Recently I was in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to teach. While I was there, I was very lucky to have been able to sneak in a trip to Spoonflower. Wow. That place was amazing.
You are greeted with goodness right away.
Did you know they do wallpaper? It’s pretty awesome.
On to where the magic happens…
The set up is pretty impressive. I think there are 30 printers in this one room, plus a new custom printer in from Israel (not pictured, but it is big). The new beast is something they hope to shift most of their production over to sometime in the future. I think they said it is the only one of its kind in the world.
Exciting stuff is happening.
Their current printers print 2 yards of fabric an hour.
Then they have to go through another machine to set the inks.
Most everything gets cut down by hand. I think this guy was cutting down decals or wrapping paper.
Order storage and fulfillment. Pets seemed to be a popular theme.
Rashida Coleman-Hale sighting on one of the many beautifully upholstered areas.
Lots of other designs. Everywhere and on everything.
I learned that they print on even more cool stuff than I realized. New swatches include silky faille, performance knit, wallpaper, gift wrap (both satin and matte finishes), and wall decals. You’ve got options.
Thanks Spoonflower for being so awesome!