Generally speaking when you talk about printing on textile media, you are talking about preparing custom fabrics that are then used as materials in fashion or home décor settings. This can be done with a large format digital printer precisely because of the unique benefits that large format digital printing offers. The photorealistic quality and precision of the reproduction is as useful when printing on fabric and other textiles as it is on paper or vinyl. So, too, are the LED drying capabilities. This kind of printing is hardly restricted to creating custom fabric designs, however, and advertisements and other materials can often be created to make good use of the technology while meeting a customer’s particular needs.
Benefits of Printing on Textile Media
When the time comes to consider the substrate that best meets your printing needs, fabric may seem like an unusual choice, to say the least. Despite this, it offers a type of flexibility that is not to be discounted. Printing your advertising materials on fabric may allow you to use them in unique ways. Consider a large format design printed on fabric to be hung as a curtain or backdrop in a window display or, alternatively, a small scale design that can be used to incorporate a brand design or message in a more subtle way. Fabrics may seem less hardy to you than other substrates, say, vinyl, but there are many different types of fabric available and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. A textile option might just make your banner look much more upscale than the comparative vinyl option.
Choosing Your Printing Media
Ultimately, the choice of what to print on, and why, is up to you. The technologies that make large format digital printing so accepting of a wide variety of printing substrates really exist to give you the option of picking the material that best fits your vision. If you want to create a custom fabric design or a textile based advertisement, then these technologies make it possible for you to do so at a higher quality than ever before.