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05/29/2007 01:49:03 PM · #1
I need to do a bunch of large prints (11x17 on up to 16x24) which will be used as posters. The customer specifically doesn't want a hard backing (the prints have to be bendable), but they need to be studier than a standard print (they will be taken from location to location and need to last for a couple of years).

Any recommendations on places to print sturdy yet flexible posters?

05/29/2007 01:55:10 PM · #2
I actually run a print shop as my 9-5 and have a couple things that would work for you. I have a really nice 300g satin photo paper that has a really nice, heavy feel but also rolls well. You could also use a high-end vinyl that rolls extremely well and will last nearly forever with UV ink. If you're interested shoot me a pm with a price range you're looking for and I'll see if I can help you out.
05/29/2007 02:01:08 PM · #3
Vinyl sounds interesting. Is it something an Epson 3800 can print on?

I have no idea on the price range yet, I suspect the customer will pay me just about whatever I ask (within reason). So my first task is just to find out what's available and present the options to them.

05/29/2007 02:13:58 PM · #4
You can't get the vinyl in cut sheets and the 3800 dosen't have a roll adapter. Besides, you would really chew up the ink that way (if it matters).

Another option would be to use roll canvas with a heavy uv coating. It gives you the roll flexibility and canvas strength.
05/30/2007 02:53:55 AM · #5
Hi

I can print up to 54in wide on a number of media's poster paper mat or gloss, vinyl,banner pvc, etc, all on outdoor solvent ink please contact me for more details price £20 per sq metre + postage based in U.K.
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