Robert Crowder and Company
Founded in the late 1940’s Robert Crowder and Company is a fully integrated design and manufacturing firm specializing in the Hospitality Industry. Our company is an abundantly staffed design firm capable of designing from the ground up which provides clients with a truly one of a kind wallcovering. The majority of production includes some form of hand processed techniques including silk screening.
For over 50 Years the Firm of Robert Crowder & Co. Has Created the Finest Wallcovering for Residential , Hospitality, and Entertainment Industries.
About 90% of our wallcovering projects are done through either a hand done technique or silk screening method or a combination of both. We recently expanded our firm to include a fully integrated color managed digital production department. This new department has given our design team the ability to turn around samples quicker.
With the use of large format scanners and digital printers, the digital production team is able to take in line drawn designs, scan them, and prepare acetate films for screen printing. Before the advent of scanning this whole process would take several days to weeks and each modification would extend that lead time substantially.
This technology has allowed our designs to focus more on designing by eliminating much of the manual work previously required. Today we look at a turnaround anywhere from half a day to a couple of days. The digital production department also includes 5 large format printers that are available for full production. This end of the department was created to complement our hand done silk screened designs. There are certain techniques and effects that hand done print methods cannot achieve and likewise digital production has its limitations also. For instance our digital printers cannot emulate the physical textures created by some of our hand done techniques nor can it print metallics or whites as of yet. To resolve this issue we created a hybrid method of printing which involves creating a hand done background and printing digitally on top of it. To provide design and production capabilities.