Sign & Digital Graphics

October '14

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • October 2014 • 85 inserted into the bottom pole pocket in order to keep the banner hanging nice and straight. We also used a couple of nylon rein- forced vinyl banners, with vinyl logos, at the front of the exhibit, but they did not present nearly as professional an image as the dye-sub printed panels. This was a learning curve for us. Using these large dye-sub printed fab- ric panels was a great way to define their space, provide areas for custom messag- ing or photos, and create a "wow" factor to many people who wondered how the fabric panels were produced. It was a very successful exhibit, and we later used this same concept for other Public Service exhibits of varying sizes, in which we only used dye-sub printed fabric graphics. Trade Show Fabric Trends It was obvious at this year's Exhibitor Show—a trade show for the exhibition industry—that printed fabric panels mounted to an array of different exhibit structures continues to be a strong trend at forward-thinking trade shows. Exhibitors employed large wall pan- els, some of which were backlit, as well as a tension fabric ceiling panel. Some companies offered printed fabric graph- ics mounted to aluminum truss systems, or dye-sub printed "pillow case" graph- ics that were stretched over a tension fabric system. Some presented tension fabric graphics mounted on geometric or unusually shaped exhibit structures. I even saw examples of fabric structure exhibits that incorporated LED lighting systems and even large LCD-based digi- tal video signage systems. So, as you can see, printed fabric display options are the way to go in the current world of exhibits, not only for trade show applications, but for any dis- play opportunity, whether it be museums, visitor centers, retail applications, events, or any other usage of exhibits or displays. Are there just as many opportunities for dye-sub printed fabric structures in the world of signs? SDG the heart Y O U 'R E L O O K I N G A T O F O U R P R I N T E R Seconds to print a full-color, 12" x 10" light shir t graphic 20 Number of actuations that each Ricoh® industrial strength print head nozzle is rated for 100 Billion Hours devoted to lab and beta testing for the launch of the mPower i-series to date 10,000 Do you still rely on plastic print heads to print your full color t-shirts and other apparel? Accept only the highest quality for your business. Stainless-steel Ricoh print heads, a patented closed-loop ink delivery system and advanced AnaRIP software make the AnaJet mPower i-series the fastest, most durable DIRECT TO GARMENT printer. Visit us at 877.626.2538 CHARLOTTE NOV 6-8 2014 JOIN US! Booth #328 LAS VEGAS, Oct 22-24 Booth #3879

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