Tag - Print On Demand

Advanced Digital Textiles Answers All Our Printing Questions

The technology of digital textile printing is changing at an incredible pace. As technology improves, so does capability and quality. It truly is an exciting time in the print-on-demand industry. With advances happening at breakneck speed, it's a challenge to stay up to date. But before you even get to that, you need to know the basics of digital printing for textiles. At Advanced Digital Textiles, we use cutting edge technology to digitally print on a range of fabrics...

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Create Your Own Color Reference Library

How do you make sure you get the right color from print run to print run? For us, it's communicating with our printer and giving them a very clear reference from our color reference library. Whether printing on-demand or with traditional methods, the more clear you can be from the start, the better the outcome will be. Everyone's eyes perceive color a bit differently. Words can fall flat when describing color. To avoid any ambiguity about what you mean...

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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. We put together a handy list for you of a few of the basics terms to get you started.SubstrateSubstrates are the base material...

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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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Ogee Definition and Design

A curve is a line or outline that gradually deviates from being straight for some or all of its length.  This sounds like a meandering path, being gradual in its transition. The Ogee has double continuous S-shaped voluptuous curves. As a pattern, it has an onion shape. The flow and pattern evoke a modern feel while harkening back to ancient textile history.Lace Ogee Pattern P374This Ogee pattern has been seen illustrated all around the world and over the course of many...

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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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Historical Textile Reproductions for Museum L-A

Design Pool is excited to let you know about a volunteer project we are working on to create textile reproductions for Museum L-A in Lewiston, Maine. Museum L-A was founded to tell the story of the textile mill workers who had once worked in the Bates Mill in Lewiston, which ceased production in 2001. Their mission reads that it “connects generations and cultures, fosters a spirit of discovery and human ingenuity, and helps people experience the rich history and...

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Suzani Pattern Definition and Design

A Suzani is a form of embroidered textile native to Central Asia. The term is derived from the Persian word for needlework, "suzanikari". Suzani tells the enduring story of mothers' love for their daughters and the beautiful handcrafted dowry pieces that they lovingly and laboriously created for their wedding day to bring happiness, protection, and prosperity into their married life. Suzanis were a symbol of a family's wealth; the greater the ornamentation signified the societal status of the bride's family. Through...

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Plaid Pattern Definition and Design

In its simplest definition, the plaid is a box layout of stripes, usually horizontal and vertical, and almost always crossing at right angles. The simple definition of a check-like arrangement is scarcely descriptive, but plaids have been produced in such a variety of layouts for centuries that a more searching definition might not cover them all. Their origin is in the threads of the loom, the warp set up lengthwise in the weft filling it in horizontally. Tartans are plaids...

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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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