- Screen Printing starts with a solid colored fabric and prints inks only in the specific area that will hang on the front of the table. Each color is applied with a separate “screen”.
- Dye-sublimation starts with white fabric and prints the entire area of the drape to create backgrounds, images, and line work where ever your design file places it.
What are the advantages of one method over the other?
Here’s a list of features to compare and contrast the two table display printing techniques:
- Colors – Screen Printing – If you need a hard to hit Pantone color for your logo, the pantone inks used in our screen printing will insure an exact match. We CANNOT silkscreen gradients. Maximum number of colors for a single screen print is 3.
- Colors – Dye Sub – If you want a photo or many-colored illustration, or an effect that uses shading, only Dye Sub will do. Dye Sub creates colors on the fly from CMYK dyes. Those colors are good enough for most needs but not for a hard to hit “pantone match”.
- Print Size – Screen printing – is limited to a specific size and area on the front of the drape.
- Print Size – Dye Sub – can put color and detail anyplace on the drape you want it. Screen Print costs go up with each color added (max 3).
- Cost – Screen Printing – When printing large quantities costs on screen printing drop most dramatically.
- Cost – Dye Sub – costs the same whether you use one little spot of color or cover the entire drape with an intricate pattern.
- If your goal is to have a solid color drape with your logo in 1,2,or 3 colors on the front, screen printing will give you the best result in color accuracy, consistency, and durability.
If it sounds confusing call our sales team for an explanation. They are really good at making things simpler!
What about the fabric?
All of our Table Drapes are made from top of the line synthetic fabrics designed to tolerate the rigors of trade show exhibits. They are :
- Fire-retardant (required in public venues)
- Heavy weight