Madumal Gunaratna, Thesis: Formless Multitudes
LARGE FORMAT PRINTING

general info

Our three large format Canon printers are built for quality imaging with a 12 colour pigment ink system. With these printers we have the ability to produce extremely high quality colour intensive prints that are suitable for a wide range of applications; from draft prints to final architectural presentations through to photographic.

Our paper stock includes:
160gsm Matte and 200gsm Semi-gloss at widths; 609mm, 914mm, 1270mm, 1524mm. Perfect for presentation banners and photographic prints. We also stock 80gsm plain paper; 594mm and 841mm. This is ideal for bulk plan drawing documents and draft prints.

We also specialise in large format bypass printing, giving you the ability to print on your own custom paper stocks up to 1.5m wide. Whether your looking to print singular standard sized sheets or banners up to 1.5m wide on your own custom paper, we have got it covered.

We believe in transparent pricing, no hidden costs or vague estimates check out our price list and cost calculator to get an idea of pricing for your project. We can assure you that our prices are competitive for high quality prints and we're happy to quote for specific jobs.

If you’ve got something in mind that you are wanting to print or just curious about how you can get creative using our printing service come in and have a chat.

PRINTING SERVICES

• Large format prints from A2 to 1.5m wide.

• Standard sizes, Custom sizes, Large format banners; portrait or landscape.

• 160gsm Matte and 200gsm Semi-gloss paper instore.

• Bypass printing, both standard sizes and banners, giving you the ability print on your own custom paper stock up to 1.5m wide.

• We can print on bypass sheets or rolls.

• Quick service usually means a same day turn around.

PRICE LIST

For student pricing please refer to the student tab.
All prices below indicate standard pricing.

Standard printing

Paper size                                 Pricing
A0 Matte 160gsm                     $50.00
A0 Semi gloss 200gsm             $60.00
A0 Bypass                                  $55.00

A1 Matte 160gsm                      $25.00
A1 Semi gloss 200gsm              $30.00
A1 Bypass                                   $27.50

A2 Matte 160gsm                      $15.00
A2 Semi gloss 200gsm              $17.50
A2 Bypass                                   $16.00


BULK PRINTING / DRAFT PRINTING
Ideal for bulk A2, A1 prints such as architectural plan drawings; resource and building consent drawings etc. ( Minimum 20 prints ) Ask for quote.


BANNER PRINTING
Prices for banner printing are calculated per cm² of paper.

Paper stock
                              Pricing                            
Matte 160gsm                             $0.005 per cm²      
Semi-gloss 200gsm                    $0.006 per cm²
Bypass                                          $0.0055 per cm²


BYPASS PRINTING
Price indicates printing only. BYO paper.
Large bypass rolls will incur a loading surcharge of $10.00 per roll**

Paper size                                   Pricing

A0 Bypass                                     $55.00               
A1 Bypass                                     $27.50 
A2 Bypass                                     $16.00
Bypass banner                            $0.0055 per cm²

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Available paper widths
We stock both Matte and Semi Gloss paper in the following widths rolls; 609mm, 914mm, 1067mm, 1270mm, 1524mm (currently unavailable)

Test printing
We strongly recommended if printing large banners.
Test print (20cm - 30cm)            $5.00

PRINTING COST CALCULATOR*

*The printing cost calculator provides an estimate only for prints sized A1 and larger.


PRINTING DISCLAIMER
If you are planning to print with us, especially large banners, we strongly recommend that you do a test print before committing to a full scale print. We will not be held responsible for visual differences between what you see on your screen compared to physical print unless we agree on our part that we were at fault during the print process.

You are responsible for the preparation of your print files prior to print which may involve inspecting / testing / revising aspects such as but not limited to; colour correcting, lightening dark images, checking if text is readable etc (we may at point of printing raise potential issues, regardless we hold no responsibility if you have not carried out relevant precautions). 

Please note that test printing on laser jet (office style printers that are commonly available in the office to print A4 up to A3) then committing to ink jet printing (large format printers) without test printing again on ink jet printers is not recommended, as they are in no way comparable due to their technical differences in colour laying.

**Please note that bypass rolls will incur a $10 surcharge per roll due to the time consuming process required to install large format custom paper rolls into the printer.

Large format printing for students

Besides having great competitive laser cutting prices, we also provide competitive pricing on high quality large format printing for students. Whether you are looking to print for your pin-up / crit / final presentation; singular A2's, A1's or multiple large banners to even printing on your own bypass textured papers , we have got it covered.

Student PRICe LIST

Feel free to use the student printing calculator to check the potential cost of your prints, alternatively check the prices below. All prices below indicate student prices, for non student pricing please click here to go to the standard pricing tab.

STANDARD PRINTING

Paper size                                Student price           After hours*


A0 Matte 160gsm                    $40.00                          $50.00
A0 Semi gloss 200gsm            $50.00                          $60.00
A0 Bypass                                  $44.00                         $55.00

A1 Matte 160gsm                     $20.00                         $25.00                   
A1 Semi gloss 200gssm           $25.00                         $30.00
A1 Bypass                                  $22.00                         $27.50

A2 Matte 160gsm                     $12.50                         $15.00
A2 Semi gloss 200gsm             $15.00                         $17.50
A2 Bypass                                  $12.50                         $16.00


BANNER PRINTING

We can print both portrait and landscape banners. Prices for banner printing are calculated per cm² of paper. Use the student printing calculator above to work out the potential cost of your prints.

Paper stock                               Student price          After hours*
                                                                                         
Matte 160gsm                             $0.004 p/cm²            $0.005 p/cm²      
Semi-gloss 200gsm                    $0.005 p/cm²            $0.006 p/cm²
Bypass                                          $0.0044 p/cm²          $0.0055 p/cm²


BYPASS PRINTING

Price indicates printing only. BYO paper - Maximum 1100mm wide
Bypass rolls will incur a loading surcharge of $10.00 per roll**
Bypass sheets do not incur extra charges.

Paper size                                Student price          After hours* 

A0 Bypass                                  $44.00                        $55.00              
A1 Bypass                                  $22.00                        $27.50
A2 Bypass                                  $12.50                        $14.00
Bypass banner                         $0.0044 p/cm²           $0.0055 p/cm²


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Available paper widths
We stock both Matte and Semi Gloss paper in the following widths rolls; 609mm, 914mm, 1067mm, 1270mm, 1524mm (currently unavailable)

Test printing
We strongly recommended if printing large banners.
Test print (20cm - 30cm)            $5.00

STUDENT PRINTING COST CALCULATOR*

*The printing cost calculator provides an estimate for students only for prints sized A1 and larger.


PRINTING DISCLAIMER
If you are planning to print with us, especially large banners, we strongly recommend that you do a test print before committing to a full scale print. We will not be held responsible for visual differences between what you see on your screen compared to physical print unless we agree on our part that we were at fault during the print process.

Students are responsible for the preparation of their print files prior to print which may involve inspecting / testing / revising aspects such as but not limited to; colour correcting, lightening dark images, checking if text is readable etc (we may at point of printing raise potential issues, regardless we hold no responsibility if you have not carried out relevant precautions). 

Please note that test printing on laser jet (office style printers that are commonly available in uni for students to print A4 up to A3) then committing to ink jet printing (large format printers) without test printing again on ink jet printers is not recommended, as they are in no way comparable due to their technical differences in colour laying.

Students must provide a valid student ID to receive the student price.
*After hours services (5pm - 9:30am) pricing is available for students only and is applicable outside of our standard store hours

**Please note that bypass rolls will incur a $10 surcharge per roll due to the time consuming process required to install large format custom paper rolls into the printer.

FAQ

What is your pricing?
Our full pricing guide is available under the pricing tab. If you are a student please refer to the students tab. If you would like a quote on a specific job please feel free to contact us.

How do I set up a file to print?
Please see our printing file set up guide for full instructions on how to set up your file. 

What type of paper can you print on?
Paper stock in-store; 80GSM copy / draft paper, 160GSM Matte, 200GSM Semi gloss.

We stock both Matte and Semi Gloss paper in the following widths rolls; 609mm, 914mm, 1270mm and 1524mm.

80GSM in the following widths rolls;
594mm and 841mm.

BYO paper / Bypass paper;
A2 size standard sheets to custom paper rolls up to 1.5m wide.

You are not limited to print on what we stock in-store; we welcome BYO paper printing / bypass as we have the ability to bypass large format from singular standard sized sheets to paper rolls up to 1.5m wide by any length. BYO / Custom paper stock may include but not limited to; watercolour paper, fine-art paper, textured paper, heavy GSM papers, drafting papers (transparent), canvas, off white paper and coloured papers (Please keep in mind that certain coloured papers could potentially alter particular colours in your print where true to colour may be crucial to your personal desired intended impact). If you are unsure of the suitability of a specific paper stock, feel free to contact us regarding this issue.

Please note that bypass rolls will incur a $10 surcharge per roll due to the time consuming process required to install them in the printer. Bypass cut sheets do no incur extra charges.

Do you stock any other paper types besides matte, semi-gloss / satin and copy paper / draft paper?
If you are interested in printing on high gloss paper, adhesive backed paper or any other non bypass type paper, feel free to inquire about it as we can source the paper type suitable for your print project depending on the quantity of prints required.

Do you do bypass printing; large rolls or sheets?
Yes. Read more info about our bypassing under question 'What type of paper can you print on?'. Feel free to give us a call or flick through an email if you have any further questions.

What is your turn around time for printing / large prints?
It varies depending on the quantity which you are wanting to print, a portrait banner roughly 1800mm x 900mm takes approximately 20 minutes to print. Please keep in mind that possible queues and paper loading may also potentially affect the turn around time for printing, we usually inform the turn around time in person after receiving a print file.

Do you do test prints?
Yes, a 20cm-30cm test print is $5.00.

What sort of print files do you accept?
We accept the following file types; Flattened PSD (photoshop file), PDF and JPG. Please flatten your photoshop file before saving / exporting for print.

Why should I test print? Important disclaimer
If you are planning to print with us, especially large banners, we strongly recommend that you do a test print before committing to a full scale print. We will not be held responsible for visual differences between what you see on your screen compared to physical print unless we agree on our part that we were at fault during the print process.

You are responsible for the preparation of your print files prior to print which may involve inspecting / testing / revising aspects such as but not limited to; colour correcting, lightening dark images, checking if text is readable etc (we may at point of printing raise potential issues that may arise, regardless we hold no responsibility if you have not carried out relevant precautions).

Do you trim prints onsite?
Unfortunately we are unable to trim prints on site.

Do you print booklets?
Unfortunately not. Due to the type of printers we have it is unrealistic for us to attempt to print booklets, unless you have the intention of printing singular sheets (e.g. bypass A2 prints) and assembling into a booklet yourself post print.

What type of printers do you have?
We have three large Canon printers on our premise; imagePROGRAF iPF9000, imagePROGRAF iPF8300 and imagePROGRAF IPF650. These printers are built for quality imaging with their 12 (IPF900, IPF 8300) and 5 (IPF650) colour pigment ink systems they can produce extremely high quality colour intensive prints that are suitable for a range of applications including photographic through to architectural presentations.

Do you have Extended Hours And 24 Hour Service?
Extended hours and 24 hour services are only available to students at specific times of the year (during hand-ins / crits / presentations). Please see our footer (at the bottom of the page), Twitter or Facebook page for updates. After hours pricing is applicable Mon - Fri 5pm - 9:30am, Saturday 12pm - 9:30am and Sunday. Normal pricing applies during our usual hours.

Can I make a booking?
We do not take bookings, so just call before you come in or email us to check the turn around time. During our busy times when we have a queue you can reserve your space in the queue by either providing us with your print file(s) in person or through email, or by brining in your own paper if if you are bypass printing (and providing your file later).

Who's work are you featuring in the example photos?
Matte (from left to right)
Joel Harnett and Jacky Zheng
Semi Gloss / Satin (from left to right)
Sunee Yoo, Rachel Bae and Mick Charoenphan
Bypass (from left to right)
Finn Forstner, Stella Choi, Sungkyun Ahn and Alan Syxomexune