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Waterbird's Avatar Waterbird 03:43 PM 03-28-2014
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Originally Posted by purbeast View Post

That catching fire one looks awesome, the blacks on that are fantastic. Also looks like a super hi-res picture.

What material did you use for those?

I plan on making at least 1 more panel in the not-to-distant future, but not for my HT. I'm going to print out a picture of my wife and I to hang on the wall elsewhere, but I plan on still using this same process without the 2" thick wood and the insulation. I planned on just using the PK again though, but was also contemplating using the SF just to try it.

I used SF. Working on Lord of the Rings panel tonight and possibly The Incredibles. I'll post pics when complete. NOT looking forward to Star Wars and especially Jaws because there is absolutely no border to guide stapling... Jaws in particular will probably be my last one as I expect it to eat me alive.

Waterbird's Avatar Waterbird 03:44 PM 03-28-2014
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I've been using Knauf from ATS
http://www.atsacoustics.com/knauf-insulation-board-ecose-3-lb-2-inch.html

Do i need to cover the backs as well? I will to be on the safe side.

I'm enclosing mine.
Waterbird's Avatar Waterbird 05:21 PM 03-28-2014
Ok, LOTR ROTK artwork complete on the frame. That's all for tonight!


Bacon13's Avatar Bacon13 07:04 PM 03-28-2014
Got my first one done.


Bacon13's Avatar Bacon13 08:35 PM 03-28-2014
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I used SF. Working on Lord of the Rings panel tonight and possibly The Incredibles. I'll post pics when complete. NOT looking forward to Star Wars and especially Jaws because there is absolutely no border to guide stapling... Jaws in particular will probably be my last one as I expect it to eat me alive.

I can't imagine doing one without a border. I thought it was hard enough to get the edge straight with one. I'm using PK, though which is more stretchy than SF.
dgage's Avatar dgage 09:01 PM 03-28-2014
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Ok, LOTR ROTK artwork complete on the frame. That's all for tonight!


Oh man...that is beautiful man. Simply outstanding. Great job!
dgage's Avatar dgage 09:02 PM 03-28-2014
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Got my first one done.


Haha. Awesome. Looks like it will be a fun room.
nickbuol's Avatar nickbuol 10:45 PM 03-28-2014
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I'm pretty sure he used Silky Faille judging by post 935 in this thread. Hopefully he will confirm for you. I did exactly what you are describing for about 6 different photos for different people around xmas time. I didn't add a border, but wrapped the print around the sides and they turned out great. I used silky Faille and posted a crappy picture (phone camera) on post # 734. I think we established the print quality on the SF is real nice. IMHO the only thing the PK beats it on is PK is easier to blow through. I don't think that is a big negative as IMHO the SF is still easier to blow through than fabric used on professional panels. My point though is that since you are not doing acoustical panels I see no harm in giving the SF a go. Just my opinion if you wanted to give a try this would be a good chance for you.


What is interesting is that it just goes to show that even using SF things can end up not being perfectly straight and even.

Again, a lot of it has to do with time, patience, maybe an extra set of hands, etc. The material used seems to be a lot less of an issue.
Waterbird's Avatar Waterbird 06:24 PM 03-29-2014
Alllll righty then.... Here's The Incredibles!


luisev's Avatar luisev 06:27 PM 03-29-2014
Looks fantastic! Can't wait to see them all in the room.
nickbuol's Avatar nickbuol 06:28 PM 03-29-2014
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Alllll righty then.... Here's The Incredibles!


Looks AWESOME!
Djoel's Avatar Djoel 07:51 PM 03-29-2014
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Alllll righty then.... Here's The Incredibles!



WOW, colors are popping off this one smile.gif Great job.


Djoel
ambesolman's Avatar ambesolman 09:08 PM 03-29-2014
Looking sweet waterbird. Mine finally shipped today, can't wait!
Bacon13's Avatar Bacon13 10:11 PM 03-29-2014
Got the second one done and both hanging on the wall.


Djoel's Avatar Djoel 10:24 PM 03-29-2014
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Got the second one done and both hanging on the wall.



Looking good!

DJoel
Waterbird's Avatar Waterbird 08:45 AM 03-30-2014
Ok, here it is... the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed Silky Faille Stretch video! I merely showed stretching a panel over a frame, nothing more than that. No blowing test or anything like that. Incidentally I was pulling just about as much as I could. I made my graphic 1/8" smaller than the width of the frames which I think was just about right.


http://youtu.be/FjUMU3PMq8Q
Boxozaxu's Avatar Boxozaxu 10:11 AM 03-30-2014
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Sorry guys, no more pics tonight, the room is ready to go, so had to hang the screen and projector smile.gif... I should be working on the panels this weekend however.

Great looking posters!  Nice selection and looking forward to seeing the rest.  Thanks for sharing. :)

 

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Originally Posted by Dodobirdy View Post

I've been using Knauf from ATS
http://www.atsacoustics.com/knauf-insulation-board-ecose-3-lb-2-inch.html

Do i need to cover the backs as well? I will to be on the safe side.

When I had a relatively small area of asbestos flooring removed from the entrance way of my home, the abatement professional supervising the job told me that they were anticipating that fiber glass insulation would be the next “big thing.” I've heard the saying that you shouldn't ask a barber if you need a haircut but I'm still not sure if the cost savings justify using fiberglass.

 

You can always do the sun test. Take it to a sun filled window and give it a smack in the center. If you don't see a beautiful mushroom shaped glittering cloud of fiberglass particulates, then you're safe.


Waterbird's Avatar Waterbird 02:33 PM 03-30-2014
Last two panels. Hopefully the difficult bit is over. Now to cut and install Roxul and then the backing. After that I start hanging!



wraunch's Avatar wraunch 09:37 AM 03-31-2014
Waterbird,
What are you using for the source images? Beautiful work!
ambesolman's Avatar ambesolman 10:39 AM 03-31-2014
My order should be delivered today! Will post pics at some point...
Waterbird's Avatar Waterbird 10:51 AM 03-31-2014
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Waterbird,
What are you using for the source images? Beautiful work!

Thanks for the comment, I just http://www.movieposterdb.com/

Big selection for small $$$. $5 gets you something like 100 credits and most images are 2 credits.
ambesolman's Avatar ambesolman 03:10 PM 03-31-2014
IT'S ARRIVE(d)! Looks fantastic, all my fears were unwarranted. Thanks to everyone here and Spoonflower for a great job.
Went with the SF after seeing how stretchy the PK was and the slight color advantage it may have as well. A lot of slack in the fabric would make it harder to keep straight, especially along the length (8'). Though, the pk obviously does a great job and is easy enough to work with judging from the projects posted here. I just didn't want to risk it. The SF seems to have very little stretch so I should be ok. Think I'll buy an extra 8' piece of wood (1x3 or rod/pipe) to roll it on to help facilitate in keeping it even when stretching. Not its final position obviously, but you get the idea😉




luisev's Avatar luisev 03:14 PM 03-31-2014
Very nice... can't wait to see it hanging on the wall. Keep us posted.
Djoel's Avatar Djoel 03:15 PM 03-31-2014
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IT'S ARRIVE(d)! Looks fantastic, all my fears were unwarranted. Thanks to everyone here and Spoonflower for a great job.
Went with the SF after seeing how stretchy the PK was and the slight color advantage it may have as well. A lot of slack in the fabric would make it harder to keep straight, especially along the length (8'). Though, the pk obviously does a great job and is easy enough to work with judging from the projects posted here. I just didn't want to risk it. The SF seems to have very little stretch so I should be ok. Think I'll buy an extra 8' piece of wood (1x3 or rod/pipe) to roll it on to help facilitate in keeping it even when stretching. Not its final position obviously, but you get the idea😉



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Originally Posted by ambesolman View Post

IT'S ARRIVE(d)! Looks fantastic, all my fears were unwarranted. Thanks to everyone here and Spoonflower for a great job.
Went with the SF after seeing how stretchy the PK was and the slight color advantage it may have as well. A lot of slack in the fabric would make it harder to keep straight, especially along the length (8'). Though, the pk obviously does a great job and is easy enough to work with judging from the projects posted here. I just didn't want to risk it. The SF seems to have very little stretch so I should be ok. Think I'll buy an extra 8' piece of wood (1x3 or rod/pipe) to roll it on to help facilitate in keeping it even when stretching. Not its final position obviously, but you get the idea😉]


Wow those look awesome, very rich black are nicely done as well. inky!

Djoel
Waterbird's Avatar Waterbird 07:30 PM 03-31-2014
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Originally Posted by ambesolman View Post

IT'S ARRIVE(d)! Looks fantastic, all my fears were unwarranted. Thanks to everyone here and Spoonflower for a great job.
Went with the SF after seeing how stretchy the PK was and the slight color advantage it may have as well. A lot of slack in the fabric would make it harder to keep straight, especially along the length (8'). Though, the pk obviously does a great job and is easy enough to work with judging from the projects posted here. I just didn't want to risk it. The SF seems to have very little stretch so I should be ok. Think I'll buy an extra 8' piece of wood (1x3 or rod/pipe) to roll it on to help facilitate in keeping it even when stretching. Not its final position obviously, but you get the idea😉




Very nice! I'll be interest to hear how it goes attaching it to the frame!
nickbuol's Avatar nickbuol 10:13 AM 04-01-2014
The colors of the SF are a bit off in the color samples I had printed up. Heck, they are off to some degree for all of them. I documented this somewhere back in this thread. For most practical purposes, this doesn't matter since how many people know that the SF colors are off for ______ colors, or that PK is off for ______ colors (although PK has more accurate colors overall). Blacks are very close for either..

Again, if you need super accurate colors, SF isn't the best, but just like the ability to blow through the current popular fabrics, this isn't really an issue for 99.99% of what people are doing here and SF works.
mistahonda's Avatar mistahonda 06:46 PM 04-01-2014
Great work Waterbird.

I was just wondering what resolution you used for the Star Wars: A New Hope poster and what size frame its mounted to?

I am just about to order two sets, original and prequel, for myself and I just wanted to make sure that they turn out as good as possible.


Thanks
Waterbird's Avatar Waterbird 07:17 PM 04-01-2014
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Great work Waterbird.

I was just wondering what resolution you used for the Star Wars: A New Hope poster and what size frame its mounted to?

I am just about to order two sets, original and prequel, for myself and I just wanted to make sure that they turn out as good as possible.


Thanks

Thanks for the comment! The original file size I started with was 3630 x 5000. The file I finally printed was 5328 x 7350. I put this on a frame that is 27 x 40.5". Resolution may not be exact after I combined it with 2 other files to print, but was pretty close to what I used.
mistahonda's Avatar mistahonda 07:59 PM 04-01-2014
Thanks for the quick reply Waterbird.

Well it looks like the "A New Hope" is the only original trilogy in that size so I may have to change my plans.

What is the min. resolution size that you would recommend for the frame size that you did?


Thanks
wraunch's Avatar wraunch 08:04 AM 04-02-2014
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Originally Posted by Waterbird View Post

Thanks for the comment! The original file size I started with was 3630 x 5000. The file I finally printed was 5328 x 7350. I put this on a frame that is 27 x 40.5". Resolution may not be exact after I combined it with 2 other files to print, but was pretty close to what I used.

What did you use to edit the image to make it that much larger? I'm not great at photo editing so I want to make sure I don't end up with distorted images.
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