Crafting board-mounted cockpit cushions for a 44-foot Tiara.
For tight tops, certain rules must be followed in order to get consistent results, regardless of fabrication style.
Customers expect fabricators to be able to help with the fabric selection process.
Hood Canvas provides a step-by-step guide to fabricating small curtains.
Where do you stand on the 'fib index'?
Hood Canvas takes a look at binding cutouts.
The first transaction with a new customer can lead to profitable sales.
For the most control over your end results, make your own on-site pattern.
Building a custom interior in a vessel can be a challenge or an excitement.
Hood Canvas tackles patterning variations.
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.
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.