Large Format Printing & Design – Trade Show Graphics

Printing Graphics for Trade Shows, Events, Retail & More

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tradeshow graphic colors booklet for large format printingAmerican Image Displays offers a wide variety of trade show graphics, large format printing and production options, both big and small. No matter what your project, we can create it graphically – and we’re EXPERTS at providing new prints for your existing displays!

Choose from our various print options below. Or, if you have a particular style of print in mind for custom project, give us a call to receive a print quote. We can provide you with practically any type of graphic for any application.

Flexible Large Format Graphics for Trade Shows / Popup Murals:


Full Color Large Format Printing of Vinyl Banners & Dye Sublimation Fabric Graphics:


Vinyl Bannerslarge format prints with inkjet printer for trade show booth graphics With Metal Grommets or Pole Pockets / Indoor or Outdoor Full color inkjet prints on smooth 13oz vinyl for use in any banner application. Finish with metal grommets or pole pockets. Excellent image quality! Vinyl Banner Printing
Dye Sublimationimage of dye sub printer for custom fabric graphic printing Fabric Graphics for all event applications Full color fabric graphics with permanent image. Washable and durable. Perfect for all  large format printing and exhibit applications. Incredible image quality and vibrant color. Many fabrics available. Custom Graphic Printing


 Trade Show Graphic Large Format Printing: Materials & Information 

Explanation of various materials, production times and details

Dye Sublimation & Lambda Printing Explained: *Dye Sublimation is a heat print directly onto a Poly Knit fabric with photographic quality. The Dye-sub process is considered the standard for large format printing, retractable banner stand units, and most banner applications. Lambda Print is a flexible, resin coated, paper print for high-quality continuous tone photos. Lambda Duraflex is a flexible, plastic-based print material that produces high quality, continuous tone photos. Lambda Metallic is a flexible, resin coated, paper-based print that adds a pearlescent shine to the graphic. Lambda prints are available for retractable banner units but not normally recommended due to material bowing. Lambda prints are best used as Velcro backed graphics on loop fabric displays or as popup mural panels. Discounts available on duplicate images only. Call for more information.

Silicone Edge Graphics (SEG): For details on Silicone Edge Graphics visit our SEG information page.

Diamond Finish (retractable dye sub banners only): The Diamond Finish is a vinyl sheet coating we can apply to the back of the fabric graphic to provide added opacity and contrast to the front image. It will cut down on any shadows cast of the support pole if there is a rear light source. However, the drawback to the Diamond Finish is that if you damage your dye sub graphic with a deep crease due to improper handling, the Diamond Finish may retain that crease and it can’t be repaired. Whereas a standard dye sub graphic without the finish can simply be steamed back to as good as new. Therefore, if you choose the Diamond Finish, it is very important that you operate your retractable banner stand properly at all times.

Color Matching: Every effort will be made to ensure your graphic files print correctly. By specifying Pantone Spot Coated colors in your design, our job is much easier. If your color is a CMYK mix, you must supply a printed swatch for matching purposes and a fee may apply. Color matching is only possible if you supply files prepared as layers in either Illustrator, InDesign or Photoshop. Call for more information on proper setup.

Materials: We use a wide variety of top quality materials on our trade show graphics with Lexan and Sintra being the two most common mounting materials when substrates are required. However, when producing Lambda prints we use HDL laminates, the highest quality laminate on the market. Fabrics for dye sublimation are available in many types and finishes.

Turn-Around Time: Standard turn-around time on all digital large format printing projects is normally 4 business days, from receipt of your complete artwork on disc. Turn around time for projects that also require design services are estimated on a job by job basis. Therefore, it is important that you plan ahead! Rushed production may be available but must be confirmed on a job by job basis.

Graphic Design & Design Assistance: When it comes to designing and large format printing of tradeshow graphics, we know our stuff. But let’s face it, the average Graphic Designer doesn’t prepare large format graphics on a daily basis. Fortunately, our designers are nice people and are more than happy to share the knowledge they’ve acquired. If you’re a marketing manager trying to dig up your company logo in the format we need, or a fellow designer looking for a little guidance in creating that 200″ X  90″ banner so it looks as smashing as possible, you’re at the right place. You can contact the Design Department for questions on setting up files at 800-676-3976. If you require design services, please contact us for a quote.

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Readable Distance Chart Use these measurements to gauge your design sizes