How to fold your fabric for longevity
The fabric on your display requires the same attention and care as your printed panels and your counter graphics. It involves making sure the fabric does not look ‘soiled’ after use and to prolong its life by properly folding it the correct way and storing it neatly away from dust and debris. In this post, we will briefly explain how to properly fold your booth fabric for longevity.
(We will use a dismantle scenario and lightwall fabric as our example)
The first thing you want to do when you’re ready to pack up your booth, is to make sure your hands are clean. Wash your hands thoroughly, and make sure to wear the cotton gloves included with your fabric (Custom Modular Displays always ensures cotton gloves are sent out with every fabric booth). Wearing these cotton gloves while setting up and tearing down your fabric, will insure a soft, clean, touch without any dirt and debris from your hands being smeared or smudged onto the fabric itself.
The next thing you want to do, is locate the fabric tab on the bottom of your booth (this is a tag similar to the back of your shirt. It was placed there to easily lift up the fabric’s silicone edges from the groove). Slowly and patiently remove the fabric’s silicone edge all around the frame of the booth. While removing the fabric, be sure to keep the fabric free and clear of coming in contact with the ground. A helpful tip here is to use a small step ladder and gather the fabric as high as you can. Once you’ve gathered your fabric from both ends and removed it all from all of its grooves, you will want to fold it with the printed graphics facing in (see photo).
An even fold the whole way through will ensure your fabric is kept neat and tidy for the next time it’s ready for use.
Thats it! Pack your fabric away in a protective plastic bag or large heavy duty ziplock bag and be sure to protect it when placing other booth items with it for transport.