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fabric banner material?

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by petepaz, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    i had a new request from a customer
    they are looking for a banner but not vinyl they want a fabric
    new to me but i am finding this website to be extremely helpful with all the knowledge from everyone involved
    so any one have any thought s on this one
    i called fellers and they don't carry anything that fits this description
     
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    Is this solvent or aqueous?
     
  4. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    truthfully i was not sure how to do the graphics because i din't know what material i would be using
    but i will check out the beacon graphics material
    thanks
     
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    Sunbrella, oil cloth, Columbus cloth and many others are still available. According to what you're going to put on it.... most of these are for silk screening or painting.... not vinyl.

    McCullough 800-423-8204
     
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    Your type of printer is the key to this one; not all media can be used for all ink systems. Recommend you do a search for your printer or specific ink types and go from there.
    Bob
     
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    Fabric banner material

    I don't know who you talked to at Fellers, but they must be new. They carry Magic's FAB-6 flag fabric. It is supposed to be able to be used in and out of doors. It is a 6 mil polyester that is pretty opaque. I have used it a number of times to do table drapes for tradeshow tables using HP UV ink. One nice thing about it is that you can buy a 36"x10' roll if you think this may be a one time thing and you are not stuck with another 90' that you don't know what to do with. If you do a second and hang it up in the shop though, I think you will find that most people really like the fabric banner and will try to find a use for one.

    I have also used 3P Inkjet's "Heavy Express Banner". It is also a polyester, but is a looser, coarser weave and you can see thru it a little. Looks really good in verticle banner stands and can be used with all inks. There are a whole bunch of people making banner fabrics out there and they are all a bit different. Once you know more what your customer is looking to do with the banner, you can start to see what looks like it is going to work the best. I have gotten some samples from Fisher and they look nice, but they are pricey. Don't quote a price until you have a good idea what you are going to be using cause there's a big price difference between poly and silk.

    Good luck
     
  9. ChicagoGraphics

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    You know how the o'l saying goes..........You get what you pay for!
     
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    We have been using the poly oxford 8 from sunbrella (glen raven) with great success. It prints much better on the uv-curing printer than the solvent machine though. I' sure if I profiled it on the solvent and messed with it I could get better results, though. As a general rule though, fabrics print far better on a uv curing machine than a solvent. The uv inks sit more on top of the fabric and yield a more saturated image.
     
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