What You Need to Know Now About Digitally Printed Fabric

It’s nearly impossible to work in the print industry and not have heard about the expanding interest in digital textiles. Although digitally printed fabrics make up only 2% of the entire textile marketing, it’s a fast-growing technology. It’s expected to grow from a $14.2 billion industry in 2016 to a $33.4 billion industry by 2021, according to Keypoint Intelligence.

That’s more than doubling the opportunity in five short years. And it could grow even more, with big players like Amazon and Home Depot both entering the textile game in 2018.

As a print service provider, what does that mean to you? More material options with ever-advancing technology, more solutions to offer to your customers and more ways to grow your business. Here are four key points to know now about digitally printed fabric in the wide-format market.

Now Available: EnduraFab™ Textiles, Exclusively at LexJet

You’ve asked for a latex-compatible, reliable and durable fabric. Now you’ve got it. LexJet has partnered with Green Textile to introduce EnduraFab™ Textiles, 100% polyester warp knit fabrics that have been finished with a proprietary chemistry specifically designed to adhere third-generation latex inks to the fabric.

“Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed the growing trend and subsequent demand for inkjet printable fabrics, specifically those that are compatible with latex inks,” says Jaimie Mask, product specialist. “With EnduraFab™, we’re answering that call with an excellent line of textiles from our partners at Green Textile. These six new products are changing the game for wide format printing.”

Find All Your Trade Show Media Needs Here

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Looking forward to another innovative, exciting trade show season for your customer’s displays? You’ll need a full supply of media to ensure you’re ready for anything they can dream up.

We’ve created a page of the 14 Must-Have Trade Show Materials that you’ll want to visit before planning your next project.

We outline the applications, printer types and benefits of a variety of films, fabrics and media for graphics. Plus you can read several articles featuring inspiring projects from your peers.

Check out this new trade show materials page today.

A Halloween Treat: 30% Off panoRama Walk & Wall

MONDAY, Oct. 31 ONLY: Save 30% on panoRama Walk & Wall

An extremely versatile product for nearly any surface, panoRama Walk & Wall is easy to use, with no lamination required. The dimensionally stable textured vinyl with fabric backing can be repositioned and removed with no adhesive residue left behind.

Unlike competing products that only work on certain surfaces, panoRama Walk & Wall is ASTM slip-resistant certified, and will stay in place on tile, glass, carpet, metal, stone, sidewalks, concrete and more, making it the ideal one-step solution both indoors and out.

panoRama Walk & Wall Highlights:

* No lamination required, one-step solution
* Slip-resistant, durable textured surface
* Removable with no adhesive residue
* Sticks to tile, glass, carpet, metal, stone, sidewalks and more
* Compatible with eco-solvent, solvent, latex and UV-curable printers

To order, call your LexJet representative at 800-453-9538 Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, before 8 p.m. EST or shop at LexJet.com.

*Exclusions may apply

Save with Lower Pricing on 6.5 Mil Gloss Opaque Display Film

For applications that range from durable retractable banner stands and pop-up trade show displays to high-end competition photo prints and glass-mounted fine art, LexJet 6.5 Mil Gloss Opaque Display Film is now priced at $0.67 per square foot.

PD-Photo-350x288This strong, lay-flat film is comprised of 100% polyester, and it’s now available at the price of a polypropylene or blended product. At a 6.5 mil weight, it can be laminated on both sides to create nearly indestructible graphics that are still easy to handle, making it ideal for pop-up or roll-up trade show displays and banner stands.

“We use it to set our banner stands and graphics apart because it images super clean and super sharp, plus the color matching is dead on every time,” Jason Price, owner of GraphX Direct, has commented about 6.5 Mil Gloss Opaque Display Film.

Plus, with its instant-dry, high-gloss finish, it’s a natural choice for photographers who want ultra-detailed prints that are worthy of competition. It also works seamlessly when face-mounted to glass, making it a go-to option for décor applications.

To learn more about the versatility of this product, call your LexJet print specialist today at 800-453-9538.

Q & A: What Goes Into an Award-Winning Trade Show Booth?

Every trade show display is unique in its design, construction, size and technology, but what makes a great booth stand out above all of the others? Each year, Exhibitor Magazine hosts the Portable Modular Awards honoring the best of the best portable and modular exhibits, celebrating their excellent structure and design.

The displays are chosen based on their outstanding performance in a range of categories such as Best Use of Technology and the Best Use of Graphics, as seen above in this 2014 Sun Chemical Corp. booth built by E4 Design.