and can staple the print into a wooden frame, suitable to be hung on the wall or displayed on an easel.  You can even place the frame into your own decorative frame to give it a distinct look.  Because they are printed with latex inks, the colors will stay rich and vibrant for years of indoor use.  The printing process itself allows for crisp, high resolution graphics to go directly onto the canvas without being distorted by the canvas fibers.

 

Table Covers

Table throws are the perfect way to set yourself apart at trade shows and conventions and establish your brand.  Printed with dye sublimation into 100% polyester cloth, our tablecloths are easy to place and just as easy to fold back up.  They resist stains and are can be machine washed if they get dirty.  Table covers can be printed in full color leaving the possibilities wide open to create your own unique look for your 6 foot or 8 foot table.  

Also available are table runners: a strip of printed polyester that can be paired with a generic tablecloth to give your display table some class and branding at your events. 

Trade Show Displays

Events, conventions, festivals and conferences are all excellent opportunities to raise awareness of your brand and services, and experienced event planners know that making a good first impression is half the battle.  Establishing a professional image and “looking the look” conveys your competence and reliability to your customers just as much -or even more than- the actual work you do.  These days, you need to sell customers on your brand first and then prove that they made the right choice through your service.  So, when you go to an event to interface with the public, it is crucial that you put your best foot forward.

 

We have a number of products that help your business stand out, and project the professionalism and expertise that you are offering to your customers.  Your logo, your colors and clean design will make an impression on potential customers.  

 

Table throws are the perfect way to set yourself apart at trade shows and conventions and establish your brand.  Printed with dye sublimation into 100% polyester cloth, our tablecloths are easy to place and just as easy to fold back up.  They resist stains and are can be thrown in a washing machine if they ever get dusty.  Table covers can be printed in full color, so the possibilities are wide open to create your own unique look for your 6 foot or 8 foot table.  

 

Also available are table runners: a strip of printed polyester that can be paired with a generic tablecloth to give your display table some class and branding at your events.

 

Banner Stands are a quick and easy way to deploy your messaging on location.  They are free standing, requiring only a modest footprint of floor space, and collapse down to an easy to carry weighted stand that protects the print during transport.  Banner stands are simple to use, take up very little space and give you a command of your space at events.  Your design is printed onto vinyl banner material in high resolution and then installed into the banner stand.  It will be ready to deploy when and where you need it, and stores easily when you don’t.  Banner stands are useful for informative purposes, where you can put a lot of text and graphics, or just to display your logo and company colors and add flair to your booth or table.

 

Tension Fabric Displays are printed using a dye sublimation process onto a thin polyester fabric, stitched together like a pillowcase and stretched over a lightweight aluminum frame on site to create a dimensional display piece.  Catch your audience’s attention with a unique design on a curved or straight frame; useful as a photo backdrop, informational showcase, or as a dynamic centerpiece.  Sets up in minutes on site and breaks down easily for storage.

Window Graphics

A window, windshield or sheet of glass is an opportunity to impart a message on everyone who can see it.  We have a number of methods to utilize this space in a tasteful and attractive way to spread your brand and message.

 

Cut vinyl is an adhesive vinyl that is printed and cut to specific shapes and letters that can be put on your window, creating a floating effect with the letters and elements of your choosing.  This is an excellent option for store hours or sharing any other message where you want people to be able to see through the window around the elements.

 

Window Perf is usually applied to the entirety of a glass surface.  This adhesive vinyl has small holes punched in it.  The perforated effect is interesting and can be extremely useful.  From outside during the day, the viewer really only sees the printed design.  At night, an outside viewer can dimly see the lights inside.  From the inside looking out, the glass appears to have a slight tint to it.  This material does not hinder your ability to look out and it turns your windows into a billboard for your designs. 

 

Glass Appel is a film that gives glass a frosted look and can be printed in full color. 

Yard Signs

Yard Signs

Corrugated plastic has been the standard in yard signs for years.  Inexpensive, lightweight, waterproof and long lasting, coroplast is the perfect material for roadside advertisement.  Yard signs are printed single or double sided at sizes up to 48” x 96”.  The channels in the coroplast (called flutes) allow for the quick and easy installation of Wire H-Stakes for quick installation in any soft ground. Coroplast is ideal as temporary signage where a lightweight and weatherproof material is needed.

 

A Frame Signs

Installing signage on concrete is a snap with our plastic A-Frame signage.  Hinged at the top, our A frames will collapse flat for easy transport and storage, and are easy to deploy in front of stores, along walkways and on any flat surface.  With 2 slots for 24” x 36” coroplast sheets, you have the versatility to have the same message on both sides, or different messages - you can even print on both sides of the coroplast, giving you many more combination options.  As information changes and you have new messages you want to share, all you’ll need to do is get replacement inserts and you can continue with a fresh look.  Add sand to the hollow base for added wind resistance.

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Available Materials and Substrates Include:

13 oz - 18 oz vinyl

Acrylic

Adhesive Vinyl

Air release vinyl

Aluminum

Auto / car wrap vinyl

Canvas

Concrete / Brick vinyl

Coroplast

Fabric

Floor adhesive

Foam PVC

Foamcore

Gatorplast

Glass apeel

Magnets

Max Metal

Mesch

No curl / lay flat

Photo tex

Polycarbonate

Polyester

Poster paper

Styrene

Window cling

Window perf

 

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