Custom Canvas Printing Services at PRI Graphics

Originally known as fine art printing or giclee printing, custom canvas printing is the most common means of reproducing fine artwork and digital photography.

Large canvas prints feature infused images that have penetrating and energetic colors; colors that can’t be reproduced using traditional flat printing methods on paper or vinyl. A canvas print adds depth and texture to your artwork, photography, or other business renderings that are simply beyond comparison to other methods of image reproduction.

Matte and Glossy Canvas Printing

Images created through custom canvas printing are permanent and come in glossy or matte finishes with no glare or reflections from the printed photos. Matte and glossy canvas prints are lightweight and can easily be mounted on walls around your living area, work, or presentation space.

Large canvas printing (or giclee printing) is a printing process that reproduces your image or photograph onto a canvas material generally made from cotton or polyester. Once applied, the printed canvas can then be wrapped around a borderless frame, or framed traditionally depending on your tastes.

Who Uses Canvas Printing Services

Custom canvas printing can be utilized across a wide spectrum of users including:

Artists & Painters – All types of artists and painters use large canvas prints to replicate their artwork and create prints for sale.

Photographers  – From hobbyists to professional photographers and photojournalists, photo canvas printing allows them to promote their photo-artistic abilities and offer custom prints as a service to their clients and customers.

Developers & Construction Companies – Custom canvas printing can also be used to render architectural drawings and finished projects for lobby and display purposes, or in project sales offices.

Corporations and Businesses – Canvas printing services are also utilized to develop tradeshow backdrops, booth display pieces, and convention displays. Printing on canvas is ideal for when companies want to provide unique portrayals of products and services that will stand out and help draw in attention.

General Public – An individual might also use custom canvas printing to render those old family photographs they have spent years scanning and enhancing.

Custom canvas printing is a fresh alternative to the flat and lifeless images we’re used to seeing.

About PRI Graphics

PRI Graphics is a Mesa and Phoenix AZ printing company that offers wide format printing, CAD printing, and digital printing services, including printing on canvas. Talk to our highly trained print professionals if you have any questions about custom canvas printing.

To learn more about digital printing at PRI Graphics or about custom canvas printing, give us a call at 602-393-3131 or toll-free at 1-877-409-8889 or fill out the online contact form.

We can also be reached by email.

To learn more about giclee custom canvas printing from the artists’ perspective,  read this interesting article by FineArtViews entitled, How To Price Your Giclee Prints.

Branding with Vehicle Wraps, Signs & Decals

You may have noticed other companies, maybe even your competitors using branding vehicle wrapping and custom car decals.

If so, it may be time to consider utilizing this form of business advertising on your own company vehicles (or your own personal vehicle). Understandably, you may also want to know more before you proceed.

Here are 5 good reasons why branding vehicle wrapping is a good idea and why it can be one of the best marketing decisions you’ll every make.

1. Vehicle Wraps Are Mobile…Reaching a Wider Audience

Not unlike UPS, corporate colors for your company vehicles or fleet can be a good idea that helps solidify your branding over time. But, if you have a smaller company, well thought out vehicle wraps, signs, and car decals will ensure that your advertising is seen and mobile. Your branding vehicle wrapping and your message will go wherever your company vehicles travel.

Our eyes naturally gravitate towards well-executed vehicle graphics and signs. In fact, many of our customers say that their vehicle wraps and car signs draw a lot of interest and help direct customers to their websites.

Your vehicle graphic can be the most identifiable object in the line of vision of drivers as well as pedestrians, people who could potentially turn into customers.

2. Branding Vehicle Wrapping Can Increase Vehicle Resale Value

Vehicle wraps and car decals don’t have to be permanent installations. They can be removable. Besides the advertising value, branding vehicle wrapping also offers additional protection against light scratches and pebbles. They can even help protect your vehicle’s paint from damaging UV rays.

Many leasing companies prefer to have their lease vehicles fully wrapped with vehicle graphics as soon as possible. Wraps, signs, and decals can easily be removed without damage to the OEM paint job.

3. Target Local Market With Vehicle Graphics

Whether you have a single car or a fleet of vans, every moment that your branding vehicle wrapping is out in full view of traffic it provides additional opportunities for your vehicle graphics to work for you. You could realize as many as 30,000 to 80,000 impressions a day per vehicle.

Local people prefer to deal with local businesses. You can reach them directly by installing vehicle graphics on your fleet. Doing so puts your advertising message directly in front your most targeted audience – your local customers.

4. Vehicle Graphics Can Be Easily Tracked for Effectiveness

Vehicle graphics such as car wraps, signs, or decals provide an opportunity for you to track their effectiveness. With some careful planning, you will know almost right away if your branding vehicle wrapping is working for you.

For instance, you can use a separate phone number on the car wrap that is not used anywhere else. You could also create a special landing page on your website to advertise on the vehicle wraps, or offer a special deal that is not promoted anywhere else.

5. Vehicle Graphics Are Less Costly Than Conventional Advertising

The average cost of branding vehicle wrapping is around 4 cents for 1,000 impressions. If you’ve done any advertising on signage or through the newspaper, you’ll understand immediately this is very economical.

On average, outdoor signage will cost you $3.56 per 1,000 impressions. Newspaper ads come in at around $19.70 per 1,000 impressions. It doesn’t take a math genius to figure out that branding vehicle wrapping, car signs, and decals are one of the most beneficial advertising investments available.

The benefits of vehicle graphics and wraps cannot be understated. Gaining a wider audience, enhancing the resale value of your vehicle or fleet, and targeting your local advertising market – these all make vehicle graphics a wise choice for your business. Not only can you easily track their effectiveness, but they are also very cost-effective ways to promote your business.

About PRI Graphics

PRI Graphics is a family owned and operated Arizona printing company with two printing locations, one in Mesa and another in Phoenix. We service clients throughout Arizona with professional B&W or color printing plus CAD printing, large format printing and digital printing technologies.

Let us show you how cost-effective, efficient, and successful branding vehicle wrapping can be. Talk to our in-house graphic design team to find out how custom vehicle wraps, car signs, and decals can help improve your business. We also do fence wrap printing!

Call us at 602-393-3131 or toll-free at 1-877-409-8889. You can also reach us by email or fill out our online contact form.

This article by The Vehicle Lab entitled, Re-paint or Wrap Your Car? Pros and Cons Explained, has some great information about vehicle wrapping.

What is Direct to Substrate Printing?

Direct to substrate printing is a process that applies images directly to the substrate surface.

In printing, a substrate is the base material that the image will be printed on such a plastic film, glass, paper, canvas or other textile products. Before the advent of substrate printing, the desired effect was achieved by printing labels or vinyl decals that were then applied to a substrate.

PRI Graphics in Phoenix and Mesa Arizona offers exceptional, large format flatbed printing services. In this post, our Phoenix printers will explore how advancements in direct to substrate printing technology and equipment have rapidly evolved making substrate printing more affordable and practical.

Substrate Printing Process

Direct to substrate printing is done using a large flatbed UV substrate printer. This printer is capable of applying ink containing acrylic monomers that can then be bonded together to almost any flat substrate. Once the monomers are applied, the substrate is passed through a strong UV light for curing. The curing process polymerizes (binds together) the monomers. This process forms the desired image and adheres the impression to the substrate material.

Options for Direct to Substrate Printing

The substrate printing process can be used to print directly onto durable, long-lasting surfaces such as, among others, foam core, aluminum/metal, Masonite, MDF and MDO Plywood.

More flexible materials can be printed on as well including Flexible PVC, Corrugated boxes, Magnetics and Metallics, DiBond/E-Panel, Styrene, Plexiglass, Ultra Board (in Black or White), and PVC-Sinatra.

What Substrate Printing Does for You

Direct to substrate printing provides you with a substantial range of alternate choices to fit the specific needs of your project or business. Whether it’s indoor promotional announcements or stunning outdoor signage you need, direct to substrate printing provides weather resistance, durability, flexibility, and reusability.

About PRI Graphics In Phoenix & Mesa AZ

PRI Graphics is a family run, Arizona printing company. Our in-house professionals include a graphics design team as well as printing experts who are highly trained direct to substrate printing specialists. We can provide you with professional advice and exceptional printing materials, no matter what the size of your project or budget.

Call our PRI Graphics printing company in Phoenix today at 602-393-3131 or Toll-Free, at 1-877-409-8889. Or, send us an email if you have any questions about the direct to substrate printing process.

Visit this Printwiki page for more information on Textile Printing Subtrates.