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post #1591 of 1604 Old 09-14-2014, 10:27 AM
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Just got ours in yesterday. Excuse the washed out iPhone photos, the blacks are great, really really black. A few of the pics show that. We decided to go with a minimalistic, portrait theme. We also went half/half with kids movies, since in reality, that's what we watch the most of in the theater. It's life with small children. Also threw in one for the girls.

Got most of these either from movieposterdb.com or the blu ray forums. I was surprised at the relative lack of star wars portrait type posters to choose from. I really wanted a darth vader portrait, but couldn't find a high res one.

It'll be a bit before I get frames built for these, but to say I'm very pleased with these would be an understatement. They look amazing.

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Okay, so only 5 at a time works. Here's the other 5.

36x24" with a 3" border that will wrap around the frame.
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Those are awesome! Haven't seen most of them.


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The only deals that I've ever seen or been emailed about from Spoonflower is just on 8" x 8" samples of new materials. That is how I got my sample fabrics to compare in the past. Doesn't help much for someone looking to order their panel fabric though.
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Hey Guys, I'm trying to download a few poster files on SpoonFlower site, what setting are you guys using.

For instance

1)Design Size? Smaller, Bigger, (not too sure what's up with this section?)

2)Choose size and amount? I'm thinking 54" for Silky Faille?

And finally does the Thumbnail has any affect on the end product? Also any other thing I should know before I toss down the credit card.

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Oh yeah and one other thing, how about the repeat, I think Center sounds like the way to go, but I that's just a guess.


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I used photoshop to put a black frame around each poster, then resized to the exact size I wanted. Then uploaded and printed them centered on a yard of the performance knit. That way the posters were the precise size I wanted, using smaller/bigger on the spoon flower site. Was not exact.

The preview is exactly what you get. The thumbnails all seemed to be the lower left corner only.
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I used photoshop to put a black frame around each poster, then resized to the exact size I wanted. Then uploaded and printed them centered on a yard of the performance knit. That way the posters were the precise size I wanted, using smaller/bigger on the spoon flower site. Was not exact.

The preview is exactly what you get. The thumbnails all seemed to be the lower left corner only.


Thanks, they're already resize with a 3 in boarder...Cool I guess I'm good to go.




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Thank you to Nick it's been a slow process but without his help I would not been at this point!

Will post pics of the printed posters once they're in my hands.


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You are most welcome.

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Nick, I'm trying to find it but this thread has become huge, can you tell me again what most are making the frames out of? 1x4" ripped down to 3"? Also if I build them with pocket screws I can get by with square cutting them vs mitreing right?

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Nick, I'm trying to find it but this thread has become huge, can you tell me again what most are making the frames out of? 1x4" ripped down to 3"? Also if I build them with pocket screws I can get by with square cutting them vs mitreing right?
What I plan on doing is ripping plywood into 3" strips. Routing a round over on the front inside, and softening the outside edges with a sander. Since you won't see the joints I'm going to butt join with brads and screws. No point in messing with miters. Countersink everything and you shouldn't be able to tell what joint you used.
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rprice is right on the mark with not mitre cutting them. You won't see the corner anyway.

I actually did the opposite with the "round over" and sanding. I lightly sanded the inside edge, and then did an outside 45* bevel cut. Looks pretty sharp, but you could also just lightly sand the inside and outside, or actually any visible edges too. It will still look nice.

I used 1x4 material for my side panels. I was going to rip them down, but then opted to just leave them as is and since it is actually .75" x 3.5", it is pretty light, still rigid, and gives me a natural 1.5" air gap behind my 2" acoustical insulation to boost performance.

Assembly can be screws if you want, but you will get better results with good ol' wood glue and brad nails from a small nail gun if possible. The glue will be stronger than anything, and gluing and brad nailing will go a lot faster than drilling pilot holes to prevent wood splitting, adding counter sinks (for those not using pocket screws), and then putting in the screws.

I was going to go with plywood too until I realized that it was going to be a lot of work to rip nice and clean strips and have to man-handle the sheet (even if you cut the sheet down). Not many people are doing plywood, but it should be able to be done successfully, just was more work than I wanted to do, and I get the benefit of the built in air-gap using the 1x4s.

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Nick, I'm trying to find it but this thread has become huge, can you tell me again what most are making the frames out of? 1x4" ripped down to 3"? Also if I build them with pocket screws I can get by with square cutting them vs mitreing right?
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, that held them without clamping. Air-nailed with glue - they went togethor quick and easy.
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