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This may be a dumb question - most insulation comes as 24" x 48" batts. If my frame is 24" x 36" on the exterior dimension, if I have 1" wood borders then really the interior dimension is 22" x 34" - will rigid fibreglass/wool fit in a 22" or does each piece have to be trimmed?
Each piece needs to be trimmed.
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I apologize for not going through the 125 pages. It have been mentioned a dozen times; but will someone reiterate which type of fabric is better for use in this case? I've reached out to Spoonflower and they sent me this page, https://www.spoonflower.com/spoonflower_fabrics. Which of these fabric is the best option? Thank you so much!
Spoonflower will only print non-movie/tv related fabrics. Basically, they won't want to drift into a gray area of copyrighted material, potentially. Long discussions about that happened elsewhere in here, so I won't rehash it all.

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Current popular choice is Basic Combed Cotton. Not quite as nice as Spoonflower's Performance Knit or Silky Faille for looks, but it still is great, and tons better than the fabric and print quality from when this topic started.

As mentioned, fabric that you can breathe through will get you the best performance, but we are talking about absorption panels, so even if it isn't super breathable, it will work. Heck, if you were bound and gagged with Silky Faille, you would die of suffocation because that stuff just does not breathe, but it still works for absorption. Some companies make absorption panels covered in thick materials like suede, so anything you use will be better than that. Again, breathable is best, but you most likely won't notice a difference as we are still fixing a large acoustical issue and there are other flaws in general broadband absorption, like promoted here, that will overshadow any difference in fabric choice. To get those ironed out would require a professional room analysis and acoustic design though, so rest assured that we still make a great positive impact here.
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As per first post: "I've found that the standard "quilting weight" fabric offers the best balance between print density and acoustic transparency. [update: mtbdudex is a stud and tested the Spoonflower "Quilting Weight" fabric for acoustic transparency here. Short version - it works great!]"
Hey, I spent time over the course of months buying and testing different fabrics (at my own expense and after I already built my panels) to do print quality and audio performance testing. Sure, I didn't post pretty graphs, but still. Can I be a "stud" too? LOL

Seriously though, we had a number of people doing so much testing, it was great. My focus was actually on how "transparent" the sound was (to see if the newer fabrics at the time could be used in front of a speaker) as well as what frequencies were actually absorbed and reflected. I posted the results somewhere, but it was basically Spoonflower Performance Knit is the only one that I would put in front of a speaker, and the tiny bumps in the measurements were so small between fabrics for absorption that once the insulation was behind them, it didn't really matter what fabric was used.
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By looking at Spoonflower's product page, how do I know which product is "breathable and non-stretchy"? Do I look at the "Uses" column for "quilting"?
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By looking at Spoonflower's product page, how do I know which product is "breathable and non-stretchy"? Do I look at the "Uses" column for "quilting"?
What are you wanting to print?
If it is a movie, TV, or other image with any fictional character from any published source, then Spoonflower won't print.

As for breathable and non-stretchy, that is a good question. Performance Knit was SUPER breathable, but is extremely stretchy. Silky Faille is barely stretchy, but it also doesn't breathe at all.

I've got a number of fabric samples at home, but I won't be there for a couple more days as I am down in Georgia for work. All of the testing done, though, shows that these two choices are the best options from Spoonflower.

MyFabricDesigns has a different type of Performance Knit that isn't as good, but is breathable. The fabric of choice, as mentioned previously, is Basic Combed Cotton.

Your other choice is to order a fabric sample pack and pick one for yourself. Then you can ensure that you get the look that you want.
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@nickbuol - Hope all is well! I am going to send you a PM with some images. If available please add me to the list. I am in no hurry. Thank you in advance.

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@nickbuol - Hope all is well! I am going to send you a PM with some images. If available please add me to the list. I am in no hurry. Thank you in advance.

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I will take a look tonight after work.
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DIY Custom-Printed Movie Poster Acoustic Panels - cheap!

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Putting black around the edges works, but just to share, mirroring the image is also nice and is what many print shops do

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Look at the left side: the image ends naturally at the edge and is mirrored around the sides.

With some images, the extension is just seamless. Of course, you need to measure carefully to know how much to mirror.

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Putting black around the edges works, but just to share, mirroring the image is also nice and is what many print shops do

Example with one of my canvas prints:
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Look at the left side: the image ends naturally at the edge and is mirrored around the sides.

With some images, the extension is just seamless. Of course, you need to measure carefully to know how much to mirror.
That looks nice, and really works well for something like a skyline. I did a number of gallery wrap (both extended images and mirrored) borders a few years ago for people. It was like someone told everyone "hey, let's all do gallery wraps" LOL.

With the movie posters, I honestly wasn't a fan. Many times you get reversed letters, partial characters that look a bit out of place, etc. Sure, you could have those odd elements edited out, but then you are spending time editing the edge border instead of the main image. Anyway, some looked fine, like I remember UP looking good because the gallery wrap was mostly sky and clouds, but there were a few that didn't look good at all, and people here commented about their regret. I haven't been asked to do any since.

So long story short, it really depends on the image, and the finished desired look. I think that poster images look better just on the front, but my own images in my theater (not poster images) wrap around the sides.


I do like your image though. Very nice.
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Another excellent job by @nickbuol . I cannot wait to get these printed. Hopefully myfabricdesigns will have a great Black Friday sale.

Thank you again Nick! I really appreciate it.

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Ok I got 1x4 poplar and about to assemble the frame. Some questions:

I was going to make butt joints with 2 #8 screws. Should I glue this? The screws are going into the end grain. Are angle brackets needed to reinforce the frame at all?

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My plan was to glue and countersink #6 wood screws. I will also put a bevel on the inside of the frame to minimize contact points from the frame and fabric. Painting the frames is probably important so as to not allow any frame color to seep through.


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For wood, predrill if possible to prevent splitting. Glue is always good.

I used glue and a finishing nailer, and it worked great. The glue is stronger than the nails in my case.

For MDF, it gets really needs the glue since using screws, even ones "designed" for MDF is a touch tricky.

I know that chiptouz knows this already since he has been building speakers for a while. I just mention it for others that might stumble across this response.
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Glue with end grain will not be very strong so you’ll need some screws and as Nickbuol mentioned, predrill to prevent splitting.

Glue along the grain length with most modern glues (clamped properly) will result in a joint stronger than the wood itself.

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Ok made my frames with 2 #8 2" screws and 1x4 poplar. I ordered a poster and I bought Comfortboard 80 ready to be cut.

I'm thinking about staplers now - I have access to an air compressor so pneumatic staple gun seems the clear choice. Are 21 Gauge staples good enough? Seems like most guns are 18G but "upholestry" guns - which is presumably what I need? - are 20G
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Ok made my frames with 2 #8 2" screws and 1x4 poplar. I ordered a poster and I bought Comfortboard 80 ready to be cut.



I'm thinking about staplers now - I have access to an air compressor so pneumatic staple gun seems the clear choice. Are 21 Gauge staples good enough? Seems like most guns are 18G but "upholestry" guns - which is presumably what I need? - are 20G


I purchased the harbor freight 21ga stapler and 1/4” staples for use in attaching the fabric to the frames. If you have a compressor to me it was a no brainer.


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So for all of us newbies, what is the ideal size for a movie poster frame? I'm looking at diy panels from acoustimac with the intentions of printing movie posters. The only frame size they have would be 48x24. That seems to be a lot longer than what most people here use. I'm trying to buy an already built frame since I don't have access to wood cutting tools, nor have the space for it.
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So for all of us newbies, what is the ideal size for a movie poster frame? I'm looking at diy panels from acoustimac with the intentions of printing movie posters. The only frame size they have would be 48x24. That seems to be a lot longer than what most people here use. I'm trying to buy an already built frame since I don't have access to wood cutting tools, nor have the space for it.
Movie posters are around a 2:3 ratio (or 1:1.5 ratio) meaning that for every inch in width, you have about 1.5 inches in height.

A 24" wide movie poster will be about 36" tall. Most people crop their's to fit this size or close to it.

If you do something with just movie characters for example, then a 24" x 48" frame can look really impressive, but it will be much taller than a regular movie poster.


The other trick with 48" tall (or wide) frames is that once you add a border, you really have to be aware of the thickness of the frame and the width limit of your fabric. At MyFabricDesigns, the Basic Combed Cotton that people use is 54" wide of printed space. So that leaves just 3" max for a border. There are other fabrics that are wider, but they all start to have their quirks.

If you are doing 24" x 48" images that are NOT movie posters, then they could be printed over at Spoonflower on better fabric that is wider too.

Lots of options, and I am always here to help with image work if need be.
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So if I do decide to do the 24 x 48 frame, you think I should stick to a 1" thickness due to the smaller border? If I were to print posters without the words, would Spoonflower still print it or is that still a no go?
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So if I do decide to do the 24 x 48 frame, you think I should stick to a 1" thickness due to the smaller border? If I were to print posters without the words, would Spoonflower still print it or is that still a no go?
You are pretty much throwing our money away if you go with just 1" thick. That will only do such a small high frequency range, and you are missing out on a lot of the frequencies that will help with things like critical dialog clarity, and even some upper-low frequency improvement.

2" is the absolute minimum, and 2" with at least 1" air gap is better, 2" with a 2" air gap is pretty ideal.

The air gap just means that the insulation material has a gap between it and the wall. You could accomplish this with a 2" thick panel that is held off of your wall by hidden blocks, or a panel that is thicker than the 2" insulation, but the insulation is just pushed out toward the front face (where the printed fabric is) and thus an air gap is behind it.

Spoonflower won't print anything that looks like it is from a movie, even if there are no words....
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So if I do decide to do the 24 x 48 frame, you think I should stick to a 1" thickness due to the smaller border? If I were to print posters without the words, would Spoonflower still print it or is that still a no go?
I agree with Nick. If you want a 24x48 frame you'll have a harder time find images for that dimension, but you can do some photoshopping to make it work. I used 24x36 and even then there were some movies I really wanted to make into posters but couldn't find images that met my requirements.

I absolutely agree at minimum 2" thick with 3-4" being recommended. My frames are 3.5" thick with 2 layers of rigid 1.5" Rockwool underneath. I still used standard 24x36" movie posters but I added 4" in Photoshop to each side of just black border so I could fold them around the frame. So final dimensions of the images were 32x44".

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Most real movie posters are 27 x 41 ish
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Yup. A 1:1.519 ratio (width:height)

Most movie poster images available online are 1:1.5 ratio and good quality ones are 24 x 36.

I've worked on so many poster images over the years for people here and there are benefits to 24 x 36 from a contruction perspective. Out of a single 8 ft piece of 1x_ lumber for the frame you can build two 36" sides and one 22.5" top or bottom, or four 22.5" tops/bottoms. The waste on the lumber is minimal.

Others like bumping up the image width to 25.5" (which usually yields a 38.25" height) so that they can use the full width of their 24" wide insulation. Any smaller, like in the 24x36 example above, and you have to trim the sides, any wider, and the insulation doesn't stay in place. You then have to either buy longer pieces of 1x_ lumber to compensate for the larger sizes, or have a lot more wasted material.

I suppose if money was no object, these could be sized up to 27" x 40.5" (again, since most files are in a 1:1.5 ratio) and then you could cut the insulation into 25.5" x 24" pieces and put one in the bottom (sideways so to speak) and then a second one that is 25.5" x 15" and use it to fill the top sideways (or cut one piece down to 39" tall x the stock 24" wide, and then another piece 1.5" wide by 39" tall). Many people have tried to piece together small strips like that and it seems that the bigger piece just pushes the littler one around, thus the reason I would recommend the sideways option.

All of that cutting up of insulation should be done with care since any insulation is really bad if breathed in, but most people don't want the hassle of all of the cutting and all of the waste, and thus the reason that many choose 25.5" x 38.25" or 24" x 36".
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I purchased the harbor freight 21ga stapler and 1/4” staples for use in attaching the fabric to the frames. If you have a compressor to me it was a no brainer.
My local rental shop has a staple gun but it's a Prime - LU-9032B, specifically uses 18 GAUGE staples that are 5/16" long instead of 1/4", is that too much for my frames? They are 3.5" thick
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My local rental shop has a staple gun but it's a Prime - LU-9032B, specifically uses 18 GAUGE staples that are 5/16" long instead of 1/4", is that too much for my frames? They are 3.5" thick


You will be fine. 5/16 is slightly bigger but not an issue for 3.5”.


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My local rental shop has a staple gun but it's a Prime - LU-9032B, specifically uses 18 GAUGE staples that are 5/16" long instead of 1/4", is that too much for my frames? They are 3.5" thick


You will be fine. 5/16 is slightly bigger but not an issue for 3.5”.


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