Waterfall sample cards are a common sample made by sample manufacturers. A waterfall sample card constitutes as a card on which the fabric has been layered (waterfalled) with just the top edge glued down. The remaining fabric then overlaps the next sample, hanging freely from the sample card. Check out this little DIY waterfall card video to see more on how waterfall cards are made.
Waterfall samples are also called shingle samples, as they are overlaped in the way shingles are on a house. The ability to place several large samples on one page is a great asset. It brings several options together in one place with less paper waste. You can see samples of waterfall sample cards on our gallery page.
Other advantages of waterfall style samples are:
- Appearance: the display of a large spectrum of color in perfect alignment gives your samples a professional and beautiful appearance. Double folded samples offer an even more elegant look.
- Touch: Waterfall samples let your customer see and feel the fabric on both sides, to determine the thickness, durability, and texture. They also allow you to show any coating or backing.
- Quantity: One, two or three columns of samples can be mounted on a single panel. Multiply that by 2, 3 or more panels, and you have a lot of swatches in a compact format. This makes waterfall cards a cost-effective as well as attractive option.
- Multi-fabric Display: in the same color can be layered in a set. Consider lace over satin, or a sheer over a solid. Whatever might be layered on a table or a gown, can be shown that way on your sample card.
Most fabrics are suitable for waterfall sample cards. Sample makers all over the US produce these high quality samples Give us a call or e-mail, so we can help you create a sample card that you’ll be proud to offer your customers.