Wide Format Digital Printing Capabilities
The Special Projects Group has the right equipment for virtually any graphics project you may have! Our digital printing department makes us a one-stop printing and finishing shop. Send us your print ready files on a disk, in an e-mail or upload to our FTP site. We offer a variety of media including photobase paper, vinyl banner, fine art canvas, backlit film, gator board, foam core and much more. To complete the project let our experienced staff mount, laminate and finish the prints to specification.
Special Projects can print from the following software in both Mac and PC format:
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Adobe Illustrator CS5
Adobe InDesign CS5
Quark XPress 6.0
PDFs are always accepted, and it's highly recommended that you submit a PDF with all artwork.
Agfa Anapurna XL - Direct To Substrate UV Flatbed PrinterCapable of printing edge to edge on almost any surface: flexible, rigid or roll-to-roll up to roughly 98" wide and 1.875" thick. The state of the art printing process uses ultra violet (UV) light to cure the ink onto a wide variety of rigid and flexible substrates. Once cured, the ink is bonded to the substrate and will not require lamination. UV ink, in conjunction with UV light, provides great longevity and vibrancy to a multitude of graphic applications.
Substrates:Roll Materials: film, paper, self adhesive vinyl and paper, canvas, banner, vinyl, coated and uncoated media.
Rigid Media: corrugated cardboards, exhibition panels, stage graphics, ad panels, gator board, foam core, plexi glass, sintra, coroplast, styrene
HP DesignJet 5000 ps - High Resolution Aqueous Ink Jet PrinterPrints up to 60" wide and is suitable for indoor applications. The HP 5000 has excellent color and high resolution output. Unlike UV printed graphics, all aqueous ink jet graphics must be laminated, which will project the print from damage and scratches. Standard finishing techniques such as applying magnets or velcro, are applied once the graphic has been laminated.
Substrates:Roll Materials: gloss, matte and satin photo papers, backlit film, durable display film (for retractable banner stands) and canvas
HP DesignJet L25500 - Latex PrinterPrints up to 60" wide and is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. Latex ink technology has outstanding image quality and creates durable, smudge, scratch and water resistant prints. Latex inks will adhere to most substrates and are recyclable! Combine latex inks with some of our recyclable media and you have a 100% green product.
Substrates:Roll Materials: gloss, matte and satin photo papers, backlit film, canvas, fabric, adhesive vinyl, scrim vinyl, wallpaper and much more
Banners and Outdoor Signs
The Special Projects Group offers a variety of banners and outdoor signage for all your advertising and display needs.
Retractable Banner StandsThis display is portable, lightweight and easy to install. The finished size is 33.3" x 78.8" and rolls up to fit inside a convenient carrying case. Perfect for presentations, advertisements or tradeshow displays.
Scrim Vinyl BannersOutdoor friendly, scratch and weather resistant, these banners can be printed up to 73" wide. Choose from UV cured, solvent or latex inks. Pole pockets, hemmed edges and grommets can be added for hanging.
Outdoor SignsOutdoor friendly, scratch and weather resistant. Perfect for advertising your business, a garage sale or special event.
Whether you are planning to showcase your product or hosting an entire tradeshow, The Special Projects Group can help design the custom look to bring attention to your products and services.
Vist www.exhibitors-handbook.com to view tradeshow booth options and download templates
Attract attention and make a statement with large format posters. Perfect for advertising an event, product or highlighting a design from your portfolio, posters from The Special Projects Group will communicate your message.
Photo Quality PostersPrint your posters on a variety of papers and finish with laminate or mount to a variety of rigid substrates to increase durability.
Gloss, satin and matte papers, adhesive vinyl, backlit film and much more
Large Format PostersPrint to any flat substrate up to 1.875" thick. With the UV curing process, there is no need to apply adhesive, mount or laminate the print.
Gator board, foam core, sintra, styrene, plexi glass and much more
Enlarge photographs of your loved ones, a special event or your own creation and create a one of a kind piece to display. The canvas is stretched over a frame with wire added for hanging. Provide a high resolution image, and we can enlarge it to fit any size up to 60" wide.
Need to decorate an entire office complex or hotel? We can handle larger quantities as well.
Large Format Textile Printing
Print your graphics directly to a variety of fabric materials with digital textile printing. This versatile technology can be applied to a wide variety of indoor applications including flags, banners, exhibition signage, clothing, bags, curtains, wall coverings and more.
Pressure Sensitive UV Laminates
UV Laminates (3 mil)
-Lustre (Pearl or Satin Finish)
-UV Velvet Lustre Laminate - scratch resistant and excellent for rollable tradeshow graphics
-Gloss Dry Erase
-Textured Vinyl 5, 10 mil - has an embossed face
-Window Low Tac Adhesive - perfect for window graphics and adhesive is removable
- 3 mil Gloss 2 Sided Hot Laminate
- 5 mil Gloss 2 Sided Hot Laminate
- 10 mil Gloss 2 Sided Hot Laminate
- Flush Trimmed or
- Add a 1/8" or 1/4" sealed edge for extra durability
MountingWe can mount almost any media to a wide variety of substrates. Prints are mounted to form either rigid panels pr flexible, yet durable graphics. From one of a kind photo prints, to larger quantity POP displays, The Special Projects Group has the capacity to handle your needs. We can mount substrates up to 60" wide!
Custom orders are our specialty, and we stock the following substrates:
Fome-Core®As its name suggests, foam-core is a lightweight, rigid board with a foam center and a paper casing on both sides. This is one of the least expensive mounting boards we offer and is best used on smaller applications. It is not as durable as some of the more expensive substrates and may have a tendency to warp on larger panels. FOME-COR® is available in sizes up to 48" x 96," with thicknesses of 3/16" or 1/2," in white or black.
Corrugated Fluted BoardPerfect for POP displays and packaging prototypes. E-flute is 1/32" thick, B-flute is 1/16" thick. Both are available in sizes up to 60" x 120" in either Kraft or white faced.
Gatorfoam®Gatorfoam® is the most rigid and durable of all the lightweight foam center boards. It has a hard shell casing in place of the paper casing as on standard foam-core. Though it is slightly more expensive than Fome-cor® or JetMount®, it is an excellent choice for larger applications, long term use or when durability is a key issue. Gatorfoam®is available in sizes up to 48" x 96", 3/16" and 1/2" thicknesses, white or black.
Sintra®A plastic (expandable PVC) panel, Sintra® is very durable but still retains some flexibility. It is strong and weatherproof making it ideal for outdoor applications, especially when mounted to adhesive-backed vinyl. Sintra® is available in sizes up to 60" x 120", 1/8" and 1/4" thicknesses. We stock black and white but many other colors are available as a special order.
Styrene(Polystyrene) is another solid, plastic board but is thinner and more flexible than Sintra®. It works well for curved displays and is acceptable for outdoor use. Styrene is available in .020", .040" and .060" thicknesses, in sizes up to 48" x 96", white or black.
Die BondAluminum board with a bright white finish for vibrant prints. Resists scratching better than wood panels, lightweight, highly durable and strong. Can easily be cut or routed.
Coroplast™This is a 4mm thick corrugated plastic panel which is safe for outdoor use. It's very light, but not rigid or tough. Coroplast™ is available in sizes up to 48" x 96" in white only.
Plexiglas®An optically clear acrylic panel most commonly used for face mounting backlit prints for use in lightboxes, this product has a myriad of alternative uses including picture framing and as a clean, contemporary way of displaying family photo’s. Plexiglas® is available in sizes up to 48" x 96" of various thicknesses.
Illustration BoardA wide variety of paperboards are stocked suitable for indoor signs, counter cards and portfolio usage. Chipboard is an inexpensive, lightweight cardboard that works well for P.O.P. displays and small signs and is available in several thicknesses. Black matboard and black chromecoat are the most popular portfolio backing boards we offer. Many other alternative substrates can be made to order.
The Gerber M Series flatbed cutter is a powerful and versatile solution for automatic print-to-cut finishing in a wide variety of graphic outputs. From routing aluminum composites, cutting inkjet-printed corrugated plastics and foamboard, to contour cutting and creasing digital offset graphics, the Gerber M Series can handle all your finishing needs accurately and 100% digitally. Outfitted with the M-Vision automatic registration system, the Gerber table will cut in register, every time.
Combine the power of the Gerber with any of our printing capabilities and we can produce stunning one of a kind POP displays and standees or deal closing prototypes
Maximum cutting size is 75" x 120"
Combine the wide variety of meda we offer, our extensive mounting and laminating capabilities with the power of our Gerber M3000 cutter/router, and we are truly your one stop shop for prototypes. We specialize in quantities from 1 to 100. With our state of the art CAD system we can help you create a unique design that will give you the edge to land those larger jobs.
Maximum cutting size is 75" x 120"
Vehicle and Window Graphics
We are a full service graphics company offering services from simple vinyl lettering to full automotive wraps, custom wallpaper and window clings. Nothing catches the eye better than a custom wrapped vehicle seen around town or a 4 color window cling at your store front. We can handle it from print to installation.
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We offer a wide variety of additional finishing services to help complete your project.
Custom easel backs