Getting the word out about fabric graphics

August 1st

Interpreting the interior of a conch shell, the SeaShell from The Originators Design was a custom design and on-site build for an air freshener pop-up store. The structure utilized air-brushed stretch fabric and a lot of highly contorted PVC frame. Photo: SC Johnson & Son. Fabric graphics have become a marketing and branding essential. As...

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Digital printing: New fabrics, inks and printers are expanding graphic applications, indoors and out

June 16th

Epson’s SureColor F-Series printed fashion designs that were showcased at Epson’s second annual Digital Couture event, held Feb. 9, 2016, in advance of Fashion Week in New York City. Photo: Epson America Inc. Advances in technology are making custom graphics easier, more affordable and much more impressive. Fabric printing has come a long way from...

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Special effects for digitally printed interior décor

June 14th

DreamScape’s highly reflective Flash Series in copper, black, gold and silver is especially popular for upscale nightclubs, restaurants and hotels. Photo: Roysons Corp. Combine textured fabrics, dazzling metallic effects, LED lighting and acoustics for interiors that impress. In and of themselves, digitally printed wall and window coverings, as well as upholstery-type products for interior décor,...

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How does SEG framing work?

June 1st

Most SEG framing is meant to be assembled at the site where it will be used, says Casey Ford, president and CEO with 40 Visuals in Spring Lake, Mich. “Current SEG framing is extruded aluminum and is designed to be able to assemble easily,” Ford says, “but if the SEG framing system is to provide...

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A sharper image

June 1st

Silicone Edge Graphics systems are moving quickly into commercial and residential interiors. According to Valerie Cuchna, Fabric Images’ material resources liaison, “The need for just a perimeter frame to cover a large span makes it an attractive option for install as well as removal or change-outs of large graphic wall panels.”Photo: Fabric Images Inc. Versatility,...

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Breaking from tradition

October 1st

Lighting up the night: an Audi advertisement along a German highway. The display was printed on Verseidag’s seemee® Frontlit Standard Easy media using UV-curable inks. Photo: Verseidag seemee US Inc. Game-changing shifts in the flexible substrate printing market prove the rules are changing in the growing graphics industry. It’s not news that fabric graphics are...

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Printing possibilities

October 1st

A retail display in the shape of a paint can was direct-printed on Rainier Industries’ Durst RhoTex Fabric Printer onto Power Stretch fabric from Fisher Textiles. Photo: Rainier Industries More technology There are two main parameters that shops look at when they’re investing in printers: print quality and speed. Both have been improving markedly. In...

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Stretching colorful options

April 1st

Here is a winning formula for wide-format print shops: Produce vibrant, high-quality graphics quickly and easily on a variety of materials and in a more environmentally friendly manner. What’s the catch? There doesn’t appear to be one, which is why latex printing is increasingly becoming the choice for many commercial and industrial printing applications. Prints...

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Fabric is king in digital printing

August 1st

Advancements in printing methods and equipment are giving end users a wider choice of options designed to meet their specific needs and requirements. By Barb Ernster The rapid growth in printers and the variety of substrates available today have captivated the fabric graphics industry. New models of smaller, faster and more affordable printers have improved...

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Realistic print prototypes speed up design and production

August 1st

Hewlett Packard has identified an emerging trend: traditional manufacturers of home fashion and textiles are using HP Latex digital printing technology for prototyping and proofing, printing directly onto production media before going to production. For many years, proofing has been done using water-based or eco-solvent printers. Proofing with HP Latex is faster and easier for...

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