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Generic vs Retail Fabric Tapestry/Poster QualityGeneric vs Retail Fabric Tapestry/Poster Quality

khmergodkhmergodIl y a 2 ansAsk MFC
I've been thinking about purchasing fabric tapestries and posters from online retail stores because they are the real deal. However, there are so many similar types of items on amazon and ebay that go for a fraction of the price. They have an average of 4 star positive reviews. My main reason on this ASK MFC is how much different is the quality in fabric and colors? Thanks in advance as always.
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I do own quite a lot of tapestries and fabric merchandise.

And actually, the authentic wallscroll also differ from fabric thickness quite a lot.
I recently received an item which had very thick fabric, I totally was surprised. To see if it's authentic or not, well hardly possible. I think Kadokawa puts a seal of authentication (i.e. sticker) on the plastic bag. The most just do nothing. The only way to figure out if it's real or ripped (in terms of the displayed image) is basically to check the product archive of the "typical" vendors. Most have these archives on their offical site. You might need to understand moonspeak to actually find it ;) A good source is the official anime website as well.

Another way is to google for the Japanese series title and append デスクマット or タペストリー or お風呂ポスター or ポスター at the end. This usually leads to quite a lot of blogs which mostly they refer to the official distributor. Be warned that you might not find special event items which are exclusively made for conventions. Some, like 'lose', do even have those listed on their site. However, sometimes you get a yahoo!Jap auction. If the price is as high as a ticket to the moon, without return, then you might have found one of those ;)

As for color bleeding, in the recent years China rip-offs significally have improved in quality. I could give you a recent example of one Daki-cover I got years back and a recent one; both China rip-offs. You would be so extremely surprised! As for color detergent resistance, I never washed mine. I mean, it's hanging on the wall and I am a non-smoker. No other liquids or dirtying objects as well. (Actually I am afraid that some colors dye another one; remember the pink clothes your mother might have produced back then! >.< )

Personally, I do collect both, authentic and 'bootleg', alike. Of course, if I can acquire an authentic one it's always first choice. If some doujin artist still produce/sell their stuff I also get it from them. If I get some China rip-off with a nice artwork which I really adore and can't find somewhere else then be it. I don't want to miss something because of a "no-bootleg"-philosophy. But, that's a personal belief and up to each individual themselves.
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alouzon (Il y a 2 ans) #11535914This also! I was trying so hard to word it because I tend to ramble and confuse people and I forgot about this bit.
My girls are artists as well and I'd hate to see their work stolen and used this way. It's bad enough seeing their work get passed over at cons by people who choose to go buy the cheap wallscrolls instead.


You both are awesome. Thank you for the help. I pretty much buy everything authentic just wasn't sure if some of the sellers were selling authentics at lower prices or selling counterfeit because some sellers are in US and a few on Japan. I guess you can find some for great prices from smaller japanese amazon stores and on ebay like some have stated.
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nagi2525nagisa (Il y a 2 ans) #11535550alouzon has probably answered your question about the quality, but I'd advise you not to buy from Amazon or eBay because most of the time, the artwork is stolen from artists who uploads their work on Pixiv. >_< As an artist myself who sells at anime conventions, I can't help but feel that people shouldn't encourage these kinds of business because the artist get nothing from it and they don't even know their work is being stolen.
In any case, you're free to do what ever you want because it is your hard-earned money! XD


This also! I was trying so hard to word it because I tend to ramble and confuse people and I forgot about this bit.
My girls are artists as well and I'd hate to see their work stolen and used this way. It's bad enough seeing their work get passed over at cons by people who choose to go buy the cheap wallscrolls instead.
Il y a 2 ans
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alouzon has probably answered your question about the quality, but I'd advise you not to buy from Amazon or eBay because most of the time, the artwork is stolen from artists who uploads their work on Pixiv. >_< As an artist myself who sells at anime conventions, I can't help but feel that people shouldn't encourage these kinds of business because the artist get nothing from it and they don't even know their work is being stolen.
In any case, you're free to do what ever you want because it is your hard-earned money! XD
Il y a 2 ans
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In my experience there's quite a bit of difference between the ones we've purchased. My daughters bought some, years ago now, before we knew about there being knockoffs. The cheap ones have much thinner fabric and on some even the slightest hint of water touching them caused the dye to bleed a little. The ones we have purchased since then, even though they have some age to them, have much thicker material, there is no dye bleed and the pictures are much sharper.
I can't really comment on the newer ones from the online stores but I know the cheaper ones haven't changed as a store in my area has dozens of them.
It's a basic case of you get what you pay for.
You could try stalking ebay and look for Japanese sellers or non shop sellers and ask where they purchased their's from. The ones we have we got off ebay for a really good price from a Japanese seller.
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