Hood Canvas tackles traditional dodger fabrication challenges.
Sandwiching window material between two layers of fabric.
It’s that time of year when the trailered boats get hauled out and the projects begin. Almost every boat has carpet.
Craftsmanship instills a sense of quality and adds value.
Hood Canvas uses method of folding in sides of dodger top panels to reinforce edge.
Wood replacement options include marine plywood, PVC board and plastic board.
There are many good ways to reinforce aft covers or mooring covers.
In this article, we head back to the shop to develop our pattern and fabricate the top and side curtains together.
Designing new graphics into an upholstery job can be the most rewarding part of the job.
This article shows Marine Fabricator readers how to pattern a Navy top with side curtains in one step.
If you do any upholstery in the marine industry you will use a pleated vinyl at some point.
Organize zippers on a Lazy Susan for easy access.
At Hood Canvas, we start the process of fabricating our “Flat Liner” biminis by setting up the frame with stanchion bars at each end.
Use rain gutters as storage for ends of tables and next to sewing machines.
Organize snaps on a tool belt with custom pouches.
Digital technology is the fastest growing method of printing textiles. In 2007, digital printing accounted for less than one percent of the global market for printed textiles. Its share is likely to grow to as much as 10 percent in three to five years. Digital textile printing applications in the United States, especially wide format, continue to grow at about 10 percent per year. The sustainability movement in the United States is a key issue driving growth in the soft signage market.
More direct to fabric printers are entering the digital textile printing market with new technology and productivity enhancements, including new large format capability, increased printer resolution and output speed, new inkjet printing technologies, improved textile coating technologies, and decreased equipment costs.
A Digital Textile Survey shows digital direct-to-fabric manufacturing process as the second most used manufacturing process (25.7 percent) for imaging finished textiles. Applications driving growth in digital direct-to-fabric imaging: Soft signage, short runs for events, fabric samples, and custom fabrics for commercial interior design.
Continued product enhancements should enable a strong future for digital textile printing, although the current economic climate will likely slow the growth seen in 2007 and the first half of 2008. Outlook is strongest at the low end of the market.