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September '19

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36 • September 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S DIGITAL PRINTING AND FINISHING DIGITAL GRAPHICS Europe has widely adopted direct-to- fabric printing and it is finally starting to take off in the U.S. as well, but the predominant method for banner printing in the U.S. is still dye sub heat transfer. Top Value's Stretch Lite Fabric Elite can be used for many purposes includ- ing banners, SEG frames, tension fabric structures, retail trade shows and POP displays. It is a lighter weight, opaque banner fabric. It is not coated for direct disperse but "it is a good economical option. The applications are fantastic," Compton says. Additionally, Top Value's Ultra Soft Heavy Knit Elite is very opaque and prints extremely well, he says. There are other fabrics like this on the market, but what sets this one apart is the soft feel, Compton says. It also produces excellent image sharpness and brilliant color. It is print receptive and can be used for direct print or dye sub heat transfer. It is good for all types of applications, including banners, backdrops, trade show graph- ics, roll up banner stands, POP displays, interior décor and theatrical displays. The fourth new fabric from Top Value, Arctic White Blockout Elite, comes with a white backing and it can be printed using direct print, UV or dye sub This was a job done for the MLB Draft. It was a televised event and in the past they had used vinyl banners, but the glossy nature of vinyl tended to cause a shine or glare at certain angles for the televison cameras, especially with the production lights, so a fabric banner solution turned out to be much better solution. Image courtesy of Radius Display Products. A movie theatre inspired banner booth design made from Radius Display Products' scenic XTruss system covered with dye subli- mated fabric banners, attached with clips for a clean smooth look. Image courtesy of Radius Display Products.

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