Expand Grand Fabric Design Guidelines

Expand Grand Fabric Design Guidelines
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Template Lines
Expand GrandFabric
115.75”w x 94.5”h
2940 mm x 2400 mm
Extend all artwork to the artboard edge.
Keep all critical elements inside the pink safe area.
Green Bleed Line
Stretch fabric can be difficult to predict. We require artwork extend to the Green Bleed Line
to help ensure unwanted white does not show once finished.
Black Trim Line
The Black Trim Line is the estimated line where the graphic will be cut.
Pink Safe Area Line
We recommend logos or text remain within the Pink Safe Area Line.
For monitors, shelves and other accessories that require fabric to be cut please reference
location of accessory on artwork.
Multiple Frames
Displays can be joined together in many configurations. We strongly discourage continuous lines
across multiple displays. Graphics may be rotated different directions during printing which can
change the amount of stretch. It's OK to break plain colors or a background between multiple
frames, but stretch fabrics will present issues with straight lines or frames.
Creating spaces
Door Seam
Dynamic spaces can be achieved through the use of angles and doors. When using frames at 90˚
angles fabrics must be double sided to avoid an obvious seam on side of frame.
Curved Frames
Make sure your artwork is towards the center. Objects start to stretch towards the top and
bottom on curved displays.
Using Text
Message should be simple and quick to grasp. Avoid fine print that may be hard to read on
fabric. Large vector type presents well on a display. Consider the viewing distance of
15 feet (4.5 meters) when planning a design.
Use of White
Using colorful images is better than white or light colors since it will minimize appearance of the
frame. Depending on ambient light, frame may be more or less visible through the fabric.
Images
Spanning an image across multiple displays will create problems with lineup once finished since
the fabric stretch varies.
Images
Consider using separate images in series. We recommend images used are at least 125 DPI at full
size. Remember to consider the viewing distance of 15 feet (4.5 meters) when planning a design.
Artwork Guidelines
Recommended Software:
Expand prints directly from PDF/X-4:2008 Files.
InDesign CC:
Accepted File Formats:
PDF/X-4:2008
What we need:
Adobe Illustrator CC:
Accepted File Formats:
PDF/X-4:2008
Photoshop CC:
Acceptable Formats:
PDF/X-4:2008 or TIFF
Artwork Guidelines
Pantone® Colors
Pantone® provides a standardized system of color matching which enables us to determine what CMYK values are best to
Match.
If you would like us to provide a commercial color match,
alter the name of the Pantone® color, it should remain intact
so that we can provide an accurate match.
For more detailed information regarding Pantone® colors
please visit www.pantone.com
Image Resolution
before including them in your layout.
Expand Powerstretch Material
Weight
8.8 oz/yd2 (296 g/m2)
Construction
Warp Knit 3 bar 100d x 150d
Fire Rating
NFPA 701, Title 19, German B-1, CSFM F-90501; ASTM E84
Suggested Applications
Backlit, Geometric/Stretch Displays, Photographic Back Drops, Silicone Edge Graphics, Tension Displays
Description
excellent wrinkle resistant characteristics.
Cleaning Instructions
Successfully cleaning your graphics depends on following the below instructions. Results may vary depending
on the contaminant, how dirty the graphics are and what fabric you are cleaning.
Spot Cleaning
Fabric can be spot treated, as with typical laundry.
Use mild soap and cold water.
Machine Washing
Fabric graphics can be machine washed in cold on a gentle cycle.
Do Not Iron
Use a hand or commercial steamer to eliminate any wrinkles or creases.
Some washing machines including commercial / industrial can be extremely punishing to your fabric graphics.
The most gentle washing cycle option is strongly recommended.