The wide (format) world of sports

March 1st, 2020

When it comes to printing fabrics, the wide world of sports is beginning to live up to its name. By Jeff Moravec In sports, it’s always about competition—and revenue. As sports teams have established new revenue streams (such as sponsorships that require stadium advertising) and worked to enhance the game-day experience for fans with splashy […]

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Fabric for versatile branding

February 1st, 2020

Canwil Dye Sublimation and Ink Jet Printed fabrics are available with short runs and quick turnaround times. The fabrics may be printed with custom logos or designs and can be sold on the roll or fabricated into finished products including backdrops, table covers, signage, SEG applications, tension fabrics and pop-up canopies. With flame-retardant options available, […]

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Fabric banners, signage and displays help guide visitors—and are getting smarter all the time.

February 1st, 2019

Advances in digital and interactive technologies are heralding a new era in museum graphics, banners and signage, creating opportunities for the printed banner industry from conventional signage printing markets to crossover areas such as interactive displays. A combination of factors is contributing to this: We are seeing incremental improvements as well as new developments in […]

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Eight-story banner helps Seattle sizzle

February 1st, 2019

The new mixed-use building 9th & Thomas, located in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, takes a fresh approach to commercial space with floor-to-ceiling glass, gardens, integrated outdoor decks and a welcoming lobby that serves as a community living room. Developed by the Redman family, whose Sellen Construction Company occupied the site for 70 years, the […]

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Practical products with punchy effects

September 1st, 2018

Versatile webbing Bally Ribbon Mills offers high-quality, high-performance webbing to meet the demands of recreational applications including the commercial and sport markets. The webbing is appropriate for a range of recreational applications including binding tape, chin straps, harnesses, packs, climbing webs, pet leashes, and parachute and balloon setups. Available in nylon, polyester, polypropylene, Kevlar®, Nomex®, […]

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Sign language: The fabric sign and banner market is hotter than ever

July 1st, 2018

Ask average consumers what springs to mind when they hear the words “signs and banners,” and they’ll likely describe wayfinding placards and lengths of logo-imprinted fabric hanging from street poles. And although placards and pennants have their place in the sign and banner arena, this is a market segment with innovative and expanding applications in […]

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Fabric helps brick-and-mortar retailers take visual branding to another level

August 1st, 2017

The effects of society’s ever-increasing digital dependency, overabundance of shopping malls and shifting spending habits are not doing the retail industry any favors. But its future is not all doom and gloom. A study released earlier this year by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and IBM found that most members of Generation Z—the generation following […]

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Digital fabric printing responding to technical and creative demands

June 1st, 2016

As applications respond, the digital fabric printing industry is responding to the technical and creative demands of customers. Digital printing on fabrics has revolutionized a number of markets: trade show exhibits, event marketing, home décor, activewear, retail branding, architectural signage, outdoor advertising and others. “Demand for printed fabrics and textiles continues to grow, and the […]

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Banners help showcase the story of space travel

September 1st, 2008

The project. Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, Oregon. The companies. Hunt Design Associates, Pasadena, Calif., worked with Tom Fricker and Peter Radestsky, California-based exhibit designers, who created the concept and content. The printing was done by Gregory, Inc., Buhler, Kan. Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center, Hutchinson, Kan., was the exhibit producer. The task. The […]

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Internally illuminated banner systems for various applications

July 1st, 2008

Using the platform Light Emitting Capacitor (LEC) technology from CeeLite Inc., Britten Inc. has introduced the first internally illuminated banner systems for both indoor and outdoor applications. BannerBright™ uses thin, flexible and lightweight LEC light source panels that can be used on flat or curved surfaces to illuminate the surface itself; in conjunction with graphics […]

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