Spirit Displays will be exhibiting its full range of Spirit-TEX patented textile framing systems (no stitching required) and its well established Spiritflex PVC framing system at the Sign Africa RoadShow in Cape Town, from 20-21 June at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Spirit-TEX has been developed in response to market demand for sturdy, easy-to-use frame solutions for lightweight textiles, and is designed to address challenging sizing and finishing issues.
The innovative textile tensioning system, which has a patent pending, is the only system to offer a choice of three finishing options for the printed fabric, allowing users to reduce or even eliminate the need for finishing. Available in a number of profiles, including wall-mounting, free-standing and back-lit, Spirit-TEX has also been successfully tested for compatibility with dye-sublimation, UV-curable and latex printing systems, making it one of the most flexible fabric display options on the market.
Of the several mounting options, a combination of industry-standard silicone strip application across the top edge of a printed graphic and Spirit Displays’s innovative Spirit-TEX Gripper along the sides and bottom edges offers the best of both worlds. Allowing for easy alignment with a limited amount of finishing to the textile, this method also ensures optimal tension coupled with the maximum tolerance for size variation.
With Spirit-TEX Gripper on all edges of the frame, fabric can be printed with a bleed area and the edges tucked into the frame using the Spirit-TEX tool without any further finishing being necessary. This not only removes the issue of precise sizing of the printed fabric – a complex area made more complicated by the typical shrinkage of these substrates after washing – but also allows much larger textile graphics to be tensioned.
To register online and for more information on the Sign Africa RoadShows, visit: www.signafricaexpo.com.
Don’t miss the Sign Africa Expo 2012, 22 – 24 August 2012 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.