Fabric graphics displays

September 1st, 2011

Fabric graphics displays define spaces and create opportunities. By Sigrid Tornquist Trade show booths. Retail displays. Stage backdrops. What do they have in common? Visual communication. With only seconds to get noticed, strong visuals are key to drawing people into your trade show booth, your retail store or your story. Graphic displays reshape a space […]

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A guide to trade show networking

September 1st, 2011

By Galynn Nordstrom Business events and trade shows offer one of the best opportunities to make yourself known within your profession or industry. The converse is equally important: trade shows offer a unique opportunity to get to know people in your industry—the professional contacts who can help you become more successful. If you go in […]

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Flexible fabric composites

September 1st, 2011

The versatility of flexible fabric composites opens doors to new products and markets. By Holly O’Dell Fabric composites have been around for decades, and thanks to ongoing technological improvements in these materials, applications and markets continue to expand. As a result, fabricators have more opportunities for creating a flexible end product that ranges anywhere from […]

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New paint protection films from Oracal USA

September 1st, 2011

Oracal USA announces two new paint protection products: Oraguard® Series 270 and Series 280 Stone Guard Laminating Films. Both are recommended for paint protection on flat to moderately curved surfaces for more rugged protection from bugs, stones, and other road debris. Combine Series 270 or Series 280 with Orajet® Series 3105HT for tough applications like […]

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Specialty Fabrics Review interviews Andy Morse, IFM, owner and president of Ohio Awning and Manufacturing Co.

September 1st, 2011

Interview by Sigrid Tornquist Is the profit margin better for commercial projects as opposed to residential? Sometimes it takes the same amount of time to sell a $10,000 job as it does to sell a $500 job, but percentage-wise, probably not. Both types of jobs come with their own challenges. With commercial you have to […]

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Andy Morse builds a successful business

September 1st, 2011

Andy Morse uses opportunities other companies overlook. By Sigrid Tornquist “The business atmosphere right now demands change,” says Andy Morse, IFM, owner and president of Ohio Awning and Manufacturing Co. in Cleveland, Ohio. “You’ve got to constantly be looking for alternatives, innovations and growth opportunities in order to keep an edge.” Keeping that edge is […]

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Earth anchor for faster installation

September 1st, 2011

Foresight Products, Commerce City, Colo., has introduced its Series II earth anchor. Designed for Duckbill, Manta Ray and Stingray product lines, it offers a chiseled design for faster installation through tougher soils, a reengineered anchor with slightly larger surface area for better holding capacity and lateral-direction guide ribs to ensure that the drive plan installation […]

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Vinyl alternative for decals and mounting

September 1st, 2011

Roland DGA Corp., Irvine, Calif., has expanded its Eco-SOL MAX certified media line to include Solvent Glossy Paper with Adhesive (ESM-SGPA). For use with Roland’s eco-solvent printers and printer/cutters, the new media is an alternative to vinyl for decals and mounting. An easy-to-use, cost-effective and sustainable alternative to PVC-based products for signs, POP, photographic reproductions, […]

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Soft signage printing

September 1st, 2011

The Rhotex 320 from Durst Image Technology LLC, Rochester, N.Y., is designed specifically for soft signage printing at production speeds. Attuned to fabric’s particular printing and media handling characteristics, it was developed to address the growing popularity of lighter weight, easy-to-install, higher-margin, reusable and “green” media options. Utilizing benign, water-based dye inks and equipped with […]

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Temporary wall system

September 1st, 2011

MBA Worldwide is introducing its Mila-wall system to rental and event markets. Free standing, grid independent and demountable, the temporary wall system is engineered to resemble permanent walls and can be installed, dismantled and rearranged to be configured in any combination. More than 175 self-adhesive surface coverings are available in both permanent and removable adhesives. […]

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