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How Do Materials Affect Print Quality?

Image definition, print and product quality.

Quality & Materials.

One of the key points to consider when deciding between Banner Mesh or Printed Shade Cloth is print quality. This can differ between products and is mainly affected by the tightness of the weave.

Tighter weaves have greater block out capability, it lets less light through. The less light that’s let through the deeper the colour looks from a distance.  This has the most impact on the dark colours like black, which can appear to look grey in light or bright conditions particularly on looser weave banner mesh or printed shadecloth.

Print Quality Matters

Here is an example of the same print on our different types of fabric.

Shade Cloth

Banner Mesh Lite

Shade-Cloth 6x6-Banner-Mesh

Economy Mesh

Premium Banner Mesh

9x9-economy-mesh Banner-Mesh-12x12

 Front-Lit Vinyl


Different weaves not only have different costs and print qualities, but also have different purposes. Environmental factors can play a role in which products best suited to your site these include wind, UV protection and whether the area needs to be protected from dust or debris, or needs to be covered for other occupational health and safety issues.

These should all be considered when making your decision, however if it’s a bit too confusing please give us a call we’re more than happy to help.

What types of inks do we use?

Our different products use different types of inks matched to the product and your artwork to ensure the best print quality possible.
We only use the highest quality and global standard HP inks.

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How materials affect print quality? 1

The Difference Between Materials

Our two different types of materials to choose from for Fence Signage, Banner Mesh and Printed Shade Cloth, each have their own characteristics in terms of print quality, and suitability for different environments.

How materials affect print quality? 2

What is Full and Part Print?

The next decision is whether or not you want a full or part colour print.

All prints start with a white colour roll, and there are no restrictions on colours used.

How materials affect print quality? 3

Fixtures and Fittings

We offer a range of different finishes, fixtures and fittings to help you attach your Printed Banners, Shade Cloth, and Signs to fences or scaffolding.