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 before sewing. It does not represent the edge of the graphic of the frame. Because of the nature of the stretch fabric it can fall anywhere between the trim line and bleed line.
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.
Displays can be joined together in many different configurations. We strongly discourage continuous lines across multiple displays. Graphics may be rotated different directions during printing, which can change that amount of stretch. It is OK to break plain colours or a background between multiple frames, but stretch fabrics will present issues with straight lines or frames. Because there is different stretch between curved and straight frames the strim height for same size for curved and straight frames is different. Artwork placement between the two frames can vary up to 2 cm.
Dynamic spaces can be achieved through the use of angles and doors. When using frames, 90° angles must be double sided to avoid an obvious seam on side of frame.
Make sure your artwork is towards the center. Objects start to stretch towards the top and bottom on curved displays.
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 4.5 meters when planning a design.
Use of white
Using colourful images is better than white or light colours since it will minimize appearance of the frame. Depending on ambient light, frame may be more or less visible through the fabric. A light blocker can be ordered together with your Expand GrandFabric.
Spanning an image across multiple displays will create problems with lineup once finished since the fabric stretch varies. Artwork placement between the two frames can vary.
Consider using separate images in series. We recommend images have at least 125 dpi at full size. Remember to consider the viewing distance of 4.5 m when planning a design.
See also our general Guidelines for creating and submitting your artwork