Large Format Printing

Large format printing can make a big impression

Large format is more than just posters

AlphaGraphics offers large format printing solutions to help businesses heighten and engage customer interest to get results. Whether you’re looking to grab onlookers’ attention at trade shows or inform and impress passersby with crisp, street-level advertising, our marketing experts can help make your custom printed materials pop.

Cost-effective solutions that wow

As small business owners, we’re all looking for cost-effective marketing tactics that yield high returns with minimal effort.

Banners, vehicle graphics, billboards, and window graphics draw attention to your brand and make your message memorable. Think high-impact, digital-quality color, think large format.

Some large format printing options include:

  • Vinyl or mesh banners
  • Wall graphics and stickers
  • Window graphics and lettering
  • Vehicle wraps
  • Murals
  • Canvas art reproductions
  • Professional business signs and directories

Our printing solutions include:

  • Full-color or black and white prints created with the latest digital technology
  • Flexible order quantities to save on storage space
  • Flatbed printers allowing prints on nearly any material, including mesh, UV-resistant stock, canvas, or vinyl
  • Finishes like special coating or lamination
  • Display options like, grommets, frames, stands and protective enclosures

Ready to get started creating promotional materials that pack a punch?

There’s no time like the present to reinvent your company’s image with updated visuals that engage potential customers. AlphaGraphics offers comprehensive solutions to do just that. With our large format printing and multi-channel marketing services, you can create cross-media campaigns that include PURLs, QR codes or SMS short codes to drive higher response rates. So your printed and online promotions are working together to build your brand.

Contact the marketing team at AlphaGraphics today, and we’ll help you promote your next event or product launch with large format solutions that mean business.


What does “large format” really mean?  Many people have read or seen this term in correspondence or publications.  Large format printing can be explained by breaking it down into subcategories including graphics, signs, posters, banners, backlits and other large printed items. 

large format pop up banners


Custom graphics are probably the fastest growing segment in large format printing.  By using the latest innovations in image quality and adhesives, our materials adhere to walls, windows and floors.  More importantly they are easily removed without damage to the surface.  We work with manufacturers such as 3M and Avery Dennison in order to provide indoor or outdoor graphics that can be displayed in a number of different substrates.  As long as the DPI and resolution are sufficient for the size, virtually any image can be placed on a substrate.

Large format printing graphics are as versatile as the substrates and graphics themselves.  Companies with “standard” offices have been able to transform and enhance their outdoor and indoor spaces-so have schools, hotels, real estate companies and hospitals.


Signs are traditionally the largest component of large format printing.  Signs are most often used to direct and inform people both in indoor and outdoor environments.  There’s an endless amount of sizes, shapes and colors.  Signs can be printed on paper, wood, vinyl, metal and fabric just to name a few.

People often migrate to a provider that has “sign” in their name when searching for signs.  AG Signs, a division of AlphaGraphics is one of them.  Our capabilities in traditional printing maximize our capabilities in large format printing and signs.  We have a distinct advantage in the sign world with our machines and equipment capabilities in graphic design, bindery and packaging.  


Magnify your message with these additional components of large format printing.  They are no less important and won’t ever go out of style!  Price and image quality are two main distinguishers in this space.  A new innovation in large format printing is the launch of a new substate, fabric.  Printing on fabric can look just as spectacular as printing on paper or vinyl and recycling fabric offers an environmental advantage.

Our AG Signs department’s large format printing is a very big part of what AlphaGraphics Apple Valley does on a daily basis.  We can assist customers with virtually any of their large format printing needs with our incredible amount of capabilities. Contact us to discuss your large format printing needs.


Thinking big with outdoor banner displays.

The Twin Cities hosts so many wonderful outdoor events.  From our many local Farmer’s Markets to community festivals to music concerts, what most likely draws your attention to a booth when attending one of these events is a banner!  Whether at an event or just walking down the street, bright bold banners capture your eye.  Temporary in nature, they are an extremely cost-effective method to advertise your booth, a sale or an upcoming event.  Banners are also very versatile! Available in a variety of materials and sizes, banners can be custom made to fit any application.  


Interested in a banner but not exactly sure what you want?  Don’t worry, we can help!  Instead of using an impersonal online site to order your banner, contact Alphagraphics in Apple Valley, your local print center.  You’ll talk with a real person who is familiar with your business and your community. 

At our commercial print center, we offer a large selection of banners ranging in size and materials.  Contact us to speak with one of our Customer Servicec Representatives.  We’ll ask questions about your banner needs and help you determine the right material, finish and mounting options for you.  Whether your banner is for use in a booth or for outside your business, there are many important details to take into consideration including weather (we do live in Minnesota after all!), length of use and where you intend to display the banner.  For example, a sturdy, rigid sign is an ideal option for a display that will be outside for a long duration.  However, for an event booth where ease of transport is critical, a light-weight, portable banner is best.  Contact us and you won’t need to worry about ordering the wrong type of a banner!  Our print experts will make sure you get exactly what you need.


Equally important to choosing the right material and format is ensuring your have the right design.  Readability and the manner in which your message will be viewed are important considerations.  Does you banner needs to be seen from a good distance away?  A good rule of thumb to follow is 1 of text height for every 10’ of viewable distance.  Meaning, if your banner needs to be seen from 100’ away, then the recommended text height in 10”.

Beyond the text height, color and contrast are also important design considerations.  You want your banner to pop!  Bright, vibrant colors capture attention and are proven to increase customer engagement and contrast, such as a white font against a dark background, help create an engaging and easy to read design.  In fact, using too similar of colors can decrease a banner’s readability.  Not sure your design is right or don’t have a design yet?  No worries - we’ve got your back!  We have an experienced graphic design team on staff that will work with you to find the perfect, eye-catching design for your banner.


The benefits of ‘shopping local’ apply to printing services as well.  AlphaGraphics in Apple Valley is a locally owned and operated business.  Our team of employees are not only experienced print professionals, they are local residents who will be familiar with your business and your community.  That means no speaking with someone who doesn’t know where Apple Valley is or how to best capture the attention of customers at the local Farmers Market. And, because we’re local, we’ll be able to get your job done fast.  No shipping and no waiting.

Have other printing needs as well?  AlphaGraphics in Apple Valley is a full-service print center known for quality, speed and service.  Whether you need professional business cards, an engaging direct mail campaign or attention grabbing window graphics for your store windows, we offer a whole range of print and marketing services designed to help your business get noticed and get business.  Contact us!


Our Apple Valley commercial print center offers custom outdoor banner design and printing services in Apple Valley and the south metro, including Eagan, Burnsville, Lakeville and Rosemount. 

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