I've been at it with some swatches before heading off for my holiday, one advice I can give Aaron is that to never ever judge the fabric before getting a swatch.
So many times I thought I had a eureka moment interms of the red fabric, only to be dissapointed with the samples sent to me.
I'll continue the search for the fabric after I'm back :thumbsup
All of this fabric testing is giving me a headache, the fabrics I get are either too shiny or not shiny enough, very hard to pinpoint that perfect balance, but I feel I'm getting closer
Mystery, did you ever figure out which fabric "sziszispidey" is using for the red on his suits?
The fabric of the suit was custom made just for the movie and the color was dyed in Europe. If you ask me, I don't think any fabric suppliers would sell the type of red used in the film suit only.
It's definitely not a nylon spandex because nylon isn't easy to screen print with.
I believe the material is primarily cotton or at least a material that high density ink would bond to very well. From what I understand, spandex material in general has a pretty good shine so it's all about the color at this point. The screen printed bricks on the red portions have some reflective properties that will add to the overall shine. There were two types of suits used, some of them have raised red brick patterns while the other didn't.
I believe the reason why the red doesn't appear as reflective on the red portions is because of the type of ink used. The ink, when mixed with pigment (here red pigment is used), reduces the shiny quality of the ink which is why in lot of set photos, the red is invisible when light hits it. This is all just based on screen printing experience with all the types of special inks I have.
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That's great info there kiyominai, are you testing any inks on just red fabric materials at the moment?
Sadly not, I had to put it on hold at the moment since I'm too tied up with work, I'll resume it around summer time again along with another project, but I believe sziszispidey;s material is too shiny for the suit. I mean the work is exceptional but I'm looking for a less shiny version of the material he has
It looks simply sublime, I heard though it's not that durable because of the wear and tear. I'm looking to have a more practical take on the suit to make it more budget friendly, yet make it look as close to the screen version as possible. Hopefully I'll be satisfied with the fabric I'll eventually find
Though there in the video is indeed THE ULTIMATE suit, if you got money to spend I'd suggest sending him a message, his work looks like it came out of a machine, so clean and crisp it's unbelievable