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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, but you’ll maybe want to add the word “wholesale” or “resale” or “reseller” to find a company that will sell wholesale to your company.

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If you’re looking for street pole banners, you might query “screen printed street pole cloth or fabric banners.” Or “dye sublimation printed cloth or fabric street pole banners.” Again, if you’re a reseller, you may want to add one or all of the three words in the previous paragraph into that mix.

Companies that use very durable acrylic fabrics for screen printed street pole banners typically don’t sell one or two banners, or if they do, the cost is pretty high. When you’re shopping for an outdoor street pole banner or a fabric/cloth wall banner or advertising banner, you’ll want to compare pricing for the various styles of printed cloth banners, such as dye sublimation, direct to fabric, and screen printing. Ask about the durability of each option when you call or email a company that prints cloth banners. If they are knowledgeable, they should be able to give you the information you need. Trust your gut when speaking to a company. If they sound knowledgeable and have competitive or comparative pricing to other companies, it’s likely they know what they’re doing.

If it is of any importance to you, you can ask if they print in house. If they don’t, where do they print? If the prints are from Asia, what kind of printers and inks/dyes are being used (hint: Japanese and Korean printers are what good print houses both domestically and foreign use. They also use inks from Japan, Italy, Germany, or the US. They DO NOT use Chinese printers OR ink or dye, ever. At least not at this time).

Finally, if you don’t mind paying a higher price from a local vendor, if there is one in your area – the larger cities will likely have dye sublimation or screen printers of fabric – you can visit the print shop of these vendors. However, in the 21st century, it is not a big risk to purchase these banners online.

If you need to check out the company you’re dealing with, though, the world has shrunk in size as you can now go online and check any company out anywhere in the world. If any company has a “rap sheet” of bad customer service, quality, or both, you should be able to ferret it out on a consumer complaint site such as the Better Business Bureau website, or more aggressive sites that don’t have paid membership like www.complaintsboard.com or www.ripoffreport.com.

Most companies do also offer preproduction prototypes and/or samples of the printed fabrics they sell as well, so ask if they can mail you a few swatches. If you need the printed fabric banner swatches overnight, do expect to pay for expedited shipping. Most print houses will mail you samples free of charge, though.

For custom cloth and fabric banners printed through dye sublimation, proceed to this page – https://www.visigraph.com/fabric-vinyl-cloth-banners/dye-sublimation-polyester-cloth-fabric-banners/ 


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Barry K. Brown

Barry Brown has been in the Sign, Banner, Decal and Display Business for over 20 years. It isn't what he thought he'd do with his life, but he says he knows too much now to do anything else!

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