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    Master distributor for off-shore manufacturers of wide format print media and substrates, we are the preferred private-label supplier to a growing number of merchants and sign-supplies wholesalers. We source from A-level mills, and manage the trans-Pacific supply-chain so that you don't have to. Our customers are able to buy a broad variety of media and substrates, in quantities ranging from one to full containers, either from our warehouse in Fort Worth, or factory direct. Our partners and staff share nearly 100 years of experience in manufacturing, import, sales and distribution in the Digital Wide Format industry.

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    We answer the Top-Ten Most commonly asked questions, from selecting the right product, to tips-and-tricks for use and where to look for useful information.

    • Will it work with my Print Technology?
      The products in our SOLTX line have been carefully designed, selected and sourced to be fully cross-compatible with the popular brands of EcoSol, Solvent, UV, and Latex wide-format digital printers. Most work with conventional screen-print as well. We have very few products that we don’t recommend for latex. Otherwise, our products work across the technologies.

      Will it work with my Print Technology?

    • Where can I get a data sheet?
      Go back to the Products page. Click on the product code number, and that will take you to a pdf for the corresponding product.

      Where can I get a data sheet?

    • What about printer settings and profiles?
      ICC profiles are written for the specific combination of printer, RIP, color-space selected within the workflow, firmware settings (number of print passes), ink, and media. Change one parameter, and the output delivered by that ICC profile degrades. Change another parameter, more color-shifting. We learned a long time ago that trying to provide ICC profiles for our media is an impossible task. What we also learned is that the default settings built into each printer by its manufacturer will give output that satisfies a large percentage of users. And, we learned that the experts who demand top performance, or are trying to hit a pantone-specific target, are going to write their own profile.

      What about printer settings and profiles?

    • What is the right product for my application?
      Banner – covers a variety of applications … can be a small print with grommets at each corner, hung by clips or bungee cords to a wall, all the way up to a grand-format display made by welding twelve-foot wide panels to form a banner the size of a building wall. Applications are indoor as well as outdoor.

      Blockout – banner constructed with a special opaque layer or backing, to prevent backside ghosting and allow for double-side printing.

      Mesh – banner constructed from high strength coated textile, with holes between the warp-and-weft yarns. The holes allow for air blow-through, as you might need for a banner hung on a stadium fence. The holes allow for view-through from inside-to-out, as you might need for a banner hung on a building with windows.

      Backlit – a graphic image installed in a light box, or a suspended banner with special back-lighting.

      PSA Vinyl – print media, with adhesive on the backside, for post-print mounting to rigids (foam-board, coroplast), windows, metal panels, plexi- and sign substrates … even vehicles.

      Window Perf – PSA Vinyl with a pattern of circular holes, cut-and-weeded from the film. We have two, differing by the percent open area. 8610 with 30% open, 8612 with 40% open … which to use is determined by the job spec.

      Wall Fabric – smooth, tightly woven but supple polyester fabric, with a micro-sphere adhesive on the back side that allows the printed fabric to be easily installed on any flat surface, removed and re-installed as needed, without adhesive residue on the surface, and without losing its grip.

      What is the right product for my application?

    • How long can I expect it to hold up without fading, cracking, or tearing?
      Fading – is a function of the quality of ink, far more than the print media. If the printer is using OEM branded ink, fade-performance is given in their specs. If he’s using after-market ink, fading will be proportional to his choice. There are good after-market inks, and there are not.

      Cracking – on the surface of the print is first a function of the ink and print technology … UV tending to crack more than solvent or latex, OEM inks tending to perform better than average after-market ink. And, obviously, the printer has to take care to use curing/drying conditions that fully cure/dry the ink either immediately off the printer, or within a short period of time post-print. Cracking-in-use when exposed to real life conditions is a function of those conditions, and the quality of the media itself. Most of our print surfaces are PVC, or have PVC like polymers. PVC gets less flexible when it gets cold. Our outdoor banner products are designed to hold-up to -20 C (refer to the data sheets).

      Tearing – is a function of the tensile properties of the product. Our data sheets show our tensile strengths in all three directions … if pulled (like at a grommet), if torn with a cross-wise force (like wind), and if peeled (like a long term repetitive flexing that would cause the layers of face to separate from the support material inside). We intentionally sourced products designed to be as strong, or stronger, than competitive products.

      How long can I expect it to hold up without fading, cracking, or tearing?

    • Can it be welded?
      All of our flex vinyl products can be welded Banner, Blockout (with the exception of the 8315 Scrimless), Mesh, and Backlit Flex. If in doubt, check the data sheet.

      Can it be welded?

    • Is it Fire Rated?
      Our standard products are not tested for compliance with NFPA certification, and here is why not. Banner and mesh are composed mainly of poly-vinyl chloride (PVC). PVC is inherently fire-resistant due to the fact it is more than 50%, by weight, made of chlorine atoms. PVC can be treated to make it even more fire resistant, by compounding or coating with special chemical additives, many of which contain halogens (most commonly bromine), and some of which contain other metal oxides.

      What is rarely discussed is the fact that many of these fire-resistant additives are considered toxic, and may break-down over time or leach out of the PVC. There is risk enough that many are prohibited under various regulations, such as RoHS. Also rarely discussed, some of these chemical treatments provide fire-resistance only within a certain shelf-life, after which the resistance degrades. We are of the opinion that the risks are not worth the benefit that comes with making an inherently fire-resistant product (PVC) incrementally more fire-resistant. That said, there are some public venues (indoor rather than outdoor) that are subject to local fire codes that require that indoor decorations and backdrops comply with NFPA certification. Our banner and mesh products can be produced to meet NFPA as part of a custom, full-container order. Cost is slightly higher. Customers are advised of the chemical and shelf-life risks before purchasing.

      Is it Fire Rated?

    • Can it be recycled?
      In theory, nearly anything can be recycled. In practice, plastics, or products containing plastic, are recycled only when the benefits outweigh the costs. The costs of recycling include everything from putting used banners into a recycling stream, transportation to a transfer station which separates the primary components into smaller streams of similar composition, and then processing the unique streams either into a raw material that can be used for new plastic products, or re-purposing the original product into some other application.

      Because banner and mesh are comprised of a polyester (PET) textile, sandwiched between at least two layers of poly-vinyl chloride (PVC), they are considered a “mixed” plastic waste. Unlike waste that is all PET (beverage bottles) or all PVC (shrink wrap, or cable insulation), the opportunities to re-use the material without separating the two plastics are limited. The cost of separating the PET and the PVC is prohibitive. Therefore, even if put into a recycling stream, rather than a solid waste stream, the chances are high that the used banner and mesh will eventually be re-routed to the waste stream, and normally land-filled. There are a few niche producers who recycle printed banner and billboard material into handbags and man-bags and other decorative items. But, the volume of material recycled by these applications is a minute fraction of what is produced, in spite of the glowing press given to these applications. We prefer to answer truthfully. Used banners and mesh can be recycled, but in all likelihood, wont.

      Can it be recycled?

    • Can I get it in a different width x length?
      Each data sheet lists our standard widths x lengths. Custom sizes can be purchased as part of a Full Container order, following certain limits on pattern match to the factory’s master roll widths, and minimum order quantities. If your company is already buying in FCL orders, call us to discuss what’s possible. If your company is not already buying in FCL quantity, call us to discuss how to do so.

      Can I get it in a different width x length?

    • Can I get a sample?
      We provide reasonable quantities of swatch books, each with 3” x 6” samples of our primary stocking items. When we launch a new product, our suppliers sometimes provide us with an initial stock of sample rolls, and sometimes sample sheets, which we make available to our customers for beta-testing. But, after we launch and prove market acceptance, we normally do not provide sample rolls. In our opinion, far too often the request from the small printer for a sample roll is made to hasten the exit of a pesky salesman. Sample roll is delivered, and joins the other unused sample rolls in the printer’s sample grave yard.

      Customers buying in full container orders will normally receive, free-of-charge, a certain percentage of rolls that are shorter than standard length. We recommend that these short rolls be managed by each customer in his/her printer-qualification efforts.

      Didn’t find what you were looking for?
      Please go to contact us and let us know how we can further assist you.

      Can I get a sample?


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