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KD Kanopy's Secret for Flawless Printing


Ever wonder how we get our flawless digitally printed canopies? It’s a top of the line digital printer called the  EFI VUTEk GS5000r! It is  impeccable for it’s quality and accuracy, so you can be sure you will get the best finished product, every time.  Below are some of the printing techniques we use in-house.

  • Manual screen printing – layering ink down on the fabric by hand and then baking the ink so that it adheres to the fabric.
  • Digital Screen- able to print a white plate on colored fabrics, new technology, able to run 3 rolls at one time
  • Full Digital – able to print hundreds of different colors and gradients, covers the entire fabric in printing. See the printer in action below!

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The five-meter, roll-to-roll UV printer offers enough print modes to conquer point of purchase products as well as high image quality and high production canopies, billboards and banners. The EFI VUTEk GS5000r comes with features that allow us to expand our printing capabilities, so we can help you grow your business and differentiate yourself from the competition. The information below is from http://w3.efi.com/Vutek/Products/GS5000r/Features-Specifications.

Features & Specifications include:

  • Uncompromised versatility, superior quality and industrial speed with eight-color plus white switchable to Fast 4™ technology.
  • Switches easily between mesh and vinyl.
  • Offers multi-roll printing on two or three rolls simultaneously.
  • Available with optional double-sided printing capability.
  • Reduces labor with automatic print head maintenance.
  • Has user friendly GUI with cropping, tiling and layout functions.
  • Cradle style winders ensure easy material load and unload.
  • Has gray level print heads that output up to 2800 ft²/hr (260 m²/hr).
  • Offers dual resolution of true 600 dpi (24pL) or 1000 dpi (12pL).
  • Prints up to max media thickness of .125 inches (3 mm) and up to max media width of 198 inches (5.0 meters).


Don’t be caught off guard with a less than stellar canopy. Trust the experts here at KD Kanopy. We promise you’re in very capable hands!