Create your own custom design and have it printed on our Bamboo-Rayon blend fabric. Lightweight with a smooth surface, bamboo printing is great for fine, sharp lines. Bamboo fabric is great for bedding, jackets and light airy garments due to its breathable nature. Personalise your bespoke bamboo fabric and have it UK printed in London.
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Discover the wonders of bamboo fabric, a versatile textile weighing only 120gsm.
Wash at 30°C, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.
Most people think of panda food when they think of bamboo or gardening canes; so when you think of printing on bamboo fabric, it wouldn't be surprising if you thought of a stiff, scratchy material that would be more suited for a very weak battle armour than it would be for a soft, breathable bed sheet. Believe it or not, our bamboo textile is a mid-weight fabric that has a smooth, silky surface. Made from a blend of natural bamboo fibres and Rayon, this plain weave fabric weights in at a mere 120gsm. It is taut, and non-stretch, as well as very breathable, making it ideal for use in bedding and lightweight, airy summer garments.
Once your bespoke bamboo has been printed, you can choose how you would like it to be finished. "As is" will be sent exactly as your custom bamboo comes off the printer. This will have a white border around the edged, allowing you to cut and hem as you wish. If you opt to have your fabric "Cut on the Line" then one of our experts will take your bamboo print fabric and remove all of the white edges for you prior to sending.
When you design bamboo, you may want to have it hemmed before it is sent out. You will have a choice of two different hem options, baby hem with a straight stitch, or overlocked hem, which will stitch completely over the edge of your bamboo printing. You'll be given the option of a black or white thread for your hem.
You are able to specify your own custom sizes when you design bamboo. Please allow for 6-8 mm on each side for light fabrics, and 15-20 mm on each side for all other fabrics, for the hem, if you choose that option.
Fabric was excellent quality, photographs well reproduced and a speedy delivery even considering current delays. Excellent to cut and use in quilt.
The quality of the photos reproduced onto fabric are excellent, as is the turnaround time.....48 hours! I am always pleased with these products and this was my 6th order! However.....I ask for the prints to be sent 'as it comes' and as last time, they were cut far too close to the print and no seam allowance is given, therefore, part of the print disappears into the seam when stitched into my quilt design. Previously, an ample allowance was given. So..please can you add at least 1/4" seam allowance around the prints when reproducing onto fabric?
Quality was really good. I got everything, what I expected.
Fabric Printing for Smile for PEACE
Amazing fabric quality and the print was perfect. They are being used in an artwork titled, Peace Be With You. :-) Really beautiful. Thank you and Peace
If you can’t decide on which photo to use, you can upload multiple images and create a photo collage. This can be done using one of our pre-set montage templates, or you can create your own entirely from scratch. It’s super easy to do and the possibilities are endless.
Step 1 – Click the start design button & select your product options.
Step 2 – Go to the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab, click the ‘add images/Text’ button on your product & ‘Select Images to Upload’ or use the Facebook/Instagram tabs.
Step 3 – Choose the images you want to use for your collage, upload & select them from the uploaded photos list.
Step 4 – Click ‘Create montage’ & select your collage style.
Step 5 – Add the collage to your design.
Our printing methods are all digital; even when printing on bamboo fabric. We use various digital printing methods including dye sublimation and pigment printing. Dye sublimation is done in two steps, printing first onto a transfer sheet, then onto your fabric using heat to permanently bond your design. Pigment printing is a localised printing method, which builds up your design by printing with coloured dyes directly onto a specific part of the fabric. Both of these methods, will permanently bond your custom design to the fabric, in full colour. Due to the print process, large areas of solid colour may show minor blemishes or discolouration. This is to be expected and we would advise avoiding large solid blocks of colour if possible.
All of our fabrics are printed at 200dpi. This works for us as it combines a great quality as we as a good file weight. In order to avoid resizing and interpolation, we recommend that you scale your image to 100% at 200dpi. Our design interface works with a traffic light system that acts as a quality marker for your designs. This will show you whether the resolution is too low for printing. When you re-upload your design with a highest resolution, the traffic lights will change colour, showing you're good to go. A message will pop up alongside the traffic lights to let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.
Your uploaded design will automatically be scaled to fit the size of fabric you've chosen. You can change the dimensions of your fabric by amending the measurements on the ‘Product Image’ tab, under ‘Print Size’. To see how this fits with the dimensions of your image/design, you can refer to the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab under 'Quality Information'. Here, you will be able to edit the dimensions of the image.
We always recommend using an RGB colour space when you upload your images. More specifically, we suggest using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results. This will need to be done in your editing software; choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
There is no length limit for most of our fabrics. Our preview design window is set up to displaying a maximum of 10m to help you visualise the print, but that doesn't mean this is the print limit. If you'd like to order more, you can increase the quantity (x2 for 20m or x4 for 40m for example) and order as much as you'd like. Larger volumes will receive an automatic discount too. While the fabric length is nothing to worry about, each individual fabric will have a maximum width side: These can be found on the fabric's page information or in the design interface.
Yes, that will help you when it comes to cutting or framing your printed fabric. We recommend always adding a little extra space for borders into your purchased fabric size. When we print your materials, or send out fabric samples, we typically trim squarely around the fabric, leaving approximately 5mm white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.
Crocking is the term used to describe fading along the creases in a fabric. It typically can occur after constant washing or heavy use of digitally printed natural fabrics. Crocking can be minimised by hand washing your fabrics at a cooler temperature, rather than machine washing. If you want to make sure there's no chance of crocking, we'd suggest you use a poly fabric.
Yes, our organic fabrics don't have an additional coating like non-organic fabrics have, which means it absorbs the inks deep into its fibre and reducing the colour strength slightly (this can be approximately -40%). If you would like a bolder, more vibrant colour for your fabric, we would suggest using a non-organic fabric.
Unfortunately not; all of our fabrics have been tested meticulously to ensure we know exactly how to get the best results, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. If you are set on a fabric we don't offer, we can offer custom printed sublimation paper to order which will allow you to heat press your designs onto your own fabrics.
If your design is simple and less intricate, a JPEG will be absolutely fine. However, if you have created a design with multi-coloured detailing, we would recommend saving your design in a TIFF format.
Similar to other fabric printing processes, shrinkage can occur. The amount of shrinkage will depend on the fabric, but as a general rule of thumb, please allow for 2-8% shrinkage when working out your measurements. Shrinkage is not an exact science, and the amount of shrinkage will vary from print run to print run. We'd always suggest order a little more than you need for your project.
Many of the fabrics we offer are semi-transparent, so printing on both sides of the fabric is not a service we offer.
At the moment, all of our fabric labels are printed on satin fabric. For now, we believe this is the best choice, but will potentially introduce other options in the future. All labels are cut to the same label format. If you would like to choose a different fabric and format for your labels, you could always order a sheet of the fabric of your choice to create labels yourself.
Our fabrics are printed with water-based inks as environmental consciousness is always front of our minds. Water-based inks include no chemicals or solvents, and our printing process uses heat to fix colours and patterns into place to avoid excess or contaminated water returning into the water system (this is something that can occur through steaming). All printing, fulfilment and production is done in our one facility in London, and rather than rolling the fabrics or sending them in a tube, you will receive your material folded up. This amounts to 150 tubes saved a week, as well as much more space on the delivery van for more orders. (For delicate fabrics we ensure to package appropriately).
Although very rare, there could be a slight colour difference from one print run to another. This is a normal part of the printing process, however we are always working to improve our colour profiles. It is unlikely that the difference in print runs will be hugely different (for example, it's unlikely your orange is suddenly going to be red). The likelihood of colour variations can be intensified fabric to fabric due to materials having different grains and textures; natural fabrics typically have more muted colour tones, while poly alternatives have a bolder hue. This is because the construction of the material is different, and the printing method has to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.
Our full cut & sew service at Bags of Love can be used to your full advantage. We even offer hemming for your fabrics at a small additional cost. Our hems are created with a one or two cold hem that typically uses around 5 to 20mm of fabric (depending on the thickness of your chosen material). Please bare this in mind when you are ordering your printed fabric with hems: If you would like your finished piece to be 100cm x 100cm, change your dimensions to 101.5cm instead to allow space for your hems (you will also need to include additional for potential shrinkage). The thicker the fabric, the bigger the hem will be. Your printed fabric will be hemmed with either Black or White thread. If you are ordering a lightly woven material or a printed silk, you will find that one hem will be straight, while the other slightly rippled. The hemming material allowances are as follows and you need to make your print bigger to accommodate the hem:
For further information about our fabrics see our FAQs.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, you may find a slight variance in the sizes.