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Big Design Considerations focuses on the differences between designing for large and small formats. Scaling and tiling are two components that make designing for large format more challenging. This second part in our series on design software includes tips and tricks from software vendors.

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[ Volume XI Issue 32 ]   [ August 14, 2009 ]

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Big Design Considerations
In the first part of this designing for large format series, we shared a product roundup on software that creative professionals utilize to produce large format print products. Here, we investigate important considerations for designing large format print. Large format applications require additional steps and considerations. "Understanding the difference between designing for small format and large format is essential," says Michael Chramtchenko, director of marketing, CADlink Technology Corporation. Tiling is one example where key design elements should be positioned so that they do not fall into tile lines, he notes... more >> 


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Wide Format Graphics Research
The wide format graphics market generated total manufacturer revenues at the retail level for hardware, media, and ink of $8.7 billion in 2008 and is expected to generate manufacturer revenues of $9.3 billion in 2013, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of one percent. Excerpted from analyst firm I.T. Strategies’ 2009 Wide Format Inkjet Graphics Forecast, these statistics... more >>

A New Age of Branding
Chicago, IL-based Andrés Imaging & Graphics, Inc. began producing digital wallcoverings in the early 1990s using an electrostatic four-color print process on canvas media. Evolving with the industry, the shop soon started using solvent ink on artist canvas. After 35 years in business, the company continues to adopt and excel at wallcoverings... more >>

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