Expert in décor printing (and every other type of wide-format printing), Avant Printing, Richmond, Calif., has found the perfect recipe for wall-mounted décor graphics for educational, government and corporate clients.
Avant Printing uses the HP L25500 Latex Printer for instant-dry printing on LexJet Sunset Photo Gloss SUV 275g.
“Everyone we’ve done prints for with the paper has loved it. They love the way it looks, and the great thing about the latex printer is that it comes out dry immediately and you don’t have to let it sit, so there is no time between print and laminate. On our aqueous printer, on the other hand, we like to give it at least 24 hours, if not 48, before we laminate,” says Robyn Rickansrud of Avant Printing.
The recipe is completed with a luster laminate, adds Rickansrud. The laminate is less for UV protection, and more to protect the graphics in high-touch zones, but more importantly to cut down on glare and provide a nice finish.
“The gloss paper provides the sharpness, contrast and color saturation so the images stand out,” says Rickansrud. “We fine-tuned the profile for the Sunset paper based on the HP Photo-realistic Poster Paper setting, and that worked well for nice output on the Latex printer.”