The Fast Growing Fabric Banner Market

This story is an excerpt from an article which appeared in Sign Builder Illustrated magazine in 2006.

Although digitally-printed textiles currently represent a very small segment of the signage market, manufacturers see the potential of this fast growing market and have invested in developing top coated fabrics for solvent, ecosolvent and UV inkjet printers. While many of these textile substrates are more expensive than vinyl banners, printed fabric banners project an upscale appearance that warrants its higher price.

By adding printed fabric banners to your portfolio of products and services, you make the most of your printer investment, because your equipment can be printing on these additional substrates rather than sitting idle.

Use of fabric media at this time is not widespread. Because very few sign shops are fabricating fabric banners, printing on these textiles provides you with a way to differentiate yourself from other sign shops.  By being more flexible in your product offerings, you can provide your customers some unique and creative solutions for their graphics requirements.   Because the media is new and unique, profit margins are typically higher for fabric banners than for vinyl banners.  Read more »

Netflix converts hundreds of coffee shops into ‘Gilmore Girls’ diners with QuickMOUNT

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Netflix uses QuickMOUNT from Supply55 to covert hundreds of coffee shops into ‘Gilmore Girls’ diners giving fans an extra perk with their morning coffee on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016. More than 200 coffee shops across the country transformed into replicas of Luke’s Diner, the show’s familiar eatery, to promote the series’ revival on Netflix this […] Read more »

What Is Post Cure of UV Curable Inks?

Exposure to UV light initiates the chemical reaction that causes the ingredients of a UV curable ink to bond together.  Exposure in the curing unit doesn’t a completely cure the ink though. In fact, only about 90% of the chemical reaction is complete.  This chemical reaction that the UV light initiates can continue and the […] Read more »

Supply55 SGIA Las Vegas Booth 2124

Supply55 will be exhibiting at SGIA Las Vegas September 14 – 16, 2016, booth number 2124. Stop by our booth to see the full product line; Guardian Calender, BannerPRO, ReelPRO, Guardian Laminators and Prime Sublimation Transfer Paper. In addition to our current product offering we will be featuring an exciting new fabric printing application targeted at […] Read more »

Guardian Laminator Price Reduction

Effective September 1, 2016 and running through December 28, 2016, Supply55, Inc. is pleased to announce promotinal pricing on Guardian 65” Cold and Heat Assist laminators. Part Number Description MSRP Promotional MSRP 55-LM1650CL01 Guardian 65” Cold Laminator $5,495.00 $4,995.00 55-LM1650HA01 Guardian 65” Heat Assist Laminator $6,495.00 $5,995.00 Guardian Laminators are an affordable, easy to use solution […] Read more »

Color Concepts

When you are learning about color, three concepts that you will need to grasp and add to your vocabulary are: hue, value and saturation. Hue is synonymous with the color itself, such as blue, green, yellow, orange, red.  On a color wheel, the yellow, blue and red are described as the primary colors. Value describes the […] Read more »

Supply55, Inc. announces the release of UV-PRO an Ocè IJC256 compatible ink for Arizona printers

UV-PRO for Oce Arizona

Supply55, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of UV-PRO an Ocè IJC256 compatible ink for use with Ocè Arizona printers. UV-PRO ink from Supply55 is specially formulated to meet or exceed the performance specifications of Ocè IJC256; provides superior adhesion, is fully color matched and is plug-n-play compatible making conversion a snap.  PRINTER COMPATIBILITY: […] Read more »

Wall to Wall Graphics Application

Learn the basics about wall graphics application, including site survey, material selection, wall painting, surface preparation and vinyl application techniques.  By Jim Hingst @hingst_jim For retailers, getting shoppers through the front door is part of the battle. The next challenge is keeping them there. According to industry studies, within 10 seconds of walking through the […] Read more »

Overlaminate Selection for Vehicle Wraps

In selecting an overlaminate for vinyl graphics, the general rule of thumb is: use a cast vinyl overlaminate for cast vinyl graphics; use either a calendered or cast overlaminate for calendered vinyl graphics. Calendered vinyl, is not appropriate for a curved surface, especially one with as many curves as the bumper on a car. The […] Read more »