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LARGE ART PRINTS
In your choice of gorgeous fabrics, you can have your art printed on material such as found in fine fabric shops. Printed on rolls that are 40 to 44 inches wide for wall hangings, long scarves and sarong type wearables. This option is a wonderful choice as well to composite more than one image into a larger print for savings over singly printed smaller files.
Note that the maximum width for most silks is 42", some are only 40" wide. Therefore I can't accommodate requests for scarves 53" square or 60 inches wide, or similar sizes that sometimes are desired. I have printed large window treatments & room dividers in panels, which often will work better than a very wide piece of fabric anyway.
These large prints are not hemmed unless requested, keeping the price as low as possible. Hand hemming available for an additional $2.25/ linear foot on request.
Length of print is limited by the file size Photoshop can handle.Note that a 72-inch print is the size of most sarongs and saris.That said, not all fabrics are proclaimed to be washable. Certainly not in a machine. I have sewn many of my printed fabrics into shirts, sarongs, and jackets which have been worn several times each, and have been washed more than once.. Each piece of fabric was rinsed to pre-shrink prior to cutting and sewing. I did not notice any 'running' of color, nor ink in the rinse water. I have hand-washed some of the garments after wearing and they did not fade in the process. There is, however, no guarantee your prints would react in the same manner, so I recommend you cut a small swatch and test before your final decision. Some fabrics do shrink slightly due to the weave which is why all fabrics to be made into garments are pre-shrunk prior to cutting by rinsing in cold water. Noting that garments have been constructed with my fabrics with successful hand washing as necessary, the manufacturer of the silk does not claim it is dry-cleanable. Tests made are inconclusive - I had some twill scarves dry cleaned with no problem. Others have mentioned the results of dry cleaning were not satisfactory on charmeuse. I have accidently machine washed a scarf that got into the laundry basket. It appears to have gone throught the wash and dryer with no problem.
The examples above are in proportion for a 2-yard print. The original on the right measures 42 inches wide by 72 inches high. This is the file that the jacket on the left (below) was cut from. It is an all-over pattern that repeats seamlessly.You can see the proportion and hopefully get some ideas. The other 3 examples are for long scarves - 60 to 72 inches long and about 16 inches wide. On the left is a photo of red berries on a bush that was copied, turned, reversed into an all over design. The center shows how a smaller image can be duplicated several times to make a long scarf. The flower drawing one has the original file on both ends and an abstract of it in the center. Instructions on making designs like these are in the publication Digital Silk Winter 2016 issue
|Above are garments made from two-yard prints of original designs. On the left is Belgian linen, center - Crepe de Chine, and broadcloth on right.|
You can send the fileon a CD, or through a file exchange website such as 'dropbox.com'. Email first firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.