Why You Should Let Professionals Service Your Large Format Equipment

Posted by m1blogger on 4/24/2018 to General
Large format printing and finishing equipment are a big investment, with additional expenses such as logistics, installation, training and maintenance contracts adding to the cost of purchase considerably.
Without a maintenance contract, service and maintenance calls cost significantly higher than you would expect as you have to pay not only for the parts and labor but also the travel and other charges of the technician who comes down to work on the machine for every call.

How to adopt Green Practices in Wide Format Printing

Posted by m1blogger on 10/18/2017 to Industry
Environmental sustainability is currently a hot topic of discussion and rightly so. It is important to adopt practices and solutions that are environmental friendly and it is equally important in every field of business/operation.
Wide format printing is no different, and being eco-friendly is essentially important in signage and graphic printing because so much of its output is difficult and/or expensive to recycle. 

Points to Consider before Buying a Large Format Printer

Posted by m1 blogger on 5/23/2017 to Printing Knowledge
So you have decided to buy a large format printer. You have great numbers on your spreadsheet showing production forecasts for the next 1 year with the new equipment. Great! But do you know where to start? How do you decide on the brand and model? Do you go by your friend's recommendations or go by the reviews on the internet?

Benefits of SEG versus Traditional Signage

Posted by m1 blogger on 10/19/2016 to Printing Knowledge

SEG is Silicone Edged Graphic frame.
In SEG, the fabric graphic has a thin silicone strip or gasket sewn around the edges. The silicone finished edges are then inserted into the groove around the perimeter of the framing system to give a swanky and seamless appearance.
Silicone is majorly used for the SEG, but polyester is also an option for SEG frames, and is cheaper by at least 50% compared to the silicone.

PVC versus Silicone used in Flat Profile Frames

Posted by m1 blogger on 6/21/2016 to Printing Knowledge

Among the most used finishing accessories in our industry are the PVC and Silicone used in Flat Profile Frames. Through this post, we will try to explain the purpose of each product and why Media One should be your first source for all your finishing needs.

Flat Profile gasket (aka: Keder) is used for soft signage applications, backlit and front-lit frames in virtually any size. Your frame cost is a single expense and can be shipped in a tube, and the graphic print can be folded and shipped compactly for shipping cost savings. Along with new crease free fabrics and finished prints, virtually anyone can install in frames, and graphic change outs are quick and easy. Repeat business is almost a given.