Glossary of Terms

Appliqué

Production method in which artwork is cut from nylon or satin twill material and stitched onto backing material to create the final design.

Bunting

A strong, sildenafil loosely woven material used for making flags.

Dacron

A nylon-like form of polyester material, suitable for outdoor use.

Four Color Process

Printing process by which the subtractive primaries (yellow, magenta, cyan and black) combine to reproduce full-color artwork and designs.

Grommet

A hole reinforced by a metal ring, usually found at both ends of the flag header or corners of a banner.

Inkjet

Printing method similar to sublimation except ink is printed directly onto fabric. Great for small quantities.

Muslin

Woven cotton fabric used for small economy flags.

Nylon

Heavyweight 200 denier material used in U.S., international and custom outdoor flags.

Polyester

Primary synthetic fabric available in a wide variety of textures, knits and weaves, used in flags and banners.

Polyknit

A durable three-thread polyester material, for indoor and outdoor use.

Polyshine

A glossy, durable material made from three-thread tight weave Polyknit. For indoor and outdoor use.

Polyethylene

Promotional banner material. Suitable for short-term outdoor use. Polyethylene material will be referred to as Poly throughout this catalog.

Ponge

Woven polyester material with a silk-like quality.

Poplin

Form of high-opacity polyester material great for indoor banners and backdrops.

Satin

Lustrous material for high-quality indoor banners.

Satinette

Glossy polyester material for high-quality indoor banners.

Screen Printing

Printing process by which a screen is first prepared with the pattern for each color in the design. A metal roller forces the color ink onto the fabric or material where the holes in the screen have not been covered.

Sublimation

A two-step printing process in which special dyes are heattransferred from a layer of paper directly into the desired material, resulting in photorealistic images and vivid colors.

Vinyl

A highly durable, color-fast man-made material for long-term outdoor use.

Wind Vents

Permits high winds to pass through very large outdoor banners.