Large Format FAQs

What are the benefits and applications of blockout and mesh banners?

Outdoor banners have to be strong enough to hold up against the elements. They also need to be large and flashy enough to attract attention. … Read more

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What is the difference between a standard and premium retractable banner really?

Retractable banners are perfect for trade shows, conferences, and in-store events, where you need to attract attention, build brand awareness, and promote products. These are … Read more

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What type of banner materials do you print on?

8oz Mesh Outdoor Vinyl: This is a lighter vinyl that allows for wind to pass through and some through-visibility. 10 mil Premium Indoor Vinyl: Great … Read more

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I would love borders on my banner or sign, is that cool?

Unfortunately, borders are a no-no for printing. Borders are problematic since all substrates vary for each batch. This makes precise cutting almost impossible. For Grand4mat, … Read more

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Should I include crop marks on large format orders?

No. Grand4mat is especially designed to trim your file according to custom specifications. Do not include crop marks and other markings that are not supposed … Read more

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Should I include any fonts with my files?

No. All fonts must be outlined before uploading your file. And if you are using Adobe Photoshop, you may send the flattened copy.

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When and how should I scale my artwork to keep the file in a manageable size?

While scaling your artwork can make it more manageable size-wise, it’s not always required to change size specifications. You should only use smaller scales if … Read more

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What size should my text be if I want to view my banner or yard sign from a distance?

Your text size will mostly depend on two factors: desired print size, and the distance you want the text to be readable from. Check out … Read more

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What file format is best for large format products?

For Grand4mat, PDF format is recommended. However, the machine can also process other formats like JPG or TIF.

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Do I need bleed for large format products?

For these types of materials, assign at least half an inch on each corner. For instance, if you have a 24-inch x 18-inch print material, … Read more

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