SEG – Silicone Edge Graphics

A revolutionary finishing technique for all extrusion based display systems.

Click here to view the SEG graphic extrusion profile PDF

What is SEG (Silicone Edge Graphics)?

Silicone edge graphics (often called SEGs) are a high-resolution dye-sublimated fabric graphic finished with a thin silicone strip. The silicone strip is sewn directly to the edge of the graphic, and the strip is then inserted into a frame with a recessed groove. The size of the silicone edge graphic must be precise so the fabric is taut when installed in the frame. The result is a large format graphic that mimics the old fashioned hard panel graphics commonly found on custom displays and interior spaces.

Show labor costs are drastically decreased with silicone edge graphics. SEG graphics install quickly and easily-often by only one individual. Change-out can occur in minutes and take down is even quicker. The graphics fold easily for storage. Messages can be displayed on the same structure without taking up non-existent space.The result of the silicone edge graphics is striking. The fabric graphics mimic the old-time custom wall board or hard panel style graphics without all the hassle. Since SEG graphics are fabric, your booth will be glare-free and present a warm feeling with vivid color and deep presence.

What are the benefits of SEG graphics?

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  • Superior Fabric: The fabric is from only highest quality vendors
  • Versatile: The SEG graphics can be used on many extrusion profiles
  • Quality: The fabric undergoes a painstaking pre-inspection process before printing.
  • Minimal Frame: The SEG allows for one of the slimmest frame reveals in the industry
  • Seamless: Unlike other fabric graphics, the SEG sew line is hidden within the extrusion
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Displays with silicone edge graphics packages have significantly cheaper shipping costs and provide more room in the cases, making this easily one of the best looking and most convenient graphic styles. SEGs, like other fabric graphics, have no glare from light, allowing for maximum graphic visibility from every angle. While fabric graphics are at risk for getting dirty or wrinkled, they are easily cared for with a washing machine or steamer at the show.

While SEGs also provide more graphic for your buck, the benefits extend beyond that: there is a growing list of fabric options for these displays that are created from mostly recycled materials, providing a greener option for exhibitors.

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Why do customers love SEG Graphics?

Customers of late have been relying on SEG graphics to display the most cutting edge, clean look in the industry while providing the user with a comfortable setup. The graphics are tight as a drum when installed, creating a vivid and seamless look from side to side. The corners are neatly finished with no bunching of the material; nearby there are concealed pull tabs to assist in removing the graphic. While the SEG is easy to install, it's even easier to break it down by simply pulling the silicone out of the frame; it will fall out effortlessly and without stretching the graphic, but not so fast that it falls on the floor before you can catch up. There is improved storage, drayage, and shipping costs for fabric graphics.

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How should fabric graphics be cared for?

It is recommended that silicone edge graphics be folded and stored in a bag. You may spot clean by wiping with a damp cloth. If it is necessary to wash the graphic and it is small enough, use a commercial size front-loading washing machine. Wash on the gentle cycle, with cool water. Dry cleaning is NOT recommended.

To limit getting the graphic dirty during installation, keep the set-up area clean by using a drop cloth and wash your hands prior to setup. You may want to consider purchasing inexpensive white cotton gloves. Wearing the gloves while handling the graphic will minimize the transfer of dirt and oils to your graphic.

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What is the standard turnaround time for SEG?

Typical turnaround time is per customer request. Larger jobs require more production time and should be scheduled accordingly.

How are SEG graphics shipped?

Some fabric choices will be shipped rolled onto a tube. It is important that any graphic initially shipped on a tube always be stored and shipped on a tube. Most SEG graphics will arrive folded and should be stored and shipped folded. Retain the plastic bag to keep your graphics clean.

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What are the size limits of SEG?

  • The maximum size (width without a seam) of an SEG graphic is about 118” (117” visual).
  • Larger seamed graphics are available.

How does fabric graphic quality compare to other materials?

Silicone edge graphics not only match other graphic options, they often exceed them! Dye sublimation equipment is more advanced than ever offering near continuous tone (limited by the texture of the material you choose) and exceptional detail created from high DPI outputs and sophisticated image patterns. Color is permanently dyed into the fabric creating a deeply saturated image with vibrant colors.

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What extrusion profiles can you create SEG graphics for?

Silicone edge graphics can be created for almost any type of aluminum extrusion system. However, the main extrusions we offer SEG graphics for are Classic MODUL®, Agam®, Octanorm®, Infinity™ and Nouveau™.

 Click here to view the SEG graphic extrusion profile sheet for more details.

2017 UPDATE for Silicone Edge Graphics

Silicone Edge Graphics are now available on two pop up display frames too! This means extremely fast set up and dismantle times, with all the advantages of silicone edge graphics. Check out the only two SEG pop up displays here:

The NEXT SEG Pop Up Display

The Embrace SEG Pop Up Display

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