Let’s Hear it for School SPIRIT!

Did you know, not all digital printing has to be done on WHITE?

What better way to say welcome to your new incoming students than a fresh face lift to your auditorium. Our client, Rye Country Day School, wanted to do exactly that for the start of the 2015/2016 school year.

To show the school spirit that Rye Country embodies to each of its students and faculty they wanted their school emblem on display right up front in their auditorium. Instead of having one logo in the center as we have seen at many other facilities our client chose to use the logo as a repeat along the bottom finish of each panel.

The navy logo digitally printed directly on the 22oz Ice Blue Encore. The end result granted a classic feel to this show of school spirit.

Let us help you refresh your auditorium and request a price or even a quick budget here.

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Selecting Fabric for Your Environment

Should I use flame proofed cotton velour or should I use inherently flame proofed polyester velour?  The best answer depends on your locale and environment.  Even IFR velour can fail an open flame test and require re-treatment.  This can be caused by dirt accumulation or other environmental factors.  More expensive is not always better, and remember that having IFR goods does not relieve you from the responsibility of annual testing.


Nap Up?

We love sewing cotton velour nap up.  Colors, especially black, are richer and darker and many of the faults found in today’s weaving and dyeing are well hidden. With Inherently Flame Resistant (IFR) fabrics like Prestige, we find the same is true.  Charisma, however, seems to work well in either direction.  Serge has no real nap, so for up and down it’s much the same. Even though it is more expensive, many Broadway designers are starting to use Serge (wool – which is common in Great Britain) over velour (cotton – which is a big US product).  US customs tacks on a 25% import duty on Serge to protect the American cotton industry.