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InkAID on sound absorption panels?
Old 23rd October 2013
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InkAID on sound absorption panels?

I'm building my own sound absorption panels (specs found here: Week 16: Tutorial – How To Make Sound Absorption Acoustical Panels | Weekly Creations). The fabric I'm using is 8oz canvas drop cloth, because it's cheap, it breathes, and it's available.

The problem: I'm exploring the possibility of running the canvas through a large-format inkjet printer I have access to (to put a pretty picture on my panels), but I've been told that the canvas needs to be treated with something like InkAID (inkAID™) before it can be run through an inkjet printer.

Does anybody have experience with this? I don't want to coat the canvas in something that will eliminate it's beneficial acoustic properties. Obviously companies like GIK Acoustics have figured out a way to print on their panels without sacrificing acoustic integrity... any ideas?
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