Our woven blankets and throw pillows are made on demand to create one of a kind item that is both functional and luxurious.
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(Cotton & Polyester blend)
Our system and manufacturing process enable you to weave rather than print your graphic designs into these high-quality, cozy products. We created this guide to help you prepare your design for weaving on our woven blankets and pillows. Follow the tips, tricks, and recommendations below to ensure your custom-woven products are as accurate as possible to your original artwork.
Design Best Practices:
- Do use high-contrasting bold primary colors. Learn more about which colors work best.
- Do use large and bold text or crisp and large elements. Learn more about resolution and how to prepare your design previews.
- Do choose the most adequate image translation options – graphic design or photo content to ensure the best color result.
- Do place a sample order to double-check the printed output against your design.
- DON’T use neon or fluorescent colors as these colors don’t translate well.
- DON’T use large gradient color fields as background.
- DON’T use smaller detail elements in your artwork as these may not be reproduced well when woven, especially with blankets.
The process of creating custom woven products uses solid-colored yarn in combination with black and white yarn to achieve the desired colors for your product. We can achieve approximately 195 possible color combinations using this method, which is beneficial as it allows you to work with many different colors when creating your product. We recommend placing a sample order if you would like to double-check the woven color output for your designs.
We offer two options for your blanket design translation:
- Photo option (If the design is based on a photograph or the intended outcome is meant to look like a photo)
- Graphics option (if the design is not based on a photograph)
When it comes to Woven Pillows, only the Photo option is currently available. The finer yarn count and tighter woven tapestry construction allow for the photo translation process to create an incredibly accurate representation of your photographs, capturing fine details. Your graphic design files can also be used with a photo translation process with woven pillows as it will provide a fairly accurate translation of your color combinations.
To achieve the best matching when designing product collections that include our woven products it is best to utilize the Photo option on all coordinating pieces within a collection.
There are three primary areas that you should consider when preparing your images for weaving.
In the below example, you run into the same issue: the weaving process cannot match the hot and vibrant colors. So during the process, it's automatically selecting the closest color on the palette. Also, since some of the colors in the original design are very close together, you may run into large blocks of a single woven color where multiple colors exist in the original graphic.
When creating woven products, you'll be working with woven stitches and not pixels when creating your artwork design. These woven stitches do not directly translate to pixels, making it difficult to get an idea of your finished product.
To accomplish the effect of a woven preview, we encourage you to convert your image to the full product size (for example 50”x 60”), reduce the saturation of the reds and greens on your product preview image and decrease the artwork's resolution to 12 dpi before manipulating the artwork. This will give you a good idea of your finished product and help set expectations for your customers.
The example below shows detailed and small cracks in the original design, but those details do not show up on the finished woven blanket since the details are too small for the weaving to produce compared to the pixels when creating your design. Please keep this in mind as you create your designs for woven products.
Important things to note:
- Our woven pillows can capture a high level of detail due to the fine yarn size and tight tapestry weave
- Our woven blankets can capture a moderate level of detail due to the thicker yarn size and looser weave
Creating artwork in Photoshop or another image editing software
1. Set up your print area according to the size of the blanket you’d like to create. Use the most prominent print area to create your artwork if you plan on offering multiple sizes.
2. Set up your guidelines in photoshop 2 inches from the border.
You do this so that any necessary design elements, like text, are inside those guidelines. This area is where the threads of the woven blanket are frayed around the edges.
3. Save your artwork as an RGB, JPG file at max file size.