Materials & Fabrics

The importance of selecting the right material for your large format print project can not be underestimated. That’s why we place great emphasis on carefully selecting a wide range materials, sourced only from reputable and reliable suppliers, to ensure that we always have the right materials ready and waiting for your project.

Choosing the correct material for your project is an essential part of ensuring you get the perfect solution to your needs and our expert team are always available to offer advice and answers any questions.

Have a browse through our material options below, and contact our team to discuss your needs and request a free sample pack.


Featuring a low density polyethylene material sandwiched between two thin layers of aluminium, ACM offers a more cost effective solution. It’s features make this material popular choice for longer term outdoor signage and when looking to achieve a premium finish

Properties & advantages at a glance:

Excellent print surface | Weather resistant | 3mm aluminium skin | Lightweight | rigid and strong | Suitable for interior and exterior | UV digitally printable

Most popular applications;

Signage | POS | Display fixtures | Cladding | hoardings | Interior decorations

Adhesive Vinyl 300g/m2 (±3 %) 1.5m wide

Adhesive vinyl is designed for any application where the graphics are to be stuck directly to a surface, suitable for small items such as stickers or much larger areas to create full boards or vehicle graphics. Available in both White and Clear versions this versatile material finds many uses.

The White version is opaque which means it can be used as an ‘over print’ to obliterate graphics or other markings on an existing sign or banner, making it ideal for date and info changes. Working in partnership with our supplier HEXIS, we specify a 5 year adhesive product for the majority of applications, this is designed to be long- term durable and resistant to cracking or peeling.

Adhesive vinyl can also be laminated in a range of finishes to make it highly scratch resistant and to enable easier graphics application.

This material is an ideal solution for stickers and window vinyl’s.

Indoor & Outdoor use.

Airflow 100g/m2 (±3 %) 3.2m wide FR

Airflow is 105gsm and is designed to be used in all locations as the fabric contains small holes at regular intervals which allows air to move through the fabric without distorting it.  This allows the fabric to be used safely in high-wind conditions.

Airflow is ideal for flags and beach flags, Heras fence panel, banners (not suitable for wall / post mount systems), building wraps and soft signage.

    • Maximum finished product size of 3m
    • Flame resistant to B1
    • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Backlit Polyester 235g/m2 (±3 %) 3.2m wide FR

Backlit is a high performance textile which performs best when placed in an LED backlit tension fabric frame, giving excellent light penetration and colour reproduction.

Backlit material is 170gsm polyester with a soft, uncoated white face which performs exceptionally well under high ink load.  The material is crease and bruise resistant and recovers well under tension!

Backlit is ideal for LED tension fabric frames.

    • Maximum finished product size of 2.9m
    • Flame resistant to EN13501
    • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Blackback 235g/m2 (±3 %) 3.2m wide FR

Blackback is a knitted polyester with a black back coating to provide a block out feature.

Blackback material is 265gsm and has an optic white face which gives accurate and vibrant colour representation.

The material is ideal for tension fabric graphics, exhibition stands, display booths and wall mounted displays.

    • Flame resistant to B1 EN13501
    • Maximum finished product size of 3.1m
    • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

The Canvas fabric is a great high-quality material used for a variety of purposes, from creating a tough, durable printed texture for furniture, to an element-resistant scratch-proof wall art installation.

The transfer printing method used with the Canvas fabric ensures that the gaseous inks are bonded directly to the polyester fabric, ensuring that the design and material become one – which means the ink will never scratch or peel off, it is now part of the material.

Canvas is one of the Heavy weights of our range at 300gsm, it has all the tactile properties you would want to create a piece that is designed to be viewed close up or handled such as a cushion or other home furnishing.

Typical applications for the material is branded furniture and café windbreaks.

Indoor & Outdoor use.

Decotex 220g/m2 (±3 %) 3.2m wide FR

Decotex is a creaseless textile, giving 70% opacity making it an extremely versatile material which demonstrates excellent, stretch and recovery with bold colour reproduction.

Decotex material is 195gsm and is ideal for use as exhibition graphics, retail displays, café windbreaks, tension fabric graphics, fabric banners, barrier wraps and commercial interiors.

    • Flame resistant to B-s1, d0 DIN EN 1350-1
    • Maximum finished product size of 3.1m
    • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use

Eco-mesh 225g/m2 (±3 %)

As the first in our sustainable materials range, this robust and eco-friendly polyester mesh is ideal for large-format outdoor use. At only 255 gsm, this new mesh is lighter and more air permeable than its plastic-based counterparts and allows for less carbon when transporting it.

The versatile material can be made into a variety of print solutions and guarantee quality colour, finish and durability whilst boasting environmentally friendly credentials.

Fully recyclable and equipped with environmentally friendly fire-retardant substances, the eco-mesh has been extensively tested against the wind, rain, and solar radiation. It retains colour intensity and shape brilliantly and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.


Ideal for flags.

ELITEflag is a premium material with high quality weaving optics for extra long durability. It is by far the best flag quality for outdoors with its unprecedented properties of resistance against environment influences.

This material is extremely weatherproof and has 100% print through.

Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Foam Board

Foam board features a high quality, rigid, low density polyurethane core between two white recycled paper liners.  It offers you everything that you would wish for a lightweight, indoor, all-round foamboard.

Foam board sheets can be cut easily to any shape or size to suit your requirements. On some Foam board print applications the thin and delicate ink layer could be protected by a film laminate or topcoat of clear scratch and UV resistant lacquer.

Properties & advantages at a glance;

Interior use only | Very Lightweight | Easy transportation | Simple  installation | Cut to any shape or size

Most poplar applications;

Decoration And Picture Frames | Hanging Signs | Modelling | Photo Mounting | POS/POP Applications | Shop Window Design

Fluted Board

Widely established as a leading product for short term and cost effective interior and exterior signage, fluted polypropylene is a popular substrate due to its excellent value for money.

It is created when polypropylene is extruded through a ‘corrugated’ die, resulting in a lightweight but semi-rigid material that can be printed on our UV flatbed digital printer, producing high quality images.

Properties & advantages at a glance:

Lightweight | Semi rigid | Surface treated – dyne level is very high ensuring good ink key | Interior and exterior use | Recyclable | Made in UK

Most popular applications;

Stadia advertising | Pitch boards | Lamp post | Sleeves


Ideal for roller banners.

This lightweight grey back material is polyester laminated with white printable |PVC substrate.

The grey back provides a high opacity textured, matte finish.

Scratch and water resistant with an antistatic treatment to avoid attracting dust.

Suitable for indoor use.

Jet 440 PVC 440g/m2 (±3 %) 3.2m wide

PVC banners are a cost lightweight, durable cost effective way to display your message.

We offer two grades of PVC material for our banners.  Our Premium 560gsm PVC is polyester with a PVC coating, giving a long lasting and vibrant colour.

Our Economy 440gsm PVC has a high quality surface which delivers consistent printing performance.  Economy PVC is laminated giving excellent tear and tensile strength and is suited to semi-permanent banner applications.

The UV inks adhere permanently to the surface of the PVC’s giving a long lasting and vibrant colour.

PVC is ideal for use as banners.

    • Maximum finished product size of 3.1m
    • Flame resistant to DIN 75 200 / NFPA 701
    • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Jet 550 PVC 550g/m2 (±3 %) 3.2m wide FR

Our go-to material for both general Banners and more permanent ‘Banner Signage’.

The Jet 550 material is a coated material substantially stronger than the Laminated PVC’s used in budget products by our competitors. It has a smooth surface on once side for single sided applications and front-lit situations.

Our eco-solvent inks adhere very permanently to the surface of the PVC giving a long lasting and vibrant colour. Jet 550 can be finished as a simple banner with hems and eyelets but can also commonly be used as a semi-structural material in applications such as banner masts and wall mounted systems where the requirement to last for an extended period of time is critical.

Suitable for basic and complex banners. Single or double sided.

Indoor & Outdoor use.

Jetflag 100g/m2 (±3 %) 3.2m wide FR

JetFlag is one of our favourite materials and is our go to for printed flags. Jetflag material is 100gsm knitted polyester which offers an excellent balance between weight & strength.

For flag production we use water-based dye sublimation inks with either direct or transfer printing.  This material gives excellent colour reproduction and print through as the ink permeates the fabric through to the reverse giving a mirror image.  If you require graphics that read correctly on both the face and reverse, we print two pieces of Jetflag and sew them back to back including an opaque interliner.

Jetflag is ideal for printed flags, windchaser feather flags and soft signage.

    • Flame resistant to B-s1, d0 DIN EN 1350-1
    • Maximum finished product size of 3.1m
    • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Powerflag 155g/m2 (±3 %) 3.0m wide

POWERFlag material is a premium quality flag for outdoor use with unprecedented resistance against wear and damage from the effects of the wind and weather. The material gives brilliant colour and can last twice as long as conventional woven materials. POWERFlag unites value for money, elegance and quality.

POWERFlag has been rigorously tested by installing test flags on poles in exposed locations at an elevation of over 1200m above sea level. This means that the average and maximum wind speeds are much higher than typical ‘urban’ locations and the levels of UV are higher which accelerates fading from the sun. The results prove that POWERflag will last up to 3 times longer than standard knitted polyester flags and twice as long as woven polyester – until now the best material available. POWERflag represents superb value for money, they cost a little more initially but because they last so long you’ll save substantially in the long run.

This material is used predominantly for Corporate Flags and National Flags.

Indoor & Outdoor use.

PVC Mesh 380g (±3 %) 3.2m wide FR

PVC Mesh is a highly-regarded fabric suited to high elevation environments thanks to its excellent 40% air flow structure.

PVC Mesh is 380gsm polyester base cloth coated in PVC giving a high strength material which is considerably lighter than solid PVC’s.

PVC Mesh is ideal for building wraps, banners and low windage event signage.

    • Maximum finished product size of 3.1m
    • Flame resistant to DIN 75 200 / NFPA 701
    • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Woven 155g/m2 (±3 %) 1.5m wide

Woven Polyester is an incredible versatile fabric which can be printed and manipulated in many different ways to create striking national and corporate flags. Dye sublimation is a technique where heat is used to transfer the inks onto the material, this material can also be screen printed.

This type of Polyester is also great for flags as it is machine washable, we would advise a gentle wash. This is particularly favourable with flags flown at inner city locations where pollution can discolour the flags. These flags are a fairly heavy 155gsm which gives them a bold colour whilst still being light enough to fly. The fabric, an MOD grade material – if it’s good enough for the military then we are sure it up to the challenge of most locations.

This material is used predominantly for Corporate Flags and National Flags.

Indoor & Outdoor use.

Frontlit Banner PVC-free

Kavalan is a lightweight polyester with a PVC-free resin coating.

With the strength, look and performance of traditional PVC, it is a sustainable substitute for all banner applications.

Kavalan is REACH and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approved.

Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Blockout Banner PVC-free

Double-sided PVC-free banner material that has the performance, look, and feel of traditional PVC. It is perfect for indoor/outdoor short term display applications. Printable on both sides and compatible with UV and Latex inks, it is B1, EN13501-1 fire rated, REACH, and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approved.

  • Weight: 360gsm
  • Fire Rated: Yes
  • Applications: Banners | double-sided graphics| Décor | Hanging Banners | Sport event graphics

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