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Dye Sublimation Printing Of Fabric Banners

An Online Guide to Dye Sublimation Printing of Fabric Banners

Dye Sublimation Printing is an innovative print processing that is an upgrade to the conventional screen printing of graphics onto fabric substrates. I have written several posts about dye sublimation specifically on making custom fabric banners, and most discussions are based on frequently asked questions. Basically, this is an online guide for those who want to know more about fabric banners and dye sublimation printing.

Dye Sublimation Fabric Banners versus Vinyl Banners and Others

Fabric banners printed using dye sublimation differ from other types of banners,

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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.


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How to Hang a Dye Sublimation Printed Fabric Display Banner

Assembling and Hanging Dye Sub Printed Fabric Banners and Displays for Retail and Trade Show Environments

Question: I need to know how to assemble and hang a dye sublimation printed fabric banner. Can you help me out with this? Also, can I illuminate a hanging sign or banner?

Answer: Without knowing specifically what you’re hanging other than a banner, I’ll give you a few ideas and hopefully one of them will work for you.

If you have a standard dye sub printed fabric banner, and it has grommets in the upper corners, and perhaps in the lower corners,

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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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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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Suggestions for Exhibiting Your Business at Trade Show Events

Trade Show Exhibits: Useful Suggestions You Can Apply When Advertising Your Business

Question: Aside from your recommendation that we use dye sublimation printed fabric banners for our graphics and trade show booth, do you have any other suggestions for our company’s first ever trade show exhibition?

Answer: Do I ever! Gorgeous graphics are great, but they will not make a successful trade show. I know that’s probably not the news you wanted to hear, but it’s true. There are some pre-show items you should address before attending any trade show or exhibition.

I know you’re dying to hear what those things might be,

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Methods for Installing & Setting Up Dye Sublimation Fabric Displays

The Methods Used for Installing Dye Sublimated Fabric Graphics onto Display Frames

Question:  What are the methods that are used to attach dye sublimation printed fabric banners or mural graphics to a trade show display frame?

Answer:  There are several ways that printed fabric banners are attached to trade show display frames; I’ll list them below.

One method is the pullover method where the dye sub fabric graphic is pulled over top of the frame like a sock. It is sewn together on the top, and sometimes will have another rectangle of fabric added on the top if it is going over a frame with a rectangular foot print.

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Dye Sublimation Printing of Fabric Banners – Grommets Vs. Pole Pockets

How to Get Those Gorgeous Color Prints in Dye Sub Banner Printing, and How Grommets Differ from Pole Pockets

Questions: How do you get such gorgeous colors on your fabric banners?

Our polyester fabric banners are printed using the heat transfer or dye sublimation printing method. This method uses heat and pressure to create nearly photographic reproduction of your images on fabrics from knits to satins to sheer fabrics.

The Process of Dye Sublimation Printing

The way the dye sublimation printing process works with fabric is this. First, the dye, which is slightly different than ink in that it is CMYO (cyan-magenta-yellow-overprint) rather than CMYK (cyan-magenta-yellow-black) which is the traditional color palette for digital and screen printing,

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Dye Sublimation Banners: Advantages, Outdoor Usage, & Unsuitable Substrates

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Using sublimated banners outdoors. What are the substrates available for fabric printing. And, opting for dye sub displays.

Question: Why can’t dye sub printed banners or other items be used out-of-doors?

I am not sure exactly who fed that information to you, but it is absolutely and unequivocally untrue.

For instance, one of the most popular places to use dye sublimation printing is on snowboards. Another is light pole banners. There are several fabrics that can be used for display graphics outdoors at outdoor trade shows.

Another place that dye sublimation printing is used is on gazebo covers.

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