Over the last decade, wide format textile printing technologies have dramatically lowered the barriers to entering the textile printing industry. This has led to a radical transformation of this exciting and rapidly growing market, offering sign makers and printers as well as graphic, interior and fashion designers access to more creative, unique and profitable applications than ever before.

Sublimated textiles are growing rapidly in popularity for soft signage and exhibition graphics. Sublimated prints are easily transferred to polyester fabric for vibrant banners and backdrops that preserve the fabric’s natural drape and texture. In addition to offering a radiant colour, fabrics are lighter in weight when shipping or hanging.

The sports and leisure market is another opportunity for sublimated graphics, including sportswear/ apparel and hard goods such as surfboards, skateboards, helmets and ski’s. In addition, corporate gifts and promotional goods such as mugs and mouse mats are another revenue stream for this technology.

Office and home décor are fast becoming exciting markets where sublimated graphics are also in high demand. Ideal for producing large, fabric fine art reproductions and a range of décor applications, including curtains, table cloths, lamp shades, and much more besides.

Roland makes it easier than ever to produce stunning soft signage, exhibits and décor thanks to the Texart RT-640 and XT-640 dye-sublimation printers. Using Roland DG’s new Texart dye-sublimation inks including violet and orange, your prints will showcase vibrant colour and remarkably fine detail.

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