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Museums and fine art provide unique graphics application

September 1, 2008

Museums are fast discovering the benefits of fabric use in their facilities. Although these institutions often use fabric for signage or wayfinding, designers are also finding innovative ways to incorporate textiles into their exhibits. The same applies to those who are reproducing works of fine art. Manufacturers are consistently creating new and improved canvas-type materials …

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Developing sustainable products and practices

June 1, 2008

From magazine articles to seminars to trade show floors, the topic of sustainability has worked its way into business consciousness. And most manufacturers and distributors are starting to realize that implementing a few green elements here and there is not enough. Is it possible for a business to be a responsible steward of both the …

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Working with textured fabric creates new printing partnerships

May 1, 2008

Printing on textured fabrics has introduced a world of new applications. Thanks to the ability to print on non-smooth surfaces with the end result of bright, unified colors and sharp, high-resolution graphics, industries such as exhibition, retail, film, interior design, and fine art reproduction are benefiting from this market segment. What once was a standard …

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Multi-year event contracts

March 1, 2008

Because tent rental companies cater to a fluid and unpredictable industry, they value services and practices that can bring stability to their business. One such element that provides security and peace of mind is the multi-year contract. While they certainly aren’t foolproof, multi-year contracts offer plenty of advantages. One significant benefit of the multi-year contract—which …

Distributor reuses, recycles and increases profit

The Hammock Source implemented sustainable practices long before it was fashionable to do so.Since forming in the 1970s, The Hammock Source in Greenville, N.C., has always made recycling and reuse a priority. Little did the company know that someday, its simple business practices would be en vogue. “It was the culture that the company came …

Reusing and recycling printed tents

Because of the expense, most end users of custom printed tents plan to use the structures for multiple events. “Many are transported around the country to various events, while others are used as more semipermanent structures at stadiums or parks for advertising and shelter,” says Jay Hoesli, graphics division manager for Anchor Industries. But what …

Tech specs of new fabrics

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Malibu Canvas GF Composition: 100% polyester Technical specs: 10.5 oz./sq. yd., acrylic coated Printers/inks: Solvent, eco-solvent, UV curable Uses: Giclee art reproduction, retail stores (in-store graphics and front windows) AC Canvas Semi-gloss Composition: 65% polyester, 35% cotton Technical specs: 11 oz./sq. yd., coating is polished to semi-gloss sheen Printers/inks: Solvent, eco-solvent, …