As I mentioned last week, I placed an exploratory order with Spoonflower, an online service bureau that custom prints fabric (of all sorts, from cotton sheets to upholstery canvas to silk) with whatever you want. I created an immense image that’s a collage of many of the paintings that I’ve done and uploaded it — if you like it, you can buy fabric with this print on it here — and today got my order. Their “official” delivery date wasn’t until next week so I’m thrilled with how quickly they processed and shipped the order. It looks absolutely stunning. The colours are deeply saturated and the inks look like they’re embedded in the fibres rather than just floating on the surface. The quality is superb. I chose heavy upholstery fabric and Caitlin is going to be making a quilt out of it, but there are so many things I can imagine doing — an obvious example would be uploading photos of loved ones to make pillows and things like that, or even just using it for tapestries, as an alternative to posters for large-scale printing. Most of these images in my print were nice and high resolution, but there were a few paintings that were as low as 60dpi and even they turned out beautifully, with smooth lines and tones with no visible pixelation in any of it. I’m very happy with what I got from Spoonflower and definitely recommend them. Plus the price was great.
You can zoom in on this picture by clicking on it, and there are three close-up images after the break, all of which you can zoom in on as well.