As the needs of our customers continue to change, the print services we offer at Hemlock change along with them.
A service area that we have been asked about more frequently in recent years is Wide Format printing. In addition to the marketing and communications materials we are producing on our digital and offset presses, our customers often require (and ask for) display and signage products that are part of the same campaign. Wide Format projects typically demand the same level of critical quality and service expectation as they are highly visible, high impact representations of the brand and a specific campaign message.
With that in mind, we are very excited to launch Hemlock Display Graphics, a new service offering that will extend Hemlock’s capabilities into Wide Format. Our experience in both offset and digital provides a solid foundation for this service expansion in a number of key areas: established prepress workflows and colour management standards across all print devices; a dedicated and knowledgeable production and service team to support our customers and their projects; experienced project management including those requiring kitting and complex distributions; and of course, integration of our award-winning sustainability practices.
In this Inklings post, we thought we address a few basic questions to help introduce our new service:
What technology is being employed at Hemlock Display Graphics?
Hemlock’s signage and display products are produced with industry-leading Durst UV technology, including two rigid and one roll-to-roll printer with up to 1000 dpi resolution. Configured to handle a wide range of substrates, these devices are capable of imaging up to 10 feet wide and 1.5” thick. In addition, we have two Epson printers with water and solvent based technology, a massive Zund G3 precision digital cutter, a thermal welder and automatic grommet machine. All in all, just what you would expect from Hemlock – high quality, large scale production powered by the finest equipment available.
What kind of media or substrates can these devices print on?
Working with the leading suppliers in this segment, we can now source a remarkably wide range of rigid and roll substrates to match your needs for quality, durability and impact. A few popular choices include:
Foamboard: a great go-to option for interior signage requiring a lightweight yet rigid panel, bright surface and a durable core that doesn’t tear when it’s cut for posters, hanging signs and retail displays.
Corrugated Plastic: One of the most versatile and economical signage media, this substrate can do it all. Is it waterproof? Weather and stain resistant? Absolutely. This is an excellent choice for an outdoor sign that needs to maintain colour integrity and impact day after day.
Vinyl Banner: Ideal for indoor retails signs, outdoor event displays or trade show applications, our banners are available with welded hem, grommets and/or pockets.
Synthetic Poster: This is the ideal poster media for high traffic retail spaces. It’s tear resistant, water resistant, and the UV print offers remarkable colour integrity.
We can also produce exceptional results on Sintra, Styrene, Plexi Glass, Aluminum Panels, Gatorboard, Falconboard, Canvas and Mesh and many other unique and effective media.
How can I learn more? How do I get a quote?
Glad you asked! You can contact your Hemlock Sales Representative or email us at email@example.com for more information or to get a quote.
Want to get a peek at our new facility and technology first? We posted some images on our Facebook page, so check them out and let us know what you think!