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printing process. Eco-friendly solvents
are available and being continually
developed, but their overall quality often
lacks in comparison to other options.
Bolt's print partners primarily use
latex ink, for example, because of its
ability to last on tents that are folded up
and transported repeatedly.
Tracy, on the other hand, prefers the
lexibility of UV ink. " A tricky factor to
consider is that fabric manufacturers
are consistently developing products
that more strongly repel things like dirt,
dust and stains-but that can affect the
longevity of any graphics printed onto
the fabric. There's a ine line between
fabric quality and ink durability. "
Fred's Tents mastered the look and feel of
a cabin for a Chattanooga Tent customer's
lodge-themed birthday party by printing the
tent's roof panels and sidewalls with a wood
pattern and applying a faux wood fi nish
to the tent's framework and poles. Photo
courtesy of Fred's Tents.
environmentally friendly and print
completely dry, which eliminates the
waiting period between printing and
usage that solvents require.
Solvents were frequently used in the
past because of their durability and the
vivid colors they produce. However,
the chemicals in most solvents-
which enable the ink to stick so well
to the fabric-trigger the release of
harmful gases into the air during the
DELIVERING VALUE IN EVERY SIZE
The phrase " branded experience "
tends to conjure images of lavish tents
and sweeping crowds, but this isn't
always the case. In fact, the majority
of Bolt's printed jobs are smaller tents
for universities and restaurants.
" Post-COVID, we've seen more
businesses set up tents for longer periods
of time. Many of our customers' clients
are even choosing to buy tents instead
SEARCHING FOR SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
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limate-friendly practices are more critical than
ever, but diffi cult to achieve across event services.
" That's a big obstacle our entire industry faces-
especially in the fl ooring industry. There's just not a
great way to recycle carpet, " says Cory Stoken, coowner
and chief operating offi cer of FloorEXP Inc. and
Mod-Fence Systems LLC in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. " I've
been trying to think of different ways to reuse materials
and reaching out to organizations that turn recycled
materials into fabric or other products but haven't found
a partner that's a good fi t. It's very important to fi nd a
solution for this challenge, so I hope our industry can
work together to improve in this area. "
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Most printed products in the U.S. are unlikely to be
recycled unless they're made of polyethylene, notes
Fred Tracy, president of Fred's Tents and Canopies
Inc. in Waterford, N.Y. But he does look for ways to
reuse these items to keep them out of landfi lls, such
as offering them as industrial covers for farmers'
equipment or hay. " I have more customers asking if we
print on hemp or canvas or other more natural products.
And we absolutely can, " he says. " More ink developers
are also keeping this top of mind as they create new
products. It's a question on a lot of our minds lately:
What can we do to make this better and safer? "

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