Flatbed printing refers to the large format printing process whereby the rigid or flexible flat surfaced media or substrate is laid on a flatbed and the ink is delivered directly to the surface of the media. This method of printing, which is also known as Direct to Media printing (DTM printing), is robust and outdoor durable. Flatbed printing is ideal for short-run large format point-of-sale and outdoor display graphics.
As W&Co specialises in the production of illuminated displays and signs we utilise flatbed printing for printing direct to opal acrylic sheets for use in backlit outdoor light box signs or for LED Feature walls.
Flat surfaced medias and substrates, both rigid and flexible, which can be printed onto directly using the flatbed printing process include: PVC Foamex, aluminium, ACM (aluminium composite material), corrugated board, MDF, wood, polycarbonate, styrene, acrylic, polyboard and card. There are many environmentally friendly recyclable substrates and medias which can be printed on too, please ask for details.
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W&Co offers various large format printing options, including photo quality HP Latex prints onto backlit film or photographic Lambda Duratrans prints. The graphic design can be undertaken by us or printed directly from your digital file. Any graphics printed by W&Co can be fitted into your light box free of charge prior to dispatch. Please contact us for a free quote.