Front-Lit Media vs. Back-Lit Media Banner Materials

Front-Lit vs. Back-Lit Banner Materials

Which Banner Material To Choose for Your Company: Front-Lit or Back-Lit Media?

Banner advertisements are an important advertising tool for businesses to help generate awareness about the company and drive potential customers to a website or store.

There is a wide range of banner media for businesses to choose from, and at Ultraflex, we offer high-quality banner material for your company’s needs. Let’s explore specifically front-lit and back-lit banner materials and how they can improve your business’s advertising efforts.

Front-Lit Banner Materials

Front-lit banners can provide a clear, vivid print and offer superior brightness due to being illuminated from the image side. Since these materials reflect light from the front, indoor and outdoor applications are optimized for brightness and readability. When used for large-format applications, front-lit banner materials can help make your image as eye-catching as possible.

Billboard Plus Eclipse® FL

We offer one of the most popular front-lit materials on the market: Billboard Plus Eclipse® FL. This 8.5 oz, black-backed substrate is specifically designed for high-speed, one-pass printing and works fantastically for billboard and building-wrap applications.

EcoVantage® Supreme

Our EcoVantage® Supreme is an excellent choice for a sustainable front-lit banner option made from 100% PVC-free, phthalate-free polyester. EcoVantage Supreme is waterproof and features high opacity to help reduce transparency and shadowing. Thanks to its weldability and stitched seam, EcoVantage® Supreme can be used for many different applications, including banners, billboards, and POS displays, making it a popular choice for businesses.

Back-Lit Banner Materials

Back-lit banners are a popular choice for companies looking for a material that offers excellent color vibrancy and definition. The material is illuminated from the backside and boosts the visibility of print quality in indoor environments such as tradeshows or storefront displays. Back-lit banners can also be used in outdoor environments, such as arena displays or bus-stop applications, but we recommend avoiding direct sunlight placement to deliver optimal readability. When used properly, back-lit banner materials are an excellent attention-grabbing option to display your business’ message in any environment.

SuperSmooth™ PET BL

SuperSmooth™ PET BL is a 13.5 oz, scrim-less, back-lit banner material. With SuperSmooth™ PET BL’s ultra-smooth, flat surface, the printed image quality is undisturbed and provides stability against different types of back-lit lighting. SuperSmooth™ PET BL features a non-curl formula, perfect for installation in many framing systems, such as light boxes, display systems, and more.

VorTex™ Backlit Optimum D270

Another great back-lit banner option is VorTex™ Backlit Optimum D270, a 100% polyester woven fabric featuring a satin-finish surface and light diffusion layer that ensures uniform illumination without pinholes. This material is designed to hold high ink saturation, produce vibrant color, and is compatible with Dye-Sub Transfer, Dye-Sub Direct, UV, and Latex inks.

Choose Ultraflex for All Your Banner Material Needs

At Ultraflex, our goal is to help your business maximize the effectiveness of your brand’s message or communication efforts. By offering a wide range of high-quality signage, including front-lit and back-lit media, we are sure to provide a solution for your company’s unique needs. Our team can assist you today and is reachable at (973) 627-8608. Visit our website to learn more about our wide selection of banner materials or to request a sample.

Top Flooring Materials to Improve Your Walkways and Floors

Top Flooring Materials to Improve Your Walkways and Floors

Enhance Your Space with Our Top Flooring Materials

These days flooring options can seem limitless with so many options on the market. Flooring products have expanded into various materials, including digitally printed carpets and vinyl flooring. If you’re considering digitally printed options, Ultraflex has options for you and will help you find the perfect solution.

Take your space to the next level by incorporating Ultraflex’s top flooring materials. Our flooring products are perfect for creating customized floor graphics that make your brand stand out. With endless possibilities for customization, our digitally printable flooring products can bring your vision to life.

What are Printable Flooring Products?

Printable flooring products are media used in digital printing to create customized floor graphics and messaging. Among the more popular printable flooring options are vinyl materials. These materials are compatible for use with solvent, UV, and some Latex and screen printers. Ultraflex’s printable flooring products include FloorFlex® Plus, UltraCarpet® Extra, and Floorscapes™.

Why Use Printable Flooring Products?

Using floor graphics is an effective way to showcase a brand, graphics, or messaging at your feet—ideal for retail spaces, trade shows, and events. The versatility of printable flooring allows them to be used for promoting events, directing traffic, or simply adding a personal touch to your interior space.

Ultraflex’s Printable Flooring Solutions

Our digitally printable flooring products allow you to create enhanced, customized floor graphics not achievable with traditional printing. These durable, slip-resistant materials are perfect for high-traffic areas and are an ideal solution for business branding, customized messaging, or fun and immersive experiences. An excellent option for printable flooring is Floorscapes®, a 50-mil, clear vinyl floor graphic media. Floorscapes provide incredible image clarity and color precision and are available in a wood grain finish.

Another terrific choice for customizable flooring is our UltraCarpet Extra, a white, tufted-pile carpet made especially for solvent, eco-solvent, UV, screen printing, and Latex printing. The ink will not scratch off; drying time is minimal and engineered for both indoor and short-term outdoor use.

Choose Ultraflex’s Flooring Materials

Whether dramatic or subtle, custom floor designs can quickly transform a space and complement other digital graphic design elements such as wallcoverings, ceilings, and textile displays. If you’re ready to give your area an upgrade, Ultraflex can help you choose the best products and materials to get the job done. Our flooring materials are designed to withstand heavy foot traffic and provide long-lasting results. So, whether you’re looking for a temporary solution or something that will last for years, we have a product that will meet your needs. Request a sample of our products or contact our team to begin working with us today!

Ultraflex's Tradeshow Booth Graphics

Elevate Your Tradeshow Booth Graphics with Ultraflex

Tradeshow season is right around the corner, and for many of us in the printing industry, our exhibitor’s booth is the first thing the customer sees and can make you stand out from the competition. After all, we’re in the graphics business; print and display in your booth should be the WOW factor! 

If your booth lacks creativity, color, or a variety of prints, graphics, or demos, you risk the customer forgetting your brand or passing right by. Fortunately, Ultraflex has a wide array of product selections that can help make your booth more memorable with our digital printable textiles and substrates. These materials will elevate your exhibit booth to any scenario or style you’re looking for, whether it’s professional, creative, or fun. It’s essential to have an outstanding tradeshow booth for the following reasons:

1) Start Standing Out

Whether it’s a small convention of 50 or a tradeshow or exhibition of hundreds, each vendor is there for the same reasons, including standing out and attracting potential customers. If you don’t plan properly or use suitable materials, you risk fading into the sea of vendors. A unique tradeshow booth can elevate you from the typical standard that most vendors present and can draw attraction. When you have a booth that’s different from the rest, attendees will want to learn more about your company; plus, an outstanding booth can help signify that you’re a leader in the industry.

2) Convey Professionalism

A tradeshow booth should reflect your brand and be clean, polished, and professional. It should also be an extension of your website and other marketing materials. Your booth is a prime opportunity to show off what you’re selling, so make sure it’s up to par with the high-quality products or services that you offer. First impressions matter; if your tradeshow booth doesn’t look on brand or well put together, it will leave a lasting negative impression of your company.

 3) Connect with Potential Customers and Increase Sales

With well-designed tradeshow booth graphics, potential customers are more likely to enter your booth, increasing your sales team’s odds of hitting their touch points. When a potential customer feels the booth has a well-organized design, they’re more likely to engage and interact with each product due to increased visibility. This increases the number of products the customer considers purchasing, the leads generated, and ultimately the potential of a closed deal.

4) Convey Your Brand Messaging

Your booth should be a unique one-stop shop for everything an attendee needs to know about your company and its brand messaging. Connect your message with your booth design and concept and consider creative ways to show off your products alongside your marketing materials, such as brochures and literature. By displaying your brand messaging alongside your products, the attendee is more likely to remember who you are and what you do.

Ultraflex Digital Printable Media Solutions

Customize the walls of your booth with Fabritac, a removable, adhesive fabric that may be repositioned countless times without leaving any residue. You can also incorporate a comfortable seating area with your company logo printed on a sofa using our DecorFlex Leather media. This soft leather fabric is easy to print and digitally upholster to furniture. With Ultraflex, you can find various tradeshow booth graphics solutions, including wallcoverings, backdrops, fabrics for SEG frames, gallery-wrap material, backlit material, and much more.

Our highly experienced sales team will assist you in determining which media is right for you. Take your business to the next level by connecting with us to find the right solution for your tradeshow needs. Connect with us today!

SGP Patron Gold Logo

Ultraflex Joins SGP Partnership in Work Towards A More Sustainable Future

Riverview, FL: Ultraflex Systems Inc. proudly announced its joining of the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) Community as a gold SGP Patron. SGP is the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications.

Ultraflex’s action to become involved in SGP helps to ensure the long-term endurance of sustainable product offerings. “We believe sustainability is integral to our industry, present, and future,” said Kylie Schleicher, Director of Product Development. “As a leader in the industry, we are responsible for taking the required measures to contribute to the sustainable development of digital print materials. Our company’s research and development are the foundation for superior products and performance. We are excited to grow within the community and market new solutions that limit the use of natural resources, reduce waste, and promote the reuse of materials.”

“Ultraflex brings its strong commitment to health and safety standards to SGP, a key part of the sustainability mix of people, planet and profit,” said Marcia Y. Kinter, SGP co-founder, executive officer, and representative of PRINTING United Alliance. “The innovations Ultraflex brings to outdoor advertising with its EcoVantage Supreme, non-PVC media for outdoor applications, where PVC is not permitted, is one of the areas where the company demonstrates its commitment to a more sustainable future. Working with Ultraflex will help SGP certified printers and suppliers to drive sustainability throughout the supply chain.”

About Ultraflex: Ultraflex is your preferred partner for high-performing digitally printable textiles and flexible to rigid substrates. Our comprehensive inventory helps businesses create show-stopping soft signage, building wraps, banners, floor & wall coverings, tradeshow graphics, digital fine art reproductions & more. Our materials are reliable and consistent. Our mission is to help our customers solve problems and provide them with media that successfully sell products, tells stories, and delivers meaningful messages. To request a sample, please click here.

About SGP: The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is the only certification organization promoting sustainability in all printing processes throughout the United States and Canada. SGP promotes a sustainable print supply chain through best practices, innovation, information sharing, and validation. The SGP program encompasses the three pillars of sustainability – people, planet, and profit.

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Sustainable Printing Materials from Ultraflex

Ultraflex’s Commitment to Sustainable Printing Solutions

A movement toward sustainable printing has increased, creating additional growth in the print service provider (PSP) market for sustainable printing solutions. As the printing industry shifts toward sustainable practices, companies will need to offer more sustainable alternatives. Many plant-based or recyclable materials have grown immensely popular due to their environmental benefits.

Ultraflex offers a wide range of digitally printable materials, including PVC-free, phthalate-free, and recyclable media. As companies around the world expand their sustainability efforts, with corporate policies and regulations pushing our industry towards more sustainable solutions, we encourage our customers to explore our range of sustainable materials. Doing so will minimize your business’s carbon footprint and put you at the forefront of the sustainability movement.

By using PVC-free, phthalate free and recyclable media, you can be sure that your printed materials will always look their best. Their sustainability benefits as eco-friendly materials will make your product stand out in a whole new way.

Utilize PVC-free, Phthalate-free, and Recyclable Media

Offering eco-friendly printing materials to clients will expand your likeability and sales. A Forbes article revealed that 87% of consumers would buy a product from a company with similar values, and 92% of consumers are more likely to trust a company with eco-friendly options that support sustainability efforts. The demand for eco-friendly products is present, making it more important than ever to utilize our connections and products to deliver sustainable options to your clients. Increase your sales, customer loyalty, and overall image by turning to PVC-free, phthalate-free, and recyclable media. Whether partnering as a distributor or supplier for B2B needs or purchasing directly, Ultraflex has many sustainable solutions to consider.

Ultraflex EcoVantage®

Ultraflex EcoVantage® materials are 100% PVC-free and phthalate-free alternatives to traditional PVC banner materials. Developed with the end life of each product in mind, they can be recycled or safely incinerated without releasing harmful toxins. They can be easily printed, finished, and installed without any special equipment.

EcoVantage® 190

100% PVC-free, phthalate-free, lightweight substrate ideal for a wide range of outdoor applications, including banners, framing systems, and POS. This material is recyclable under code #1 (PET).

Ultima® EcoVantage®

100% PVC-free and phthalate-free, this EVA coated substrate is ideal for applications including wall coverings, retail displays, and POS. This lightweight material has a high tear and tensile strength and can be welded or sewn. The end lifecycle of Ultima EcoVantage is to dispose of it via a waste-to-energy plant.

EcoVantage® Supreme

100% PVC-free, phthalate-free, waterproof substrate ideal for outdoor applications, including banners, outdoor signage, and POS. This material has high opacity to reduce translucency and shadowing and can be welded or sewn.

EcoVantage® Greyback

100% PVC-free, phthalate-free substrate featuring a grey backside that prevents translucency and shadowing. This material is ideal for pop-up displays, banner stands, x-frame displays, or indoor/outdoor close viewing applications requiring complete opacity.

EcoVantage® DSS Blockout

100% PVC-free, phthalate-free, durable substrate ideal for indoor applications, including banners, banner stands, and POS. This material has a double-sided print surface and complete opacity to prevent translucency and shadowing.

EcoVantage® Pole Banner

100% PVC-free, phthalate-free, heavy-duty substrate with a scrim fabric that provides additional strength and stability under harsh weather conditions. This material has a coated, double-sided print surface and complete opacity to prevent translucency and shadowing.

UltraMesh® EcoVantage®

100% PVC-free, phthalate-free, mesh substrate ideal for indoor/outdoor applications, including building wraps, fences, barricades, and stadium graphics. This lightweight material also has a non-PVC-coated surface.

Wallscapes™ EcoVantage®

100% PVC-free, phthalate-free, flexible wallcovering material with non-woven backing. This material is recyclable, FSC compliant, and contains no heavy metals or halogens. Installation

options are commercial grade adhesives, sewing, or attaching with grommets. Available in two embossment finishes: Smooth and Pebble.

ReSource™ Backlit S181

Recycled PES yarn GRS certified woven fabric with water-based dispersion coating, ideal for backlit applications such as LED-framing systems, lightboxes, and retail displays. This product also excels when used for indoor banners and point of sale displays.

ReSource™ Eclipse® D260

Recycled PES yarn GRS certified fabric with water-based dispersion coating, ideal for pop-ups, framing systems, tradeshow graphics, and other display or blockout applications. The material is crease-free, no-fray, and has a black backside for complete opacity.

Sustainable Solutions from Ultraflex

If you seek printing materials that account for environmental impact, look no further than Ultraflex. We’ll happily work with you to find the suitable substrate or textile for your production needs. Contact us today for more about our sustainability efforts or request a sample.

Customized Selfie Booth

Customized Selfie Booths, AquaFlex®, and more from Ultraflex

Perks of Getting a Customized Selfie Booth, AquaFlex®, and More this Summer

Summer is around the corner, and with that comes more pool parties and company events. What better way to elevate your business than with customized products from Ultraflex? We offer a wide variety of digitally printable textiles, flexible materials, and specialty media that can benefit your home or business. From elevating front-facing media in customized selfie booths to adding waterproof graphics to pool floors, Ultraflex has a solution for you.

Enhance your underwater area with an exciting and quality-made product like AquaFlex®. Made from recyclable pool liners, AquaFlex® is a customizable waterproof graphic that is easy to position with a pool brush or by hand on the bottom of a pool floor. Our production of specialty media doesn’t stop there. Another effective way our media is utilized is through customized selfie booths and step-and-repeats. Our flexible and specialty materials provide the perfect backdrop to showcase a company or brand’s message and turn your event into a hit. If you’re interested in gaining traffic and attention through underwater signage, media for your photobooths, or additional Ultraflex materials, don’t hesitate to reach out and request a sample.

Improve and Customize Your Selfie Booth

Customized selfie booths are quite the craze right now! Thousands of selfie booths are rented out by independent operators and large entertainment companies on a daily basis. To make your booth stand out at events, consider adding your brand logo and artwork to the outside of the booth. By doing so, you can make your booth individualized and showcase your product.

Custom vinyl backdrops, canvas wrap frames, and wallcoverings are a great solution to make a booth really pop at events. Custom images can be produced on our high-quality, professional-grade material and will bring life and color to any venue.

At Ultraflex, our team has years of experience servicing businesses that require elevating their event wallcoverings, backdrops, and more. We understand the importance of high-quality media needing to stand out against other elements in the venue, such as the lighting and space.

The Advantages of Using AquaFlex®

Want to add a customizable, welcoming graphic to your pool or aqua-pond this summer? Then you are in luck! AquaFlex® provides unique branding and advertising opportunities for aquascape ponds, swimming pools, water parks, and more. This printable substrate designed for water is comprised of high-quality recycled industrial pool liner, making it a sustainable and durable solution

Places that Can Benefit from AquaFlex®

AquaFlex® is easy to position with a pool brush or by hand on the bottom of a pool floor and does not require you to drain your pool or water source. It is made with water-protected inks and there is no need for tape or frustrating adhesives. The most outstanding part about AquaFlex® is—by far—its aesthetic benefits, making it the summer season’s most popular seller.

The following areas may appreciate a splash of color this summer from Ultraflex:

  • Water parks
  • High school/University team swimming pools
  • Recreational community pools (YMCA, etc.)
  • Mall fountains
  • Aquariums
  • Aquatic ponds
  • Spas
  • And more!

Start Working with Ultraflex

Ultraflex is committed to providing custom solutions to whatever your specialty media needs are. Our materials are reliable and consistent, and our team members are too. We are fiercely committed to helping customers solve problems and deliver media that successfully sells products, tells stories, and delivers meaningful messages to audiences everywhere. Contact your local sales representative today or request a sample on our website.