Upcoming Events // NYC Textile Design Shows : From Indigo to PrintSource

Upcoming Events // NYC Textile Design

Shows : From Indigo to PrintSource

Just finished up at Indigo NYC at Pier 92 this past Tuesday and Wednesday.  We are now prepping for PrintSource Tuesday August 12 & Wednesday August 13 at the Metropolitan Pavilion NYC.  Our Fall 2015 collection and Seasonal collection will be at the show.

 Below are some photos from Indigo.




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Here is your official invitation to join is at PrintSource Next Month.


Quick Recap w/ Design Works

Catching up with Design Works International

Catching up with Design Works International

Happy Holidays from Design Works Intl and First2Print


Design Works Intl Designer


Inspired by Paris


Print and Pattern in the Home


Tiff, PSD, JPEG and more: Not all pixels are created equal

By James, Design Development.

Now, I’d like to try and make sense of the difference between a few different Raster Art image formats. All the art/images discussed here will fall into the Raster category. I’ll only talk about the most common even though there is quite a few that you may run across.

Common formats…

.TIFF or .TIF (originally standing for Tagged Image File Format) is a file format for storing images, is widely supported by  Raster manipulation applications, by publishing and page layout applications, by scanning, faxing, word processing, optical character recognition and other applications. This format has goodlossless compression options and allows for saving with layers. Continue reading

Illustrator or Photoshop: do you know the difference?

By James, Design Development.

In this discussion we will use the word “vector” when discussing Illustrator files and “raster”  when talking about Photoshop files.

A vector image is made up of paths, each with a mathematical formula (vector) that tells the path how it is shaped and what color it is bordered with or filled by. Logos, letterhead, and other graphic elements are typically best created as vectors; while photographs are best left for rasters. Adobe Illustrator is the most common vector drawing program. Continue reading