Economical and easy to use, table drapes have long been a staple on the trade show floor – though most of the time, these fabric workhorses are seriously lacking in pizazz. Fortunately, The Trade Group is taking table drape design to a whole new level, thanks to our new VUTEk EFI FabriVU 340 – a 126” grand format dye sublimation printer.
Unlike the traditional, solid colored table drapes of years past, there is no limit to the imagery or colors that can be printed on our 360 Dye Sub Table Drapes. The EFI FabriVU 340 uses water-dispersed ink that provides a wider gamut of colors and more vibrant hues than past printing technology.
One of the other advantages of the new printer is that it offers both direct to fabric printing and paper transfer printing. This flexibility allows us to produces designs that are visible on both sides of transparent fabric – using the direct to fabric option – or one side – using the paper transfer option.
In addition, the EFI FabriVU 340 can print on a wide variety of polyester-based fabrics.
Looks and quality aside, why does dye sub printing work well for table drape applications?
One word: Durability. Table drapes should be able to withstand years of abuse in the form of scrapes, dirt, spills and cleaning. Dye sublimation printing uses a combination of heat and pressure that permanently chemically bonds – or sublimates – the dyes in the ink into the polyester fabric fibers.
During the paper transfer process, the full-color images are first imprinted – in reverse – onto paper. Next, the printer presses the imprinted paper into the fabric under very high heat.
This process ensures the colors and imagery in the drapes maintain their vibrancy even after dozens of washes, trips through the dryer and ironing. Consequently, fabric table drapes printed with dye sublimated ink look great for years and years to come.
How can you use 360 Dye Sub Table Drapes to get noticed at trade shows, live events and other branded spaces?
Think big! You are no longer limited to solid colors and a logo or two. Since any full-color image is now doable, the options truly are endless.
From realistic flesh tones to beautiful landscapes and seascapes to your choice of brand messaging – we can produce table drapes that enhance any size booth space from large exhibits to smaller 10x10s. Choose from standard 6-ft, 8-ft or custom sizes.
Need fabric table drapes quickly? We’ve got your table covered
The EFI FabriVU 340 printer is no slouch – it produces high-quality, printed fabric graphics and table drapes FAST! Plus, The Trade Group has all of the printing and fabric finishing equipment needed to produce our 360 Dye Sub Table Drapes in house, which means we can turn around your table drape order quickly. No middleman required.
Want to learn more about high-quality printing for table drapes, other fabric graphics and even fabric trade show displays? We’re here to help. Just give us a call at 800-343-2005 to speak with one of our friendly sales reps.