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Digital Printing & File formats

In computers, a printer is a device that accepts text and graphic output from a computer and transfers the information to paper, usually to standard size sheets of paper. Digital Printers vary in size, speed, sophistication, and cost. In general, more expensive printers are used for higher-resolution color printing.

Prime Signs we have 3 main prints

Mimaki Solvent Uv, Brand new to the market and totally focus on customer demands, This instant dry Uv curable high gloss ink for the ever increasing supply demands.

Mimaki solvent printer old but a goody, solvent based ink which need to cure so the dis advantage is the clients has to wait couple days for there work

Agfa flatbed UV direct printer, this prints direct to substrate such as , real estate material and ACm boards, this is instant dry and ready to go minutes afer it is printed.

inkjet printer, of

The inkjet sprays ink from an ink cartridge at very close range to the paper as it rolls by..

The four printer qualities of most interest to most users are:

  • Color: Color is important for users who need to print pages for presentations or maps and other pages where color is part of the information
  • Resolution: Printer resolution (the sharpness of text and images on paper) is usually measured in dots per inch ( dpi ). Most inexpensive printers provide sufficient resolution for most purposes at 600 dpi.
  • Speed: If you do much printing, the speed of the printer becomes important. Speed can be icreased by dropping the quality or of the DPI which is for long distance cheap promo, Prime Signs prints at 720 720 on all our printers to insure the same quality and color

Postscript format

Postscript is a printer language that uses English phrases and programmatic constructions to describe the appearance of a printed page to the printer and introduced new features such as outline font s and vector graphics . Printers now come from the factory with or can be loaded with Postscript support. Postscript is not restricted to printers. We like to get postscript or PDF file with the fonts convert to outlines

Fonts

A font is a set of characters of a specific style and size within an overall typeface design

There are two types of fonts used by the printer and screen display, bitmap fonts and outline fonts. Bitmap fonts are digital representations of fonts that are not scalable. This means they have a set size or a limited set of sizes. For example, if a document using a bitmap font sized to 24 point is sent to the printer and there is not a bitmap font of that size, the computer will try to guess the right size. This results in the text looking stretched-out or squashed. Jagged edges are also a problem with bitmap fonts.

Outline fonts are mathematical descriptions of the font that are sent to the printer. The printer then rasterizes (see raster graphics ) or converts them to the dots that are printed on the paper. Because they are mathematical, they are scalable . This means the size of the font can be changed without losing the sharpness or resolution of the printed text. TrueType and Type 1 fonts are outline fonts. Outline fonts are used with Postscript and PCL printer languages.

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