Tag - Proprietary Library

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Proprietary Library, Your Questions Answered

Design Pool has two libraries of pattern designs, each with its own unique group of patterns. Most of our patterns are in the licensable library. These designs are available to license, not purchase. Design Pool owns the rights to the designs, and different printers have access to the same pool of designs. There are over 700 patterns in the licensable library, and we add designs continuously to the library. There are no restrictions to viewing any of the designs...

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Introducing The Netherlands Collection

In the spring of 2022, I went on a creative trip to the Netherlands. While this was technically a vacation, life as a creative entrepreneur means that even my vacations usually influence my work. Planning for inspiration, I made sure to pack my new camera. Last year, I treated myself to a new camera so I could take better photos for Design Pool in between professional photo shoots. I’m still getting to know the camera, but how much better...

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String Art, a New Proprietary Collection

The Design Pool Proprietary Library continues to expand with more patterns and new designers, A few weeks ago we added the Swatch Collection, and this week we added String Art, In this collection, there are six different patterns, each with its own colorline. String Art Collection The String Art Collection was named after the genre of art created with string and thread that we see trending in contemporary art. This genre isn't new though. Back in the 19th century, Mary...

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Introducing the Swatch Collection

This month in the Design Pool Proprietary Library we're introducing a new group of patterns, the Swatch Collection. In this collection, there are sixteen different patterns, each with its own colorline. All geometric in nature, these patterns are modern with unexpected traditional touches. The Inspiration for the Swatch Collection. At any given moment in time, Kristen's desk can be found covered by all different kinds of swatches. Sometimes it's swatches of woven cloth, other times, it's color swatches. Usually, it's...

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Proprietary Designs vs. Licensable Designs

If you click on "Our Designs" on our homepage, you will notice we have two categories of designs: Licensable Designs and Proprietary Designs. We talk a lot about our licensable library but not as much about our proprietary library. So, what's the difference between the two categories? Licensable Designs These designs are available to license, not purchase. Patterns in this library are not exclusive to any manufacturer or designer. We have licensing agreements in place with our printers. They pay us...

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