Large format printing is a great way to make a big impact with your visuals. Whether you’re creating a banner, poster, or other large format print, you can be sure that your message will be seen. However, when displaying large format prints near electrical equipment or in areas with high levels of static electricity, there are some special considerations to keep in mind. Static electricity is a common problem in areas with high humidity or low temperatures. It can cause damage to both the print and the equipment it’s near.
To prevent this, it’s important to use materials that are resistant to static electricity. For example, vinyl is a great choice for large format prints because it’s resistant to static electricity and won’t be damaged by it. When displaying large format prints near electrical equipment, it’s also important to make sure that the print is properly grounded. This will help prevent any static electricity from building up and damaging the print or the equipment. Grounding can be done by using an anti-static mat or grounding strap. It’s also important to make sure that the print is properly secured.
If the print is not securely mounted, it could be damaged by vibrations from the equipment or by people walking past it. Make sure that the mounting hardware is strong enough to hold the print in place and that it’s securely attached to the wall or other surface. Finally, it’s important to make sure that the print is not exposed to direct sunlight or other sources of heat. Heat can cause the colors in the print to fade over time and can also cause warping or other damage. If possible, try to display the print in an area that is not exposed to direct sunlight or other sources of heat. By following these tips, you can ensure that your large format prints are properly displayed near electrical equipment and in areas with high levels of static electricity.
By using materials that are resistant to static electricity, properly grounding the print, securely mounting it, and avoiding direct sunlight or other sources of heat, you can ensure that your prints will look great for years to come.