Custom Projects

Custom Projects

When our existing Stretch Shapes products aren’t exactly what you’ve been looking for, Custom Projects are the solution you need. Whether you’ve found an item that is similar but you need additional customization, or you’ve dreamt up an entirely new product from scratch, our team is prepared to bring your ideas to life.

Composed of experienced fabricators, sewers, creative designers, engineers, and installers, the Stretch Shapes team is structured to pick up at any point in your creative process. From complete Stage Set Designs to unique standalone pieces, we will work with you to ensure every detail is addressed and the only the highest quality products are delivered.

Our goal with every project is to exceed your expectations and we believe clear communication and prompt response times provide the structure for success. We care about meeting your needs and respecting your budget, so we will listen, learn, and engage with you so we can create the innovative solutions you need.

To deliver the red carpet service you deserve, all custom projects are assigned a dedicated Relationship Manager, who will serve as your guide and representative every step of the way. Designs are finalized and fabricated in-house, to ensure accuracy, precision, and craftsmanship, with all final products tested in-house to guarantee items are correct and designed to perfection.

We are excited to work with you and strive for excellence with each and every project. Please read more about the Custom Projects process below and let us be the trusted source for all of your stretch fabric solutions!

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1. Getting to Know You & Your Project

Once you contact Stretch Shapes with your vision, you will be assigned a dedicated Relationship Manager. They will be your partner throughout the process, guiding you through the necessary steps, details, quotes, and questions. We care deeply about your success and want to ensure your project is within budget, on time, and to your satisfaction.

2. Let Our Experts Design Your Personalized Solution

The Creative Design Team is composed of 3D Modelers, Event Designers, and battle-tested Installers who will collaborate to build the best possible solution for you. Once a concept is developed, you will receive a quote with all the information needed to visualize the final product.

3. Approval

We want to make sure you’re getting exactly what you hoped for, so open communication is vital. Your Relationship Manager (RM) will work with you to ensure you are pleased with the result; if not, revisions and feedback are requested so we can get every detail right.

4. Producing Your Masterpiece

When it comes to details, precision, and craftsmanship, our production and fabrication team is second to none. We understand the balance between speed and efficiency with details and quality, and work to make sure neither is overlooked.

5. QA, Shipping & Packing

Our Quality Assurance Team is comprised of veteran designers and installers, who will ensure your custom project is ready to perform in the field. All fabrication, sewing, and testing is completed in-house to guarantee that expectations are being met every step of the way.

6. Installation & Support

To ensure setup is straightforward, step-by-step installation instructions are reviewed and included with every custom order. We also have a world-class installation team available to handle setup and strike for you. Whichever option you choose, our team is here and ready to help.

How can a Custom Project work for you?

However you need it to! Because of the vast potential that custom projects offer, we can help you create a custom design for just about anything you can dream up. Our products are sturdy and long-lasting, making it possible to reuse your designs — whether repeating it in its entirety or just incorporating pieces of it into your next project, the possibilities are endless!

Some of the favorite uses we’ve seen for custom projects:

We can’t wait to see what designs and creative uses you’ll come up with, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with your ideas — however wild or rushed they may be!

Premium Stretch Fabrics

We manufacture all of our products using only the highest quality stretch fabrics available. Our standard fabric option is the Trapeze Plus® Stretch Fabric, which is inherently flame retardant (IFR) and engineered for performance and durability.

For applications requiring 100% blockout, we use a Blockout Stretch Fabric that offers total opacity and ZERO frame shadowing. Ideal uses for Blockout Stretch Fabric include high-quality printed graphics, such as with the Borderless Graphic Panels, and crystal clear projection surfaces, such as with the Borderless Projection Screens.

All of our stretch fabrics also make an ideal canvas for enhancing your design. The easiest way to add intrigue is through video projection mapping and stage lighting. Dye Sublimation Printing is also available with all of our stretch fabrics, which allows for sharp, photo-realistic quality prints.

Your Relationship Manager will work with you to determine what your project calls for and ensure the best fabric option is used. Whichever fabric is chosen, the end result will be a flawless, wrinkle-free surface.

Metal Frames & Fabrication

We strive to reduce unnecessary waste, so upgrading our custom fabricated frames is just one way we stay committed to the mission. Industry standard frames often utilize button-stop joints and yield a product that sways, so we’ve revolutionized the basic frame construction to create a sturdy, high-quality frame that stands the test of time.

Typically our frames are made with robust 2” anodized aluminum tube with a 1/8” thick aluminum wall. Due to the thick walls and girthy frame, your custom project will remain true to form. Rather than using button-stop joints, our frames bolt together using a flush mount machine grade threaded insert. The bolts are screwed into the frame, firmly securing each piece in place. For additional support, set screws can be fabricated to the foot pins of some frames taller than 12’ or with square footage over 200 sq. ft.

Ordering Your Custom Project

You’re unique and so is your order. Regardless of where you’re at in your creative development, give us a call via our toll-free number or use our lightning-fast online quote system. A Relationship Manager will be in touch with you within 24 hours of receiving your request.

Stretch Shapes can turn most custom orders around between 10 and 27 days, however, we do offer several rush options if you need it sooner.

When our existing Stretch Shapes products aren’t exactly what you’ve been looking for, Custom Projects are the solution you need. Whether you’ve found an item that is similar but you need additional customization, or you’ve dreamt up an entirely new product from scratch, our team is prepared to bring your ideas to life.

Read more

Composed of experienced fabricators, sewers, creative designers, engineers, and installers, the Stretch Shapes team is structured to pick up at any point in your creative process. From complete Stage Set Designs to unique standalone pieces, we will work with you to ensure every detail is addressed and the only the highest quality products are delivered.

Our goal with every project is to exceed your expectations and we believe clear communication and prompt response times provide the structure for success. We care about meeting your needs and respecting your budget, so we will listen, learn, and engage with you so we can create the innovative solutions you need.

To deliver the red carpet service you deserve, all custom projects are assigned a dedicated Relationship Manager, who will serve as your guide and representative every step of the way. Designs are finalized and fabricated in-house, to ensure accuracy, precision, and craftsmanship, with all final products tested in-house to guarantee items are correct and designed to perfection.

We are excited to work with you and strive for excellence with each and every project. Please read more about the Custom Projects process below and let us be the trusted source for all of your stretch fabric solutions!

1. Getting to Know You & Your Project

Once you contact Stretch Shapes with your vision, you will be assigned a dedicated Relationship Manager. They will be your partner throughout the process, guiding you through the necessary steps, details, quotes, and questions. We care deeply about your success and want to ensure your project is within budget, on time, and to your satisfaction.

2. Let Our Experts Design Your Personalized Solution

The Creative Design Team is composed of 3D Modelers, Event Designers, and battle-tested Installers who will collaborate to build the best possible solution for you. Once a concept is developed, you will receive a quote with all the information needed to visualize the final product.

3. Approval

We want to make sure you’re getting exactly what you hoped for, so open communication is vital. Your Relationship Manager (RM) will work with you to ensure you are pleased with the result; if not, revisions and feedback are requested so we can get every detail right.

4. Producing Your Masterpiece

When it comes to details, precision, and craftsmanship, our production and fabrication team is second to none. We understand the balance between speed and efficiency with details and quality, and work to make sure neither is overlooked.

5. QA, Shipping & Packing

Our Quality Assurance Team is comprised of veteran designers and installers, who will ensure your custom project is ready to perform in the field. All fabrication, sewing, and testing is completed in-house to guarantee that expectations are being met every step of the way.

6. Installation & Support

To ensure setup is straightforward, step-by-step installation instructions are reviewed and included with every custom order. We also have a world-class installation team available to handle setup and strike for you. Whichever option you choose, our team is here and ready to help.

How can a Custom Project work for you?

However you need it to! Because of the vast potential that custom projects offer, we can help you create a custom design for just about anything you can dream up. Our products are sturdy and long-lasting, making it possible to reuse your designs — whether repeating it in its entirety or just incorporating pieces of it into your next project, the possibilities are endless!

Some of the favorite uses we’ve seen for custom projects:

We can’t wait to see what designs and creative uses you’ll come up with, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with your ideas — however wild or rushed they may be!

Premium Stretch Fabrics

We manufacture all of our products using only the highest quality stretch fabrics available. Our standard fabric option is the Trapeze Plus® Stretch Fabric, which is inherently flame retardant (IFR) and engineered for performance and durability.

For applications requiring 100% blockout, we use a Blockout Stretch Fabric that offers total opacity and ZERO frame shadowing. Ideal uses for Blockout Stretch Fabric include high-quality printed graphics, such as with the Borderless Graphic Panels, and crystal clear projection surfaces, such as with the Borderless Projection Screens.

All of our stretch fabrics also make an ideal canvas for enhancing your design. The easiest way to add intrigue is through video projection mapping and stage lighting. Dye Sublimation Printing is also available with all of our stretch fabrics, which allows for sharp, photo-realistic quality prints.

Your Relationship Manager will work with you to determine what your project calls for and ensure the best fabric option is used. Whichever fabric is chosen, the end result will be a flawless, wrinkle-free surface.

Metal Frames & Fabrication

We strive to reduce unnecessary waste, so upgrading our custom fabricated frames is just one way we stay committed to the mission. Industry standard frames often utilize button-stop joints and yield a product that sways, so we’ve revolutionized the basic frame construction to create a sturdy, high-quality frame that stands the test of time.

Typically our frames are made with robust 2” anodized aluminum tube with a 1/8” thick aluminum wall. Due to the thick walls and girthy frame, your custom project will remain true to form. Rather than using button-stop joints, our frames bolt together using a flush mount machine grade threaded insert. The bolts are screwed into the frame, firmly securing each piece in place. For additional support, set screws can be fabricated to the foot pins of some frames taller than 12’ or with square footage over 200 sq. ft.

Ordering Your Custom Project

You’re unique and so is your order. Regardless of where you’re at in your creative development, give us a call via our toll-free number or use our lightning-fast online quote system. A Relationship Manager will be in touch with you within 24 hours of receiving your request.

Stretch Shapes can turn most custom orders around between 10 and 27 days, however, we do offer several rush options if you need it sooner.

Customization Roadmap

Getting to Know You and Your Project

  • Get to know your Relationship Manager (RM). They are always personal, responsive, and eager to learn about you and your clients’ vision.
  • Provide us with your ideas — whether it’s a napkin sketch or finished rendering, your RM will be sure to get the necessary details.
  • Tell us what your budget and timeline is — we want to bring your vision to life while still working within your cost.

Let Our Experts Design Your Personalized Solution

  • Your Relationship Manager (RM) will bring your project details to the Creative Design Team within 24 hours.
  • The Creative Design Team is composed of 3D Modelers, Event Designers, and battle-tested Installers who will collaborate to build the best possible solution for you.
  • Your RM will deliver a concept and render (when applicable) to you for feedback and approval.

Approval

  • If you do not approve the concept, your Relationship Manager (RM) will take your feedback and requests back to the Creative Team for changes and revisions.
  • Once you approve the concept, we will move forward with production and finalizing necessary details, including:
    • Payment options and available net terms
    • Location of delivery and setup
    • Any other relevant details

Producing Your Masterpiece

  • Fabricated Frames: All of our robust aluminum frames and bezel-free SEG frames utilize a special industrial coating that protects the frame from oxidizing, so your frame will last for years to come. All frames are built to your specifications and tested to provide stable, true to form projects that never smile.
  • Fabric: We work with the highest quality stretch fabrics on the market. Whether it’s the IFR Stretch Fabric or the 100% Blockout Projection Stretch Fabric, we will use the best option available for your custom project to create stunning, wrinkle-free surfaces.
  • Patterning: Our talented pattern-smiths design your perfectly fitting fabric skins.
  • Cutting & Sewing: A cut above the rest, our in-house cut and sew operation achieves flawless finishes every time, and the Autometrix CNC machine is used for precision and consistency.
  • Dye Sublimation Printing: Our skilled Graphics Team uses state-of-the-art, wide-format fabric printing to achieve the high-resolution, photo-realistic prints your customers are seeking. Pantone color matching is also available if needed.

QA, Shipping & Pack

  • Your project will be set up and tested in our large testing facility to ensure all items are correct and designed to perfection and ready to perform in the field.
  • Shipped in boxes or crates, our logistics team will make certain that your custom project is securely packed, meticulously organized, and delivered on-time.
  • Through Quality Assurance testing and careful packing, your order will be prepared to assist in your success.

Installation & Support

  • Step-by-step installation instructions are reviewed and included with every custom order.
  • Need further assistance? Our team is just a phone call away, and we are ready to help walk you through set up or questions you have.
  • Prefer a hassle-free installation? Let our world-class installation team can handle the entire set up and strike for you.
“Stretch Shapes was an excellent find. On budget, on time and enjoyable to work with. Creative ideas and great communication to keep on schedule.”
—Kevin Nivinskus,JPI
“WOW! Not only have they provided our company with amazing products and service, they have also inspired us to create, design and build more and more amazing things for our business! What great inspiration.”
—Adam Cole,Sound Wave Events
“Love Stretch Shapes. Great team to work with. Helpful in problem-solving. Easy to ship, easy to store, easy to customize.”
“Stretch Shapes’ efficiency allows for increased detail in planning, more expression, and creations never previously thought possible. The time expense of imagining if or how an idea can be brought to life is no longer a worry. Stretch Shapes knows how to achieve the design through years of experience using truly novel and technologically advanced tools. And somehow — they always exceed expectations.”
—Sean Daggett
“Absolutely top-notch custom solutions and hands-on customer experience through every touchpoint of the process. As a both a Creative Director and Producer, the most important factors of choosing a vendor are (1) Costs (2) Turn-around time or timeframe and (3) Quality. Stretch Shapes nailed all three — and that rarely happens!”
—Sheri Zane,Zane + Partners Productions
“Stretch Shapes has always been there when we need them. Working in the event industry we always have clients looking to add things last minute and they have always delivered even on the tightest of delivery times. Even with fast delivery, they never skimp on quality or customer service.”