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Our kites have been built by the same factory who have only built kites for Premier for the past thirty years. We sew our kites out of high quality rip-stop and taffeta fabrics that are strong, light and fly great. We only use proven no-nonsense platforms that are stable and easy to fly for anyone. Of course plastic kites are cheaper however we love to promote kites that last a long time and give our customers a great experience year after year.
What Is The Benefit Of An Appliqué Kite?Appliqué kites are slightly different than what people typically understand about the appliqué process. The term appliqué comes from the French word for apply. Quilters use the appliqué technique often, or you might appliqué a patch onto your favorite blue jeans. However our kites are "back cut appliqué".
What About Printed Kites?
Are printed kites so bad? Heck no! With recent improvements to the sublimation printing process, Premier feels confident offering printed kites. This allows for the opportunity for great detail, like the puff of smoke from a dragon's nose. The key to a quality printed kite is the use of color and to offering detail. Besides our graphics department is quite gifted with the color. Through the skill and expertise, they use contrasting colors to deliver stunning results.
Why Do Premier's Kites Look So Great in the Sky?
A well designed kite, no matter how it is made, should look good with the sun shining on it or with the sun shining from behind it. When the sun shines from behind a kite, we kite enthusiasts say that the kite is“back lit”.Some people also call this a “stained glass effect”.
Premier is the number one back-light kite specialist in the world.We understand that the most inspiring beauty for any kite is its ability to use the sun’s rays to shine through the fabric and brilliantly illuminate art in a way unique to any other form of toy or flying object.
Whether designing stained glass or an appliqué kite, one has to understand the materials to create great art.Our factory goes through numerous steps for each appliqué design; each color panel on the design is carefully sewn together and then painstakingly back-cut and trimmed on the rear of the kite.The final product results in a single-surface tapestry of color that the sun and sky can beautifully illuminate from behind.
The “old school” kite craft of back-cut appliqué technique achieves an intensity and level of splendor unmatched by any other method.It is a technique master kite makers around the world understand and appreciate.It is an expertise Premier has perfected and dominated in the industry for over 30 years of kite manufacturing.
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