25 Jan Flooring Trends in Commercial Interiors

Over the past few years, trends in commercial interiors have seen a variety of changes. Interior designers and architects are making intentional design choices to meet the changing needs of various workforces. Although it might not be the first thing you think of, flooring plays an incredibly important role when considering both the aesthetic and […]


23 Jan Trends in Digital Printing

We have been singing the praises of digital printing for years now. Although it took hold in the interior design market slower than in the apparel industry, seeing more digitally printed products available to interior designers is exciting. According to Texintel, several factors contribute to this growth, including a broad shift in consumer opinion of […]


14 Nov Welcome Graphix Unlimited

Design Pool is excited to introduce you to another printer licensing our patterns, Graphix Unlimited. Established in Bremen, Indiana, in 1990, Graphix Unlimited focuses on small to large-format graphics and products designed to enhance a business’ brand. In 2021, they grew and launched a subsidiary, Inspire 360º Interiors. Inspire 360º allows their company to bring […]


7 Nov Welcome NuVision Window Film

Design Pool is so excited to welcome the newest printer licensing Design Pool patterns, NuVision Window Film and Graphics. Our partnership with NuVision offers interior designers the opportunity to print any Design Pool pattern on window film. Recently, we spoke to NuVision’s president, Scott Mack, to learn more about his company and what Design Pool […]


20 Sep Introducing FabriTRAK Systems

We are so excited to introduce FabriTRAK Systems as the newest company licensing Design Pool patterns. Now, interior designers can have any of our patterns in the licensable library printed on FabriTRAK Systems’ unique stretch wall and ceiling acoustic systems. These systems create premium sound solutions for interior spaces. The best part? Custom work is […]

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17 Aug Wide Format Experience Center Field Trip

Last spring Kristen and Kristin took a field trip down to Trenton, New Jersey, to meet with the team at Lindenmyer Munroe and see their printers in action. Why? Because, as Kristen puts it, “I like machines!” When she exhibited at their Wide-format Expo in the spring, she knew she wanted to return and see […]

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20 Apr Sustainable Manufacturing: 5 Terms to Know

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines sustainable manufacturing as “the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources.” As society continues to become more aware of the impact we have on our environment and the responsibility we have to protect our planet, many businesses have […]

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30 Aug How We Vet Our Printing Partners

Design Pool partners with digital printers to make on-demand, low-waste manufacturing accessible to the commercial interior design community. Our printers have the capacity to print on a wide range of different substrates and offer a range of options. Currently, we work with eight digital printers, and that number keeps growing. Our number one priority is […]

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9 Aug Spot Color or Process Color

For designers, our work speaks through color. On its own, the language of color can sometimes be confusing. So too can the language of printing that color. When printing, printers apply color to a surface in two different ways. A printer either uses spot color or process color. Neither process is superior; they’re just different. […]

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6 Jun Spotlight: Acoustical Panels by Image Craft

Image Craft became a Design Pool partner in the spring of 2021. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Image Craft is nationally recognized for its design, production, and execution of visual communications, with a focus on environmental graphics. Image Craft is our partner for printing sound-absorbing wallcoverings and acoustical panels. These panels are perfect for permanent or […]

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20 May Spotlight: Wallcovering by Color Reflections

Color Reflections became a Design Pool partner in early 2021 to offer Design Pool users an option for printing custom wallpaper and wallcovering. They are a family-based company with six offices across the country including two in Florida, and ones in Georgia, Texas, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. A grand format digital imaging and printing company, they […]

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18 May Introducing Ceiling Scenes, Our New Partner

We are excited to introduce Design Pool’s newest printing partner Ceiling Scenes. Based in Warren, Michigan, Ceiling Scenes is a state-of-the-art print facility specializing in ceiling tiles. They have built their business around printing high-resolution original photography and custom artwork. They have even partnered with National Geographic to bring stunning nature scenes into their offering! […]

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24 Mar Spotlight: Whiteboards by VividBoard

VividBoard, part of the GMI Companies group, specializes in making custom whiteboards and glassboards used in healthcare environments. Based in Ohio, Vividboard can print any pattern from the Design Pool licensable library on any of the products they offer. All of their products are designed to give caregivers, patients, and their families the best experience […]


23 Nov Holidays at Domanda Design

In anticipation of holiday shopping, we have been busy adding new designs and products in our sister-shop, Domanda Design. Domanda is your place to find Design Pool patterns printed on-demand on home and lifestyle products. As we prepare for holidays at Domanda Design, we added a few NEW products to our offerings including two different […]


8 Jun Ryan Stanley Talks Color Software

This past year Kristen and Ryan Stanley, Senior Director of Color at PVH Corp, have participated in a series of panel discussions hosted by Shoshana Burgett of ColorKarma. These discussions centered around color, with Kristen speaking from a design perspective and Ryan from a science perspective. As a designer, Kristen works with color daily and […]


20 Jan Customize Wallpaper for Modern Interiors

With exciting new companies joining us as Design Pool partners, it is now easier than ever for Design Pool customers to print any design from our pattern library onto wallpaper. Our new partners Graphix Unlimited and Lucent Graphic Solutions, both offer options for printing on a variety of interesting wallcovering materials. As a result, interior […]

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16 Nov Design Pool Library, Tips for Digital Printers

At Design Pool we’re excited about how quickly print-on-demand technology is growing. We see its potential to change the way manufacturers and designers have traditionally done business. Using our expertise and industry knowledge, Design Pool connects interior designers directly to both a rich library of patterns and the latest in print-on-demand technology through our partnerships. […]


2 Nov Digital Textile Printing Inks, the Basics

DigitDigital printing on textiles has opened the door for a new level of accessibility for designers, as well as consumers. Technology is improving quickly and customization is only going to become more and more common. To best understand this technology, it’s helpful to know as much as possible about the materials and processes used. There […]


29 Oct Customize Whiteboards for Healthcare & Offices

VividBoard is committed to improving a patient’s experience in hospitals and outpatient facilities through clear communication. Their whiteboards make it easy to effectively communicate with patients and their caregivers. Whiteboards may not seem exciting on the face of it. Yet, VividBoard’s products stand out because they are well designed and unique to a particular environment. […]


23 Sep Customizing Made Easy, a Webinar

We’re excited to invite you to Customizing Made Easy, on Wednesday, October 7, from 12:00 – 12:30 EST. This free lunchtime webinar is hosted by Design Pool founder, Kristen Dettoni. During this half-hour webinar. Kristen will introduce you to the Design Pool library and all it has to offer as a valuable resource to interior designers. […]

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28 Aug Digitally Printed Glass Customized with Pattern

Customizing elements and materials in commercial or residential interiors was once reserved for big projects with even bigger budgets. But with the rise of print-on-demand technology, that’s all changed. Interior designers can now easily and affordably customize anything, even privacy glass panels. Why pick a design off the shelf when digitally printed glass allows you […]

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23 Jul Decorative Vinyl Flooring, Endless Possibilities

Decorative vinyl flooring continues to grow in popularity for use in both commercial and residential interiors. As print-on-demand manufacturing capabilities have grown, so have the possibilities for more interesting designs on vinyl flooring. Previously, design options were limited to those meant to mimic traditional flooring, such as hardwood or tile. Today, customization makes the design […]


29 Jun Graphic Image Flooring is Our 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 […]


20 Mar Print-on-Demand Terms to Know

The world of print-on-demand technology is an exciting corner of the world to hang out in, and it’s growing exponentially. As technology improves, the opportunities to use this technology have been opening up. Yet, it can also be a little intimidating to enter and confusing if you’re not up on what all the terminology means. […]

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9 Mar 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 […]


13 Dec Printing United 2019 Material Review

In October, we visited Printing United 2019 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 […]


4 Sep Digital Textile Printing, ITNH Explains the Basics

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]From high print resolutions to limitless creative possibilities, digital textile printing opens up a world of opportunities for DIYers and businesses both small and large. But the textile printing process can be a bit more comprehensive than printing on materials like vinyl or paper, so it’s important to have a solid grasp of the basics. […]


29 Apr VividBoard Offers Custom Whiteboards

Every day, in hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country, healthcare providers are using whiteboards to communicate with patients, their families, and each other. Keeping track of medication schedules, shift changes, and notes from visitors, whiteboards are an important necessity. Now, institutions are looking to companies such as VividBoard to customize those boards. As a […]


22 Apr Sustainability with Print on Demand

During her 27-year career working in the textile industry, Design Pool founder Kristen Dettoni watched as the industry she worked in produced yards and yards of textile waste while creating large collections twice a year. The standard model was for a traditional mill to create hundreds of designs, each available in multiple color ways, to […]


31 Jan Vistamatic and Digital Printing on Glass

Design Pool is excited to share that we have partnered with Vistamatic to expand their graphic portfolio. This partnership allows them to offer a wide range of unique pattern designs on their revolutionary glass panels. Vistamatic’s patented product, the Vistamatic Vision Panel is simple, durable, and visually pleasing. Used primarily in healthcare facilities, these panels […]