Spirit Displays, the London-based manufacturer of banner tensioning systems, has added Spirit-Tex to its range in response to calls for a sturdy, easy-to-use frame for lightweight textiles.
The patent-pending tensioning system has been tested for compatibility with dye-sublimation, UV-curable and latex prints and is available for wall-mounting, free-standing and back-lit displays.
With Spirit-Tex Gripper on all edges of the frame, fabric can be printed with a bleed area and the edges tucked into the frame using the Spirit-Tex tool without any further finishing being necessary. An 18 x 3mframe has already been successfully installed at exclusive London department store Selfridges, and there is potential to go larger still.
Alternatively, Tex-Tape can be affixed to the perimeter of the printed textile to reinforce the edge. The double-sided tape with textile adhesive does not require any special tools or training to use, and can be used in place of silicone strip. The Spirit-Tex system is also compatible with industry-standard 14 x 3mm silicone keder.