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Wall or window advertising with a wire rope system from ALDISPLAYS

No problem with a wire system from ALDISPLAYS and your own office printer!

Such a wire rope system is ideal as a wall-to-wall system or as a ceiling-to-floor system for the elegant presentation of your offers in DIN A4 or DIN A3 - both on walls or in your shop window. You can also create a cross-format motif for seasonal events yourself and print it out yourself. This saves at least a lot of time for simple motifs used at short notice - but above all a lot of money. Otherwise, a simple motif, for example a picture with colourful balloons for carnival, which first has to be processed by an agency and then produced by a professional digital printer, can quickly devour several hundred euros.

First you choose your favourite from one of the six pre-configured wire system sets or you simply and quickly plan your own system consisting of a mounting wire set and individual A3 and/or A4 acrylic pockets.

Posterdruck selbst gemacht

Here I show you once the procedure of a poster print based on a free 3x 5 A4 pocket system. For other variations, the procedure is the same, only the dimensions change, of course. First of all, I have to mention that unfortunately every printer or printer driver has its own peculiarities such as the printable area etc. and therefore slightly different values have to be set for each printer - unfortunately, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. However, once you have found the right settings, you should document them for the next processes - don't forget!!!

First of all, we need an expressive, atmospheric motif. I won't be able to go into detail here on the use of working advertising motifs, but here it is always advisable to look at your favourite picture archive (Fotolia, Istock, etc.) and get some ideas. Taking photos yourself is of course also possible in principle, but not quite as easy as is generally assumed. Since we want to produce the picture in a respectable size, the raw data should also be as good and as large as possible - which, however, requires a "reasonable" camera.

First we prepare the image: As we need three A4 portrait pockets in width, this results in an image width of 630mm (3x 210mm A4), in height this results in an image height of 1485mm (with 5x A4 297mm).

As already mentioned, every printer has a different printing area, i.e. there are always 5-10mm wide margins on the paper that the printer cannot print on and that have to be cut away later. However, we have to subtract these from the motif size at least approximately from the outset. In this case, if we assume approx. 5mm all around, this results in a width of -30mm (3 x 2 x 5mm) and a height of -50mm (5 x 2 x 5mm), i.e. 600 x 1450mm motif size.

Crop the RGB motif of your choice in your image editing programme (Photoshop, Gimp or similar) to the image size 600 x 1450mm at 150dpi. Then you get an image in RGB (and you better leave it that way) with about 96MB file size. This is no problem on most computers today. (Most printers reproduce RGB images better than CMYK images because of the higher colour space - so it is better not to convert to CMYK).

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After saving the image in PDF format, the above options, for example, open in the printer menu of the PDF reader. (Most printer drivers offer more printing options in PDF format, but if you do not have this option when saving in your image programme, choose JPG format). We choose the option "Poster print" with a partial scaling of 99 %. We may have to "tweak" this value a little, depending on how the preview window on the right looks. If the partial scaling or the assumed print area does not match 100%, the printer divides the motif differently. The preview window will then show, for example, 4 A4 landscape formats and 6 A4 portrait formats. In this case, we then go down in individual percentage steps in the partial scaling until it fits. If the preview looks good, you may only have to set the paper quality (80gr. standard paper or glossy photo paper, resolution etc.) correctly in the properties and print all pages. After removing the thin white margins on each sheet, you will receive your individual photo motif.

Due to the limitations in the printing area just mentioned and the lack of light fastness in your office or private printer, this printing option is certainly not to be equated with a professional print production - however, it is very well suited for a spontaneous and short-term action, dhe hardly burdens your budget.