To announce any event it helps to have a large format printer to make banners, posters, and signs. For art and archaeology exhibits, an Encad large format printer is great. It is so much easier to show the art objects in a professional manner if you can do it all in full color. You can include text directly adjacent to the images. All of this can easily be done on your desktop, with your own computer.
Whether for a museum or point-of-purchase POP sign in a store, you want an image which will attract attention. If no one notices your sign, your expenses and efforts are for naught. If you print your sign on a large format printer, everyone will notice it. This is because the Encad series of printers produce vibrant colors, alive with dramatic hues, striking contrast. The Ilford version of the Encad printer uses Archival inks. This means the color is brighter and the colors will last longer in the light (without fading).
Any sign, banner, or poster printed on an Encad large format printer stands out in the crowd.
This large format printer can enlarge photographs to 62 inches in full color.
For graphics design, backlit signs, floor graphics, advertising, show exhibits as well as traditional posters and banners, this digital technology is wonderful.
The printer here is the Ilford Imaging version of the Encad printer, the Ilford NovaJet 600i. It has the advantage in that it uses Ilford's Archival inks.
Here is a close-up snapshot of the actual print.
The motif here is a late Tiquisate vase in the Museo Popol Vuh, This is a red and off-cream ceramic from Escuintla. Red and off cream pottery goes back several centuries but has never been thoroughly covered in any archaeological monograph. The Museo Popol Vuh, Universidad Francisco Marroquin, has the largest collection of red and off-white pottery vessels I have found anywhere. Many date back to the Early Classic and carry traditional Teo-Tiquisate motifs. The vase here is several centuries later, either Late Classic, Terminal Late Classic, or early Post Classic. If archaeologists who worked in these areas would publish in color then it would be easier to find comparative pieces and get a better date. Now that color laser printers can handle color in professional quality it is possible to print field reports in full color. Special finds can then be enlarged and printed on a wide format inkjet color printer.