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KD StarTwin 685 & 1320

Have you been over to our You Tube Page where we have set up videos of our canopies? Two of the most recent showcase the StarTwin 685 and 1320. Normal Setup time is around 45 minutes and tear down is even less.

Here’s the video link:

KD StarTwin 685 & 1320

Here are some written instructions as well on these sturdy tents.

Your package should contain a measuring cable, center plate, 6 steel stakes, steel assist bar, jack handle, center pole (5 sections), stake puller and your fabric top.

Place your center plate into the ground and attach the middle loop of the measuring cable, take the other two ends and walk away until the cable is taught. Walk in a large circle to make sure that your area for the canopy is clear.

When holding both ends of the cable place your first stake. Then, take one end of the cable and place it on your stake and the other end on the center plate, hold the middle loop of the cable and walk away until it is taught on both ends, now place your 2nd stake, repeat this process until all 6 stakes are set into the ground.

Roll your fabric out and place the aluminum cuffs over the end of the stake

Take your aluminum poles out of the bag, leaving the protective tubing inside the bag, put the poles together making sure that the jack is at the bottom and the dome is at the top.

Place assist bar through hole in jack and use two people to pick up the pole and walk under the fabric. Place the dome cap into the steel ring and keep walking forward. Once taught, have two people lift up on the assist bar and lift the pole onto the center plate.

Use crank handle to tension the canopy until you can feel the fabric snap back, be careful not to over tension your canopy. Enjoy the shade and added professionalism and branding for your company!

Don’t forget to check out the set up video to showcase for the KDStarshade 400 & 800. If you are looking to add a strong branding and professionalism to your event, check out the video here.

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KD Kanopy & Kids Mobility Network: Goals in 2015

We have some great news coming in from a charity golf tournament we sponsored again in 2014 for the Kids Mobility Network and can’t wait to share these accomplishments as well as share what else is coming up for the organization this year.

But first, here is some background on the organization.  The Kids Mobility Network helps provide equipment to kids with a disability to under-insured or uninsured families. This ensures children are safer and gives them a sense of independence, which is something all kids deserve.

Courtesy: Kids Mobility Network

Check out this Q&A With KD Kanopy President, Matt Kayser, following the tournament who talks about why this is important to the community.

And now, for the 2014 achievements from this very special organization. Of course, at the top of the list is the Golf Tournament Fundraiser we sponsored  in July of 2014. We hosted 144 golfers and raised more than $13, 000 for Kids Mobility Network.  We can’t wait for next year’s tournament at Meridian Golf Club on July 13, 2015.  We will share registration details as we get closer to the tournament.

KD Kanopy Cares For Kids Annual Golf Tournament

2014 Achievements

  • Biggest Year Yet! Kids Mobility Network provided $525,000 of community benefit in 2014!
  • New Facility - Kids Mobility Network purchased and moved into a new facility.  This results in lowered operation and facility costs by 20 percent.
  • New Office Manager -Kids Mobility Network welcomed Lilly Martin to the team as the organization’s Office Manager.  Lilly is also bi-lingual in Spanish and English, which help serve the Spanish-speaking community.


What’s New & Goals  in 2015

  • New Website: Which will also feature an online inventory viewing application that will allow visitors to see details about our in-stock inventory.
  • More Corporate Sponsors: Kids Mobility Network hopes to add to the list of corporate sponsors to expand services to better serve children with disabilities across Colorado and beyond.

Here is a list of other donors donating their time, money and/or resources to help Kids Mobility Network provide children with disabilities the necessary equipment to enhance their safety, mobility and independence.

·       All Medical

·       Ascent Elevator

·       Cable Recovery Services

·       Dunn Law

·       Heritage Electric

·       HomeSpec

·       It’s Done Plumbing

·       Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation

·       Leslie & Stephen Secrist

·       Nancy Student & Michael Linderman

·       Proform Construction

·       Wells Fargo Bank

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Top 10 Highlights of 2014


Happy 2015! Hopefully it is off to a great start for you. This past year has flown by and we don’t know about you, but 2014 brought us much happiness and success. To celebrate this, we are highlighting the top moments of 2014 for KD Kanopy. 2014 left some big shoes to fill, but we have a feeling  2015 has the potential to be even better!

1. Charity Golf Tournament for Kids Mobility Network

We hold our KD Cares for Kids Charity Golf Tournament every year, and every year is a success. 2014 was no exception! We raised over $13,400 for Kids Mobility Network and had a blast while doing so. No kid should be without proper care, and we are blessed to be in a position to help. Read here for more details!

Setup Video: KDStarshade 400 & 800

2. Canopy Setup Videos

Our canopies are so easy to setup and tear down, you only need two people. It’s true! We proved ourselves with a series of video’s showing just how to setup a KD Kanopy. They are durable and fun too! Check out the videos here and here.

3. Q&A with Mary of KD Kanopy

Our Q&A Segment with the newest member of our team, Mary, was a hit! We are so happy she has joined the team and now we can share some reasons why that is with you. To find out more about Mary and a little about working at KD Kanopy, check out the full article here.

4. Staff Q&A

Mary wasn’t the only KD Kanoper we interviewed. Towards the later portion of 2014 we started to interview our staff and share it with you all. Needless to say, not only have they been successful posts, they have been a blast to read and write! From the President of KD Kanopy, Matt Kayser, to VP of Sales and Marketing Ian McIntosh, we love giving our clients and the public a chance to know us better. Get to know us and our staff better here.

5. Client Testimonials

2014 brought some amazing new clients as well as deeper bonds with existing ones. We value customer service and nothing makes us happier than when our hard work pays off and we get raving reviews from our clients. After all, we wouldn’t be around without them! Here is one from Chad Melis at Oskar Blues, “We’ve been using KD Kanopy tents for ten years at a ton of events through the Colorado sun, wind, rain & snow and these babies hold up.” Want more testimonials ? Read more here.

6. Caught off Guard at Sports Authority Field at Mile High

This was such a fun one to make! Carri Wilbanks went around asking Bronco fans some bogus questions and their answers were priceless. We hope you enjoy watching the video as much as we enjoyed filming it! Check it out here. Hopefully there will be more of the “Caught Off Guard” series in our future.

7. IFA Tradeshow

KD Kanopy was among 300 businesses that headed down to New Orleans for the International Franchise Association’s Convention. KD Kanopy offers amazing discounts for franchises and it was so much fun getting to know everyone! To see some of the franchises we work with click here.

8. Launch of New Website

We launched a new website in 2014, and she’s a beauty. Not only that, the functionality is much better than the old site and that helps our customers navigate the site with ease. Whether browsing or ready to design and order a custom canopy, our new site makes it fun and easy. It’s the start of the show! Check it out.

Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater

9. Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater Renovation

Fiddler’s green underwent a major renovation in 2014, and we were part of it! You can find our canopies throughout the venue and heavily in the VIP area. Fiddlers Green has never looked better and we are so glad we got to be apart of it! Want to know more? Click here.

10. The EFI VUTEk GS5000r Digital Printer

Getting that perfect digital imagery is no luck. It takes skill, precision and an amazing piece of machinery! The EFI VUTek GS5000r’s  quality and accuracy ensures we get that flawless finish every time. Watch it in action, it’s pretty cool.


BONUS HIGHLIGHT: KD Kanopy turned 30 in 2014! And we celebrated with one of the biggest sales EVER. Here’s to the next 30!


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Ring in 2015 With Some A Fun Q&A From Our Employees

First off, Happy New Years Eve everyone! Or, if you are reading this and the calendar reads 2015: Happy New Year! Looking back on 2014, we have a lot to be proud of and grateful for. Of course, at the top of the list are our wonderful customers. We have received some incredible compliments this year on our customer service, quality of tents and timeliness. We are thrilled we are able to help increase your presence and branding at events with our canopies.

We are also thankful for our incredible staff, which makes this company worthy of the amazing testimonials we see day in and out. Our fun office culture and dynamic make our company an incredible place to work. We believe that makes us a stronger company and able to be our best for you. To wrap up this year, we wanted to make sure you got to know some of our employees more.

If you missed it, here is a list of who we chat with:

1. Check out Ian’s Q&A here where he shares what is most proud of with the company and lets out something you would be surprised to know about him.






2. We also hear from Chuck, where he talks more about how KD Kanopy originated all because of a crazy storm. That storm led to a bright idea and we are now leading the industry in innovation and new ideas.





3. Matt Kayser, the President, talks challenges and rewards and tells us, makes KD Kanopy different from competitors.





4. And Mary, who is our newest employee, shares a funny moment of working here and tells us why this job is unlike any other.






Now, we chat with some other KD Kanopy employees, who share proud and funny moments, memorable customers and New Years Resolutions. Enjoy!

 Q: What are you most proud of with KD Kanopy in 2015? 

The entire team. I joke around a lot, but this crew is one of the best. –John Mac, Graphic Designer. (Keep an eye on John’s answer and you will see he really does joke around a lot!)

I would have to say the growth. We are growing like crazy and it is nice to see that the sales are increasing every year!  - Shelly Bangs, Account Executive.

I am extremely proud of our expectation of growth for the year of 2015 and I know we will work as a team to hit our goal! –Maranda Bell, Account Executive.

2. Most memorable customer?

I don’t have one specific memorable customer, however, I will have to say that I absolutely love working with all the Papa Murphy’s Franchise owners! They have been one of my most loyal customers and I just love seeing them grow as a company as well! I get excited for them as they open new stores and expand over the US. – Shelly Bangs.

My most memorable customer has to be Amy from – She always makes it a point to make me laugh on every call that we have. I love how personable she is! It’s such a highlight during my busy days.  – Maranda Bell

Most memorable customer would be Kidney Stones Treatment. When he received his tent he called me and said he just set everything up and it brought tears to his eyes. The frame is very durable and the graphics looks beautiful! -Kami Knight, Account Executive.

They don’t let me talk to customers. I am locked in a room with Manila paper, crayons and finger paint all day. It’s glorious. –John Mac

3. Funniest or most memorable moment of this year with KD Kanopy?

My best memory of this year at KD Kanopy was when I turned 30 and everyone decorated my office (with crazy ecards) and surprised me with all sorts of fun presents and a hot sauce of the month club subscription! –Lisa Fay, Account Executive.

When Lisa got tears in her eyes when she saw her office decorated for her 30th Birthday. – Kami Knight

The monthly Hot Sauce of the Month club tastings by the group. Always starts with lots of machismo masking fear inevitably followed by everyone walking around in excruciating pain laughing at each others burning misfortune. – John Mac

I can’t say that I have a “funniest moment” because every day in the office of KD Kanopy is an experience in itself. But, every year we collect donations for our charity golf tournament and this past year Monster Energy donated a bunch of t-shirts in various sizes. Well, our 6ft 225-pound manager decided to put on a women’s small t-shirt then came down and surprised his sales team with his new attire. We were all dying laughing! – Maranda Bell

We have many funny moments here, however, I will have to say the one thing that I will miss the most going into 2015 is John Behrens.  He retired this year and he was such an awesome and fun loving Co Worker.  He would make me laugh every day and he will be greatly missed here at KD! – Shelly Bangs

4. What are your New Years Resolutions?

My New Year’s resolution is to attend church every week as well as volunteer in the kid’s ministry. I have wanted to give my time at least once a week to a charity or organization and its time to take the plunge!–Maranda Bell

My New Year’s resolution is to complete a marathon this year. –Lisa Fay

Start smoking and quit working out. Maybe, if I can achieve the first two, I will add a third, but let’s not get the cart ahead of the horse.  – John Mac

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Q&A With The Newest Member of KD Kanopy, Mary!

Our behind the scenes interviews continue with the newest member of the KD Kanopy team, Mary!

If you haven’t seen all the Q&A’s we have been working on this month, you can check those out here.

Don’t miss hearing from Ian, VP of Sales and Marketing, Chuck who is KD Kanopy’s longest standing employee and the President of the Company, Matt Kayser.

Check out Ian’s Q&A here where he shares what is most proud of with the company.

We also hear from Chuck, where he talks more about how KD Kanopy originated all because of a windy storm. Now it’s leading the company in innovation and new ideas.

And Matt Kayser, who talks challenges and rewards and tells us, makes KD Kanopy different from competitors.

Now the spotlight is on to Mary, the newest to the KD Kanopy family.

Q: What are you most proud of with the company?

I am proud of KD Kanopy for the ways they have set standards to not only provide great products but to also put clients first. Like the saying goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Well, that’s definitely not true for KD Kanopy because although we have many successful stories and the company continues to grow, we’re always working together to figure out how we can make our customers even happier and our products better! It makes me very proud to be a part of that.

Q: Do you have a funny moment or story from the office to share?

Oh boy, there have been many funny moments in the short time I’ve been here, but I would have to tell the story about our 6’5” male co-worker who’s afraid of clowns.  We all purchased clown masks and headed up to our lunch early. When he walked in there was a group of us sitting around a big table wearing clown masks, just waiting.  When he finally walks in his expression is priceless. Needless to say he didn’t eat lunch with us that day. Of course, it was all in good fun!

Q: How is this job different than others you have had?

Free food. There is always free food around here, which is why I keep coming back every day. Only kidding!  Before I came to KD Kanopy I was employed with a well known corporate company. It was your typical day in the office where there was never anything new, you just did what you were told and there was no fun office culture to speak of. KD Kanopy has been a totally different experience since the day I started. We have lunch together, there are weekly meetings that give the opportunity to hear new ideas, they give back to the community with donations and fundraisers and they take really good care of their employees.

Q: What is something people would be surprised to know about you.

People are usually surprised that I am not originally from Denver. I grew up a small town in Pennsylvania called Port Allegany, where the population is only about 2,000 people. (GO GATORS!) I worked at the local pizza shop for 6+ years and now hope to have my own pizza business some day.

Q: And something people would be surprised to learn about KD Kanopy?

Something people may be surprised to learn about KD Kanopy is that although thousands of canopies are sent out each year, the company only has about 20 employees. That includes sales and production!

Q: Best memory of working here?

I’m still the new-girl rookie around here, so I can’t say that I’ve got any memories to share quite yet. I’m sure in due time I will be giving a real good story since they always keep it interesting around here!


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Hear From The President Of KD Kanopy: Matt Kayser

So far in our behind the scenes interview with KD Kanopy employees, we have heard from Ian, VP of Sales and Marketing, and Chuck who is KD Kanopy’s longest standing employee. Now we hear from the President of the Company, Matt Kayser.

Check out Ian’s Q&A here where he shares what is most proud of with the company.

And also Chuck’s, where he talks more about how KD Kanopy originated all because of a windy storm. Now it’s leading the company in innovation and new ideas.

Below, we talk with Matt who talks challenges, rewards and what makes KD Kanopy different than competitors.

1.    How did you get started with KD Kanopy?

In October of 2010, KD Kanopy was acquired by Aeroturbine Energy Corporation, the parent company of KD Kanopy, Inc.  My background for the 14 previous years was in manufacturing watersports products in China.  I was well versed in importing products from the Orient and have extensive knowledge of nylon and polyester materials.  The transition to making and marketing canopies was great for my skill set.

2.    What are you most proud of with the business?

I am most proud that as a team we were able to change the culture of KD Kanopy to reflect the needs of our customer.  KD Kanopy has always had the reputation of always providing the best canopies on the market. But they lacked in a few areas when it came to competitive pricing, customer service and attention to detail.  Because of that, I made it the mission statement of KD Kanopy that we will: WOW our customers with the best product, best designs, best pricing and the BEST customer service in the canopy industry.

3.    What is the biggest challenge of running a business? And Biggest reward?

The biggest challenge of running a business is anticipating year to year how to handle the growth.  Increasing employees to handle the demand and maintaining the same lead times that have made us so successful.

The biggest reward in running a business is receiving feedback from the customers saying that they love their canopy and should have bought from us earlier.  Many customers have gone through 100’s of canopies that were not at the quality of ours.  They found us and will continue to buy from us.

4. What makes KD Kanopy different than competitors?

We aren’t afraid to tackle new items or ideas.  Our philosophy is never say no because we will figure it out.  Whether that is large quantities, special projects, a different look or tight deadlines for the customer, we always handle it. Give KD Kanopy the opportunity and we WILL “WOW” you.

5. What is something people would be surprised to know about you or KD Kanopy?

At KD Kanopy I have wanted to create a culture of fun and family.  Families that laugh together stay together.  Every lunch everyone is at one table sharing stories about their lives and families.  We laugh hard everyday at lunch because everyone feels comfortable and we are “off the clock”.  We do an annual ugly Christmas or outfit contest and at Halloween there is a best custom contest.

We know that our customers expect the best and we provide that.  We may be loose around the office and a bit crazy most of the time but the customer always comes first and taking care of them is the most important thing.

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Behind the Scenes With Kd Kanopy’s Longest Standing Employee.








In our next series of blog posts, we are interviewing some of our employees so you can better get to know what we are all about and more about who are are. Which is serious customer service and staying at the top of the industry while keeping a fun office culture in the mix. Last week, we featured Ian McIntosh, the VP of Sales and Marketing. You can catch that post here where he covers all the bases, including what he is most proud of with the company and tells about his most memorable customer.

Next, we are catching up with Chuck, the longest standing member of the KD Kanopy Team. He has been with the company for 30 years. Read on to learn about his best memory of working here, what he is most proud of and plenty more. You will even learn what a windy sailing trip triggered the idea for KD Kanopy.

Q: As the longest standing employee can you offer some insight into how the company has changed over the 30 years?

At the very beginning, the company was growing at a slow pace. At that time, we only had one size and style of canopy available in 3 different colors.  It wasn’t long before we were up to 4 sizes and 6 colors and introduced a screen-printing option for our canopies. And, even rolled out the new StarShade line. When the company came under new ownership, we added even more ideas and also improved our existing products.  We have kept on the curve as well when it comes to social media and marketing as well as offering full coverage digital printing at a more competitive price. I am excited to see where KD goes from here.

Q: What are you most proud of with the company?

I am most proud of the growth this company has experienced over the years as well as research and development for new products and our strong marketing. I think this success all comes into play because all of our employees are involved and able to share ideas that are listened and responded to.

Q: What do you see as your biggest accomplishment with KD Kanopy?

My biggest accomplishment with KD Kanopy is working and learning about the development of our canopies.  And then taking that knowledge to research new products and designs for the company that keeps us relevant in a competitive industry.  We have been able to keep growing and stay ahead because of this.

Q: What is something people would be surprised to know about you or KD Kanopy?   I have traveled 1,080,000 miles back and forth from work since the company was founded until today!

Q: Best memory of working here?

Jim Lynch (the inventor and founder of KD Kanopy) loved to watch car racing on TV. He came to me one day and told me that he has been watching the races and saw all these canopies along the track but couldn’t tell which ones we manufactured. Because of this he wanted me to come up with an idea that would set our canopies apart from all the others. I had always wanted to make a fuller canopy with a taller valance and this gave me the opportunity to do that. I added the curve at the corners and now to this day, that is still the recognition point of spotting a KD Kanopy. Just keep an eye out for deeper valance and curved corners!

Q: What else may we be surprised to know about the founder, Jim?

He was a sailor and came up with the idea for the company one day while he was out on the water. That’s when a huge wind came up and steered him towards shore. When that happened, he saw all these people scrambling, trying to take down pole tents before the wind destroyed them. He thought there should be a better way to get shade and not leave people scrambling at the last minute. That’s when the idea of KD Kanopy was born.

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Behind the Scenes with KD Kanopy’s Ian McIntosh

In our next series of blog posts, we are taking you behind the scenes of KD Kanopy to meet some of our employees. We are a pretty tight knit group here and want to let you in on some of the fun and also have you get to know us a little bit better. To kick off the series, we start with Ian McIntosh, the VP of Sales or Marketing.  Learn about the tight knit office culture, what KD Kanopy was the first to invent and why over selling to customers is not in our belief system. Take it away.. Ian!

Coming up, you will also hear from the longest standing employee, the newest and the President of our company.

1. How did you get started with KD Kanopy?

One of my best friends was working on the IT side for KD Kanopy. He knew I was leaving an 8-year position in retail sales and raved about how this company would be such a great fit for me. I met with the original owner and CEO of the company soon after and as the saying goes, the rest is history.

2. What are you most proud of with the business?

I am very proud of what KD Kanopy represents. I don’t mean the sales or increase in market share but who we are as people. There is not a lot of turn over with our company. If our team grows and changes, it’s because we have hired new people as the business expands. We are like family here. We have fun and enjoy coming into work everyday. We also treat each other and our clients with respect and honestly believe that you should treat others like you would like to be treated.

3. What makes KD Kanopy different than it’s competitors?

Our customer service and our passion. We don’t just sell a canopy to a client, we help with the design and the entire look of the canopy from start to finish. We make it a point for the client to get the best canopy for their needs and never over sell. As with customer service, we strive to make sure the client is 100% happy and comfortable with their purchase. If we did something wrong, then we will fix it. If the customer does something wrong, then we will help them fix it. The ultimate goal is for all customers to be 100% satisfied.

4. What is something people would be surprised to know about you or KD Kanopy?

Something people would be surprised to know about me is that I am originally from Scotland. I also just got my US citizenship this year.

And something people would be surprised to know about KD Kanopy is that we invented the first pop up canopy. It was made of chrome plated steel and weighed almost 100 pounds in a 10×10 size.

Also, that our entire sales team, from the front office to accounting and management all have lunch together everyday. We talk about the weekend, family or anything but work for that 45 minutes. During that time, you can expect a lot of humor and laughs to bounce around the table.

5. Who has been your most memorable customer?

Wow that is a tough one, so many clients come to mind. There was a customer who called in very upset about their canopy and said it did  was destroyed because of an error on our end. I really wanted to help the client and asked if they could send some pictures of the canopy so that we could see what damage was done and if we could help fix it. That was when the client told me that it was impossible since the canopy was at the bottom of the lake. They had placed the canopy on the back of a boat and when they took off with skiers behind them, they could not understand how the canopy could fly off and sink. That story always brings a smile to my face.

I have had the honor with working with some amazing people as well. Jeremy Hasenbuhler with Monster Energy has been incredilbe to work with and he always makes sure to sponsor our golf tournament every year. Steve Farace from Sweetwater Brewing also comes to mind. He has a great sense of humor and has always been a great client these past few years. Matt Peters from Choonimals has a great product and I always enjoy seeing amazing videos and pictures of their travels. These are just a few of the amazing loyal clients that I have worked with through out the years, there are so many more that I could list. Each client is unique and has their own story and it is always pleasure to talk with each one.

6. What has been your proudest moment with the company?

Again, I could go with our incredible growth in a bad economy or our massive increase in market share. But for me, it is always the people that I work with that I am most proud of. The sales team has grown and changed throughout the years and most of our account executives have never worked in this industry before. Because of that, we provide over 2 months of intensive training. We go over education on products, parts, design, computers and printing to make sure our staff knows the ins and outs of the company.

 I request that every person in the team works in every other department. This means they will cut sew, print and  fold fabric. They will also learn how to quality check and ship items. Through this our employees experience what it takes to get an entire order out the door. This training makes your account executive one of the most knowledgeable and helpful people in the canopy industry. To watch them grow, to become successful, to hear them laugh with clients, to have clients call and ask only to deal with them is what makes me proud. We hope that everyone that walks through our door will be successful. They usually end up becoming our friends and if they decide to move on, I think our training and their experience will set them up to be successful anywhere they go. And for that, I am very proud to have been a part of their story.

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KD Kanopy’s Secret for Flawless Printing

Ever wonder how we get our flawless digitally printed canopies? It’s a top of the line digital printer called the  EFI VUTEk GS5000r! It is  impeccable for it’s quality and accuracy, so you can be sure you will get the best finished product, every time.  Below are some of the printing techniques we use in-house.

  • Manual screen printing – layering ink down on the fabric by hand and then baking the ink so that it adheres to the fabric.
  • Digital Screen- able to print a white plate on colored fabrics, new technology, able to run 3 rolls at one time
  • Full Digital – able to print hundreds of different colors and gradients, covers the entire fabric in printing. See the printer in action below!

For more details, please watch video.

The five-meter, roll-to-roll UV printer offers enough print modes to conquer point of purchase products as well as high image quality and high production canopies, billboards and banners. The EFI VUTEk GS5000r comes with features that allow us to expand our printing capabilities, so we can help you grow your business and differentiate yourself from the competition. The information below is from

Features & Specifications include:

  • Uncompromised versatility, superior quality and industrial speed with eight-color plus white switchable to Fast 4™ technology.
  • Switches easily between mesh and vinyl.
  • Offers multi-roll printing on two or three rolls simultaneously.
  • Available with optional double-sided printing capability.
  • Reduces labor with automatic print head maintenance.
  • Has user friendly GUI with cropping, tiling and layout functions.
  • Cradle style winders ensure easy material load and unload.
  • Has gray level print heads that output up to 2800 ft²/hr (260 m²/hr).
  • Offers dual resolution of true 600 dpi (24pL) or 1000 dpi (12pL).
  • Prints up to max media thickness of .125 inches (3 mm) and up to max media width of 198 inches (5.0 meters).


Don’t be caught off guard with a less than stellar canopy. Trust the experts here at KD Kanopy. We promise you’re in very capable hands!


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Now Showing Starz Film Festival Denver starring KD Kanopy

The Starz Film Festival Denver is now showing! Be sure to keep an eye out for the KD Kanopy banners we did for the Starz Film Festival and their sponsors. There are so many events and films showing during this festival, it’s hard to know where to begin. It kicked off November 12th and runs through November 23rd. So that means you still have plenty of time to catch a show!

We printed banners for one of the Festival’s sponsors – Kronenbourg 1664. Kronenbourg 1664 is known for its golden hues and slight bitterness from the best hops around. French master brewers have been brewing this beer for over 350 years. It is often referred to as the best French beer in the world.

About the Festival

 This years Festival is being overseen by the Denver Film Society and their director, Britta Erickson. The mission of the Starz Film Festival Denver is to entertain, educate and provoke thought and discussion. Movies are a reflection of society and they explore our deepest desires and complexities as human beings. It is an escape from everyday life as well as a reminder of it. The Denver Film Society has been working to promote not only  the art of films, but the civic forum since 1978. The Starz Film Festival Denver is in it’s third decade and is built on the pillars of the foundations vision.

Featured Films

Keep On, Keepin’ On with Justin Kaulfin LIVE in concert following the film

  • Saturday, November 22 at 2pm
  • Buell Theater
  • Ninety-three year old, Clark Terry still teaches and  plays music, as well as tells great stories. The film’s core shows a moving relationship between young pianist Justin Kauflin, who lost his sight at age eleven, and Terry, who is losing his own. Review from


If God Comes Let Him Bring a Gun

  • Saturday, November 22 at 4pm and Sunday the 23rd at 2pm
  • UA Pavilions
  • At the height of the 2012 attacks and counterattacks between military police and organized crime in Sao Paulo, the lives of five people collide: a young man on leave from prison, his straitlaced brother, his best friend, a rookie cop, and a young actress with whom the prisoner falls in love. Review from

Like Sunday, Like Rain

  • Saturday, November 22nd at 8pm
  • Buell Theater
  • Actor/writer/director Frank Whaley shows a gentle and sensitive side in his latest feature, Like Sunday, Like Rain. The tale of isolation-turned-doubtful-friendship across age and class stars Leighton Meester, Debra Messing in a serious role, and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. Review from

See the full event calendar for more details and film showtimes.

Ticket Information

Screenings are taking place at various locations around town. So be sure to check the venue when buying tickets to make sure you show up at the right place. You can get tickets at the following location:

Sie FilmCenter

2510 East Colfax Avenue

Denver, CO 80206

Free parking available

Find  more ticket information and pricing  here.

KD Kanopy is proud to work with the Starz Film Festival Denver and this is a prime event for all of the film buffs out there!


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