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    Ripstop Nylon 40x34 denier?

    I am looking at the magna fabrics for ripstop, and they have this 40x34 ripstop nylon. 1.35 ounces/sq yard. Anyone know what the 40x34 denier means? I have a couple guesses, but my google-fu is failing me.


    1) Different thread thicknesses going vertically vs horizontally.

    2) 40D for the calendaring threads, 34D for the rest.

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    Number 1 is the correct answer. Calendaring is a whole different process that affect both the weft and warp. It is a process of rolling the fabric between heated platens to slightly melt the threads. This helps seal the weave making it more down proof. Not what ever to do with denier.
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    Ok, thanks! That is what my leaning was.

    Do you happen to know if that is the thicker threads going the long way and thinner the short (preferable for hammocks I would assume).

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    My advice to you is to try and call in your order, my last 2 orders were wrong even after talking on the phone, they took my order for a 40 yard roll and after a week when i called they said, oh the girl listed it wrong and that fabric is wrong but i have another super nice roll of it in foliage green is that ok, well since i allready paid for it i said ok.
    When it arrived it was only 33 yards and it is gray!

    Great prices but hit or miss, be careful with magna fabrics

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    Just received my roll. It shipped 9 hours after I placed my order via internet. I received it yesterday, 2 business days later. I had 2 minor issues.

    1) They didn't send it via Fedex (the only shipping offered). Instead it shipped via USPS. This meant no tracking number. I also asked if I would be receiving a rebate for part of the shipping costs since generally USPS is cheaper, and no response.

    2) The roll was 72" width, not 60/61 like advertised. I haven't checked the length yet. 26 yards is pretty hard to lay out all at once!

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    Oh, and the color was close to what was pictured (wet cement grey).

    Zilla, I was looking at getting a green if at all possible. When I was looking, the only green rolls came in 75+ yards. I did look at the "foliage green" pictured on the website and it definitely looked grey to me there.

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