Fabric vs Vinyl Table Runners
Table Runners can be custom printed with your design and are available in many standard sizes. Custom sizes are also available. Your design can be put on the front and/or top of the runner. They are a great addition for a tradeshow booth because they get your branding out in a neat and clean way. Table Runners are also quick and easy to work with and take up less space than a table throw.
Fabric Table Runner- Trade Shows
Fabric table runners are full color printed on polyester fabric. The edges are sewn for a finished look. They can add a touch of color over a plain table cloth for your display booth to bring it to the next level. Trade show backdrops are also printed on the same fabric, so the table runner will match with the rest of your booth.
Fabric Table Runner- Weddings
Fabric table runners work amazing for weddings. Monogram a runner with the bride and groom’s initials for the head table or create a design for your sign in book and/or seating table. They can be used as a creative way to decorate, and more importantly personalize your wedding venue.
Vinyl Table Runner- Food and Wine Festivals
Vinyl table runners are great for getting your brand visible at food or wine tastings. Not only do they look professional but you don’t have to worry about spilled drinks or food because the vinyl is waterproof. The clean up is hassle-free. Simply use a damp cloth to wipe away the spill.
Pros and Cons- Fabric and Vinyl
Fabric table runners travel nicely at larger sizes because they can be folded, whereas vinyl table runners travel easiest at the 24″ and 36″ size. Fabric table runners will wrinkle during travel. The best way to rid them of wrinkles is by steaming them. Vinyl table runners work well for any environment with liquids nearby. The waterproof vinyl is convenient but it doesn’t have a steaming option if mishandled. Severely wrinkled vinyl needs to be replaced to regain a smooth look.
Choose the table runner that will work best with your individual display and environment. Whether it is something waterproof or easy to travel with, pick what will work best with your needs. I hope that these examples as well as our video, located here, will give you a better understanding of what product would work best for you.