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Printed vs. Sewn Construction - Which method works to your advantage?

Here we discuss the pro's and con's of each:


  


Pro's of choosing Dye-Sublimation:
 
The advantages of choosing dye-sub printing:

  1. Budget - If you are on a budget, this method of manufacturing is less costly than the Sewn and Appliqued method. You will be getting a product that will last you for a long time with competitively low pricing. Dye-sublimation ink is colorfast (meaning that the color is chemically bonded to the fabric - colors will not crack, peel, or fade with time as evident with screen printing).

  2. Time - If you have a deadline, dye-sublimation printed is usually the quicker method and recommended for rush orders.

  3. Design & Color - With dye-sublimation printing, we can produce more complicated and intricate design layouts. This means that we can use as many colors as desired in your layout with shading, blending of colors, and outlines around lettering and logo / mascot without the price being significantly affected. In addition, unlike with nylon colors, we will match as closely as possible the PMS color reference # that is provided to us. You are not restricted to certain dye lots as is the case with nylon products.  We encourage you to review the nylon fabric color chart for suggested colors so that we can provide a close match.
    Click Here to see our nylon chart.

  4. Quality & Appearance - Choosing dye-sublimation guarantees that you will have the finest quality printed product possible without a price penalty for the number of colors being used - Your design can be as colorful as you want it to be!  Futher, dye-printed products are of such high quality appearance that you can't tell the difference between printed or sewn construction at a viewing distance (spectator viewing distance is aprox. 20').


Pro's of choosing Sewn and Appliqued:
 
The advantages of choosing sewn and appliqued:
  1. High Prestige - The sewn and appliqued method is the traditional method for manufacturing flags and banners for generations. When you get one of our nylon sewn and appliqued products, you know you are getting top notch quality. 

  2. Highest Quality - Each letter and design element is appliqued onto the banner or flag which provides a slightly raised surface with more eye-catching appeal. The nylon used for manufacturing the banner or flag is colorfast which means you are getting a product that will last and colors will not fade over time.

  3. Nylon Colors - We have 72 nylon colors to choose from - Each nylon color is pre-dyed and you can view our nylon fabric color chart to see the full spectrum of colors offered. If you are unsure about a color, we do offer swatch requests - if you would like swatches of nylon mailed to you so that you can decide on a color, we provide this service free of charge.  Please note that swatch requests are limited to a twelve color limit.
    Click Here to request color swatches.

We utilize only the finest nylon fabric available from select fabric houses to ensure uniformity of color and quality. In fact, we offer the very same fabric for sale to the general public at our sister site: www.nylonforflags.com 

 

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