FAQ – Large Format

Do you print Roller Banners?

Yes, we have several types of roller banners in our range. Go to this page for more details, or for more information please phone or email us.

Can you mount Posters on foamboard?

Yes, we can mount on to 5mm foamboard. They are very lightweight and ideal for indoor displays.

What sizes do you print?

We can print any size big or small but the standard sizes are as follows:

  • Business cards 85mm x 55mm
  • A7 –  74mm x 105mm
  • A6 – 148mm x 105mm
  • DL –  210mm x 99mm
  • A5 – 148mm x 210mm
  • A4 –  210mm x 297mm
  • A3 – 297mm x 420mm
  • A2 – 420mm x 594mm
  • A1 – 594mm x 841mm
  • A0 – 841mm x 1189mm

Media available for display and signage applications

A wide rage of media is available for signage and display uses with guidance for their applications as follows:

Mat/Satin/Photo Gloss
A high quality paper for everyday use on posters and framed prints

Backlit Film
A see though film for light boxes

Cling Film
A repositionable see-though film that clings to windows and glass without adhesive

Adhesive Vinyl
A permanent material for smooth surfaces such mounting board, walls and table tops

A waterproof, non-tear material with excellent colour vibrancy for indoor and outdoor banners

Opaque Scrim
A matte, opaque PVC with tear-resistant properties for indoor and outdoor banners

Flag Fabric
A weatherproof polyester knitted fabric especially made for flags

Natural white cotton canvas for photographic and art prints

Display Film
An opaque material, resistant to stress from rolling or unrolling for roller banners and pop-up displays

A number of these materials can be laminated or mounted for protection or rigidity

NB. Due to continuous development it is possible we may change a product specification without prior notice.

Do you offer free, no-obligation advice about printing?

We’re always happy to have an informal chat about your requirements, to offer our advice and to make recommendations, with absolutely no obligation on your part.

How do I place an order?

By phone: 0161 876 5111
By email: sales@polkadotdp.com
Online: Get a Quote

Do you deliver?

Yes, nationwide everyday! We deliver free of charge to Salford, Salford Quays and Central Manchester. Outside of these areas, there may be a small delivery charge, depending on the size and weight of the delivery. Please ask at the time of placing your order.

Costs for direct mail (postage) are quoted at the time of your estimate.

Do you have a price list?

Price combinations across our various print and design service options are so diverse that we prefer to quote per each individual job. We would normally respond by return for simple enquiries, more complex projects may take a little longer.

Will my print colours be the same as I see on my computer screen?

No. This is because the image you see on your screen is made up of RGB colours and your screen is in effect a big lightbulb, so what you see is called ˜additive colour. As paper cannot be illuminated, the ink colours do not have the benefit of enhancement by light, thus making them brighter (commonly referred to as subtractive colour). We do however calibrate our printers to ensure the best colour range possible. Many cameras also show a colour cast i.e. slightly yellow, or blue for instance. If this is very obvious we will adjust your image before printing. If in doubt we recommend you order a proof. If you do not order a proof you will be agreeing to accept any final prints unchecked.

How do I send my artwork files for printing?

By email to: sales@polkadotdp.com

In person or by post: Upload details to Memory Stick, CD or prepare Hard Copy. Deliver in person or post to us or alternatively upload to our website here