How Are Fabric Display Stands Made?
Here at XL Displays, all of the hardware for our fabric display stands is manufactured in the UK using durable, high-grade aluminium.
The frame is split into sections which are attached with an elastic bungee cord.
We print the fabric graphics in-house using a dye-sublimation printing technique.
Dye-sublimation involves combining extreme heat and pressure to fuse ink directly into the weave of the fabric.
Dye-sub is executed in two stages. The first stage is when we use our large format printers to print artwork onto 85gsm transfer paper using a water-based sublimation ink. The printers are profiled to Fogra 39 global standard to ensure a high level of detail and vividness.
The artwork is printed in reverse and during the first stage the colours appear are dull and muted.
The second phase involves lining up the printed transfer paper and stretch display polyester. They are then fed into the Monti Antonio sublimation calendar where 200ᵒ heat and the pressure from the printer rollers fuses the ink into the fabric.
When this is complete, the fabric appears on the other side of the machine with the print looking bold and vivid.
The fabric is then cut to size by hand before being handsewn.
Fabric exhibition stands are made from two-pieces of fabric which are stitched together. First, the two pieces of fabric are lined up overlocked in reverse using a polyester and cotton mix thread. The reverse overlocking ensures ultra-strong seams which are invisible when stretched over the frame.
Finally, the zip at the bottom of each display is sewn in using a single lock stitch with clear monofilament thread.