Silicone edge graphics (SEG) printing elevates the appearance of Boston College’s athletics areas. SEG printing is a speciality of AMI Graphics, and we continue to partner with Boston College on improving the appearance of their sports signage.
SEG fabric printing
AMI uses a Durst P5 Tex iSub dye sublimation printer, coupled with a Summa 3214 Laser Cutter, for creating the highest quality SEG product in a highly-efficient production environment.
The graphics resolution on the Durst P5 Tex iSub is the best available for printing on cloth. The laser cutting technology of the Summa 3214 Laser Cutter heat seals the edges, eliminating frayed edges for optimal finishing.
Once a sign is printed, a thin silicone strip is sewn into the edge of the cloth, which inserts easily into the aluminum frame for a clean, sharp appearance.
SEG printing appears like artwork floating off a wall or other flat surface.
Boston College and SEG printing
AMI has been servicing Boston College and its signage needs for more than a decade. When the request for SEG products arose, AMI examined a number of existing frames installed across Boston College campus. In an effort to save time and money, the first thing AMI did was measure all the existing SEG frames on site. Then, we created an inventory of all of the locations, the sizes and the current artwork, so Boston College could use those images and sizes as reference to replace the printed pieces.
It is common for SEG providers to only offer the frame and the printed SEG together as a package. AMI looks for ways to save clients money, and one option is offering new cloth prints that can be installed in existing frames. By offering this solution to the school, Boston College was able to save a substantial amount on new frames, shipping and installation.
New prints can be easily replaced in-house by Boston College. Installation is simple and occurs in minutes. The silicone edge of the fabric is inserted into the frame’s channel and the graphic instantly has a gallery appearance.
We recently did measurements for new SEG printing locations at Boston College. They had indoor sites and considered vinyl or mesh banners that would be visible in tunnels and entrances to their arenas. We convinced them SEG fabric printing would be a cost-effective solution with a sharper appearance than a potentially loose, wrinkled banner. Those new SEG signs will also be easy to change out, too, when it’s time.
Ready to upgrade to SEG printing? Our team is ready to help.