Full Colour Vinyl Printing
Vinyl is a versatile media that allows you to advertise on multiple surfaces and in any size. The printed vinyl we supply is effectively a small or large sticker which can then be applied to a flat or slightly curved surface. Vinyl printing offers an affordable solution to many advertising problems. Here at Print.co.za, we print our vinyl up to 1320mm wide by any length. For wider applications, prints can be seamlessly stuck side by side with little or no visual impact. We print on a variety of different vinyls which all have their own use cases. Examples of vinyl printing we supply – 1 year gloss and matt, 3 year gloss and matt, bubble free (for easy application) and floor vinyl (for application to shop floors eg. social distancing). The durability of the vinyl eg. 1 or 3 year is given by the manufacturers of the media and has to do with the longevity of the adhesive. If using quality inks, which we do, the vinyl prints are known to last longer than that of the relative manufacturers advice. We use original, high quality inks which are amongst the most durable in the industry.
Uses, advantages and Specifications
- Long and short term signage
- Applies to steel, glass, plastic and other surfaces
- A wide variety of vinyls to choose from
- Large and small stickers
- Excellent print finish
What is CMYK?
CMYK is an ink format. Representing cyan, magenta, yellow and black. These colours are then printed in certain percentages to make up all the colours on the print. Our machines have additional colours light cyan and light magenta allowing us a larger colour gamut. Another common ink configuration is RGB which represents, red, green and blue.
Accepted File Formats
If we are not going to be doing the design for you, we ask you to kindly send through your artwork in one of the following formats. PDf format published to scale, a Corel Draw file ensuring all fonts are converted to curves and a JPG image save to scale with a preferable resolution of 300dpi.
Rich Black vs 100% Black
A question that very few ask. In a CMYK ink system 100% black is printed using the black cartridge only. This makes for a slightly dull or flat black which is very acceptable however to make the black on your print a bit darker or "richer" we print using a combination of all colours including 100% black ink. Keep that in mind when doing your artwork.
What is Font Outlining?
If a font being used is not present on another system, the system automatically uses a default font and often without any warning. To guarantee the correct fonts are printed, all fonts should be outlined or converted to curves. However note that this makes the text uneditable.
Various medias will have different coatings. All the media we use is coated specifically for the use in our machines. Things to keep in mind are if a media is glossy, it generally means it cannot be written on using ink pens. Other forms of coating are matte and UV standard or UV spot.
What Media to Choose?
Well that is certainly up to you and should be thought of at the design stage. We have a wide variety of media for you to print on, such as vinyl, pvc, canvas, contravision, multiple types of paper, wallpaper and more. We are always here if you are uncertain or have any questions.