Q. Does shōmi! print?
A. Nope but shōmi! has the best connections and will link you.
Q. What do you mean Made In Canada? I thought extrusions were imported!
A. Wrong, we design our own dies and work with Canadian extruders to make our products.
Q. What is turnaround time for a Custom Frame?
A. 2 - 10 business days depending on complexity.
Q. What is SEG?
A. Silicone Edge Graphics, basically means a piece of printed fabric that has a rectangular, flexible plastic bead sewn around it. Back in the day, the bead was made from food grade silicone, hence the use of the word. Nowadays, the bead is made from PVC or other secret-composite-stuff because it's much more cost effective.
Q. What do I need to know about printing to fabric for SEG fabric frames?
A. Oh, there is so much to know, read on for the basics...
On the topic of backlit SEG light boxes
On the topic of non backlit SEG frames
Q. Does this mean you’re getting rid of all your sewing machines?
A. No. But... keep reading.
We will still finish your printed material to the same high standard of quality you’re used to when:
Here's the BUT; we will not finish your printed material if:
Q. Why are you doing this again?
A. The answer is simple. When we don’t make the hardware, we can no longer guarantee that our finishing/sizing will fit as expected.
Q. Why? What has changed that you can no longer guarantee fit?
A. The variety of fabrics and printing techniques is increasing. Each fabric/printer combination presents a unique challenge.
Do tell me more!
Combine these factors and there is almost no predictability of how to cut the fabric so that it will be a tight fit; this means we can no longer guarantee that our work will fit your hardware. What good are we to you if we can’t guarantee our work? I mean do we really want to anger our customers by sending out prints that don’t fit? Cuz that’s how you anger customers…
We want happy customers… hence this move :)