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FAQ

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 turnaround time for banner finishing?
A. Usually next day for onsies and twosies, large projects as scheduled.


Q. How do I set up a print for back to back double sided banners
A. Example: 24" x 60" finished size. Print 24" x 122" (1" bleed (blank) on either end with no bleed on sides)


Q. How do I set up a print for a banner with pockets all around?
A. Requires a bleed that = desired size of pocket + 1.5" PER SIDE, and print a faint fold line.

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 usually made with PVC as it's much more cost effective.


Q. What do I need to know about printing to fabric for SEG finishing?
A. Oh, there is so much to know, read on for the basics...

On the topic of backlit SEG light boxes

  • A very popular fabric is Samba from Berger Textiles.
  • Samba should not be seamed together. It can be, but it will be ugly!
  • Common roll width = 126"
  • Maximum bleed = 124" (but ask your printer)
  • Speciality print companies may be able to go up to 198" roll width

On the topic of non backlit SEG frames

  • Speciality print companies may be able to print on Stretch fabric using dye sublimation printing (not for back lit).
  • This stuff can be seamed together and will not be ugly :) You will see the seam, but it'll be flat, we promise.
  • Common roll width = 126"
  • Maximum bleed = 124" (but ask your printer)
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