Comments on: Review: Digital Textile Design http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/review-digital-textile-design-2/ How to start a clothing line or run the one you have, better. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:01:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 By: Stevehttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/review-digital-textile-design-2/comment-page-1/#comment-182617 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:07:45 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13540#comment-182617 The challenges involved in digital textile printing, especially for the ‘solo’ designer, can be daunting. Spoonflower offer a tremendous value product aimed at a specific market. They predominantly print with pigment inks which have a very limited color gamut (no true black or bright colors). There are many more companies in the USA, and around the globe, that digitally print with other types of inks (reactive, acid, disperse), offering better colors on fabrics suitable for upholstery, apparel and the finest accessories (such as silk scarfs), all of which provide superior wash and color fastness. Unfortunately the companies producing these products don’t have a web presence or a workflow that allows them to deliver their product cost effectively in small volume. An online solution at http://www.web2fabric.com has just been established that is attempting to link these companies directly with the ‘solo’ designer. Instead of the designer just dealing with ‘a Spoonflower’ they will be able to choose from many companies around the USA/Globe and the website will take care of delivering their print requirements and payment directly to the provider of their choice.

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By: Rachel E. Pollockhttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/review-digital-textile-design-2/comment-page-1/#comment-182525 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:35:24 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13540#comment-182525 I’m glad to read a review of the second edition of this title. I perused the first edition of it as a potential text for a print design workshop and found that version unhelpfully written, compared to the Kim Kight text. And, the graphic design of the book’s interior (font choices, layouts, etc.) was just awful for readability and accessibility. I’d be interested to see if they overhauled that aspect in the second edition.

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By: Stephaniehttp://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/review-digital-textile-design-2/comment-page-1/#comment-182215 Sun, 26 Jan 2014 02:22:32 +0000 http://www.fashion-incubator.com/?p=13540#comment-182215 As a Spoonflower user, I really appreciate your review. I am almost in the market for it. I am torn between building up my design skills to make custom fabric for custom work (the potential is amazing) and the end results from the company, which vary wildly with the fabric used for printing. So far, I am not satisfied with the material, and only use it sparingly at home for decorative or specialty items. I would not recommend it for apparel at this point, and so I am not devoting my energies to it. Yet.

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