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  • What printer I need to buy to print these in light fabric?

    Posted by Pane Talev on September 19, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    What printer I need to buy to print these in light fabric?

    At the moment I supply these with banner material.

    Little heavy and 2400 x 2400mm banner print always have a join in the middle.

    All joins and pockets (top and bottom) are done with double sided hem tape.

    Looking for any idea to improve this product. Maybe lighter material that will be possible to hem with double sided hem tape?

    Any idea of a simple back drop for events is welcome. If you are shy, please send PM.

    Jamie Wood replied 1 day, 10 hours ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    September 19, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    I do not get involved in Soft Signage like this, but it certainly has its benefits and becoming more and more popular.
    I also prefer the seamless matt/satin finish you get from the fabric and how easy it is to back-illuminate.
    If you take a banner stand wall, it’s down in multiple drops and is only as good as the “untrained customer” installing it. often you see them dented, kinked and twisted, as a result. Fabric is much more forgiving and easier to install.

    we use latex printers and although we do not use them for printing fabric, standard latex printers can also print fabric. Roland also sells dedicated Textile printers, but again, not something I have looked into.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnUBMeVHFN4

    • Pane Talev

      Member
      September 24, 2022 at 10:41 am

      “often you see them dented, kinked and twisted, as a result. Fabric is much more forgiving and easier to install.”

      Thanks Robert, this is the exact reason why I want to improve my product if possible.

  • Jamie Wood

    Member
    September 20, 2022 at 10:07 am

    Pretty sure these are printed Dye Sublimation, so you would need factor in a large heat press as well. It may be possible to do them on a latex or UV printer, but our supplier defintely uses Dye Sub.

  • Graham Scanlan

    Member
    September 21, 2022 at 6:13 am

    We supply Burger textiles, some of the range have coatings on both sides of the media. One side for eco solvent and latex and UV and the reverse side for dye sublimation.

    Uv and latex will give better results than solvent and where a hard wearing print is required dye sub is the better option. For dye sub you will need the printer maybe HP Stitch and the heated press / laminater. HP latex and Uv are a preferred option if your business only does a small amount of textile printing

  • Pane Talev

    Member
    September 24, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Thank you all for your time to reply.

    So it is not simple after all.

    Will you agree with me that to offer this product (as in Robert’s video) you need to have special set up? i.e. to be specialized in these product / finish?

    • Jamie Wood

      Member
      September 26, 2022 at 9:57 am

      I would agree with that. New equipment would be required