We use selective cutting, directional mounting and techniques such as railroading to showcase curtain and upholstery product samples to their full potential, minimising fraying and fabric waste. Fabric sample presentation is a key skill that has been refined over the years by the Wetherby Shade Card team.
When manufacturers send us expensive hides of leather, we must keep waste to a minimum. We have innovative ways of cutting and presenting costly samples so that the full quality of the material, even on a small scale, can still be seen and felt.
Some fabrics, especially those used in apparel, can lose their shape when cut, particularly when they’re supplied to us in garment form. We’ve developed special procedures to stop this from happening so that the chosen fabric sample presentation stands the test of time, as well as withstanding the closest customer scrutiny.
When it comes to wallcoverings – whether they are made of paper, vinyl or textile – pattern placement is a big consideration, as is helping customers imagine how a small sample will look when hung in a large space. By combining printed images, embossed materials or woven designs with impactful photography of the product in-situ, we are able to create wallcovering shade cards that really enhance sales.
Small samples of floor coverings can be difficult to cut accurately without chipping, but we have the technology to do that. Another challenge is to make sure the samples stay in place; we use industrial-grade adhesive to make sure that samples are as durable and reliable as the flooring itself.
We understand that laminates, being tough and resilient, require special attention when being cut. In addition, our specialist adhesives ensure that laminate samples stay firmly in place, regardless of the kind of backing they have.
Customers who make papers, cards and boards in a variety of sizes, thicknesses and colours often prefer the samples to be presented together so products can easily be compared. We are highly experienced in combining product lines of different specifications together in the same showcase, increasing sales potential and minimising the need for multiple presentation products.
The vinyl samples we deal with can differ greatly in thickness, texture and backing. Our specialist cutting and mounting techniques enable us to cut and present each material without adversely affecting the look or feel of the sample.
Textiles used to make awnings and screens for the outdoor weather protection markets are often specially treated and samples require special manufacturing processes to ensure a high-quality look and feel. With our specialist experience we know how to handle these materials to obtain excellent results every time.
We have successfully produced sampling solutions for many different products from doors and yarns to glazing and ceiling panels. We enjoy the challenge of working with new materials and finding innovative ways to present them creatively to showcase the products in their best light.
We have been working with Wetherby for some time. The quality of both product and service are fantastic. A friendly team with excellent communication, they are a pleasure to work with.
Wetherby Shade are a pleasure to work with, from initial concepts through to delivery of product, the team are inspiring, friendly and detail orientated.
I’m very pleased with my work together with Wetherby. They always offer an amazing service.
Throughout the years Wetherby has been one of our most reliable suppliers. They have gone further than any other helping us to innovate, by producing the smallest shade card ever. Our customers just love it.