WIDE  FORMAT Substrate Guide

Backlit Posters (9mil)

Backlit Posters are a 9mil semi-rigid material with a glossy topcoat. They allow customers to create messaging that lights up and stands out with vivid backlit graphics and superior light diffusion. Great for light box applications, this product is commonly used for Exhibition Panels, POP Displays, Movie Theater Posters, Bus Stop / Transportation Signage and more. Backlit Posters can be used outdoors as long as they are placed inside a lightbox that provides UV protectant sheets such as styrene or acrylic.

Bleed: ensure that you have 0.25" on all sides of your artwork for a 0.5" total.

Banner Indoor (10mil)

PREMIUM, 59.5" x 150' + 10 mil thickness. 

Purpose: This material is very thin and made of Polypropylene with a smooth matte finish. This is intended for indoor banners, POP displays, artful decor, etc. Not scuff resistant or waterproof.

 

Bleed: no bleed, no crops - make your artwork exactly the size you are ordering.

Banner Indoor (10mil)

PREMIUM, 59.5" x 150' + 10 mil thickness. 

Purpose: This material is very thin and made of Polypropylene with a smooth matte finish. This is intended for indoor banners, POP displays, artful decor, etc. Not scuff resistant or waterproof.

 

Bleed: no bleed, no crops - make your artwork exactly the size you are ordering.

Banner Mesh (8oz)

8oz) 10' x 30'

Purpose: This material is a light weight mesh, and allows 37% air-flow, making it ideal for windy, outdoor environments. This material is delivered without a backer, and is ready to install.

Depending on size and other production variables your banner may be produced in multiple pieces that are seamed together. This production variable is to our discretion.

 

Bleed: no bleed, no crops - make your artwork exactly the size you are ordering. We suggest you keep any important text / artwork 2 inches inward from the edge of your artwork as to avoid any elements being cut off / hemmed over.

Banner Outdoor (13oz)

(13oz Matte) 16' x 150'

Purpose: Specifically intended for outdoor use, can also be used indoors. Waterproof & durable. This material is typically used for billboards, building wraps, banners, event flags, trade show signage, parades, etc.

Depending on size and other production variables your banner may be produced in multiple pieces that are seamed together. This production variable is to our discretion.

 

Bleed: no bleed, no crops - make your artwork exactly the size you are ordering. We suggest you keep any important text / artwork 2 inches inward from the edge of your artwork as to avoid any elements being cut off / hemmed over.

Banner Stand (Aluminum Retractible)

Aluminum Retractable Banner Stands are available with our 10mil Premium Vinyl Indoor Banners. Great for POP displays that quickly and conveniently showcase your products and services. The retractable banner stands are conveniently packed in a small pouch and sets up in a few easy steps. The banner size is 33" x 80". We require a bleed for this banner stand product - 33" x 80" should be 34" x 81" - this product does not require grommets. We suggest that you use our template available in our Grand4mat templates section, to ensure you are within the safe zone.

 

Bleed: 0.5" bleed on all sides, no crops - make your artwork exactly 34" x 81" to be cut down to 33" x 80".

Banner Stand (Deluxe)

Deluxe Banner Stands are a more stylish alternative to our normal retractable stands. A bigger, heavier base with chrome accents make it stand out. Available with 10 mil indoor vinyl. Collapsible and portable, each banner stand comes with a convenient carrying case.

 

Bleed: 0.5" bleed on all sides, no crops - make your artwork exactly 34" x 81" to be cut down to 33" x 80"

Banner Stand (Economy  X  Style Collapsible)

X-Style Banner Stands are available with either our 10mil Premium Vinyl Indoor Banner, or our 13oz Scrim Vinyl Outdoor Banner. The banner size is 24" x 60". We require a bleed for this banner stand product – 24" x 60" should be 25" x 61".

Purpose: The 10mil Premium Vinyl Indoor Banners are near photo quality and are ideal for trade shows and POP displays. The 13oz Scrim Vinyl Outdoor Banners are more durable and waterproof and are great for POP displays as well. These stands can be set up in seconds and the banners have grommets in each corner.

Bleed: 0.5" bleed on all sides, no crops - make your artwork exactly 25" x 61" to be cut down to 24" x 60", with grommets in the corners.

Blackout Vinyl (15oz)

Our Blockout Vinyl is perfect for situations where you need the highest quality banner. Its smooth surface provides for high level of print detail so it can be viewed up close. Blockout Vinyl is opaque so it won’t let the sun through or be transparent. It’s heavier and more durable than our 13oz Outdoor Banner plus it’s low curl so even if it’s stored in a tube, it will stay smooth when rolled out. This material is typically used for banners, flags, signage, trade shows, or other events. Blackout Vinyl is perfect for hanging banners or signs where banner opacity is needed.

Group Shipping will be available for this product and can be found with our other indoor banner products.

Bleed: No bleed or crops needed. Make your artwork exactly the size you are ordering. Make sure you allow for a 2" safety away from the cut edge.

Bumper Stickers (4ml)

Purpose: Not just for car bumpers anymore, Bumper Stickers are a great way to advertise or communicate your message. These stickers can be creatively applied to any smooth, clean surface, and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Our Bumper Stickers are printed on the front of white vinyl with permanent adhesive backing, attached to an unscored release liner. They are very durable and are not meant to be removed after application. If removal is attempted, they may peel off unevenly leaving an unwanted result. We do not recommend you adhere this product to any item you will want to remove it from at a later time. 

Bumper Stickers can be ordered with Gloss UV lamination for longer-lasting outdoor durabilitiy 

Bleed: Ensure you have .5" on all sides of your artwork; do not add crops.

Fabric / Canvas

Canvas Banners
Our lightweight Canvas Banners are printed on high quality 17mil canvas using vibrant CMYK colors. Gallery wrap capable, this product is perfect for both mounting and framing, and can be easily rolled into a square tube for safe shipping. Available options include pole pockets, grommets, and sewn hems (white thread).

 

Bleed: no bleed, no crops - make your artwork exactly the size you are ordering. We suggest you keep any important text / artwork 2 inches inward from the edge of your artwork as to avoid any elements being cut off / hemmed over.

 

Polyester Banners
Our Polyester banners are printed on superior quality dye sublimation equipment for the longest lasting color of any type of printing available for fabric. These banners are ideal for trade shows, soft signage, retail and interior decoration applications. They are lightweight and wrinkle-resistant, and can be folded for shipping. Available options include pole pockets, grommets, and sewn hems (white thread).

Suggested uses: Wall decor, P.O.P. displays and more.

 

Bleed: ensure that you have 0.5" on all sides of your artwork for a 1" total.

Flags  (3oz Polyester)

Flags are printed on lightweight 3oz Polyester, using superior quality sublimation equipment, for the longest lasting color of any type of printing available for fabric. They can be easily seen from a long distance and are a great way to achieve high visibility.

 

Flags can also be stored and assembled with ease, and come with your choice of either indoor or outdoor installation accessories. For indoor installation choose the X-Stand/Cross base, or choose the Ground-Stake/Spike base for outdoor installation.

Floor Graphics  (4ml Flexible Vinyl)

Our Floor Graphics are printed on 4mil flexible vinyl and have a removable acrylic adhesive. 6mil of clear overlaminate is added for a total thickness of 10mil. Suitable for short-term interior applications, the base vinyl will adhere well to most surfaces and can be easily removed from them as well.

 

Tile, laminate or other smooth floor types must be thoroughly cleaned prior to Floor Graphic application. Make sure that painted floors have excellent paint adhesion before application as well. The base vinyl is not recommended for concrete, asphalt, carpet or any exterior application.

 

The 6mil overlaminate is a clear, polished vinyl film with a slight texture that provides both a protective overlay and slip-resistance. Classified under UL 410 for floor graphics applications, the overlaminate can withstand most common floor cleaning chemicals and methods.

Under normal exposure conditions, our Floor Graphics can be removed within six months of application.

 

Bleed: ensure that you have 0.5" on all sides of your artwork for a 1" total.

Heavy Duty Magnet  (30ml)

Glossy 30 mil heavy duty magnets with a variety of uses. Best suited for car door signage. It is highly recommended testing a sample of our car door magnet on the specific vehicle you will be using the car door magnets with, as some cars have aluminum doors and magnets will not stick.

These magnets can also serve as temporary signage for construction sites or other quickly changing work environments. Printed with the same UV ink technology as our outdoor banners and coroplast yard signs for long lasting outdoor use. Not intended for small text size or borders.

 

Bleed: ensure you have .5" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

Canvas Mounted  (17ml)

17mil Mounted Canvas

Our Mounted Canvas is printed on high quality 17mil canvas and printed in vibrant CMYK. The canvas print is gallery wrapped on 3/4" thick frames for all sizes. We will ship no more than one per box to avoid damage during shipping.

Bleed: The bleed requirement is 2 inches per side.

Polyboard Yard Sign  (24pt)

Polyboard Yard Signs are printed in full color on premium 24pt board stock that is polyethylene coated on both sides. Polyboard Yard Signs are printed on 22" x 28" sheets that are scored in half to be folded to 22" X 14". U-Frame is best used on a soft ground environment (dirt/soil/grass, etc.)

Polyboard Yard Signs are pre-scored and ready to fold around a U-Frame. After folding, they can be stapled on either side with most standard medium to heavy duty staples to secure in place. They can also be glued or taped together.

They are recommended for short-term use. Extreme weather conditions, moisture and/or excessive heat or cold may affect the longevity of the product.

Bleed: ensure you have 0.5" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

Posters

(8mil photo gloss) 59" x 120" + 8mil thickness.

Purpose: This material is a Pigment / Dye / QuickDry - Photo Quality Glossy material. Somewhat delicate, not scuff resistant or waterproof.

(12pt C2S Board) 59" x 120" + 12pt thickness.

Purpose: This material consists of two 6pt coated sheets laminated together, with a black adhesive middle layer, for a completely opaque product with a final caliper of 12pt.

Bleed: ensure that you have 0.5" on all sides of your artwork for a 1" total.

See Through Window Vinyl  (6Mil)

A 6mil white flexible vinyl front with a clear removable acrylic adhesive back. An optional 2mil optically clear laminate is available for protection against UV radiation, moisture, and abrasion. This perforated window film is designed for production of see through graphics for windows. Open area is approximately 30% with a hole size of .060 inches (1.5 mm). Recommended for use on flat vehicle windows or retail store windows. In use this product is applied to the exterior glass surface, which must be clean to assure adequate product bond. Do not use solvent or ammonia-based glass cleaners for cleaning. The user of this product is responsible for complying with any applicable vehicle code regulations.

Bleed: ensure you have 0.5" on all sides of your artwork for a 1" total.

Signs Coroplast  (4mm)

4mm thickness.

Purpose: Typically used for Yard or Parking signs (e.g. Real Estate, Election, Reserved For, etc.) Depending on it's use - material will have to be oriented appropriately to ensure the flutes are vertical, in the case of utilizing an H-stake with the sign. H-stake is best used on a soft ground environment (dirt/soil/grass, etc.) This product once printed, may show a linear effect due to its' corrugated flute structure. Ink is UV Cured (dried).

 

Bleed: ensure you have .5" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

Signs Coroplast  (10mm)

10mm thickness.

Purpose: Typically used for Yard or Parking signs (e.g. Real Estate, Election, Reserved, etc.). 10mm means this sign is 6mm thicker than our standard 4mm Coroplast Sign, resulting in a durability that makes this product ideal for use in areas that are prone to harsh weather conditions. At regular temperatures, oils, solvents and water have no effect on Coroplast which also lends nicely to the endurance of the sign.

Please be aware that the corrugated flute structure results in a very subtle linear effect (faint lines) on the product's surface.

Bleed: ensure that you have 0.5" on all sides of your artwork. Do not add crops.

Heavy-duty large steel H-stakes available as an option on this product. They are black in color, measure 8-1/2" wide by 36" tall, and are constructed of sturdy 5/16" steel." If using H-Stakes, make sure to place your Coroplast order with vertical flutes. H-stakes are best used on soft ground such as dirt, soil, grass, etc.

Signs Foamcore  (3/16")

3/16" thickness.

Purpose: Best for 1 time use - it's a delicate material - but if taken care of - can last longer, but does tend to wilt / bend Multi-Use material - depending on it's need or use - typical for placing on easels for presentations, etc. Not waterproof.

 

Bleed: ensure you have .5" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

Signs PVC  (3mm)

Our PVC Material is a smooth, bright white rigid plastic that is lightweight, yet very durable and weather resistant. They are great for both indoor and outdoor use, and have a low-glare, matte appearance. The print quality is also high so not only can it be used for applications that can be viewed from a distance, it also looks great up close.

Thickness: 3mm (1/8")

Bleed: ensure you have .5" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

Table Covers  (3mm)

Our Table Covers category includes both Table Runners and Table Throws. Both are printed on superior quality dye sublimation equipment for the longest lasting color of any type of printing available for fabric. These vibrant, premium 9oz polyester Table Covers can be fully customized on the entire surface and add a finished professional look to any table display, trade show booth, or special event. They are 100% polyester, wrinkle resistant and machine washable.

 

Bleed: ensure that you have 0.5" on all sides of your artwork for a 1" total. Keep any artwork 1" from the edge to avoid any elements being cut off or hemmed over. Do not add crop marks.

Wall Graphics  (8mil)

8mil Wall Graphic
Our 8mil Wall Graphic is made of a low-tack adhesive vinyl. Unlike a regular sticker - it will not leave any adhesive residue behind when removed. Wall Graphics are perfectly suited for smooth, non-textured surfaces such as walls, desks and glass. This material can be removed and re-applied many times. Your Wall Graphics will have one printed surface with a paper backing. For this product you will be able to create custom cut-out shapes.

 

Bleed: no bleed, no crops - make your artwork exactly the size you are ordering.

Window Cling  (8mil)

Window Clings are printed at near photo quality on glossy material suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Ideal for POP signage on glass or other very smooth, clean surfaces. Window Clings should be applied on a surface that is as close to room temperature as possible. Excessive heat or cold will not allow the product to cling to the surface. The product is shipped rolled for most sizes unless ordering larger quantities.

 

White Window Clings are 7mil thick with a paper backer that will be peeled off prior to application. Material will only cling on the back side of the print.

 

Clear Window Clings are 8mil thick with a paper backer that will be peeled off prior to application. Material will only cling on the front side of the print. White ink is available as an overprint option for added opacity and vibrant color (see File Setup section below for instructions).

 

Bleed: ensure you have .25" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

If your Clear Window Cling is intended to be viewed from the outside of a window, then the artwork should be reversed prior to submission. See images below.

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