Wide-Format Printing FAQs

Label Solutions offers wide-format printing services for customers who need items larger than standard sheets of paper. 

Read below to see our answers to frequently asked questions about wide-format printing.

What is considered wide-format printing?

In general, anything between 18 and 100 inches wide, which can’t be handled by an ordinary printer. Label Solutions can print graphics up to 58 inches wide and several feet long in small and medium quantities.

How wide can a printer print?

Any width is possible. Anything over 100 inches becomes super-wide.

Why does my company need wide-format printing?

The overall goal of wide-format printing is to create visual designs that people can easily read to discern information.

What items can a wide-format printer create?

This type of printer can make several items. Label Solutions specializes in wide-format printing using sheets with an adhesive backing, such as:

  • Sheeted labels with an adhesive backing to go on large items.
  • Large decals to go on tubs, walls, displays, boxes, drums, and storage.
  • Signage for just about anything.
  • Kit labeling, with several labels on one sheet.

How does wide-format printing work?

A wide-format printer works just like a standard printer, only larger.

  1. The printer receives the job from a computer after you approve the design.
  2. The substrate, typically paper or label sheeting, comes off the roll slowly while laser printers produce beautiful colors.
  3. One of our technicians examines the print as it comes out of the machine to make sure the quality is where it should be.
  4. We lay the finished print on a flat surface to prevent wrinkles or damage before packaging.

Where can I put my items created by a wide-format printer?

  • Against a wall
  • In a window
  • Hanging from the ceiling
  • On a floor
  • On crates
  • On boxes
  • On metal drums

Who can I hire to create items with wide-format printing?

Custom label producers like Label Solutions have the expertise and industry knowledge to handle wide-format printing of adhesive-backed labels and signage.

Contact us or call 1-800-299-9200 for more information on partnering with our team.

Wide-Format Printing: Label Solutions Can Print the Banner You Need

Excited lady showing printed banner to manager

Label Solutions, Inc offers wide-format printing services for our growing customer base. If you require immense visuals, we can print graphics up to 58” wide and many feet long. Today’s blog topic is wide-format digital printing. Learn more about what we offer and why a business banner is a worthy investment.    

What We Can Do

At Label Solutions, we understand that the quality of your banner reflects the quality of your business. We’re prepared to tailor a result that meets your budget and advertising needs. Using wide-format printing, we have the technology and talent to produce labels that look great and provide maximum durability. Here’s what we can do for you:

  • Large decals
  • Sheeted labels 
  • Window and Floor Graphics
  • Indoor or Outdoor Banners 
  • Signage
  • Kit labeling 
  • And more!

This year, make your business stand out with a customized banner from Label Solutions.

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Why Might I Need a Banner?

Large banners are an excellent way to promote your business and attract potential customers. You can use them for the following purposes:

  • Trade shows
  • Presentations
  • Grand openings
  • Sporting Events
  • Sales and Specials
  • Housing Promotions

Whether you’re looking for party decorations, retail promotions, or in-store ads, Label Solutions can help. 

Solutions for All Applications

Outdoor weather can be harsh. It would help if you had a banner solution that withstands rain, wind, sun, and any other element of nature. Consider our laminated banners, which take durability to a whole new level. The material is tear-resistant, heavy-duty, and performs well in either outdoor or indoor environments. For these reasons, custom laminated banners at Label Solutions are a reliable choice for many businesses.   

Label Solutions Quick Tip: If you’re looking for a banner that will attach to steel or glass surfaces, you’re in good hands. Our adhesive technical capabilities are extensive. Also, if you need a banner for personal reasons, such as a graduation celebration, anniversary, or birthday, we offer in-house design services.  

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Are You In Need of a Supersize Job?

Supersize jobs are no problem for our experienced team. We have a proven track record of success. If you’re looking to partner with a professional label printer, contact Label Solutions today. You can also reach us directly at (417) 859-6850. 

A Brief History of Label Printing

What Is Label Printing? A Brief History

Everything you buy as a consumer comes with a label. Whether it has instructions on how to use a product, nutrition information, or just a design to catch the consumer’s attention, each label has its own unique role in the product. With such a large number of products on the market today, there is a high demand for label printing services. So, how do label printing services work? In today’s blog, the experts at Label Solutions Inc. are here to explain the details about label printing, including a brief history!

What Is Label Printing?

Label printing is the process of printing custom labels through various methods. These methods include digital printing, flexographic printing, and wide-format printing, all of which yield different results in the look, feel, and purpose of the label. 

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A Brief History of Label Printing

Some of the earliest adhesive labels date back to the 1800s. These were paper labels with an adhesive gum on the back that you had to lick to activate, and they were adorned with eye-catching designs. The first labels were used to label crates of fruit traveling across the states and provide information on drug containers. With the emergence of lithography, early label makers were able to commercialize this process by transferring an image made of oil-based ink onto treated paper over a flat surface.

In the 1930s, R. Stanton Avery invented the first self-adhesive label. During this time, manufacturers started including health benefits, ingredients, and slogans on labels to better market their products. 

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The 1950s brought about the use of flexographic printing, a modern version of the letterpress where rotating reliefs are used to print fluid ink on flexible material like film or vinyl. Labels also shifted from being word-heavy to creative and eye-catching for consumers. 

Label Printing Today

Today, flexographic printing has continued to advance and thrive, and the 1990s brought about a new process of label printing—digital printing. Today, this process has evolved with the addition of inkjet technology, creating high-quality, full-color labels with a less labor-intensive process and less waste. 

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Choose Label Solutions Inc.

Whether you are looking for high-quality imaging or a simple logo for your product, Label Solutions Inc. can help design and print the right label for you. To get started, call us at (800) 299-9200 or request a quote today!