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post #901 of 1501 Old 02-19-2014, 06:40 PM
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Thought i'd share mine.. It's slightly off.. but i love the way it looks... but it taught me enough to do my next few better..


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Originally Posted by nickbuol View PostI wish that they rolled the fabric around a cardboard tube or something.

I agree the sample they sent me had a creese that won't go away :(

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The child's play poster looks great Holiday121.

@WSE if he pops back in: My posters were 150dpi and I had to enlarge each slightly to reach 24"x 36". (You can see my results somewhere around page 7 on this thread.) Most of my seats are 4 feet away or so, and the resolution is great. Its not printed poster quality, but it is still pretty damn good.

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I agree the sample they sent me had a creese that won't go away frown.gif

Did you mount it on a frame? What have you tried to get it out? I have never had a problem getting a crease out of any piece of fabric using Fabric wrinkle eraser spray. I don't think you should need to use anything though once you put a little tension on it during mounting to frame.

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Great thread.  I made 4 panels 34" x 56" using the PK from spoonflower.  They came out great.  Used OC 703 and due to space limitations only did the 2" panels with a 1.5" airgap.  Made a noticeable improvement in my home theater where side wall reflections were my biggest enemy.  This was a fun project and very easy.


Here is my tip - use chip clips as you mount the fabric to your frame to get it roughly in position.  Made this an easier job for one person.  Of course, chip clips no substitute for a second set of hands/eyes.


Also, I skipped the quarter round and just painted the frame black on the front (as suggested by another post) and that worked great.

 

 

 

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Looks good! I like the look of the black border showing on front. It does look like the stretch on the Casino Royale might have been difficult with one set of hands. I love the Matrix poster!

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Casino Royale was my first attempt and I had a few cocktails.  The others were made totally sober.

 

Also add that with the PK fabric, I didn't have to do anything regarding wrinkles.  They just went away when I stretched it on the frame.

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Cocktails go good with any project! They look great!

Wrinkles aren't a problem with any of the fabrics. Well the cotton fabrics hold wrinkles a little more but they aren't a problem, and I wouldn't base my buying decision on fabric wrinkle. Just thought I would throw that out for others. The Cotton fabrics can be ironed or sprayed with wrinkle eraser easily, but I doubt most will be using Cotton any longer (but some might still find a use for it). Performance Knit, or Silky Faille should pull out with no problems at all like you mentioned.
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Great thread.  I made 4 panels 34" x 56" using the PK from spoonflower.  They came out great.  Used OC 703 and due to space limitations only did the 2" panels with a 1.5" airgap.  Made a noticeable improvement in my home theater where side wall reflections were my biggest enemy.  This was a fun project and very easy.


Here is my tip - use chip clips as you mount the fabric to your frame to get it roughly in position.  Made this an easier job for one person.  Of course, chip clips no substitute for a second set of hands/eyes.


Also, I skipped the quarter round and just painted the frame black on the front (as suggested by another post) and that worked great.

 

 

 

 

 

What resolution did you use? 150 dpi?

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Total image is 8400 x 9975.  The image itself is 5175 x 7875 and the difference is black border (1050 left; 1050 right; 1050 top; 1050 bottom).  Also, misquoted dimensions in earlier post.  These are 36" x 54".

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Total image is 8400 x 9975.  The image itself is 5175 x 7875 and the difference is black border (1050 left; 1050 right; 1050 top; 1050 bottom).  Also, misquoted dimensions in earlier post.  These are 36" x 54".

Very nice job. I had all mine done in the same size but will have at least two made bigger for my back wall.

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Love the size of those. I also like the textured color on the wall behind them. Nice job
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Finally got some straight answers from Spoonflower. Kelly M. was great! The inability to call them and ask questions is frustrating, but was able to get the info via multiple emails😒. Turns out that to get my image to be printed out at 8' long, it needs to have some editing done. So, my photo nerd (coworker who does photography) is on the case and will hopefully have me a usable image soon! Once I place my order I'll get the insulation (thinking the Roxul Rockboard 60) and wood.
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Finally got some straight answers from Spoonflower. Kelly M. was great! The inability to call them and ask questions is frustrating, but was able to get the info via multiple emails😒. Turns out that to get my image to be printed out at 8' long, it needs to have some editing done. So, my photo nerd (coworker who does photography) is on the case and will hopefully have me a usable image soon! Once I place my order I'll get the insulation (thinking the Roxul Rockboard 60) and wood.


Niceee, can't wait to see the end project.

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Ok, here we go. (6) poplar frames at 27" x 40.5" x 2.5". ~6 yards of Silky Faille. Waiting on the fabric and will post pics once complete. Now I need to determine insulation and thickness.... 1" with 1.5" air gap or 2" with 0.5" air gap.



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Ok, here we go. (6) poplar frames at 27" x 40.5" x 2.5". ~6 yards of Silky Faille. Waiting on the fabric and will post pics once complete. Now I need to determine insulation and thickness.... 1" with 1.5" air gap or 2" with 0.5" air gap.




Can you put a 1" thick french cleat on the outside of the frame to create more air gap? That way it will float off the wall and allow you to use thicker insulation and still have the larger air gap. Just a thought.

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Good thought Soupy... I was debating on 1x3 and 1x4 for the frame and went 1x3. Did that based on how I thought it would look in the space. Perhaps I'll try floating them out an inch and see how they look... otherwise I'll peruse the acoustic panel thread and see if I can get any preference on the others options.
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I uploaded a few movie posters spoonflower; the pics come to 22.50in x 33.33in. How are you asking them to add a few inches of fabric to each side of the poster so that it wraps around the back for stapling? If by default, we get the full 42" Width, then how do i ensure all the extra fabric is black?
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You have to edit your movie posters yourself before uploading them. They won't do anything to edit your photos after you have uploaded them.

I would offer to edit them with whatever border you wanted, but I am not going to be on my primary desktop for a couple of days (where I have Photoshop) due to some family stuff.
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You have to edit your movie posters yourself before uploading them. They won't do anything to edit your photos after you have uploaded them.

I would offer to edit them with whatever border you wanted, but I am not going to be on my primary desktop for a couple of days (where I have Photoshop) due to some family stuff.

Thank you for the offer. If i cannot do it myself, or find an alternative; I may ask. I need 4 or 5"s of a black border added. I just emailed spoonflower, i'll let you know what they say. I've read 15 of the 30 or so pages on this thread and haven't seen any alternatives to spoonflower. Googling custom fabric designs returns a few interesting sites. i'll check them out too.

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Thank you for the offer. If i cannot do it myself, or find an alternative; I may ask. I need 4 or 5"s of a black border added. I just emailed spoonflower, i'll let you know what they say. I've read 15 of the 30 or so pages on this thread and haven't seen any alternatives to spoonflower. Googling custom fabric designs returns a few interesting sites. i'll check them out too.

Thanks Nick.

You may want to read the last few pages of this thread too. Just so you know there are fabrics that print much better than the 42" Kona (if print quality is important).
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Agreed with Soupy. Do NOT go with Kona Cotton.

Lots of new options since people used Kona.

I would stick with Spoonflower though. Their products and quality are known and, at this point, trusted. Going to someone else will probably yield less than desirable results, or at least untested results.
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Yes. Do NOT go with Kona Cotton.

Lots of new options since people used Kona.

I would stick with Spoonflower though. Their products and quality are known and, at this point, trusted. Going to someone else will probably yield less than desirable results, or at least untested results.

You let that 42" wide part slip right by you the first time, didn't you? smile.gif Lol

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You let that 42" wide part slip right by you the first time, didn't you? smile.gif Lol

Huh?

I changed the wording of my post a touch to better reflect what I meant.
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Huh?

I changed the wording of my post a touch to better reflect what I meant.

I was joking. smile.gif I figured since you didn't mention the other fabrics (in your previous post), you must have missed he mentioned 42" wide fabric which I assume means he is planning on using Cotton ( which is fine if that's what he wants).

I was like, Why didn't Nick mention the other options (just in case he didn't know about them). smile.gif

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Now that I've read the last few pages, i'll be using Performance Knit (56" width). Now if i don't use a poster with a high resolution, the pictures are small. (eg. 3386 x 5000)
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Now that I've read the last few pages, i'll be using Performance Knit (56" width). Now if i don't use a poster with a high resolution, the pictures are small. (eg. 3386 x 5000)

I think you will be much happier with the print quality of the Performance knit over the Kona. Not that the Kona is complete junk or anything. They all look Awesome to me!

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I know Spoonflower quotes 10 days until shipping notification. What have most of you experienced? Just curious if more or less than quoted timing.
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Pretty much 10 days is my experience.

I was messing around on YouTube and did a Spoonflower search. There are tons of informational videos. I did a search for Spoonflower Silky Faille and nothing came up frown.gif. I did a search for Spoonflower Performance knit and this is the first video that poped up. It demonstrates the stretch. I have not looked at any others videos yet, but thought this would gives you guys an idea of the stretch in this fabric.

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