Which Printer is Right for Your Sign Business

Which Printer is Right for Your Sign Business

Welcome to our guide on choosing the right printer for your sign business. As a printing business owner, it's crucial to invest in a quality printer that can scale with your growing needs. 

Here are the main types of printers available and our recommended brands and models.

Wide format printers Wide format printers are ideal for businesses that require large-scale prints such as banners, posters and signage. These printers offer high-resolution output and versatile media compatibility. They are commonly used by advertising agencies, print shops and marketing firms.

Our recommended wide format printers

We recommend brands like the Roland , Mimaki or Epson  wide format printers for their reliability, versatility, automated features and exceptional print quality.

Flatbed printers

Flatbed printers are known for their ability to print directly onto rigid materials like photographic paper, glass, wood, metal or plastic. This makes them perfect for creating custom signs, displays, or promotional items. 

Businesses in the signage industry or those offering personalised products can greatly benefit from flatbed printers if they want to print on untraditional materials.

Our recommended flatbed printers

If you're looking for top-notch flatbed printers, consider investing in models like swissQprint Nyala 4 —the European champion among flatbed printers. swissQprint offers a range of exquisite flatbed printers. 

If you’re looking for something entry-level, we recommend models like the Mimaki JFX200-2513 . It’s equipped with all the necessary performance, product quality, ease of use, and environmental friendliness required of a flatbed printer.

Grand format printers

Grand format printers are designed to handle extra-large prints such as billboards, building wraps or vehicle graphics. These machines offer exceptional speed and superior colour accuracy. 

Industries involved in outdoor advertising or large-scale graphics production can greatly benefit from grand format printers.

Our recommended grand format printers

For grand format printing, we recommend the swissQprint Karibu 2 and the swissQprint Karibu S . These models simply offer top quality and performance. They are designed for 24/7 operation and are the result of 20 years of development.

Dye sublimation printers

Dye sublimation printers are perfect for businesses that require vibrant and high-quality prints on fabrics, such as custom apparel, soft signage or promotional items.  

These printers use a water based ink to print onto a transfer paper, that is then transferred to polyester-based fabrics with a heat press, resulting in durable, long-lasting, textile prints.

Our recommended dye sublimation printers

We recommend reputable brands that are widely used in the local market, like DGI and Mimaki . If you want something fast, we recommend the DGI Poseidon —the fastest dye sublimation textile printer in its class. 

Read our guide on choosing your dye sublimation printer .

Benchtop UV printers

Benchtop UV printers , also referred to as desktop UV printers, offer versatility by allowing you to print directly onto various substrates like wood, acrylics or ceramics. They are commonly used by small businesses or hobbyists who need precise and detailed prints on smaller objects.

Our recommended benchtop UV printers

If you're interested in benchtop UV printers, consider brands like Roland VersaUV or Mimaki UJF series for their compact size and outstanding print quality.

So which printer is right for you? 

Choosing the right printer for your sign business is crucial to meet your specific requirements. Assess your needs based on the type of prints you produce and the scale of your operations. Invest in reputable brands known for their reliability and performance.

If you need further guidance in selecting the perfect printer for your business, reach out to our expert team at Pozitive . We’re more than happy to assist you in finding the ideal printing solution tailored to your needs.