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Is Dye Sublimate Printing the Same Process as Laser Printing?

Dye Sublimation Printing and Laser Printing – Can Both Processes be Used to Print Cloth Fabric Banners?

Question: I was told by a vendor that dye sublimate printing is the same as laser printing.  Is this true?

Answer: If by laser printing, they were referring to inkjet printing, the answer would be partially yes, but it’s a bit more complicated than that.

Inkjet printers, such as those manufactured by Mutoh, Roland, Mimaki, Canon, or Epson, among many others, are generally known to print such items as vinyl (PVC) banners, vinyl stickers, and even fabric that has been treated to accept ink.

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The Best Placement of Advertising Banners in Order to be Seen

Dye Sublimation Fabric or Vinyl Advertising Banners – Placement for Best Visibility

Question: I’d like to purchase some advertising banners to advertise new products and services for our business. What are the best locations to place them?

Answer: I need to give a multi-faceted answer to this question as there’s a lot more than just placing banners where they can be seen. For instance, do your potential clients even need or want what you are offering? Or do you need to educate them on why they need what you’re introducing to the market?

Marketing is often thought of as part of the sales process,

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Are Dye Sub Printed Fabric Banners Better Than Vinyl Banners?

Dye Sublimation Printed Fabric  Banners Versus Vinyl Banners – Which is Better?

Question: Can you tell me why you think vinyl banners or cloth fabric banners are superior?

Answer: Yes, and no. They are both superior in certain applications, and both inferior in other applications. It would be similar, I think, to ask whether a car or a pickup truck is superior. The answer would be similar. Yes. And no.

A pickup truck is great if you need to haul a bed or a couch or a dresser or a fridge,

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Dye Sublimation Printing of Fabric Explained in Simple Terms

Trade Show Booth Designs – Differences between Flags & Banners – Are Banners Fire Resistant – Durability of Dye Sub Fabric Displays

Question: What are the basic styles of fabric construction for tradeshow exhibit booths?

That is a very broad question. Kind of like how do you build a house? But let’s give it a whirl.

Most fabrics that are used for trade show displays are a polyester knit fabric with a small amount of a stretchy material called lycra in it to promote stretchiness.

Why would you want stretchy polyester fabric for your tradeshow display?

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Choosing the Right Fabric for Your Dye Sublimated Cloth Banner

Various Cloth Fabric Items Suitable For Banner Printing

Question:  There are a lot of fabric choices when selecting a banner fabric. What factors should I consider?

This is a very good question, and one which we have some very valuable experience in. First off, let me congratulate you for your intelligent choice in selecting fabric banners. For the price, which is about what vinyl banners cost per square foot in the 90’s, these banners make whatever you’re doing look far more polished and professional than any vinyl banner could accomplish.

The Look of the Fabric Banner

The first factor,

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Dye Sublimation Vs. Screen Printing of Fabric and Vinyl Banners

Screen Printing Polyvinyl and Fabric Items Versus Dye Sublimation Printing Cloth Fabric Banners

Question: What types of materials are banners made of?

This is a good question and is quite simple on the surface, although there are many variations within each category.

The two main categories of banner materials: vinyl (PVC) and fabric or cloth banners. That’s the easy answer.

However, it is helpful to know the variations within each category, so I’ll start with the vinyl banner category first, as it’s simpler, I think.

Vinyl Banners

First off,

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Fabric – Vinyl Wall Banners and Retractable Roll-up Displays

Banners as Wall Displays, & Narrow Vs. Wide Base Retractable Roll-up  Fabric/Vinyl Banner Stands

Question: What is the difference between the banner used on a wall or one used for a Banner Stand?

All banners that can be used in a stand can also be used as a wall banner, although you may want a larger banner if it’s on a wall. The main types of material that can be used in a banner stand are dye sublimate printed cloth banners and DSG-type banners.

Banner Printing Methods

Dye sublimation printed fabric banners are usually a polyester or other synthetic fabric that are printed using either a CMYO print to a transfer paper,

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Vinyl Or Cloth Fabric Double-Sided Banners – Which Is Better

Vinyl and Fabric Banner Materials For A Double-Sided Print Display

Question:  What is the best banner for a double-sided application?

Well, this is a loaded question, as there are so many variables when it comes to banners and where they’re used. Banners are probably the most widely used form of temporary or display signage used, and there are two main categories that they fall under, then several sub-categories.

Vinyl banners have been around for several decades and have gone through several revisions as to how they are decorated, but the basic material hasn’t changed much.

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Durability and Cleaning Dye Sublimation Outdoor Fabric Banners

Outdoor Dye Sublimated Fabric Displays – How to Wash Them – Can They Withstand Weather Conditions

Question:  How do you clean dye sublimation fabric graphics?

Most dye sublimation fabrics are made with polyester fabrics, and with the dye sub printing process, the color becomes embedded in the fabric, so fading is not a problem unless it is done too often.

If your graphics are not too big to fit in your washing machine, it is no problem at all to wash them there. However, if they are too large to fit in your washer,

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The Many Advantages of Custom Banners

Advertising Applications of Custom Banner Displays

Custom banners have become a major leg of modern advertising. Banners provide an important means to an end – informing customers and brand name recognition.

Vinyl and fabric banners can be printed up in a jiffy in a variety of fun and visually appealing materials which will retain their shape and continue to look great over a long period of time. Customized ones have become the rule more than the exception. In the past, many smaller clients could not even afford generic Ad display, never mind vinyl or cloth graphics!

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