Large Format Dye Sublimation Printing
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Dye sublimation printing is used for the production of textile based exhibition and display graphics. Take a tour around a typical event or exhibition on the continent and there is a lack of PVC or polyester based display graphics. Although initially slow to catch on, the UK exhibition and display industry has recognised the benefits of dye sublimation print and is quickly catching up.
This new type of 'soft signage' is incredibly lightweight and prints can literally be folded up for transport. We have customers who have been used to paying high shipping costs for transporting large format PVC banners who can now pack up their exhibition back-drops in their suitcase! Another benefit of dye sublimation printing is in regards to the environmental impact. Large format PVC and polyester graphics find their way into landfill but textile prints can be more easily recyled.
Printdesigns have been at the forefront of large format printing since 1999. We were one of the first exhibition and display companies to introduce flatbed UV printing into our range and in 2011 we installed a 2.5M wide dye sublimation printing line. The ability to produce beautiful textile based graphics in-house allows us to produce large format trade dye sublimation printing faster and at lower prices than our competitors.
The products that we can produce using large format dye sublimation printing include feather flags, flying banners, blade flags, beach flags, spring up and pop up banners, hanging banners for retail and exhibition use, graphics for fabric pop up stands, large format textile banners and more!
The process of dye sublimation printing is involves printing a waterbased, liquid ink to the fabric which is then dried with an air blade as the fabric exits the dye sublimation printer. Once printed, the fabric is heated to approximately 250 degrees C, a process known as 'fixation'. It is the fixation of the inks which gives the dye sublimation print the vivid colour and durability. In fact our large format dye sublimation printing is suitable for low temperature machine washing!
The range of materials available for dye sublimation printing is vast, giving you the choice of fabrics ranging from stunning silk finishes for retail display graphics through to perforated mesh materials which are ideal for use as outdoor flags. The prints can be finished in a variety of ways depending on the application. We can sew hems, loops and pockets or can finish printed with velcro or beading suitable for use with many types of exhibition display stands.
If you have a question about large format dye sublimation printing or are a trade customer and would like further information, please call and we will be happy to help.
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