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Monday, June 30, 2014

Different Banner Finishing Options

At GH Imaging we have several ways to professionally finish your banners.  We will work with you to determine the appropriate finishing based on the time frame and application for your banner.  We’ll go over them in detail now.


Miller is the standard hem for all weld-able materials.  Using heat, speed, and pressure, Miller finishing produces a welded seam that fuses two materials together.  This will finish the ends of banners with hems or pockets for rope or poles.  This process is very durable, and perfect for use with banners that need to last a long time or will be used outdoors.

RF Weld

The RF Welder is a unique finishing process that fuses two materials together using a high-intensity radio frequency.  The result is an exceptional and durable edge to your banner.


Sewing is used in variety of ways on multiple materials.  It is used to add hems and pole pockets for banners.  It is also used to seam vinyl or mesh to make a larger banner. Sewing is best used for fabrics, attaching Velcro, and when finishing non-weldable materials. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dye Sublimated Fabric Printing

Dye-Sublimated Printing (Dye-Sub) is a process that first prints ink onto fabric then the ink is cured/sublimated to the fabric. This creates a bond and the ink is now dyed into the fabric. It produces vibrant, full color prints. There is also dye-sublimation that transfers ink onto fabric and other materials using heat, but today we're just going over dye-sub printing for large format graphics.

This is a popular method use for trade show graphics, retail graphics and framing systems. Some products produced using dye-sublimated printing include flags, table covers, backdrops, banners and more.

Sail Flags

One of our most popular dye-sublimated products is the sail flag. These things are every where and that's because they're easy to assemble and dissemble, they can withstand windy environments and they grab viewer's attention. They're used at restaurants, car dealerships, retail shops and more. They're great to advertise sales, specials, new locations or just to draw attention to your business to bring in more customers.

GH Sail Flags are reverse printed, so the back side shows a reversed image of the front. The human eye naturally corrects this and views the message the same way as the  front side. This keeps the flag the perfect weight and prevents it from weighing down the hardware. So it will be able to easily swivel 360° degrees around the sail base.

Installing sail flags is a very easy task. The only tool you need is a hammer if you're using a ground spike base. A hammer helps you insert the base quickly into the ground. The rest is just putting the poles together and sliding them through the flag's pole pocket. Watch the video for complete installation steps.

Here's a Video on How to Install a Sail Flag so you can see just how easy it really is: