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How to supply Fabric displays

Gail Duncan
by Gail Duncan 14 months ago
 

Fabric Templates

Download the appropriate InDesign templates to start your design from.

Generic Fabric Artwork Guidelines

Artwork should be supplied at 100% size and should adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. CMYK
  2. Ink levels up to 300%
  3. Images 50 - 150dpi
  4. All fonts converted to outlines
  5. Minimum 10% tints
  6. Do not try to colour match vector colours to rasterised colours. The rip treats these differently and there will be a visible difference in the final print. Place Vectors into Photoshop instead to create one bitmap image.
  7. No layered .psd files, transparency effects or vector gradients
  8. Save as a high resolution PDF from InDesign - no template guides to be on final PDF. If they are on your final PDF they will print!
  9. Respect the quiet zones. Fabric stretches and shrinks (different amounts in different directions) during the production process so there is less accuracy compared to printing on paper. The templates may appear unusually large or proportioned. This is to allow for the stretch/shrinkage of the material. For best results, keep all important elements well within the quiet zone areas and do not try to match up designs from the front to the reverse.
  10. It's not a leaflet. Big, bold designs are the most effective.
  11. Text should be as large as possible to ensure it is readable from a distance. For 'small print' you should not go below 24pt for dark text on a light background, and 48pt for reversed out text.
  12. Single sided flags have 80-90% show through on the reverse.
  13. All PDF Page Boxes should be set to the correct page size (Finished Size + Bleed).

Colour matching between vector and bitmap elements.

DO NOT try to colour match vector colours to rasterised colours on artwork elements. The rip treats these differently and there will be a visible difference in the final print.

Here is an example of how they may look, the 'BK' logo had a drop shadow applied in a vector application resulting in the colour behind the logo being lighter:

Place the vector and bitmap artwork combined into Photoshop instead to create one bitmap image. You can have vector text and elements, just don't try to colour match them to a bitmap.

This includes vector elements containing opacity changes, transparency effects and vector gradients. Layered psd files also need to be flattened.

Quiet Zones & Bleed

Respect the Quiet Zones (blue shaded area below). Fabric stretches and shrinks (different amounts in different directions) during the production process so there is less accuracy compared to paper.

The templates may appear unusually large or proportioned. This is to allow for the stretch/shrinkage of the material. For best results, keep all important elements such as text and logos well within the quiet zone areas but bleed background images/colours to the page edge. Do not try to match up designs from the front to the reverse.

The trim guide on the template shows roughly where the fabric will be cut. Please bleed your artwork to the page edge.

Finishing Fabric Displays is a manual process of cutting and stitching, therefore additional bleed is required. For raw fabric add 50mm bleed to each edge of the finished size you require.

How to supply fabric display products

How to supply Fabric Banner Stands How to supply Fabric Banner Stands

How to supply Fabric Backdrops How to supply Fabric Backdrops

How to supply Media Display Stands How to supply Media Display Stands

How to supply Fabric displays

Fabric Templates

Download the appropriate InDesign templates to start your design from.

Generic Fabric Artwork Guidelines

Artwork should be supplied at 100% size and should adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. CMYK
  2. Ink levels up to 300%
  3. Images 50 - 150dpi
  4. All fonts converted to outlines
  5. Minimum 10% tints
  6. Do not try to colour match vector colours to rasterised colours. The rip treats these differently and there will be a visible difference in the final print. Place Vectors into Photoshop instead to create one bitmap image.
  7. No layered .psd files, transparency effects or vector gradients
  8. Save as a high resolution PDF from InDesign - no template guides to be on final PDF. If they are on your final PDF they will print!
  9. Respect the quiet zones. Fabric stretches and shrinks (different amounts in different directions) during the production process so there is less accuracy compared to printing on paper. The templates may appear unusually large or proportioned. This is to allow for the stretch/shrinkage of the material. For best results, keep all important elements well within the quiet zone areas and do not try to match up designs from the front to the reverse.
  10. It's not a leaflet. Big, bold designs are the most effective.
  11. Text should be as large as possible to ensure it is readable from a distance. For 'small print' you should not go below 24pt for dark text on a light background, and 48pt for reversed out text.
  12. Single sided flags have 80-90% show through on the reverse.
  13. All PDF Page Boxes should be set to the correct page size (Finished Size + Bleed).

Colour matching between vector and bitmap elements.

DO NOT try to colour match vector colours to rasterised colours on artwork elements. The rip treats these differently and there will be a visible difference in the final print.

Here is an example of how they may look, the 'BK' logo had a drop shadow applied in a vector application resulting in the colour behind the logo being lighter:

Place the vector and bitmap artwork combined into Photoshop instead to create one bitmap image. You can have vector text and elements, just don't try to colour match them to a bitmap.

This includes vector elements containing opacity changes, transparency effects and vector gradients. Layered psd files also need to be flattened.

Quiet Zones & Bleed

Respect the Quiet Zones (blue shaded area below). Fabric stretches and shrinks (different amounts in different directions) during the production process so there is less accuracy compared to paper.

The templates may appear unusually large or proportioned. This is to allow for the stretch/shrinkage of the material. For best results, keep all important elements such as text and logos well within the quiet zone areas but bleed background images/colours to the page edge. Do not try to match up designs from the front to the reverse.

The trim guide on the template shows roughly where the fabric will be cut. Please bleed your artwork to the page edge.

Finishing Fabric Displays is a manual process of cutting and stitching, therefore additional bleed is required. For raw fabric add 50mm bleed to each edge of the finished size you require.

How to supply Fabric Banner Stands

Fabric Banner Stands

The base of all Fabric banner stands are integrated into frame shape. The curvature of the base on each stand is different. These guidelines indicate which parts of the design will be visible or not.

Products

Product code Product Name
FDSKES? Totem Pop up Stand - 2.3m
FDSLDN? Python Pop up Stand - 2.3m
FDSWIN? Baby Python Pop up Stand - 1.9m
FDSDUB? King Python Pop up Stand - 3.5m

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Fabric File Supply
Using InDesign TGI Templates for Fabric

 

Special Requirements 

Quiet Zones

Respect the (Blue) quiet zones. Fabric stretches and shrinks (different amounts in different directions) during the production process so there is less accuracy compared to printing on paper. The templates may appear unusually large or proportioned. This is to allow for the stretch/shrinkage of the material.
 
For best results, keep all important elements well within the quiet zone.

The Quiet Zone Guide should not be present on the "Print Ready PDF".

Artwork sitting behind the quiet zone at the bottom sits beneath the frame.

 

Visible Area (approx)

Shows the approximate hemmed and stitched visible area of the finished item. This layer also indicates any folds or bends of the hardware that affect the visible area of the finished product. 

The Visible Area/Trim Guide should not be present on your "Print Ready PDF".

Finishing Layer

Contains a 2pt keyline page frame and a red or blue guide line on one edge  to assist with our cutting template and to indicate the front and reverse file.

This layer must be present on your PDF.

How to supply Fabric Backdrops

Fabric Backdrops - Straight & Curved

This article provides guidance on supplying artwork for the backdrop fabric displays.

Products

Straight

Product code Product Name
FDSCHI? Stage18 Straight Backdrop
FDSNYC? Stage30 Straight Backdrop
FDSSAN? Stage46 Straight Backdrop
FDSHAM? Rialto Connecting Bridge

Curved

Product code Product Name
FDSBLN? Curve24 Curved Backdrop
FDSROM? Curve30 Curved Backdrop

FDSDUR?

Curve50 Curved Backdrop
FDSMAL? Crest40 Curved Backdrop

Quick Links

Fabric File Supply
Using InDesign TGI Templates for Fabric

Special Requirements 

Artwork Layer

Your regular artwork layer, where you place your design.

Please fill the entire page with your design.

Quiet Zones

Respect the (Blue) quiet zones. Fabric stretches and shrinks (different amounts in different directions) during the production process so there is less accuracy compared to printing on paper. The templates may appear unusually large or proportioned. This is to allow for the stretch/shrinkage of the material.
 
For best results, keep all important elements well within the quiet zone.

The Quiet Zone Guide should not appear on the "Print Ready PDF".

Visible Area (approx)

Shows the approximate hem/stitch/trim area.

The Visible Area layer should not appear on the "Print Ready PDF".

Finishing Layer

May contain a red guide on one edge to assist with our cutting template. This layer must be present on your PDF.

5m Curve Stand

Due to pdf size limits, the template will be supplied at 50% scale. Your final pdf must be sent at the template size, your artwork will be rescaled at the printing stage.

You should factor this in when positioning and spacing elements. Particular consideration should be given for image resolution as the resolution will drop accordingly when scaled up.

Bridge Attachments

The Bridge is an optional extra that can be attached to any of the three Straight Backdrop products.

The template is similar to the Media stand templates as it has a an optional TV Bracket.

With the addition of some extra guidance for positioning provided on the right hand side of the template.

How to supply Media Display Stands

Media Display Stands

This article provides guidance on supplying artwork for display stands that feature additional attachments for media content. This includes things TV brackets, Literature baskets or tablet holder. 

Products

Product code Product Name
FDSOSL? Peacock Media Stand
FDSPAR? Kangaroo Literature Stand
FDSOSA? Padium Tablet Stand
FDSMIL? Queen Peacock Stand

Quick Links

Fabric File Supply
Using InDesign TGI Templates for Fabric

 

Special Requirements 

Quiet Zones

Respect the (Blue) quiet zones. Fabric stretches and shrinks (different amounts in different directions) during the production process so there is less accuracy compared to printing on paper. The templates may appear unusually large or proportioned. This is to allow for the stretch/shrinkage of the material.

For best results, keep all important elements well within the quiet zone.

The Quiet Zone Guide should not appear on the "Print Ready PDF".

Visible Area (approx)

Shows the approximate hem/stitch/trim area.

The Visible Area layer should not appear on the "Print Ready PDF".

Basket Guide Layer

This layer provides an overlay demonstrating the positioning of any media attachments on the stand.
It is not recommended to have important elements behind or aligned to these overlays, due to the inherent variation in positioning of these. 

Oslo/Peacock Stand Front

Oslo Stand Reverse

The Basket Guide layer should not appear on the "Print Ready PDF".

Finishing Layer

Contains a red guide on one edge to assist with our cutting template. This layer must be present on your PDF.

 
 

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