Woven labels are typically 100% polyester. The type of weave determines the look and feel. Satin - shiny, reflective, lower design details, sturdy, and less pliable. Taffeta - non-reflective, medium design details, durable look; Damask -high design details, soft.
Embroidery is stitched with a heavy polyester rayon thread, making the graphics feel thicker, with a certain lift and three-dimensional look. For fine highly detailed designs consider woven techniques.
Sheer organza - shimmery, translucent fabric. Fragile, lightweight, with tiny gaps between the threads. The best-quality organza contains more holes per square inch, while lower-quality types have fewer holes. Does not stretch, or shrink.
Between plain and duck canvas, the duck has threads more tightly woven. 17mil Poly/Cotton Blend canvas has the aesthetic qualities of cotton with consistent prints from roll to roll. Matte canvas has a smaller color gamut. For brighter colors & greater accuracy, use satin or gloss finish.
Large runs, fine art, photo reproduction where glare could be an issue (high contrast images with a complex color mix or very dark colors incl black.
17mil primed semi-gloss canvas - simulates an oil painting ﬁnish without creating much glare from ambient light. Tear, water, scratch, fade resistant. No yellowing over time. 60/40 in favor of polyester ensures that first print will look the same as the 50th print.
Oil fine art, photo reproduction, wall décor, museum art, maps, banners
Stiff 17oz poly/cotton canvas is a bright white material with an extravagant metallic gleam. The coating guarantees photographs and art reproductions with extremely high densities, large color gamut, and sharp resolution.
Fine art, photo reproduction, wall décor, museum art, maps, banners
17mil poly/cotton canvas - same texture as cotton, yet polyester provides more consistent print-to-print color. For artists who are especially picky about hitting their colors as closely as possible, you can print to a gloss canvas and apply a matte coating if matte is preferred.
fine art, photo reproduction, wall décor, museum art, banners
17mil Polyester canvas is smoother than poly/cotton blends or 100% cotton canvas. Glossy finish intensifies the sense of depth by enhancing the tone characteristics of an image. If true-to-life matte reproduction is preferred, you can print to a gloss canvas and apply a matte coating.