Trip to Citi Signages – Printing Press
Introduction <ul><li>Citi signages has one of the offices located in Mayapuri, Delhi  </li></ul><ul><li>It had eco solvent...
Printing process <ul><li>Eco solvent Printing – </li></ul><ul><li>Poster for kurkure was being printed at 1440 dpi (dots p...
Vinyl Plotting <ul><li>As the name suggests it used for cutting processes  </li></ul><ul><li>Plots for name plate car stic...
Laser process <ul><li>Laser Plotter/ machine </li></ul><ul><li>It can etch or carve or cut any object – wood, acrylic, met...
Types of Material used for printing <ul><li>Mesh Vinyl – One way vision </li></ul><ul><li>Fabric </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect...
Vinyl plotting  <ul><li>Observed the process:  </li></ul><ul><li>Name plotted on a sticker for cars, decorative purposes e...
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Citi Signages

  1. 1. Trip to Citi Signages – Printing Press
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Citi signages has one of the offices located in Mayapuri, Delhi </li></ul><ul><li>It had eco solvent printing, vinyl plotter and laser technology used for etching, cutting, carving. . etc for custom/ designer products </li></ul>
  3. 3. Printing process <ul><li>Eco solvent Printing – </li></ul><ul><li>Poster for kurkure was being printed at 1440 dpi (dots per inch) </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a 6 colour printing process –Cyan, magenta, black, yellow, light cyan, light magenta </li></ul><ul><li>The poster was being printed in 2 parts – 52” width and the other part had 45” width. The length could vary </li></ul><ul><li>The two halves were then to be joined by industry adhesive this process is called “tiling” </li></ul><ul><li>General flex size is 4 ft, 5 ft, 6 ft till about 10 ft </li></ul><ul><li>Roadside banners are printed at 360 dpi – as they are at quite a distance from the viewers eye. Sometimes low quality ones are printed at 80 – 90 dpi </li></ul>
  4. 4. Vinyl Plotting <ul><li>As the name suggests it used for cutting processes </li></ul><ul><li>Plots for name plate car stickers, house name plates. . etc </li></ul><ul><li>These files are raster files and cannot be used for etching or cutting purposes </li></ul>
  5. 5. Laser process <ul><li>Laser Plotter/ machine </li></ul><ul><li>It can etch or carve or cut any object – wood, acrylic, metal depending on the requirement </li></ul><ul><li>The time taken depends on how deep and intricate is the pattern, thereby deciding the time limit </li></ul><ul><li>The costing depends on time taken by the laser </li></ul><ul><li>The laser bed was about 28 X 32 inches </li></ul><ul><li>These files are vector files as the laser can easily follow and fill a pattern </li></ul>
  6. 6. Types of Material used for printing <ul><li>Mesh Vinyl – One way vision </li></ul><ul><li>Fabric </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective Vinyl </li></ul><ul><li>Banner </li></ul><ul><li>Translite </li></ul><ul><li>Matt canvas </li></ul><ul><li>Gloss clear </li></ul><ul><li>Matt clear </li></ul><ul><li>Gloss SAV </li></ul>
  7. 7. Vinyl plotting <ul><li>Observed the process: </li></ul><ul><li>Name plotted on a sticker for cars, decorative purposes etc. </li></ul>Laser process <ul><li>Observed the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Lettering on MDF on Laser bed </li></ul><ul><li>Boxes with unusual shapes and sizes with designs etched with laser – cigar box, Diwali gift box, others </li></ul><ul><li>Buddha statue made of acrylic layers cut and piled on vertically. The structure is displayed in Taman Gang in DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj. </li></ul><ul><li>Pen stands, paperweight, trays made by using this technique </li></ul>

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