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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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How To Request a Custom Color

Each pattern in the Design Pool licensable and proprietary libraries come with a full colorline with a variety of color options. On average, our colorlines have five different colorways to choose from. Occasionally, there are up to ten colors. Though we do our best to have options for everyone, we understand we can't create every possible color. That's why we also offer the opportunity for a custom color if needed. But first, how do we design our colorlines? Our...

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Proprietary Designs vs. Licensable Designs

If you click on "Our Designs" on our homepage, you will notice we have two categories of designs: Licensable Designs and Proprietary Designs. We talk a lot about our licensable library, but not as much about our proprietary library. So, what's the difference between the two categories? Licensable Designs These designs are available to license, not purchase. Patterns in this library are not exclusive to any manufacturer or designer. We have licensing agreements in place with our printers. They pay us...

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The Design Pool Wishlist, Your Favorite Tool

Did you know you can create your own wishlist in Design Pool? It's super easy to do a great way to keep track of the patterns you love. We have over 600 designs in our licensable library and that number is growing monthly. Our wishlist feature helps you keep track of the patterns you love so you can find them quickly when you need them. Let's break down how it works. But first, why do I need a wishlist? Remember...

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How To Order a Sample Through Our Website

So . . . you've searched through our licensable library and found the perfect pattern for your project, now what? Now it's time to order a sample. It's easy to work with our partners to get a sample before you place an order. Keep in mind that Design Pool and our printers print on-demand and operate a non-inventory system. This means, that they aren't going to a sample room and cutting a sample off a roll for you. They're...

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How does a non-inventory system work?

At Design Pool, we talk a lot about how print-on-demand technology is changing the way interiors are designed. Also, how printing only what you need when you need it is a more sustainable means of manufacturing. One of the reasons this is true is because this type of manufacturing is a non-inventory system. To understand what makes this system so unique, let’s look back at how this system used to work. Traditionally, interior designers working on a project looked through...

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How to Search the Design Pool Library

We've been working to make our website even more user-friendly. If the thought of searching through over 600 designs seems daunting, don't worry. It has never been easier to search the Design Pool library and all 600+ patterns. It's easy to search the Design Pool library. When you visit the Licensable Designs Page of our website, you will see all of the designs in our library. The designs at the top are the ones most recently added to the library. If...

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How To Use Design Pool as a Design Resource

At Design Pool, our goal is to make digital, print-on-demand technology accessible to interior designers. Our whole team has worked in the textile industry for many years and has watched this technology grow exponentially. It is exciting to see fashion designers using it to revolutionize the apparel industry. We think it is time for it to make its way into both residential and commercial interiors. That's why we created the Design Pool library, the only pattern library created exclusively...

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How Does a Design Licensing Agreement Work?

At Design Pool, we realize people work differently and aim to make using our designs as easy for interior designers as possible. That’s why our library is unique in that patterns are licensable and not individually for sale. We partner with digital printers we trust and have a licensing agreement in place with each partner. This arrangement makes it easy for interior designers to use our patterns, without adding any additional costs to the materials they order. In order...

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Design Pool on Pinterest, Your Easy Resource

Do you follow Design Pool on Pinterest? If not, we hope you will. We use our Pinterest page to make it easy for designers to use Design Pool as a resource in all your interior design projects. We recently gave our Pinterest page an update to make it even easier to use. So, what can you expect to find on our boards? Color Resources If you follow us on Instagram, you already know that every Friday we share a...

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