Our business, Blow Up Lab
specializes in high-quality, large-format digital printing with an emphasis in fine-art and photography on archival media. We, Carol and Frank, recently created animals masks as a fun, side-line because we wanted to produce humorous, custom printed face masks that were made from non-toxic, natural materials, designed for comfort and made locally in San Francisco.
The Owners, Carol & Frank
It all started when our friend Marna, an excellent seamstress, inspired us to develop this product when she volunteered to sew medical masks for local hospitals in desperate need of PPE. Frank preferred a bandana style so we also decided to design our own version with a double-layer of fabric, for more protection, and different, custom features for added comfort. Thus, along with our standard face mask, we also invented our Mask+Bandana= Maskdana with a snap & tuck system that allows it to convert to a more typical mask shape below the chin when required. While the back, adjustable, elastic strap still allows the Maskdana to be pulled up and down from resting on one's neck, when not needed on the face.
At Blow Up Lab we already offer custom printing on a line of natural, ink-jet fabrics we print with water-based (pigment) inks. So, combined with our photography specialty, we started taking pictures of our friend’s animals; beginning with Marna’s Golden-Doodle, Chelsea. Then, we found a 100% cotton sheeting fabric we chose to use in a double-layer with a soft, fabric-covered, round elastic & adjustable bead, plus pliable metal nose clip for best fit and comfort. We experimented with various shapes and sizes before we concluded with our favorite face Mask and Maskdana styles we are now featuring at animalsmasks.com.
Our first set of animals faces are the ones we like, but if you are interested in custom printed masks of your favorite animals, please CONTACT US
for turn-around time and pricing.