I was absolutely floored by a post on the blog Your Wedding Day I saw last night. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the future of tent design!

San Francisco event designer Robert Fountain has created a new product that will make the ubiquitous white tent obsolete. Enter: printed velon, a vinyl-based material that can be printed with limitless colors, patterns, and logos that will truly take wedding decor to an entirely new level.

There are several advantages to printed velon. For one, the price of about $4 per yard completely surpasses the $20 per yard often charged for traditional fabric draping. Furthermore, the material can be used as a wallpaper, a cushion cover-even a chair decal when using Crystal Velon. For you environmentally-conscious brides, this material is %100 recyclable. Gorgeous, cheap, versatile, and eco-friendly-what’s not to love?

…One minor caveat-the product has ceased production until at least October of this year, putting many people who are getting married in the earlier part of 2010 out of the opportunity to use this new material. For those who will be marrying after October: good things come to those who wait!

An example of printed velon used at an event (Photo originally seen on YourWeddingDay.Com)

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This will eventually be the link to the printed velon shop-save it for the October relaunch!