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Differences Between Dye Sublimation Printing vs. Digital Ink Jet Printing

Dye Sublimation Printing of Fabric Banners and Displays Compared to Items Printed Using an Inkjet Digital Printer

Question: This is probably a pretty basic question, but I was wondering what a dye sublimation printer is characteristically used for?

Answer: Actually, this is a good question, and while I’ve written a lot on this topic, I enjoy continuing to do so because it keeps me sharp and learning more about dye sub printing and new developments in this arena of printing, which has some similarities to inkjet printing, and some significant differences.

An inkjet printer in our business is typically at least 30 inches wide,

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What is a “Quick Screen” Adjustable Banner Stand?

Where Can I Find a Quick Screen (Retractable/Pull-up/Roll-up/Adjustable) Banner Stand?

I get a lot of people asking where to purchase a “quick screen” banner stand. For educational purposes, I will say that the more common terms for this banner stand are 1) adjustable banner stands, 2) retractable banner stands, 3) roll-up banner stands, and 4) pull-up banner stands. These banner stands may also go by other names, which are typically brand names applied to the same stands everyone else sells in an attempt to differentiate their brand from other seller’s offerings, which is just good marketing.

However,

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How to Design a Dye Sub Roll-up, Pull-Up, Retractable Banner Stand

Best Practices for Designing a Retractable/Pull-up/Roll-up Dye Sublimation Printed Fabric Banner Stand That Sells

Question: How much copy or how many letters can be printed on a pull-up or roll up banner?

Answer: Retractable banners, also known as roll-up and pull-up banner stands, average a floor model size (non-table top models which are shorter) is around 32 inches in width and 78 to 83 inches in height. Mind you, this is an average, and there are all manner of sizes available today as well as the ability to make custom retractable banner stands, so we’re just positing an average size for this answer.

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Pull Up, Roll Up, or Retractable Banners – What Materials are Used to Make Them?

What Materials are Used to Make Retractable, Roll up, or Pull up Banners?

Question: What are pull up, roll up, or retractable banner stands and banners made from – what materials, that is?

Answer: Depending on the banner stand, the exterior shell is usually aluminum or plastic (cheaper models will be plastic), the end caps are most often plastic, but some are aluminum, and the internal hardware is usually steel with plastic parts as well.

As far as the graphics, there are four main options.

The best quality in our view would be cloth fabric graphics,

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Retractable, Pull Up, and Roll Up Banners – What’s the Difference?

Information about Roll-up, Pull-up, and Retractable Banners – Fabric, Paper, Vinyl, Polypro?

In the last post I talked about the evolution of how and where to buy fabric or vinyl banner signs, particularly in the realm of color printing, and how we’ve gone from the sign shop as the middle man to the internet more or less cutting out the middle man, for better or for worse, and how to combat the “worse” part of this equation.

Other questions have also come in regarding cost of various items, and one we get lots of questions on is retractable banners,

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How to Install Dye Sublimation Printed Banners on Trade Show Displays, Banner Stands, or Hanging Displays

Installing Dye Sublimation Printed Fabric Banners on Displays or Frames

Question: How are dye sublimation printed fabric structures/signs installed or hung?

Answer: There are many different apparati for utilizing dye sublimation printed fabrics.

The simplest method is, of course, to hang a print similar to how you’d hang a banner – by tacking it to a wall or hanging it from grommets and using screws or nails to attach it to a wall.

After that, the next easiest method to hang a banner would be to use a hanging rod with fishing line,

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How Dye Sublimation Fabric/Cloth Printing is Used Commercially

Commercial Applications of Dye Sublimation Fabric Banner & Display Printing

Question: In what commercial applications are dye sublimation printed cloth or fabric used?

Answer: There are quite a number of applications for dye sub printing on fabric/cloth, most of which are commercial at some level, although some products like shirts end up on retail store display racks and shelves.

Commercially, though, where an end user is using the actual printed fabric, there are still a lot of applications we can talk about. However, for those who are new to this discussion, let me first re-explain what dye sublimation printing is and how it’s done.

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What to Include in Your Plan When Buying a Trade Show Display

Are You Really Ready To Purchase Trade Show Booth and Printed Graphics?

Question: I know it’s important to choose a good quality trade show display, but is there anything else I should plan on as we plan to purchase the trade show booth?

Answer: Of course, you’ll need literature stands, display racks or cabinets if you’re a retailer or product distributor or manufacturer, depending on the type of show you’re attending. Tables with table runners are also popular with some exhibitors depending on their product or service. On the aisles it’s a good idea to have roll-up banners (a.ka.

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Retractable Floor Banner Vs. Table Top Fabric Banner Stand

Table top Roll Up Fabric Banner Stands or Retractable Floor Banners – Which Ones To Use?

Question: We’re debating in the marketing department at our firm whether to use a retractable floor banner stand or a table top roll up fabric banner stand – which do you think we should use?

This question is really one of preference, and it is my opinion that the message is more important than the medium, and also will depend somewhat on other graphics and advertising you have in your trade show booth as well as the size of the booth.

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Why Fabric Banners Look Better on Banner Stands than Vinyl

Using Fabric Instead of Vinyl on Banner Stands, & How to Remove Wrinkles from Cloth Banners

Question: Why are fabric graphics, rather than vinyl graphics, used for most premium banner stands?

Generally speaking, fabric is lighter and lays better than vinyl, or PVC banners. Hence, it rolls better inside a pop up banner stand or roll up banner stand and it doesn’t tend to get permanent wrinkles like vinyl will.

There are other materials available for roll up banners as well that are decent quality such as polyethylene and plasticized papers, but when it comes to the premium stands that companies who want the best graphics for a tradeshow they’re attending,

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