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post #241 of 1181
Mine was rolled up, minor wrinkling. Apparently is safe to wash and iron but I haven't tried.
post #242 of 1181
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Originally Posted by jefftr View Post

Mine was rolled up, minor wrinkling. Apparently is safe to wash and iron but I haven't tried.
How did you smooth it out?
post #243 of 1181
Right now I just stapled it to the beams and stretched it out. This was just a test run anyways. I'm planning on building acoustic panels and will stretch it out over them which should smooth out the wrinkles. Someone earlier in this thread (I believe the OP?) posted a link to a de-wrinkling agent he used.
post #244 of 1181
Yes it is safe to iron. My four posters came in a surprisingly small package so yes, they were a little creased. My wife was kind enough to iron them and they turned out great. I'd probably start with a low setting first just to be safe.

As someone mentioned earlier in the thread there is a a spray on wrinkle remover you can get that works well too. But mostly the creases were not a big deal. The fabric is pretty supple and has some give to it. The small increment of stretching you end up doing over the frames takes care of the rest.

P.S. The brown coat poster looks bad ass.
post #245 of 1181
Great thread! The info here helped inspire me to swap out my existing movie posters for these fabric ones.

My main motivation was eliminating all reflective surfaces on the walls and fabric'd the upper walls, soffit bottoms and, of course, these posters. I tried to shoot for poster content that had a minimum of light coloring to disappear during movies and am very happy with how these look and perform. The frames are simple pine 1x2's and ripped the bezels from OSB and then covered with black velvet. Cheap and easy. smile.gif

I was able to go with some of the same posters I had before, and while the fabric posters are not as photo realistic as their paper counterparts, the family likes the different look they give.

The pics are a little washed out


post #246 of 1181
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Originally Posted by purbeast View Post

Wow those turned out REALLY nice! I really like those!

Does anyone have any recommendations on a frame that can be purchased for this usage? I have 0 wood working skills so I don't really know how realistic it is that I could make frames for one of these projects.

You can buy frames here:

http://www.acoustimac.com/acoustic-insulation-materials/wood-panel-frames/

They also sell DIY kits that include precut insulation.
post #247 of 1181
Hi. Can anyone recommend a minimum dpi and ppi for images. I can increase the images size in photoshop but i do not know when artifacts would start to appear. Also if I have a 300 dpi image should i decrease it to 150 when i am enlarging the image? Thank you for any help.
post #248 of 1181
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Hi. Can anyone recommend a minimum dpi and ppi for images. I can increase the images size in photoshop but i do not know when artifacts would start to appear. Also if I have a 300 dpi image should i decrease it to 150 when i am enlarging the image? Thank you for any help.
I would like to know this too but some of the posters/images I have are lower (i.e. 72dpi). So would increasing them to 150 or 300 cause any issues?
post #249 of 1181
I set mine at 150 DPI.

4 posters at 300 DPI in one file exceeded the maximum file size spoon flower would allow.

If you you are only doing 2-3 posters in a file, you could go ahead with 300dpi, but 150 dpi worked great.

You may want to email spoonflower to see what they have to say.
post #250 of 1181
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Originally Posted by MuaySteve View Post

I set mine at 150 DPI.

4 posters at 300 DPI in one file exceeded the maximum file size spoon flower would allow.

If you you are only doing 2-3 posters in a file, you could go ahead with 300dpi, but 150 dpi worked great.

You may want to email spoonflower to see what they have to say.
Thanks!

You had mentioned in your other post that you combined all your pics on one piece of material. Did you make indications on the pictures as to know where to cut the fabric?
post #251 of 1181
Thanks for the info. Were your images originally 3600 X 5400 or did you enlargew the images you had. On the spoonflower website it said it had to be that big.
post #252 of 1181
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Originally Posted by tcc View Post

Thanks!

You had mentioned in your other post that you combined all your pics on one piece of material. Did you make indications on the pictures as to know where to cut the fabric?

I didn't, but I left enough black border that I didn't have to worry much. However if I was doing it again, I would add a 1 or 2 px white line between each for easier cutting.
post #253 of 1181
The images were all less in size. some were right around 2000x3xxx. I increaded the dpi to 150, then enlarged the pic to 24"x36" ( switched to inches in photoshop, instead of pixels.)

2 of my posters had to be cropped just slightly. So when I enlarged them to 24"w, the total length was 36.25" or something like that. so I cropped it at 24x36 to get the exact same size for all 4 pictures.
post #254 of 1181
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Originally Posted by cybrsage View Post

You can buy frames here:

http://www.acoustimac.com/acoustic-insulation-materials/wood-panel-frames/

They also sell DIY kits that include precut insulation.

Thank you that is awesome, I may look into these at some point when I get around to doing sound treatment so I can make posters to my liking!

EDIT:

Anyone know what material is best at Spoonflower now a days or another place to order better material? The fabric that is mentioned in the OP actually isn't listed on that site anymore.
Edited by purbeast - 3/19/13 at 1:35pm
post #255 of 1181
^^ it's the Kona Cotton material.
post #256 of 1181
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Originally Posted by tcc View Post

^^ it's the Kona Cotton material.

Ah okay thanks.

I think I am going to buy some of the DIY kits for frames from that one site, then make some prints up.

I'm assuming that you want a few inches to wrap around the frame, that are extra than your main image? And that material does not stretch correct?
post #257 of 1181
I did prints and left some white extra material as a border. The fabric was somewhat stretchy and inconsistent, so it was hard to get a straight consistent border around the image. If I were to do it over I would either print on black material if the image allowed for it, or make the image larger or frame smaller so that part of the image actually wrapped around the frame. That was my experience anyways.
post #258 of 1181
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Originally Posted by purbeast View Post

Ah okay thanks.

I think I am going to buy some of the DIY kits for frames from that one site, then make some prints up.

I'm assuming that you want a few inches to wrap around the frame, that are extra than your main image? And that material does not stretch correct?

I added 2 or 3 inches of black all around my pictures so that the sides of the frames would be black. As mentioned the kona materials is somewhat stretchy.
post #259 of 1181
Wow, this thread keeps getting better and better as you read through. Love the home theater !!!!! - zove
post #260 of 1181
What I great thread to stumble upon! I have two sheets of 3" thick charcoal foam that I was looking for a use for (I bought it to make custom shipping containers for a few turntables I sold). This is essentially the same type of foam as the Auralex stuff. Any thoughts as to using it to create a DIY panel or should I just buy some OC or Roxul?

http://www.foambymail.com/CR/solid-charcoal-regular-foam.html
post #261 of 1181
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Originally Posted by sdolen View Post

What I great thread to stumble upon! I have two sheets of 3" thick charcoal foam that I was looking for a use for (I bought it to make custom shipping containers for a few turntables I sold). This is essentially the same type of foam as the Auralex stuff. Any thoughts as to using it to create a DIY panel or should I just buy some OC or Roxul?

http://www.foambymail.com/CR/solid-charcoal-regular-foam.html
Wow, that foam looks pretty good and would probably work. But that's just my opinion biggrin.gif
post #262 of 1181
not that it matters much for a few small wall panels but when working with acoustical foams for the wall, fire resistance in not a given on bargain foams. Do a science experiment for yourself, I did one day and the result was enough to open my eyes.
post #263 of 1181
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

not that it matters much for a few small wall panels but when working with acoustical foams for the wall, fire resistance in not a given on bargain foams. Do a science experiment for yourself, I did one day and the result was enough to open my eyes.

Their acoustical foam is fire rated: (same as Auralex)

"Flammability Test Results:
Class A
25 Flame Spread Index
250 Smoke Spread Index"

I doubt their packing foam is.
post #264 of 1181
There have been claims made against FBM and others that not all their marketing claims and test data are accurate. Do your own flame test. Hold it in a vertical position and put a lighter to the bottom edge.

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/bass-traps-acoustic-panels-foam-etc/347215-foam-factory-foam-mail-dilemma.html
post #265 of 1181
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Originally Posted by sdolen View Post

What I great thread to stumble upon! I have two sheets of 3" thick charcoal foam that I was looking for a use for (I bought it to make custom shipping containers for a few turntables I sold). This is essentially the same type of foam as the Auralex stuff. Any thoughts as to using it to create a DIY panel or should I just buy some OC or Roxul?

http://www.foambymail.com/CR/solid-charcoal-regular-foam.html

Would definitely recommend the OC or Roxul route to get broadband control down to lower frequencies. 4" panels with an air gap will reach down to 100 Hz on the wall and 80 Hz in the corner. Superchunks in the corner will reach the sub 100 Hz region better.
post #266 of 1181
Awesome info! Currently I am using Japanese Kimono material wrapping my acoustic panels but when I go to convert the garage I would like to use some other artwork and your info will def help me.
post #267 of 1181
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Originally Posted by ellisr63 View Post

Awesome info! Currently I am using Japanese Kimono material wrapping my acoustic panels but when I go to convert the garage I would like to use some other artwork and your info will def help me.

Sounds pretty fengshui!
post #268 of 1181
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

There have been claims made against FBM and others that not all their marketing claims and test data are accurate. Do your own flame test. Hold it in a vertical position and put a lighter to the bottom edge.

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/bass-traps-acoustic-panels-foam-etc/347215-foam-factory-foam-mail-dilemma.html

Great read. Thanks for the link. I'll do a fire test now. I have some for aesthetics not acoustic....no fire ratting would be bad.
post #269 of 1181
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

There have been claims made against FBM and others that not all their marketing claims and test data are accurate. Do your own flame test. Hold it in a vertical position and put a lighter to the bottom edge.

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/bass-traps-acoustic-panels-foam-etc/347215-foam-factory-foam-mail-dilemma.html

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Originally Posted by Yzfbossman View Post

Great read. Thanks for the link. I'll do a fire test now. I have some for aesthetics not acoustic....no fire ratting would be bad.

Hey guys, just so this GREAT thread doesn't get anymore clogged up with foam talk, I've started another thread with my test results here:

Foam vs fiberglass vs GOM fire test
post #270 of 1181
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Originally Posted by Yzfbossman View Post


... I started another thread with my test results here:

Foam vs fiberglass vs GOM fire test

Wow. Thanks for the post in the other thread. Summary: Fiberglass wins, or I should say, foam loses!
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