Is there some sort of open source picture library where many of these images are coming from or is it a matter of simply copying images willy nilly ... I am a new kid to the block so I have no idea what is acceptable and what is not but
Searching through many of the hydrographic supplier sites including custom printing sites I notice something that kind of has me scratching my head, many of the same images or patterns are being used (I am not pointing fingers at any single store just in general) the pattern might be named something different but they are the exact same. Now I can see patterns like carbon fiber weaves and such as being the same. But I am talking about many of the fire patterns and skull patterns and many more. I always thought when it comes to artwork in general it always came with a no trespassing sign when it came to plagiarism.
And one other question if I may, I have spoken with a few of the site sponsors that prints custom film and they are some good folk, but if they are carrying many of the same patterns then what sets them apart in printing and film? Please understand I am not being disrespectful at all, this is an honest question. Are all these films and inks created equal? is there something in quality that sets them apart from one and another?