Façade wrap suits to a ‘T’

Jan. 1, 2014  |  Graphics, Projects

As a purveyor of high-end travel goods, Duty Free Shoppers (DFS) Group Ltd. of Hong Kong kept its revised branding strategy for a worldwide network of shopping centers under wraps—literally. The DFS shopping center in Honolulu, Hawaii, cloaked its new identity beneath an 8,752-square-foot temporar…
Primer for printing

Jan. 1, 2014  |  Awnings & Canopies, Feature, Graphics, Tents

Digital printing on textiles expands client lists and adds new dimensions to product innovation. For the Brooklyn Plantology garden center in New York, Capitol Awning Co. of Jamaica, N.Y., created a custom awning that showcased a logo, text and a leafy design that captured the essence of the space. …
The face of a neighborhood

Dec. 1, 2013  |  Graphics, Projects

The West Broadway Business and Area Coalition in Minneapolis, Minn., wants to bring new businesses and customers to live, work and play in the evolving inner-city neighborhood and on its major street. The FLOW Northside Arts Crawl, sponsored by the Coalition, displays work by more than 350 local art…
Weaving vignettes of memory

Nov. 1, 2013  |  Graphics, Projects

Early Jacquard looms used punch cards to automate weaving of patterns and designs. This punch card technology also was used to program early computers and store binary code. Phillip Stearns, a New York-based artist exploring the intersection of digital media and textile design, developed a project t…
IFAI announces the 2013 International Achievement Award winners

Oct. 25, 2013  |  Graphics

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announces the 2013 International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications, that took place Oct. 24 at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013 and Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, at the Orlando…
Design and function meet

Oct. 1, 2013  |  Awnings & Canopies, Graphics, Markets, Projects

Renovation of a seaside resort included custom awnings, shades and canopies for an elegant finish. By Maura Keller Situated on the bluffs of Watch Hill, R.I., overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Ocean House is an iconic New England seaside resort. Because of its location amidst sand, sea and wind, O…
Foldable canvas that doesn’t crack

Sep. 1, 2013  |  Graphics

Ultraflex of Randolph, N.J., introduces True Canvas Giclée 65/35, an 11-ounce canvas composed of a 65-percent polyester and 35-percent cotton blend with an acrylic-gesso topcoat. The canvas can be folded and stretched on industrial stretchers without cracking. Free of heavy metals, pH neutral…
Learning the basics of printing on fabric

Sep. 1, 2013  |  Feature, Graphics

Learn all about the basics of printing on fabric: the technologies, the benefits and the opportunities. By Holly O’Dell For the Brooklyn Plantology garden center in New York, Capitol Awning of Jamaica, N.Y., created a custom awning that showcased a logo, text and a leafy design that captured the e…
Media for direct printing

Sep. 1, 2013  |  Graphics

Direct Print Textiles from Carmel, Ind.-based Top Value Fabrics provide a printing platform for banners, flags, exhibit graphics, fine-art reprints and advertising displays. The media in this line is constructed with a print-receptive treatment for direct printing. These fabrics are designed to prov…
Fabric and ink compatibility

Sep. 1, 2013  |  Feature, Graphics

Knowing how and why inks and fabrics go together will help improve your printed products. By Michael Labella At a recent apparel show in Guatemala, I attended an interesting series of presentations organized by the Americas Apparel Producers Network. The theme I picked up on as I listened to these s…