Custom Printed Shades

Custom Printed Shade Cloth

A Dynamic Solution for Displaying a Photo, Artwork, or Message

Custom Shade Cloth Printing from Mecho offers a unique double-duty shading system that controls solar glare and heat gain while creating a bold, larger-than-life message for your project. Custom Shade Cloth Printing gives you limitless design and messaging opportunities by adding photography, logos, graphics, patterns, or other messaging to our solar or blackout shade cloths.

Thanks to new and improved process a custom printed shade from Mecho can be shipped in as little as four weeks from final art approval. With our easy process, and quick lead-times, the only limit is your imagination! You design it, we’ll print it.

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Why Choose Custom Printed Shade Cloth?

Print Any Image, the Only Limit is Your Imagination!


Custom Shade Cloth Printing is Mecho's customized, printed shade cloth that allows you to add photography, logos, patterns, artwork, or messaging to most of our shade cloths. Print your company's color or a color that aligns with interior furnishings.

Custom Shade Cloth Printing is a powerful alternative to the standard signage of point-of-purchase and store windows.

Solar Protection with a Message

Custom Shade Cloth Printing put your marketing message front and center to clients, customers, building occupants, and guests. Custom Shade Cloth Printing can be printed with your marketing message in text, graphics, or both.

In addition to solar protection, Custom Shade Cloth Printing is an ideal architectural design element for any commercial application including corporate, healthcare, hospitality, and education environments.

Mecho offers the most comprehensive daylighting and room-darkening solutions available.

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Ideal Applications

  • Signs and Banners
  • Exhibits
  • Architectural Graphics
  • Showrooms
  • Restaurants
  • Conference Centers
  • Room Dividers
  • Organization's logos and branding

Energy Efficient, View-Preserving Shades

Like all Mecho solar shades, Custom-Printed shades provide protection against solar glare and heat gain while preserving valuable outside views. All while providing a dynamic surface for whatever image you can imagine!

Studies have shown that controlled daylight improves building occupant’s overall health, job satisfaction, performance, and well-being. A Mecho shade system with custom-printed shades provides maximum daylight for occupant comfort and productivity while controlling the unwanted effects of solar heat gain and glare. 

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Art Requirements and Recommendations

Art Requirements

  • File must contain full shade opening size.
  • File must contain art placement and orientation.
  • File type must be either an .eps file (preferred) or a .jpg.
  • .jpg files need to be at least 150 dpi at 100% scale.
  • File must include 1" of bleed all around.
  • All typography must be outlined.
  • File must be 4-color print ready.

Fabric Recommendations

  • A white or off-white shade cloth that is blackout or 1% open.
  • Custom shade cloth printing can be printed on most Mecho shade cloths. Check with your sales rep for recommendations for your project.
  • Vector files (.eps) are best because they can be scaled without losing resolution.
  • Images copied from the internet, scanned images, and screenshots, are typically poor quality and should be avoided.

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The Facility's Defining Feature: Art

Johns Hopkins Case Study

Learn how Johns Hopkins Hospital - Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center created a respectful and dignified experience for their patients using Custom Printed Shade Cloth from Mecho.

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Contribute to Biophilic Design
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Biophilic Shade Cloth

Biophilic design goes far beyond green walls (or shades!). In addition to the natural Biophilic properties of shade cloth systems that maximize access to natural light, designs that incorporate organic forms and shapes that simulate the natural world can easily be printed onto our shade cloth. This helps achieve a holistic building approach that enhances the human-nature, inside/outside connections.

What are the Benefits of Biophilic Design?

The reasons to implement biophilic design are solid. Positive impacts have been proven in the areas of health, wellness, productivity, and investments! In the work/office space environments, studies have shown that employees want to go to work more often when the work environment includes a connection to nature. Nature lowers stress, increases engagement, and elevates moods, amongst many other things.

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Aspects of Biophilic Design

Biophilic design focuses on the aspects of the natural world that contribute to human health and productivity. At its core, biophilic design is about connecting people with nature in the built environment.

Biophilic design is:

  • Design that supports human habitat
  • Design that connects to place—connects humans to their surroundings
  • Design that engages multiple senses
  • Design that connects humans to life and living things.