Customizable Products

Graphic Image Flooring is Design Pool’s Newest Partner

Design Pool is excited to announce a new partnership with Graphic Image Flooring. Choose any pattern from the Design Pool library to print directly on Graphic Image Flooring’s vinyl flooring.Based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Graphic Image Flooring manufacturers durable, recyclable, printed vinyl flooring. Using the latest in digital printing technology all orders are print-on-demand. Their products have a wide range of uses for commercial and residential interior spaces. We deliver orders on finished rolls up to 10’ x 50’ wide. This allows a fast installation...

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Using the Design Pool Library, Tips for Interior Designers

Interior designers have more flexibility than ever now to customize projects. Yet, many don't realize just how easy (not to mention affordable) it is thanks to advances in print-on-demand technology. What used to be reserved for big projects and big budgets is now accessible to anyone and for any project. There is one problem though. With so many options, where do you even start? How does an interior designer license a pattern? How do you license a design? Who...

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Licensing Pattern Designs is Smart in Uncertain Times

A lot of small businesses, freelancers, and entrepreneurs are facing uncertainty these days. We can relate, we are too at Design Pool. Our goal to grow our business by licensing pattern designs is the same. Yet, our plans had to be reassessed. The shows we were exhibiting at have both been postponed. Both the Licensing Expo and Neocon have both been canceled. As a small business with big plans to grow in 2020, this has been a blow.BUT, we are still moving forward....

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Let’s Be Partners

Did you recently invest in a digital printer? Do you have a super cool new product but don’t have a design staff? Do you see print-on-demand as a forward-thinking and sustainable way of doing business in the future? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we would love to talk to you about becoming partners.   We launched Design Pool in part because we were inspired by how print-on-demand technology was expanding exponentially. As new printers came into the...

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Building on Hope to Renovate Nashua PAL

New Hampshire non-profit Building on Hope will spend two weeks in May renovating the Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven. Consisting of New Hampshire volunteers from all walks of life, this inspiring nonprofit helps other nonprofits doing good work in their community. This past year, Kristen has been donating her time and expertise to this great cause. She is serving as their interior designer for the new lobby on this project. Though Kristen has worked with many interior designers over the...

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Meet us at Licensing Expo 2020 in Las Vegas

Here at Design Pool we have big things in store for 2020! This spring Design Pool will be exhibiting for the first time at Licensing Expo 2020 in Las Vegas. The world's largest licensing trade show, it describes itself as, "The meeting place for the global licensing industry." Licensing Expo takes place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on May 19 – 21, 2020. This show is a great place to network, research trends, and find the perfect design for...

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PrintingUnited 2019 Material Review

In October, we visited the Printing United show in Dallas, Texas. Printing United describes itself as a brand-new trade show that will “provide access to the latest solutions for apparel, graphics/wide-format, and functional printing applications.” Their goal is putting under one roof “access to all printing technologies.” Those of us in the industry all agree it’s an exciting time for printing and print-on-demand products. A show with so many different technologies and materials in one place was both informative...

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LDI Interiors Customizable Faux Leather Upholstery

At LDI Interiors, sustainable design is more than just an industry trend or empty marketing term; it is one of the core values of their company. They view sustainability as an essential part of their business model and an ever-evolving part of the design process. Each new product, each new design, is seen as a stepping stone toward a healthier planet. It is with sustainability in mind that LDI Interiors develops long-lasting products for commercial interiors that improve indoor air...

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KwickScreen Privacy Screens, Practical & Customizable

KwickScreen originally began as a student project for Michael Korn. Still, today, it is slowly revolutionizing how hospitals and medical centers create privacy and comfort for patients and families in an instant. Design Pool Pattern Prairie Michael enrolled in an industrial design program at the Royal College of Art with the spirit of an inventor. He wanted to design a product that would make a difference in people’s lives and was inspired to look to the healthcare industry because of its...

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Tana-Tex Integral Mesh Privacy Curtain
Tana-Tex Integral Mesh Privacy Curtain
Tana-Tex Integral Mesh Privacy Curtain

Tana-Tex, a Revolutionary Print-on-Demand Privacy Curtain

Tana-Tex Inc. is revolutionizing the privacy curtain business with technology that allows for seamless curtains produced from an integral mesh fabric. Anat Unruh, owner of Tana-Tex had been in the privacy curtain business for a while when she got the inspiration for this new product in an unusual place: the tennis court. Traditional privacy curtains had long been created with a mesh section sewn into a woven curtain, or connected by snaps. Anat wondered, why couldn’t these curtains be created...

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