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Photo Blankets
Mark Carriveau, Photographer
West Chicago | il | USA | Posted: 11:33 AM on 11.09.10
->> I am trying to find a vendor that will make fleece photo blankets. I have heard that there is only one company in the US that actually produces them and they are somewhere in Colorado. I have been doing google searches and have not come up with anything. Everything I find is retail pricing. Does anybody know where I can order them from?
Thanks in advance.
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Delane B. Rouse, Photographer, Photo Editor
Washington | DC | US | Posted: 11:44 AM on 11.09.10
->> http://coloradotimberline.com/
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Max Waugh, Photographer
Bothell | WA | USA | Posted: 12:58 PM on 11.09.10
->> PhotoWorks does woven photo throws. Not fleece, but they're pretty cool. You can find the "full frame" layout under the "More Layouts Available" box. Once you start creating throw you can switch over to it.

http://www.photoworks.com/shop/throws
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Sam Santilli, Photographer, Photo Editor
Philippi | WV | USA | Posted: 3:50 PM on 11.09.10
->> Mark, we have been using Colorado Timberline for a couple of years now. Great folks to work with and they have great service. If I was sitting around the office like Delane and just counting my money, I would have posted it before Delane, but he is propably home changing diapers and cleaning up the twins' puke and took a break to help a fellow shooter.
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Chris Wanamaker, Photographer
Dingmans Ferry | PA | USA | Posted: 5:27 PM on 11.09.10
->> I third CTL ... great products at great prices!
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Darren Whitley, Photographer
Northwest Missouri | MO | USA | Posted: 6:17 PM on 11.09.10
->> Colorado Timberline. They now make a 96x96 that is ideal for a custom background too.
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G.J. McCarthy, Photographer
Dallas | TX | US | Posted: 8:36 PM on 11.09.10
->> I just gotta say -- if you all don't mind and, hopefully, don't take this as mockery because it really, truly is not -- that I had no idea such a thing existed. Like, not a one.

Photos on coffee mugs, or t-shirts, or mouse pads, paper weights, or, like, etc.? Ya, totally knew about that stuff.

But blankets? Blew my mind.

I mean, how's it work? How "sharp" (relatively speaking) of an image can it be? And what kind of file do you need?

So many questions.

Again, I know I can be (and am) a total smart-ass about stuff on here, but I genuinely am curious about this craziness.

Thanks for blowing my mind, SportsShooter!

- g -
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Doug Holleman, Photographer
Temple | TX | USA | Posted: 9:43 PM on 11.09.10
->> Can I get a Snuggie with my "No Chimping" logo" on it?
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Delane B. Rouse, Photographer, Photo Editor
Washington | DC | US | Posted: 10:26 PM on 11.09.10
->> G.J. the polar fleece blankets from CT are SOOOOOO freaking sharp it's ridiculous.
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Mike Janes, Photographer
Attica | NY | USA | Posted: 12:43 AM on 11.10.10
->> G.J. - I ordered one from Vision Bedding last year and had doubts as you just never know. Had it delivered to my house so I could peak at it before delivering it to the customer, well that's where the disclaimer comes in as the order got all screwed up and it got delivered on x-mas eve as the company and I went back and forth for awhile, so in all got about 30 seconds to take a look and then rush it over to be wrapped. However, from what I saw in that brief time was that it looked amazingly sharp. The parent still talks about it and how great the image looks, so my guess is it's holding up well. It's bled right through so no peeling or anything, she also mentioned how warm it is even though it's kind of thin.

Anyone know the prices or how thick Colorado's are?
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Mike Janes, Photographer
Attica | NY | USA | Posted: 12:51 AM on 11.10.10
->> Hm, after watching their video - is it printed on or dyed into the blanket? Video seems to show them printing the image and then placing it on the blanket, that's a different process than vision bedding had of dying it in the blanket fabric.
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Dave Breen, Photographer
Somerset | PA | USA | Posted: 6:41 AM on 11.10.10
->> Walmart and other consumer photo-finishers offer printed blankets. I have no idea how they compare to the company discussed above.
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Dave Breen, Photographer
Somerset | PA | USA | Posted: 6:47 AM on 11.10.10
->> Actually, more than I realized:

http://photos2.walmart.com/walmart/storepage/storePageId=Blankets
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Sam Santilli, Photographer, Photo Editor
Philippi | WV | USA | Posted: 3:32 PM on 11.10.10
->> If you want a sample, Colorado Timberline will print one for you. It was free when we started, but just call them. Each state has its own sales rep as well. I am waiting on my 96x96 sample right now.
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Mark Carriveau, Photographer
West Chicago | il | USA | Posted: 7:57 PM on 11.10.10
->> Thanks everybody. Just opened an account with Colorado Timberline.

G.J. Do a google on photo blankets and you will find all kinds of samples.
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Darren Whitley, Photographer
Northwest Missouri | MO | USA | Posted: 10:19 PM on 11.10.10
->> They want a CMYK file that are in the neighborhood of 72 dpi. That's sharp enough for the blankets. There is a limit to your file size. I order the jersey fabric. The velveteen is very fuzzy and doesn't get total saturation into the deepest parts of the blanket.
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