Crafting board-mounted cockpit cushions for a 44-foot Tiara.
Customers expect fabricators to be able to help with the fabric selection process.
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.
Racine Design forms difficult corner pieces for a full custom appearance.
Utilize fabric trends and digital tools to create the best end products.
The transformation of a classic sailboat emphasizes the importance of communication between owner and fabricator.
Wood replacement options include marine plywood, PVC board and plastic board.
Designing new graphics into an upholstery job can be the most rewarding part of the job.
Custom Canvas of Charleston refits 54 exterior cushions on a Perini Navi megayacht.
Exotic hides meet the mark for customers looking for something different.
Cockpit and cabin up-fits provide profitable growth.
This project called for the fabric re-cover of cabin V-berth.
Updated helm chairs on a 35-foot Viking Sport Fisher.
We were very excited to get the renovation of a 31-foot Formula PC.
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.