The Purpose of the Fabrik Bank is to organize all of our materials in an approachable manner. We need a system. That system needs to inform our design process and it needs to be scalable. Welcome to the Fabrik Bank. Fasten your seatbelt.
Our fabrics are made up of the RCA Dome Roof and banners of varying materials. Below are reference images of each type of fabric we currently have on hand.
SIZES AND HANDLING THE MATERIAL
DOME FABRIC: Hard and soft dome are cut into two sizes: 2ft by 4ft to fit into IFab's laser cutter & 4ft by 8ft for easy storing and moving as the material is rather heavy.
SOFT DOME: Soft dome can be cleaned in the washing machine as long as it is sheet no larger than 4ft by 8ft.
HARD DOME: Hard dome must be hand washed or buffed. We are looking into mechanisms for cleaning this material with larger floor buffers.
BANNER MATERIAL: We will go through the banners and separate "designer" banners from "color" banners. Designer banners will be photographed, tagged with the photograph and folded and shelved. Color banners will be cut, (rolled?) inventoried and put on the shelves. Banner material must be hand washed.
VINYL MESH: We will cut the Vinyl Mesh to 40in x whatever. It is then folded and moved to PUP HQ. Material should be tagged with width and length on the outer most edge of the fabric.
All tags for sheets of banner material include the following information:
- Type of Material
- Accent Color
- Source (where did this banner come from? Superbowl? IMA? Etc.
Accent Colors: TBD
STORAGE AND SHELVING
We currently have three tiered shelving units in the Fabrik Bank.
The top shelf will be used for storing bins of fabric that still need to be inventoried.
The middle shelf will be used for fabric that has been cut but is not yet rolled and inventoried.
The floor level shelf will host all rolled and inventoried fabric.