For tight tops, certain rules must be followed in order to get consistent results, regardless of fabrication style.
Hood Canvas provides a step-by-step guide to fabricating small curtains.
Hood Canvas takes a look at binding cutouts.
Marine fabricators showcase their creativity in crafting unique shade systems for boat owners.
Thanks to quality fabrics, hardware and lots of ingenuity, marine fabricators are crafting exterior applications that are big on form and function.
Hood Canvas tackles patterning variations.
Hood Canvas tackles traditional dodger fabrication challenges.
Hood Canvas uses method of folding in sides of dodger top panels to reinforce edge.
Take advantage of the valuable opportunities for growth in boat wrapping.
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.
Glen Raven completed the makeover of a 43-foot Hans Christian, Galatea sailboat.
All canvas eventually wears, and this customer badly needed a mooring cover for the spring season.
At Hood Canvas, we put a storm flap over all our “smile” windows.
At Hood Canvas, we always precut our pattern blanks to rough size, including any center lines.
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.