What Fabric Materials Are Best for Grand Format Fabric Printing?

These days you can find an almost limitless array of fabrics suitable for digital fabric printing, even in grand format size. Although different products come in different widths, here at Grand Image we can print on the maximum width available for all fabrics from sheer to opaque, up to 196”. With that kind of versatility, print shop owners and print brokers turn to us first when their customers need indoor or outdoor ultra-large visuals for retail, trade shows, events or corporate interiors.

Which is right for your next fabric printing job?

13oz Vinyl

This strong, scrim-reinforced vinyl is our standard vinyl substrate. It’s available with matte or gloss finish or with a black back for greater opacity. It is a great choice for indoor graphics yet strong and pliable enough for billboards or even to cover buildings.

15oz Smooth Blockout Vinyl

This double-sided, smooth-surfaced vinyl offers a poster-like look and feel, although it’s tear-resistant. We recommend it for indoor applications only.

18oz Blockout Vinyl

While this vinyl’s 1000 denier is beyond the requirements for most jobs, if your application will have to withstand harsh weather, this is the fabric for you. We can print double sided on the same piece of material.

15oz Backlit Vinyl

This strong scrim vinyl is ideal for large outdoor light boxes and similar applications.

8oz Mesh Vinyl

Mesh eliminates the need for wind vents that detract from your graphics. This fabric is often used for outdoor events and fence graphics surrounding construction sites.

9oz Mesh Vinyl

With a tighter weave, this mesh works well for indoor graphics without losing your message in the holes. It’s also a great choice for building wraps and other large outdoor applications, providing superior durability even where wind is a factor. Images must be mirrored for double-sided printing on the same piece of material.


This heavy-weight stretch fabric provides good opacity and excellent color definition, along with wrinkle-resistance. We recommend it for pop-up trade show booths.

Heavy Knit

This is another heavy-weight knit fabric that provides moderate opacity, good color definition and wrinkle-resistance.

Knitted Flag

This is the go-to fabric for outdoor banners and flags.


This versatile fabric offers excellent depth of color and detail along with long-term outdoor durability. It is ideal for pole banners, awnings, and other outdoor advertising.


When your image must be visible from both sides, such as at trade shows and events, this fabric provides a sleek, clean look.

Semi Opaque

This tightly-woven three-layered fabric delivers excellent print quality and opacity.


This fabric is tightly-woven with a layer of black fabric in the middle. It is completely opaque and produces outstanding print quality, making it an excellent choice for double-sided printing.


This is a texturized fabric that produces extremely vibrant color and definition.

Eco Soft Knit

Made from recycled materials, this fabric produces the superior definition you need for signs, banners and trade show exhibits.

If you are interested in any or all of these, go ahead and request a bid on your project. Simply request a quote and we will be in contact with you shortly.

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