Spandex, the one-stop supplier of innovative solutions to the sign, graphics and display industries, is adding seven new textile substrates specifically designed for latex, solvent and UV printers to its ImagePerfect range of materials.
These new substrates complement the existing ImagePerfect portfolio, offering sign makers and graphics producers a choice of 21 textile materials compatible with existing latex, solvent or UV printers.
Leon Watson, Spandex UK General Manager comments: “Our new textiles offer Spandex customers enormous potential, enabling them to deliver highly profitable and visually stunning soft signage and décor applications simply using the print devices they already have in their shops.”
Watson continues: “The market is witnessing huge growth in textile applications, either for use in interior décor and soft signage, or as an alternative to PVC vinyl or even rigid materials. The reasons for this growth are aesthetic and economic: designers and architects are moving away from PVC and looking for materials that deliver a softer, sleeker look and feel. Textiles also deliver cost benefits compared with conventional materials, being reusable and lighter to transport. This is particularly significant for the exhibitions and events market. Stands were previously built predominantly using rigid materials, but many stand designers are moving to light textile systems that are cheaper to transport, require less resource to build and are completely reusable.”
The new ImagePerfect materials from Spandex now allow graphic producers to take advantage of this lucrative growth opportunity, without the need to invest in a dedicated textile printer, which has previously been an understandable barrier.
The seven new ImagePerfect products are:
ImagePerfect 2325 Display Premium, suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. The product can be used for a host of applications including light boxes, banners, displays, parasols, tents, inflatables and interior décor.
ImagePerfect 2326 Display Grey Back is a curl-free blockout material, making it ideal for roll-up applications as well as display frame systems, backdrops and banners.
ImagePerfect 2327 Backlit is a fine woven fabric with a special light diffusion back coating for light boxes. It can also be used for other applications such as inflatables, shower curtains and banners.
ImagePerfect 2328 Display Satin offers the user a choice of two printable sides, one matt and the other satin. With its soft feel, it can be used for display frame systems, pop-up display systems, table cloths and banners.
ImagePerfect 2330 Canvas Banner is optimised for use for canvas frames, art reproduction, roll-up display systems, wall coverings and banners.
ImagePerfect 2329 Display offers lay-flat hanging, making it perfect for display frames, pop-up systems, soft furnishings, banners and interior décor.
ImagePerfect 2331 Banner Grey Back is designed for indoor and outdoor use and is also 100% recyclable. It can be used for wall coverings, curtains, banners and other interior décor applications.
The new ImagePerfect textiles range offer fray-free performance and are suitable for cold knife cutting and sold up to 3.2m in width. A number of the textiles also offer crease free or crease resistant properties and are fire rated.
Leon Watson concludes: “It’s no longer a question of ‘Will sign and graphic producers move into textile printing?’, but more a case of ‘When?’. The range of ImagePerfect textiles provides the perfect entry point for printers and graphics producers to deliver more visually stunning designs and concepts on textile materials and take advantage of the escalating buyer demand for these products.”