Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Impact of Fabric Displays

It’s true to say that Australia is definitely not at the forefront of exhibition displays when we look at the rest of the world. But as long as we recognise this, we can certainly use it to our advantage. At Displays 2 Go we are constantly looking overseas for inspiration and the latest in product development.

Mainland Cheese RoadshowOver the past few years the major changes to the display world have been via the use of FABRIC and DIGITAL displays. We all know that fabric has been around for a long time. You may have used it in previous displays, but fabric today has never been so impactful. Gone are the days when we were only able to print on the surface of the fabric; now the graphics sit within the very fibres of the fabric themselves, and this is where you get the WOW FACTOR.

Why use fabric?

Colour – The graphic textiles we use deliver a non-glare, true colour representation for your brand, image or message. What you see is what you get, in perfect colour. We choose the perfect fabric combinations that best fit the hardware they’re being used for.

Zero Curl – The fabrics we use don’t curl or lose their stretch, so they’re perfect for display walls, pull up banners and plinths.

Zero Fade – The fabrics we use are engineered to work perfectly with the latest dye sublimation print processes, ensuring not only incredible colour to begin with but also colour-fastness over time. The fabric can be washed many times and the colours won’t fade because the inks are embedded within the fabric.

Eco Friendly – The dye sublimation print process has a significantly lower environmental impact over other print methods,  with lower VOCs, a lower energy heat process, and reduced ink & water use. We use recycled polyester as the base material in most of our displays, knitted in different ways to suit its usage.

What products are there?

Our Lycra skins are designed to slide over our range of plinths, pedestals, portable tables and towers, giving our clients the flexibility to change the graphics on-site and in seconds! Lycra is not only stretchy and very hard wearing, but it’s very easy to use and gives an exceptional finished appearance.  It’s so good that you probably would not be able to tell the difference between traditionally printed displays and a Lycra display.

Displays 2 Go - Lycra sock pedestals

Fabric SuperWalls have come along way over the past few years; the basic SuperWall is still a great seller but we have recently introduced some new products that really create an impact. The new SuperWalls still have all the qualities as before; lightweight, portable, seamless, minimal light reflection, but they now come with some fabulous new designs.

The SuperWall Star and SuperWall Edge both feature more than one wall. For example, the Star incorporates a large, curved wall at the rear with a star-shape burst at the front. The combination of walls makes a real impact and the fabric graphics just seem to pop out at you.

Displays 2 Go - SuperWall Star

The SuperWall Edge consists of three modules, with the two side modules built at asymmetrical angles. The use of different modules give you the ability to have 3 different fabric skins which in turn could mean 3 different messages.  BONUS!

Displays 2 Go - SuperWall Edge

So, if you are looking for new display products or just need a new skin for an existing wall or plinth then give us a call. Or stop by and see for yourself how good these displays really are.

A Guide to Poster Sizes

Displays 2 Go - PostersUnless you are in the print industry or a graphic designer, the sizes of posters can be a bit of a minefield. And let’s be honest; you do not want to be the one that has to go to the boss once the poster is printed and tell them it’s the wrong size! Being in the display industry, we often hear our customers asking ” is A3 bigger than A2, or is it the other way around?”, so we have put together a quick, definitive guide to poster sizes.

The ‘A series’ paper sizes are now in common use throughout most of the world. The majority of people can picture what size A4 is, but they don’t necessarily know the actual dimensions.  As the sizes go up, it gets harder to picture them and more complicated to figure out the dimensions. Fortunately they simply increase in multiples from A8 upwards.  So, let’s start small and work our way up the scale…

The smallest A series paper size – A8 – measures a tiny 52mm x 74mm and works it way up to A0, which has an area of 1 metre squared. From there we supersize it with large poster sizes which go up in size from 2A0 to 4A0.

 

poster sizes

One of the easiest ways to remember the sizes is to think that each size increment is double the previous size. For example 2 sheets of A4 side-by-side is the same size as an A3 sheet. Likewise 2 sheets of A3 is the same size as an A2 sheet and so on.

At Displays 2 Go our in-house, high volume digital print activity means we’re able to offer our customers cost effective, quality assured pricing across a wide spectrum of quantities, sizes and finishes. We  employ the latest technology to output high quality true-colour large format digital prints, often way beyond the standard A series sizes.

Although the majority of our output is in standard exhibition and banner sizes, we can print your custom sizes up to 2.5m wide x 30 metres long in one piece – that’s a whole lot of A0s side-by-side!

Displays 2 Go - Printing machineOur large format digital printing capability offers an affordable alternative to offset printing, thus either reducing your annual cost for high quality colour printing or allowing you to get more for your budget. Choosing Displays 2 Go means you can order exactly what you need and get it when you want it. Our machinery is robust enough to print on many surfaces, including paper, card and fabric.

So, what are you waiting for, get your A into G and let’s talk about your next display project!