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post #1771 of 1787 Old 12-02-2014, 09:51 PM
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Side note, @nickbuol I see you are from Marion! I went to school at Cornell and we were always driving into CR and Marion to get out of Mount Vernon. It's a nice little town.
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Hi guys,
I have been exploring acoustic room treatments and the more I explore for my options, the more I get confused. So I have been looking into adding diffusers. Seems like there are many types and many companies selling them. But the prices are sky high. Installing 6 diffusers (3 on each side of wall and 2 on rear) seems like a project of like +2,500.00. I can't help to wonder if these are just good plain woods stacked with some space varying in depth (in terms of diffuser that has horizontal lines) or there is something very special about them that make them this expensive?

So far found a few types of Diffusers.
1 - With equal spacing lines varying in depth (2D).
2 - With cubes varying depth.

What is so special about them that make them this pricy?????
Thx
As others mentioned, there is a definite method to the madness of those panels. The thickness of the wood, the width, the spacing, depth from the wall, etc all have some good math behind them that are "tuned" for each room, or should be. Lots of defuser styles besides the "slat" one, or the cube ones that you talk about (I know that they have official terms, but who cares, we know what we are talking about. )

I was at The Savoy The Savoy earlier this year and saw a LOT of DIY treatments, but they were based off of someone taking a lot of audio measurements and calculating and getting plans to him to make them. I think that it cost $700 for full room analysis including the DIY specs and placement of everything. Post 332 in that build thread start to show some of the diagrams that helped him for his exact room.
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Okay, I posted my prints a few months ago, finally got the theater to the stage where I can work on these. I did a test run with the first poster to make sure my process was sound. Then off to the shop to make 9 more frames.

3" 1/16 thick slats. Reinforced across the back with 1/8 temper board (recessed into rabbets to keep everything flush), keeps them straight and square and adds a lot of strength. I also picked up a pneumatic stapler- best $30 I've spent. Between these and my bass traps I've gone through over a thousand staples so far.

After the frames are built, I'm running screen material (patio screen- not big screen) across the back to hold the insulation in. Then insulation. Then a bead of hot glue around the edge to keep the insulation from moving around. Then I'm wrapping it in some left over jersey material I had from my bass traps. The insulation puffs out just a hair. I can pull this stuff tight and it's nice and flat. also, keeps me from having to paint the frame.

Then it's on to the poster. I have the remaining 9 frames built today but ran out of time. Hopefully more to come this weekend.
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Okay, I posted my prints a few months ago, finally got the theater to the stage where I can work on these. I did a test run with the first poster to make sure my process was sound. Then off to the shop to make 9 more frames.

3" 1/16 thick slats. Reinforced across the back with 1/8 temper board (recessed into rabbets to keep everything flush), keeps them straight and square and adds a lot of strength. I also picked up a pneumatic stapler- best $30 I've spent. Between these and my bass traps I've gone through over a thousand staples so far.

After the frames are built, I'm running screen material (patio screen- not big screen) across the back to hold the insulation in. Then insulation. Then a bead of hot glue around the edge to keep the insulation from moving around. Then I'm wrapping it in some left over jersey material I had from my bass traps. The insulation puffs out just a hair. I can pull this stuff tight and it's nice and flat. also, keeps me from having to paint the frame.

Then it's on to the poster. I have the remaining 9 frames built today but ran out of time. Hopefully more to come this weekend.
Looking good!
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Got a few more done. Slow going. Some of my prints from spoon flower ended up being 1/2" small- the Frodo poster is stretched absolutely to its max. I hope it holds up.
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Hey guys, I want to make a couple of these for my theater room and having been scouring this thread. I have seen lots of opinions of the pixel size needed for a picture (sounds like 150dpi is the sweet spot) but have a question of how bad would the quality be if I have an image that doesnt meet that requirement. I need to make one poster longer horizontal and have a large space for it. I have a picture I really want to use but the resolution is only 2880 x 1800 (have scoured posterdb and google to no avail). So my question is, how large can I go to make a good but not great poster with that image? I was also thinking of maybe making two smaller frames with a solid color or something to encapsulate it to make it look larger, any ideas would be welcome =)

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This thread is incredible. Took a while, but I read every post. Ha ha. Now I'm ready to start my project (with the help of Nick for some photoshop work).

Thanks to all the contributors, guinea pigs, etc.

By the way - I am NOT a project guy, don't have woodworking tools, and am crazy busy with work, etc, so I opted to buy my frames instead of making them. For those that are interested in doing the same - I bought pre-made stretcher frames from Frame Destination (https://www.framedestination.com). And I got the 3-inch deep frames so I can have 2-inches of insulation and 1-inch of air gap. A single 24x36 is $34.

The nice thing about it is it's pre-made, sturdy enough to mount tight canvas to prevent sagging, and comes with small rounded/raised edges to prevent you from seeing the front of the frame under the fabric.




(Oh, and for those that live in the Dallas area, you can pick them up and save the shipping costs, which is what I'm doing).
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Hey guys, I want to make a couple of these for my theater room and having been scouring this thread. I have seen lots of opinions of the pixel size needed for a picture (sounds like 150dpi is the sweet spot) but have a question of how bad would the quality be if I have an image that doesnt meet that requirement. I need to make one poster longer horizontal and have a large space for it. I have a picture I really want to use but the resolution is only 2880 x 1800 (have scoured posterdb and google to no avail). So my question is, how large can I go to make a good but not great poster with that image? I was also thinking of maybe making two smaller frames with a solid color or something to encapsulate it to make it look larger, any ideas would be welcome =)

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Send me a PM and I can give you my email address to send the file to. I can mess around with it and see how it does.

The 150dpi "sweet spot" is what Spoonflower wants to prevent any resizing within their system, so when I work people's files, I increase or decrease whatever the dpi is to 150dpi. The larger the image size, the lower the DPI can be and it will still work.
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Nick, what resolution do you suggest? I want to make 6 of these. Is movieposterdb still the place to go? Then moving over to spoonflower?

These are amazing looking!
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Nick, what resolution do you suggest? I want to make 6 of these. Is movieposterdb still the place to go? Then moving over to spoonflower?

These are amazing looking!
Google images is a great place to look as well.

Pretty much the largest you can find. If the files are 300dpi, then something at least 8.5" x 10" is helpful as that basically doubles to 17" x 20" which looks OK since it is getting printed on fabric.
If you have 150dpi, then the image needs to be larger for satisfying results. I've dealt with quite a few "small" images and people like them in the end, but the more you have to blow up an image, the more data is "created" and the created data is mostly just averages of the data around it, thus things get "blurry."
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Just finished up a couple of sweet images. Pacific Rim and TRON Legacy. Had to edit out some text from the Pacific Rim one, which means removing the text area, and recreating what looked like it was there. I've done this for a few others in the past. It takes a bit of time, but the end result if nice and clean, especially when the image has little or no other text on it.
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Just finished up a couple of sweet images. Pacific Rim and TRON Legacy. Had to edit out some text from the Pacific Rim one, which means removing the text area, and recreating what looked like it was there. I've done this for a few others in the past. It takes a bit of time, but the end result if nice and clean, especially when the image has little or no other text on it.
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Got a few more done. Slow going. Some of my prints from spoon flower ended up being 1/2" small- the Frodo poster is stretched absolutely to its max. I hope it holds up.

those look amazing
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those look amazing
Thanks. I'm very happy with them. The flash washes them out a bit. They look even better in person.

I've decided I want to do something over my bass traps, just haven't decided what yet. Right now they just have black fabric over super chunks in the corners.

Hoping to finish the rest next week after working all weekend.
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Just finished up a couple of sweet images. Pacific Rim and TRON Legacy. Had to edit out some text from the Pacific Rim one, which means removing the text area, and recreating what looked like it was there. I've done this for a few others in the past. It takes a bit of time, but the end result if nice and clean, especially when the image has little or no other text on it.
These were for me, super big thanks to Nick for helping me out! I will post them up when they are done in a couple weeks =)
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Firepr00f's posters are done, 3 other PM requests responded to.
And not to set expectations, for turn around time going forward, lol, but Nick was super responsive and did great work! Pretty incredible for free. 😊

My posters are ordered and I should receive them by Dec. 23rd. Then I'll use the Christmas break to assemble everything. I'll post pictures when done. 😊

Thanks again Nick!
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