Large Fromat Printing

Printing Method

Large Format Printing refers to prints on a wide range of materials mainly produced by inkjet technologies. Large format prints start from a print width of 1, 3 meters while the range goes up to 5 meters currently. The application areas of large format prints are flexible materials such as banners, posters, textiles, papers as well as inflexible materials such as panels made of wood, metal, plastic or glass.

Advantages of large format printers over conventional printing methods include more-economical print runs starting from one piece, individual designs, and a wide range of materials, no costs for prepress workflows and lower purchase costs for printing machines.

There are different technologies for large format printers according to the used ink-system. The most common ink systems are: aqueous, solvent, dye sublimation and UV. Moreover a distinction is made of different construction methods for large format printers, which are roll-to-roll, flatbed and hybrid. Commonly roll-to-roll constructions are used for flexible materials whereas flatbed technologies apply inflexible materials.

Machine Examples

HP Scitex FB7600 (Card 8A)

HP Scitex FB7600 (Card 8A)
CategoriesIndexBackground information
max. printing width3.200 mm 
max. colors6 
space requirement59 m² 
variety of materials15see below
max. printing output500 m²/h 
number of printing heads128 

Agfa JETI 3020 Titan (Card 8B)

Agfa JETI 3020 Titan (Card 8B)
CategoriesIndexBackground information
max. printing width3.200 mm 
max. colors6 
space requirement60 m²12,6 m x 89,3 m
variety of materials15see below
max. printing output226 m²/h 
number of printing heads48 

Durst Rho 500R (Card 8C)

Durst Rho 500R (Card 8C)
CategoriesIndexBackground information
max. printing width5.000 mm 
max. colors7 
space requirement130 m²13 m x 10 m
variety of materials15see below
max. printing output350 m²/h 
volume of ink tank10 l 

Inca Onset (Card 8D)

Inca Onset (Card 8D)
CategoriesIndexBackground information
max. printing width3.200 mm 
max. colors4 
space requirement132 m²10,2 m x 12,9 m
variety of materials15see below
max. printing output700 m²/h 
number of printing heads576 

LFP-Systems can usually print on a broad variety of materials:

  • paper, cardboard, board, plastic foil, metal foil, textile, leather, linen
  • glass, ceramic, metal, synthetic
  • vaulted elements, round elements, U-shaped elements, small components (modeling etc.), bigger parts (furniture etc.)