Paper Sizes Explained

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Uncoated Finish

Uncoated finish does exactly what it says on the tin.  We print onto the uncoated paper stock and then do nothing else to it.

However, the basic uncoated paper that we use can be matt, silk or gloss and so the type of base paper you select will affect the way you print comes out.  Matt uncoated gives a flat matt finish. Silk uncoated gives a smoother feel and a slight sheen to the print.  Gloss uncoated gives a more shiny base layer which is good for photos, but bad to write on with a ballpoint pen.

matt lamination

Matt Lamination

Matt lamination gives an elegant effect that offers great quality for products where image and first impressions mean everything, which is why it is a common choice for many.

Unlike gloss lamination, matt lamination can provide a softer look, as it can produce lower contrast on darker colours. Whilst forming a protective coating over the print, it does not provide the same level of protection as gloss lamination and can be prone to scratching.

Gloss Lamination

With gloss lamination the shine finish gives the artwork a much more striking look, the light reflects off the laminate, and gives colours, in particularly blacks, a richer depth.  Gloss lamination is more high profile, it adds a high gloss sheen often used on brochure covers, menus, magazine covers or presentation folders offering a high impact option.

Gloss lamination is also a durable choice as it repels dirt, scratches and fingerprints with ease. If the laminate does come in contact with dirt, it is easily wiped clean due to its glossy texture.

encapsulation

Encapsulation

Encapsulating your digitally printed product gives you a robust wipe clean matt or gloss finish to both sides of your print. 

It differs from laminating in that the plastic film extends 2-3mm past the edge of the print – making a waterproof seal with the second side. Hence the print is sealed all the way around in a plastic coating.

The plastic film we use is 75micron thickness (on each side) and so encapsulation adds more stiffness to your finished product than lamination.

foamex mounted prints

Foamex Mounted Prints

Foamex is a superior quality, extremely versatile PVC foam sheet that is fabrication friendly.  It is easy to bend, cut, drill and glue and you can mount your print on it.

Foamex is mainly used to make signage, banners and exhibition display panels, but you can even have your photos printed on it and display them in your home.   Once your print is mounted onto foamex, you can achieve high quality, visually pleasing signage and display products which look  expensive.

Indoor A2 A1 A0 custom printed posters

Our A2 A1 A0 custom printed posters are larger than life! Combine text and graphic elements to advertise an event, promote a business, or display your artistic ability. For quick, quality poster printing you’ve come to the right place. 

For vibrant colours print directly onto our 170gsm photo satin.  If you need additional protection, select the encapsulation option for fully wipe clean prints.

For multiple posters (more than 10), please see our Production Posters product option for maximum cost effectiveness.

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Custom A2, A1, A0 posters online

We specialize in quality online printing. Upload your inspirational design and we will print them using our HP wide format graphic printers.

Indoor custom posters are printed using the highest quality aqueous inks to give a vibrant depth of colour.  Please note that these posters are for indoor use only as they are not waterproof. 

To make these posters splash proof or wipe clean choose either lamination or encapsulation as a finish option.  In addition, add foamex mounting to your large format poster to enhance your presentation and durability.

Select the size and orientation of your indoor poster

Decide on what paper stock you would like it printed on :

    • Budget – our 130gsm coated matt paper
    • Professional – our 170gsm thicker photo satin paper which allows for premium finishes (if selected) like matt or gloss lamination or full encapsulation
    • Premium – our 260gsm photo satin paper
    • Recycled – our 170gsm totally recycled paper sends an instant eco friendly message to your customers

Add the finishing touch

    • Matt or gloss lamination gives a wipe clean finish to your poster 
    • Encapsulation gives a fully sealed 150micron plastic coating on the front and back of your poster
    • Mounting your poster onto foamex (5mm thick) enhances the presentation of your image and allows additional durability for mounting on walls or suspending from ceilings

Then just upload your image file (don’t forget the bleed) as a .pdf, .ai, .jpeg or .tiff and you’re done!

Non Standard Sizes? – No problem

If you would prefer non standard sizes then that is no problem to us.  Simply upload your image artwork with your original dimensions and 3mm bleed and we will trim them to size.   We may just check in with you by phone just to confirm. 

Need design help? 

Our design to print experts are here waiting to help you.  Choose the design package that is right for you and we will provide you with the help and support you need.

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