If you are installing new roller shades on the windows in your home, you have many options to choose from. One of these options is choosing printed roller shades. Below is information on what this is, as well as tips on choosing the best type.
Printed Roller Shades
Roller shades are window coverings that are made with a soft fabric. This fabric can come in a variety of colors. If you want something more interesting, there are also roller shades that can be printed on. This is not the same as dyeing the shades. Instead, the shades are put through a digital printer to put the image or wording that you choose.
When you order printed shades you send the print you want and send the company the window sizes you are putting the shades on. They will then custom-make the shades for you, so they fit your windows perfectly.
Choosing the Printed Shades
You will find there are shades that are already printed with a variety of designs in different colors. This may be flower designs, octagon designs, and much more. These may be less expensive than designing the shade yourself.
If you want to design the shade yourself you can send the company a photo, such as a family photo, a photo of your dog, or a scenic view, to print on the shades. They may ask that you show them that you have rights to the photograph if it is of something other than your family or pet.
You can choose the shade color, choose the text overlays, and more to make the shades look exactly the way you want them to.
Choosing the Fabric
As with regular roller shades you have different options when it comes to the fabric. For example, there are solar shades, which reduce the amount of the sun's damaging rays that get inside your home. This can protect people that sit near windows, as well as protect carpeting and furniture from getting faded from the sun.
There are also blackout window shades that will completely darken a room. This is beneficial for someone that sleeps during the day because they work at night. You can purchase light-filtering window shades that filter most of the sunlight and creates a much softer light in a room.
Contact a company that sells printed roller shades to learn much more about how they are made. They can show you the different options they have if you want preprinted shades.