Upcycle - How it Works
HERE IS HOW IT ALL WORKS
FILL OUT A WORKSHEETOur Project Assessment Worksheet will give us information about the physical properties of the material to be upcycled and what type(s) of product(s) you want us to make from your billboard, banner or other material
SEND US A SAMPLE OF YOUR MATERIALA small piece – about 12" x 12" – will help Numo determine the thickness, flexibility, printability, and other properties to ensure it’s something we can work with.
ASSESSMENT & CONFIRMATIONWe’ll look over your information, and confirm whether we think the project will be feasible. If so, we’ll get a project number assigned and ask you to send us a swatch of the material
WE'LL PREPARE AN ESTIMATE OF YIELD AND FEASIBILITYOnce the sample piece is in-hand, Numo will determine which type(s) of products can be made from your material, with an estimate of deliverable quantities of & pricing product(s) the material can yield
We need your approvalOnce we agree on the physical details and yield estimate, we'll collect an engineering fee to get things moving along
WE'LL Inspect the materialWe'll unroll/unfold the material and hang it up to check material condition and take measurements. We'll locate and note any blemishes, grommets, or other fixtures that need to be considered in production
SHIP YOUR MATERIAL TO NUMOSend us all the full-sheets or rolls of material to be used for making the product(s)
WE'LL TAKE PHOTOS OF YOUR MATERIALThese photos will be scaled and used to layout the marker (cutting plan) to determine the arrangement of product components, including how they will be aligned with any existing decoration or other features on the material
We'll set up the blocking and markersNumo will determine the blocking (how the material will need to be cut to be able to fit the production equipment). The blocking will be combined with the marker and superimposed onto the photo(s) as a “digital proof” . This proof will also communicate the committed deliverables for the project
APPROVE PRICING & LEAD TIMEWe’ll send a final quote based on the products and components you’ve chosen.
REVIEW YOUR PROOFS & YIELD.Look over the digital proof with the blocking and marker information
CHOOSE THE COMPONENT COLORS.You'll need to let us know what colors and styles you want for zippers, straps, hardware, or any other components applicable to the items we'll be making.
Clean & PrepWe'll clean the material and remove any grommets, hems, or fixtures that might cause trouble in production
WE’LL MAKE THE PRODUCTSWe'll cut, print (if applicable), and sew the panels together to make the products. They’ll get packaged and shipped to your client/