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I'm looking at creating some DIY absorbers wrapped in art prints for around the house. Can anyone recommend printing companies that print on acoustically transparent canvas, and what the approximate cost was?

 

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Steve

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You want someone who will do "dye sublimation". Look for people locally that do flags for businesses - you know those things that look like they belong on a golf course or a car rally event.

 

They will have a selection of fabrics, pick the one that you can best breath through or blow air through. I suggest you find a local player then you can look very closely at the fabrics.

 

They wont be suitable for putting speakers behind - the only people I know of that print on speaker cloth are Vaf - for their soundwall product.

 

 

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You can ask CMF Acoustics http://www.cmfacoustics.com.au/acousticartpanels.htm

 

i bought some plain fabric absorbers from them but they can do just the prints for you. No idea on cost or print quality but the plain fabric ones I bought are good quality. I have some photos of them here.

 

Sorry, not the best photos from my phone.

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As an idea, I just whipped up a timber frame for the missus and she framed a lovely fabric as a piece of art.  Total cost about $45! Looks great.

Now I’m thinking I perhaps should line the underside with something to assist room acoustics!

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Edited by Mat-with-one-t

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Does anyone know if there are any copyright issues with images that you do not own? I plan on making some acoustic panels and the artwork I have found is movie based so obviously not my own, I basically want my panels to look like posters.

 

 

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On 3/6/2018 at 12:32 PM, Mat-with-one-t said:

As an idea, I just whipped up a timber frame for the missus and she framed a lovely fabric as a piece of art.  Total cost about $45! Looks great.

Now I’m thinking I perhaps should line the underside with something to assist room acoustics!

BE44D5E5-30BD-4047-BFC2-04CCF631D76F.jpeg

I'd make up a stack of crappy looking acoustic panels and put them up, then hopefully you'll come home one day and they'll look like that.

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18 hours ago, Andy Macdonald said:

Does anyone know if there are any copyright issues with images that you do not own? I plan on making some acoustic panels and the artwork I have found is movie based so obviously not my own, I basically want my panels to look like posters.

 

 

Yep, there is - some printers care, others don't. I find those cultures who care little for IP tend to run a lot of printing places....if you follow my drift

 

 

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I just built some cheap DIY absorbers last night using simple pine frames, 6 or so layers of thick cotton towel from the local op-shop and then plain black fabric covers. I built two 120x50cm panels for roughly $30. They work an absolute treat. I'm tempted to add some more - disguising as art is a great idea.

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