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Month: December 2013

Durability of Polyester Poplin Fabric Banner for Parades

Are Poplin Fabric Banners Suitable and Strong Enough for Parade Events

Question: We’re planning to purchase a banner for our high school marching band for an upcoming parade. Is a poplin fabric banner strong enough for this usage?

Answer: I’m assuming you’re using a polyester poplin material for the banner as that’s the only poplin banner material that can be printed with dye sublimation printing? Secondly, what exactly are you planning to do with this banner in the parade that might worry you about durability!?

Polyester fabrics are generally pretty durable, and for use in a parade,

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Fabric Banners for Art Reproduction and Sporting Events

Fabric Banners  – Dye Sublimation Printing of Photographic Art – plus – Printing for Sports Events

Question: I am an artist and a photographer, and was wondering if I can order pictures or art reproductions on fabric?

Answer: The only limit to printing on fabric is your imagination. Dye sublimation printing on fabrics is not only available, it is the best way to reproduce your pictures due to the dye sublimation printing process itself.

In dye sub printing, first the dye, which is similar to inkjet printing, but uses a CMYO process (Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Overprint Clear) rather than the standard 4-color process CMYK (Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black),

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Where Can I Find Custom Printing of Cloth Banners?

How do Purchase Cloth Banner Displays with Custom Prints

Question: How and where should I go to purchase a custom printed cloth banner?

Answer: It will depend on what type of custom printed fabric banner you’re looking for, as well as the size and quantity.

If you’re looking for a one off, simply enter dye sublimation printed cloth or fabric banner into the search bar on your web browser, and you should find a company or two that you can work with. If you are a re-seller, your search may not be much different,

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Making Appliqué and Dye Sublimation Printed Fabric Banners

Part 3: Best Way to Make or Buy Fabric Banners for a Medieval-style Wedding

Original Question (Don’t worry, I will answer it eventually!): I am planning a medieval themed wedding and would like to know the best way to make or buy cloth fabric banners for our celebration?

Answer: I’ll finish up the history on this installment here in part three and answer the original question tomorrow.

In this section, I’ll discuss the modernization of appliquéd cloth fabric banners and other uses of appliquéd cloth.

Colonialization and Appliquéd Cloth

Although the Kingdom of Dahomè fell to the French in 1894,

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Appliqué and Dye Sublimation Printed Fabric Banners Part 2

Part 2: How Appliqued Banners were Used in Ancient Times

Original Question (Don’t worry, I will answer it eventually!): I am planning a medieval themed wedding and would like to know the best way to make or buy cloth fabric banners for our celebration?

Answer: Still unpacking the history here in part two –

Use of Appliquéd Cloth in Danhomè History

Originally, because it was the art genre of royalty, most of the older examples of appliquéd cloth banners depict various military campaigns of the king and his assumed name or likeness.

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History of Appliqué and Dye Sublimation Printed Fabric Banners

Part 1: History of Appliquéd Banners and Dye Sublimation Polyester Fabric Banners

Question: I am planning a medieval themed wedding and would like to know the best way to make or buy cloth fabric banners for our celebration?

Answer: Making appliquéd fabric banners would be the most authentic way to accomplish this, but it will depend entirely on your budget. Appliquéd cloth banners are an art form and require some sewing skills akin to quilting, although possibly a bit more complex than quilting. The word “appliqué” comes from the French word appliquer, which simply means to “put on” or “apply.” Essentially,

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How an Internally Illuminated Cabinet Pole Sign Is Constructed

Making and Designing an Internally Illuminated 4×8 Sign

Question: Our church is requesting that some of us “handymen” construct a double-sided internally illuminated sign for the church. Are you able to help us design and build a 4’ x 8’ sign like this?

Answer: That is a loaded question. First, if you are in the US, Canada, or most Western European countries, labels are required on your sign requiring it to be listed with a government agency that has approved you to produce an electrical sign. If you are in a developing nation, it is unlikely that this type of labeling is required,

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Dye Sub Printing File Resolution & Trade Show Exhibition Questions

File Resolution for Dye Sublimation Banner Printing and some Questions Answered Regarding Exhibiting in Trade Show Events

Question: For dye sub banner printing, what resolution do you need our files to be at?

Answer: Most files will print clearly full sized at 100dpi, or half-sized at 200dpi. In the dye sublimation printing process, because through heat and pressure the printing dye is converted to a gaseous state, a lower resolution file will yield a gorgeous print compared to the same dpi with digital inkjet printing. The result is similar to developing photographs from film or digital files.

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