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Design Pool for Wide-format Impressions

Did you know that Design Pool contributes a monthly article to Wide-format Impressions? It's true. Since September 2021, Design Pool has been writing regularly for their blog. All of our posts focus on printers and the opportunities available to them to grow their businesses in the interior design market. Our goal is to educate printers on important information like how to speak the same language as a designer and what trends to watch. Here are 3 articles on Wide-format Impressions...

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Wide-format Summit Recap

One of the common themes at the Wide-format Summit, presented by Wide-format Impressions in July, was that at the start, no one really knew what to expect. The summit was a unique format and a new event. Guests were invited to attend, at no cost to them, and the attendee list was limited so as to keep interactions meaningful. The organizer's goal was to present an event that fostered relationship-building and valued quality over quantity. After three days, everyone...

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The Design Pool Toolkit

Over the past few months, we have been working on a series of blog posts to help you navigate the Design Pool website more easily. We’re calling it the Design Pool Toolkit. All posts tagged Toolkit focus on our most frequently asked questions. In addition, we also have posts on features you may not know about and general information on how to use the site. This series aims to help you easily use our website as a design resource,...

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We’re heading to BDNY in November 2022.

Save the date! Design Pool is heading to BDNY in New York City this fall. If you've never been before, BDNY (Boutique Design New York) describes itself as "Creativity, Curated. Set in the cultural capital of New York City, BDNY connects hospitality leaders and designers with exceptional vendors, insider experiences, and hospitality products not found anywhere else." Heading to BDNY? Here are the details: Where: Jacob K. Javits Center, NYCWhen: November 13 – 14, 2022 | 10 AM – 5 PM Who:...

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How to Become a Design Pool Partner

At Design Pool we like to say that we're more than just another image library. We took the idea of a pattern library a step further and partnered with digital printers. We refer to each printer as a Design Pool partner. Our goal is to make on-demand technology accessible to the interior design community. This non-inventory business model is a break from the way interior designers have traditionally sourced their materials. It lets any designer find a pattern they...

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Wide-Format Summit, July 2022

This July, Kristen will be speaking at Wide-format Summit. This exclusive, invitation-only, relationship-building event takes place July 25 – 27, 2022, at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The event is presented by Wide-format Impressions and Printing United Alliance, both part of NAPCO Media. The summit's main goal is to give senior managers and business executives insight into current and future wide-format printing technology. In addition, it aims to give decision-makers strategic-level insights into how they...

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Summer Reading, Textile Edition

Summer is officially here, NeoCon 2022 is officially over. We all deserve a little downtime, right? As I stare down the huge pile of books begging to be read, I'm thinking back to a few favorites that have been inspiring the Design Pool team lately. In unique ways, each of these five books offered a seed of inspiration in the creation of our latest collection, Invisible Threads. If you're looking for something to read, especially if you're a textile...

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Find Design Pool at NeoCon in Booth 7-3050

It's almost time for NeoCon! You can find Design Pool at NeoCon on the seventh floor of theMART in Booth 7–3050. The Basics Dates: June 13 – 15, 2022Time: Monday and Tuesday 9 AM – 5 PM, Wednesday 9 AM – 3 PM Location: theMART in Downtown ChicagoOur Booth: On the 7th Floor, Booth 7–3050 Download Map Who will be there? Design Pool's founder Kristen Dettoni will be there with Kristin Crane, our Director of Marketing and Communications. Kristen is excited to introduce Design Pool...

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Fashion Documentaries, Kristen’s Picks

I am a sucker for a good documentary, especially ones focusing on creative people. Fashion documentaries in particular are one of my weaknesses. I find it fascinating to see how creative people work and build a business. Plus, fashion designers are inspiring on so many levels – visually, creatively, and professionally. As an entrepreneur, I love to learn how other people built their businesses and learn from their mistakes. What have I been watching lately? Here's a round-up of...

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Vector vs. Raster. What’s the Difference?

When designing digitally, there are two main types of image files designers work with: vector and raster. For any designer working digitally, deciding between vector vs. raster first considers how the files will be used. But first, what's the difference? Vector vs. Raster Vector According to Adobe, "Vector files are images that are built by mathematical formulas that establish points on a grid." These images can adjust in size infinitely without losing resolution. This ability makes them very versatile for certain...

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