Our high quality printing is perfect for legal graphics and trial exhibits. Our exceptional high resolution color output and superior accuracy can produce stunning trial graphics where even the smallest details are razor sharp. Combined with our wide variety of printing materials and quality finishing services, such as lamination and mounting, we are able to offer the highest quality available, while meeting your toughest deadlines and budgets. We have many options for legal graphics that are fade resistant, waterproof and scratch resistant so they will survive a fair amount of abuse, while being economical enough for short term use.
This page describes our services for legal graphics and trial exhibits. For other applications for our large format digital printing services, look through the main menu above under printing services.
If you would like to get prices on printing and shipping, or place an order, click the Pricing/Order button next to each item in the Printing Materials tab. The Pricing/Order wizard will prompt you for the necessary information such as quantity, dimensions and finishing options to show you prices in real time, and allow you to enter you state and zip code to see the shipping costs. If you're ready to order, you can provide additional information such as how you're sending files or if you need design work, if you want a proof, and how you want us to handle cropping of your files if necessary, and then add the print to your shopping cart. You can also compare product prices in the wizard by clicking the Products tab and selecting different materials from the drop down menu to see how the price changes.
The information below shows the variety of materials we offer for legal graphics and trial exhibits, our recommendations for the best materials to use in different situations, answers to common questions, and explains how to place an order.
This symbol denotes a eco-friendly option. These materials are generally PVC free, recyclable, and printed with water based inks as an earth-friendly option.
Materials for Legal Graphics
Below are the materials we offer for custom wall graphics and wall decals. Some materials are designed for special surfaces, so look at the options below to find the best material for your needs. Also, look through the FAQ tab for installation instructions and other useful information.
Blue Back Poster Paper – 6.5 Mil
The blue backing on this economical media makes it highly opaque, while the satin finish provides brilliant, true-to-life color quality. Specially designed for outdoor billboards, poster printing and kiosks, it features water and scratch resistant durability and is also easily foldable without risk of scratching or rupturing. Available in widths up to 54".
Indoor/Outdoor Poster Paper - 10 mil
This heavy weight latex-saturated wet strength paper is tear resistant, water proof, fade resistant, and scuff and scratch resistant, making it an excellent choice for indoor and outdoor poster size prints and billboards. This paper can also be applied with standard wallpaper paste for an inexpensive short term wallpaper solution. Available in widths up to 54"
Synthetic Satin Photo Paper - 7 mil
This synthetic paper is tear proof, water proof, fade resistant, and scuff and scratch resistant, making it an excellent choice for indoor and outdoor color poster printing without the need for lamination. It doesn't have quite the print quality of our high end photo papers, but is otherwise a great product that is also environmentally friendly. Available in widths up to 54".
Satin Photo Paper - 9mil
This photo paper is our least expensive, yet it provides excellent image quality and color depth without the glare issues of high gloss papers. Great for posters, prints, and indoor signs. Can be laminated and mounted on a variety of substrates such as posterboard, Sintra, or Gatorfoam. Available in widths up to 60".
Economy Calendered Matte Vinyl - 4 mil
With an outdoor longevity of up to 3 years, this permanent adhesive backed vinyl is excellent for outdoor retail sales signs and POS poster graphics. It has a blockout layer for excellent hiding power and the gloss finish makes for excellent color depth. Can also be used indoors for sign and point of purchase displays. Will adhere to any smooth surface such as Alumalite, acrylic, Sintra, metal, or painted wood surfaces. Available in widths up to 60".
SignUp - 12 mil
SignUp is a revolutionary product for special events, show-rooms, window graphics, exhibitions, POS aids, film studios and all sorts of temporary communication needs. This product makes posting easy, just stick it directly to any surface, and you can unstick and restick it for perfect positioning and fast, bubble and crease-free installation, indoors or out. UV and weather resistant. Available in widths up to 54".
For the most durable on long lasting legal graphics, we recommend the Image Pro Satin paper, laminated and mounted on one of our mounting substrates. This combination is the longest lasting and more durable we offer. However, many trial exhibits are not left on display for any length of time, and the extra fade resistance and durability of this combination may be overkill for many situations. Any of the latex printed materials, such as the Blue Back Poster Paper, Indoor/Outdoor Poster Paper, Economy Calendered Adhesive Vinyl and Synthetic Satin Photo Paper, can be used without lamination, although a laminate will protect them from scratches and abrasion, so they are excellent choices when you want to save the cost of lamination. Our favorite is the Economy Calendered Adhesive Vinyl, because it has excellent image quality and is extremely cost effective when mounted on posterboard or foamcore because it already has an adhesive back. This makes it inexpensive enough to be used as a throw-away graphic, yet it doesn't look cheap. It's waterproof, scratch resistant, fade resistant, and comes in both matte and gloss finishes, so it's an excellent all around choice.
For mounting materials, we recommend Gatorfoam for a durable, rigid graphic. Foamcore and posterboard can also be used as an economical alternatives, but neither is as durable. Sintra is a PVC plastic that is very durable and the corners won't dent like posterboard or foam boards, but it has some flex in it, especially in the thinner versions, so it's not as rigid as a foam board. Also, if a corner is impacted hard enough, it will break, and it's heavier so that's something to keep in mind of you have many trail exhibits you need to transport.
The SignUp is a unique material that will let you temporarily stick a legal graphic or trial exhibit to a smooth surface. It's like a giant post it note, but the adhesive covers the entire back surface so it can be temporarily attached to virtually any smooth surface without any fear of damage. If you keep the plastic release liner and replace it on the adhesive side, you can remove and reuse this material as often as necessary. A terrific alternative when a rigid graphic is too cumbersome or an easel isn't available.
Normal turnaround time is 4-5 business days. During the order process you will be asked if you have a specific due date, and if you do, we will adjust your shipping method, if necessary, to get your order to you on time. If you need your order even quicker, we also have a rush service. If you authorize rush charges, we can get your order shipped in 1-2 days. Rush charges are $75 per order. If we're able to meet your deadline without bumping other jobs, we won't actually charge the rush charge, but you must authorize the rush to guarantee delivery.
We recommend that bitmap images such as digital photos be 150dpi at the actual print size in order to look good from close range. Vector images, such as those from drawing programs like Adobe Illustrator or Corel draw will print well at any size, so they are preferred when possible. If your legal graphics or trial exhibits contain fine details, it's especially important that they be of sufficient resolution so all the important details can be clearly seen. When in doubt, send us your file and we'll examine it and let you know how large we think it can go and still look good.
That depends on the specific material you choose. We can print at our highest quality up to 64" wide, and at our standard quality up to 104" wide, but different materials are available in different sizes. Look through the descriptions of the materials in the Printing Materials tab to find how big each material can be printed.