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Just a few comments. Soupy is right on the mark with the wrinkle releaser for the Silky Faille. I thought that some steam might help, but I am only guessing.

Covering the entire wall surface will be a bit pricey no matter how you do it. Using wood frames is probably a lot cheaper than the usual methods where you put in a plastic channel system, and stretch the fabric over the front and use a took that is sort of like a dull pizza cutter and push the fabric into the groove in the channel. Specialty products like that are more pricey 9 times out of 10.

Check out The Savoy build Jump to around post 540....
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This guy covered every wall surface. You will see a good amount of diffusion in the mix.

Check out this one as well. The actual build thread is here somewhere, but this will give you the highlights. I see a lot of 2'x2' panels. :-) Maybe this is where you got your idea from. If i remember correctly, the guy used a mix of materials and no materials behind the fabric on the panels like you talked about.

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If you want to make some very basic diffusers, you could put a 2' x 2' 1.5" sheet of plywood behind some of the panels. It will create an outward bow in the plywood to provide basic diffusion. (Yes, I know that a 2' x 2' frame means the plywood side I mentioned needs to actually be smaller in order to fit inside, but I was using those numbers for easier visualization.)

In The Savoy theater, somewhere after that 540th post there is talk about some different type of DIY diffuser.

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Hi all. I have been following this thread for weeks now and I wanted to thank all of you for contributing your advice and experience this whole time. I wanted to share some of my build/images as well as ask a question. I am in the process of getting 3 out of a likely 7 poster panels done. The frames are 1.5" thick with 1" of OC and a 0.5" gap. The first set of 3 is going to be Star Wars posters that Olly Moss did a while back (the reproductions are not incredible so I am hoping that the resolution will hold up in the printing; when I get them I will let you all know). You can see the image below. I put in my order for PK with Spoonflower today so hopefully I see them in a couple weeks.



If people are interested in any of the construction details, let me know and I can post pics of those as well. My theater has 2 garden level windows that I needed to cover, so I was able to make panels that fill those holes in. I figured having a nice acoustic panel instead of a boring curtain would be cooler. If anyone else is doing this with windows, let me know as I am curious as to your method of totally light sealing them.

My question: when I bought the OC 1", I had to buy it in a package of 24. So I have a lot of it left over (even after I am done with all the building). If there is anyone in the up-state New York area that would want to take it off my hands, I would sell it at my cost. Otherwise, it will just be hanging out in my garage forever.
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Those are pretty killer posters. I always recommend people do as thick of insulation material as possible with 2" being a pretty solid standard. 1" is really only going to help with the upper frequencies. Don't get me wrong, that is where people hear the most improvement initially anyway, and you certainly won't go wrong by adding any amount of treatment.

I just know that when I asked over in that massive acoustical treatment thread about the possibility of covering my walls with 1" material (a LOT of it), that I was told that I was wasting my time and money. While I don't believe that it really would have been a waste, I was given some solid advice on treatments and what would work better for what I was trying to accomplish. That was 2.5 years ago and I have learned a TON more since then.

I think that look wise, the thinner frames fit more of a "poster" feel. I just want to make sure that you, and anyone else following along, understands that everything helps, but the best bang for your buck is in the 2" material range and if you can do an air gap, even better. If you can't do that for financial, aesthetic, or spousal approval reasons, then nobody can fault you for that. smile.gif
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Yeah, I had a long thinking session on the thickness but eventually settled on 1" material with 0.5" airgap. This primarily was for aesthetic purposes unfortunately. For the window fillers I was able to go with 2 pieces of 1" and an additional 1" air gap, so I'm hoping that helps too. Do you know if there is a loss of effectiveness with stacking multiple 1" pieces on top of each other? That is what I ended up doing with the window fillers.
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Stacking two 1" panels is the same as a single 2" piece. You could try to spray some adhesive between the two, but then you are potentially adding another substance that may impact the effectiveness.
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Yes,it comes in a bag too (most of the time). Larger orders might get a box. I posted a side by side of PK & SF that shows them right out of the bag.

Edit: images are in post # 1275

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I just layed it out and ironed it on low.

Thanks guys for the info.

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regarding the actual source image size - Is 5616 x 2163 OK to split into 3 4x2 panels (landscape view) - so when put next to each other it creates a 6' wide x 4' high image? Ditto for 4288 x 2848 size? I'm looking to get regular images/art ptu on the wall panels inside the HT. Also anyone know of a source for higher resolution art images than what I found?
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I usually use Google image search with the search settings targeting only huge images (6-8MP+). I have found that you can find lots of good stuff that way.
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After reading some of this thread I am hoping to do some of these printed Acoustic treatment panels. I am in the middle of building a media room/theater, getting to the stages of making some wall treatment. My plan is half of the treatment will be printed the other have just black.

 

these are my pre ready frames that i was testing.

I did a test of pulling some fabric on the inside frame and stapled it. Then took a look of what it might look like with my oak frames.

 

 

this is what I made up so far, if I decide to go "real life" style photos.I am looking at doing hero's and villains. My other options are painting style or semi real/rendered or just plain comic book style cell shaded art. My worry is if I do these in real photos it will date my theater. Where as compic book style or rendered might not as much.

 

 

 

I need to up res all of these images still. I might have to find some one to help me with that. I am only going to need 9 out of the 11 I have mocked up.

 

any suggestions from you guys out there? best way to up res and crop these images? good choice on graphics or not? would love to hear from you guys!

 

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I think that those would look killer (as in really good) in a theater. Yes, you do run the risk of dating things a little, but others have done that as well and I believe that some of them planned to just update one or two panels every few years to keep the costs down. It isn't like they would all have to be updated at once or anything, and in fact just updating a couple in a few years would give an even longer "time-line" of heroes and villains and the larger the time span, the less dated any of them will feel.

As for help with sizing and resolution, I can help with that if you want.

Just shoot me a PM and we can work out details of source material, final sizes, etc. Best of all, I do it for free.
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Thanks Nick that's wicked sweet of you to offer that. I will just have to iron out the images I will be using and I will keep you posted. I also might do a mock up of some comic art to see what that looks like.

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I usually use Google image search with the search settings targeting only huge images (6-8MP+). I have found that you can find lots of good stuff that way.
Thanks! - Great advice! never realized they had that. A lot of good stuff.
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What AT material is recommended to buy? I went to Spoonflower and didn't see the "quilt weight" fabric (mentioned in the OP) listed after I uploaded my image.
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What "quilt weight" fabric are you looking for?

Check out post 1279 in this thread. You should be using Performance Knit or Silky Faille. Differences noted in post 1279. Here is a link: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1316623/diy-custom-printed-movie-poster-acoustic-panels-cheap/1260#post_24675571
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What "quilt weight" fabric are you looking for?

Check out post 1279 in this thread. You should be using Performance Knit or Silky Faille. Differences noted in post 1279. Here is a link: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1316623/diy-custom-printed-movie-poster-acoustic-panels-cheap/1260#post_24675571

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What size fabrics are people ordering from Spoonflower- the OP paid <$10 a print, but Sily Faile shows as $24 for 3' (1yr) x 54" width (which is too large) , but next size down seems too small.
Are people putting 2 images on a single 54" wide print?
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What size fabrics are people ordering from Spoonflower- the OP paid <$10 a print, but Sily Faile shows as $24 for 3' (1yr) x 54" width (which is too large) , but next size down seems too small.
Are people putting 2 images on a single 54" wide print?

I think the OP put 3 images on one yard (Kona). It really depends on the size you are doing. I did one image per yard, but if you can fit it they have Fat quarters too.

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I had to do 1 yard per image too because I was going with larger 24" x 48" images plus the frame, and combining enough of my images to save a single yard of material was a file that was well above the 40MB limit. Since I was dealing with original work, it was 100% pixel to pixel vs. just blowing up a smaller resolution movie poster, and since I wanted the best quality, I ended up uploading files that were almost 40MB each in the end. Overkill? Yes, but like I said even with some decent file compression, I was still over 40MB after just 3 images and I needed to have all six of my side wall images to fit them into 5 yards.

If you need some help merging images, let me know. I am going to be out of town with some relatives this weekend, but I can help out on Sunday night or Monday. Just shoot me a PM if you need help (for free of course).
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I did one image per yard, but I did 27x41.
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first one framed and stapled... lots more to go
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First two hung with acoustic in media room... havent turn it on yet to see if I can tell difference
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Very nice rfolkes... they look great!
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Agreed. Those look nice.
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Now I need to watch Last Starfighter again. Thanks a lot. haha.
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First two hung with acoustic in media room... havent turn it on yet to see if I can tell difference

Those do looks great! What did you end up doing to get the crease out of the silky faille?

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Got my posters done, ordered from Spoonflower on 4/23 and they shipped on 5/3. I went with the Performance Knit and they turned out great, nice colors.


I bought the 1X4 poplar from Menards - about $8.00 for 8'. Nice straight sanded wood, didn't do any prep - used them as is. Also used Nick's idea of little metal "L" brackets in each corner. Air-nailed them together - they went togethor quick and easy.


Used Roxul safe-n-sound batts. Its all I could find locally and I didnt want to pay shipping for the other products mentioned. They are 3" thick and pretty rigid, seem to work fine.


Thanks to Nick for prepping the pictures with a black border, that made it easy to get them centered. Just pulled the fabric around and stapled, pulled just enough to get the wrinkles out - not really streching








I had created this in a new thread by accident, didnt see a way to move it so I am recreating it where it belongs.
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To one Dj to another wink.gif, nicely done.

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Very nice. Glad that both the Performance Knit and my Photoshop editing worked out well for you. You can't even tell which images I had to trim one of the dimensions off of (to make them exactly the same size) or which one of them I actually added about an inch of background to (and it wasn't just solid background either). Of course now you will be searching and looking. LOL.
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Very nice. Glad that both the Performance Knit and my Photoshop editing worked out well for you. You can't even tell which images I had to trim one of the dimensions off of (to make them exactly the same size) or which one of them I actually added about an inch of background to (and it wasn't just solid background either). Of course now you will be searching and looking. LOL.

 

Now you made me look!  My guess would be you added to Cars. ;)

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Now you made me look!  My guess would be you added to Cars. wink.gif

Nope. Wrong... Although it would have been pretty cool if I said, "Yes, I added more cobblestone street to the foreground."

If you can't tell, then stop looking. smile.gif It will bug you if you see something that doesn't look right.
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