What is claimed to be the world’s largest online library of production-ready digital textile designs for the fashion and textile industries has just been launched by EzTextiles.
The new service offers immediate access to more than 25 million woven plaids and stripes, prints, and knit designs. Other patterns and designs such as vintage, graphics, photography, and textures are also planned for the site–and new designs will be continuously added as fashions evolve.
Crucially, the site–which is also said to be the first-of-its-kind–provides tools that enable visitors to apply the patterns and designs on any of the more than 500 provided sketches and product photos to better visualise and evaluate the design on an end product. Subscribers to the service can also visualize the patterns and designs on their own sketches or photos when they upload their custom images to a secure folder in the system.
CAD-Ready Prints and Patterns Available
EzTextiles.com was developed to replace the time-consuming and costly process of buying and converting textile designs by making them available in CAD-ready, editable format at a fraction of the usual time and cost. Not only should it help streamline the creative process and reduce product development costs, but it is hoped that designers, merchants, stylists, colorists, mills and students will gain inspiration from the service.
Making CAD-ready images available at the click of a mouse eliminates the traditional, time consuming and costly practice of travelling to locate and buy designs for each new season or product line. And because the designs are available as production-ready, high resolution (300dpi) editable images, the hours of time and expense of converting a hand-painted design into a digital format for re-colouring is no longer necessary. EzTextiles images can be viewed and edited in virtually any fashion-specific or off-the-shelf CAD design software including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
“Our vision was to create a user-friendly and cost-effective design tool that can be used by a wide range of people,” explains John Sano, the creative force behind EzTextiles.com and founder of New York-based CAD studio/service bureau Sano Design Services.