We print your designs, patterns or photos on a wide range of fabrics. Have your textile design custom printed to order. We are a fabric printing company specialising in printing textile with no minimum with fast turnaround. Full colour, high-quality dye-sublimation textile printing in London UK. Silk and cotton printing also available.
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Fabric printing on demand. Personalised custom printing with your designs, all with a fast turnaround and multiple delivery options.
Stiff, Matt, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Lighter Weight Canvas. Use: artist canvas, upholstery, cushions, wall art.
Stiff, Matt, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Heavier Weight Canvas. Use: bags, sails, heavy canvas, upholstery, wall art.
Stiff, Matt, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Medium Weight Canvas. Use: bags, sails, heavy canvas, upholstery, wall art.
Heavy weight, rustic plain weave canvas. Hard wearing, Sailor's canvas. Uses: soft furnishings, bags, cushions, home textiles. Softens with washing. Edges will fray. Chunky weave, so fine detail not recommend.
Half-Panama cotton with Matte wipe clean PVC coating. Classic Oilcloth fabric. Great for table cloths, bag making, rain jackets and many more applications. Wipe clean only, no hand wash or machine wash.
Made from 100% recycled polyester materials. Plain weave with large yarns. Ideal for soft furnishings, outer wear and general craft.
Stiff, Shiny, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Medium weight sateen face. Use: dresses, soft furnishing.
Soft, light, satin faced. Lovely drape and feel. Use for garment linings, decorative cushions, light flowing clothing.
Stiff, Shiny, Semi-Transparent, Woven, Poly. Cost effective alternative to natural silk. Fantastic shimmer and drape. Use: quilting, clothing embellishments, bag linings.
Classic Crepe de Chine fabric, light flowing fabric, with textured crepe face. Great for scarves, and light garments.
Soft, Matt, Holes/Net, Woven, Poly. Soft and dry handle. Use: embellishments, clothing, curtains, drapes.
Soft, does not fray, Matt, Opaque, Non-Woven, Poly. Faux suede face. Use: upholstery, cushions. Fire Retardant.
Classic Chenille fabric with "caterpillar" pile on the face. Soft but strong and with good drape. Great for garments (bathrobes) and furniture upholstery.
Soft, Shiny, Semi-Transparent, Woven, Poly. Light weight shimmering sateen. Matte back. Use: bag linings, clothing, scarves.
Soft Peached surface, Matt, Slightly Transparent, Woven, Blend. Light but strong touch. Use: bedding, pillows, sheets.
Soft, Matt, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Half Panama and durable weave. Use: table cloths, shopping bags.
Stiff, Does Not Fray, Shiny, Semi-Transparent, Woven, Poly. Splashproof. Use: flags, rain jackets, umbrellas.
Stiff, Does Not Fray, Slight Shine, Semi-Transparent, Non-Woven, Poly. Waterproof tough milk finish fabric. Use: shower curtains, waterproof clothing.
Light weight, PU coated waterproof fabric. Great for light garments e.g. wind breakers and applications such as Umbrellas, waterproof linings
Breathable 100% polyester fabric coated on one side with Polyurethane (PU) resistant to penetration by water and wetting, great for clothing, waterproof jackets, outdoor clothing, tents, groundsheets.
Peach finish face. Splash proof. Frays. Woven with no stretch Use for garment outer. Use for outdoor cushions. Use for splash proof garments.
Classic Ripstop fabric with strengthened square grid. Some transparency with print going 60% through to reverse. Waterproof.
Soft, Does Not Fray, Matt, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Super soft brushed textile. Use: scarves, blankets, day robes, gloves, garments linings, large sleeping bags
2 - 3mm thick. Soft, Elastic, Does Not Fray, Matt, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Black neoprene back, light white poly face. One of our most unique printable fabrics. Use: gadget cases, wetsuits, yoga mats.
Soft, Shiny, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Luxury sateen faced heavy textile. Fantastic print detail. Use: upholstery, cushions, quilting, curtains, drapes. Made in Japan
Classic 2/2 Twill weave in a poly blend. Strong and durable fabric. Upholstery, cushions and more.
Classic Taffeta fabric. Made from a poly blend. Sheen and shimmer, great body. Classic for dress making.
97 poly / 3 elastane. Stretchy substantial crepe faced knitted jersey. Use for dress, garments, ladies wear
medium weight, soft matte fashion crepe. Great for garments, dresses and more.
"Terry towel" like split fibre towelling. Use: towels, dressing gowns, bathroom. Front side (face) is durable microfibre, back absorbent cotton terry.
Soft, Matt, Opaque, Woven, Poly. 50% Poly and 50% cotton mix creating unique desaturated print. Use: drapes, bedding, pillows.
Light, sheer plain wove voile. Great drape and smooth feel. Dresses, blouses, lingerie, trim & scarves
Soft, thin, very wavy, little shiny, semi-transparent, woven, poly. Twisted filament soft sheer and dry handle. Use: dresses, clothing , embellishments, scarves, drapes, shawls, lingerie, nightgowns, layering.
Soft, smooth and strong poly muslin fabric. A classic voile like weave, open net. Dresses, scarves, blouses, shirts, craft.
Soft and dry Georgette fabric, with twisted yarns. Made from synthetic fibres, stunning colour and wash fastness. Scarves, trim, bridal wear.
Soft, Shiny, Stretchy, Opaque, knitted, Poly. Super bright print, with shimmer, ripple and shine. Use: dresses, soft furnishing, clothing.
lightweight, semi-transparent knitted jersey. With varying width "slub yarns" on weft. Use for garments, tops,
Soft, Elastic, Matt, Opaque, Knitted, Poly. Soft touch Jersey. Use: clothing, t-shirts. OekoTex approved.
A jersey ply. Knitted face and back with very light wadding layer between. Permanent stamped quilting diamonds. A good amount of stretch on width. Garments, bag making if paired with lining.
Soft, Elastic, Matt, Opaque, Knitted, Poly. Weft knit stretch Jersey with crepe face. Use: dresses, shawls, casual clothing.
Breathable, 2 ply heavyweight soft shell jersey. Stretch in weft. Soft brushed back, with smooth scuba face. Structured drape. Use for outer wear, jackets.
Soft, Loop Back, Matt, Knitted, Poly. White faced, loop back stretch jersey. Use: jumpers, hoodies, track suits.
Soft, Elastic, Brushed Back, Matt, Opaque, Knitted, Poly. Brushed back heavy stretch Jersey. Use: clothing, furnishing, jumpers, hoodies.
Soft, Elastic, Matt, Opaque, Knitted, Poly. Weft knit stretch Jersey with unique raised diamond pattern. Use: jackets, bags, dresses, clothing.
Soft, Elastic, Matt, Opaque, Knitted, Poly. Pique knit, stretch Jersey. Use: dresses, clothing.
Elegant, stylish and utterly sumptuous short piled Soft Velvet.
Heavy weight, brushed faux velvet with shimmer effect. Amazing luxury feel. Short dense pile with excellent recovery giving very sharp print detail. The pile runs in different directions, which causes a pretty, dappled effect.
Heavy weight, brushed faux velvet with shimmer effect. Amazing luxury feel. Short dense pile with excellent recovery giving very sharp print detail. Pile runs smooth top to bottom. Great for cushions, upholstery, bags and more.
Faux leather, with textured leather look. Bright optic white. Fire rated BS5852 Crib 5 when used with Schedule 3 Flame Retardant Interliner. Use for light/decorative traffic upholstery, bags and more. PVC face, polyester backing. Contains NO animal products.
Stretch fabric with super soft brushed front. Soft cuddly feel. Popular handle. Uses: Jacket linings, kimono, dressing gown, cushions,
Soft, Matt, Woven, Poly. Linen look. Coarse weave, large fibres. Off white base. Not totally Opaque. Great for craft projects. Use: coats / garments, soft furnishing, craft projects, cushions.
Soft, Matt, Semi-Transparent, Woven. Haverstock, linen look, off-white base colour. Some transparency. Use: soft furnishing, craft projects.
Soft, Matt, Woven, Herringbone weave. Cotton feel. Medium weight. Some transparency. Use: soft furnishing, craft projects.
Soft, Brushed Face, Matt, Opaque, Woven. Soft brushed feel, white, opaque, close weave. Use: jackets, upholstery, cushions, soft furnishing, craft projects.
Soft, Matt, Opaque, Woven. Cotton twill look. Use: coats, artist canvas, soft furnishing, craft projects.
Stiff, Matt, Semi-Transparent, Woven. Strong and durable. Use: artist canvas, soft furnishing, craft projects.
Heavyweight Scuba knitted "Lycra". Good stretch on the width. Like thin neoprene. Compression clothing, Uses: garments, winter leggings, tight body hugging dresses
Heavyweight Scuba knitted "Lycra" with crepe face. Good stretch on the width. Like thin neoprene. Compression clothing, Uses: garments, tight body hugging dresses.
Medium weight, soft, 4-way stretch, slinky and smooth. Bright punchy print. Fantastic for leggings, swimwear, garments & sportswear. 82%poly/18%Lycra
Soft, Elastic, Matt, Opaque, Woven, Poly. 4 way Matt finish poly/viscose textile. Use: dresses, hot pants, bodysuits, leggings. 90% poly / 10% lycra
Soft, Shiny, Woven, Poly. 4 way stretch, shimmer faced poly/viscose fabric. Use: dresses, contour T's, clothing, leggings. 85%poly 15% elastane
Thick stretchy power Lycra like cycle short or compression fabric. Good sporty feel
Soft, Does Not Fray, Matt, Non-Woven, Poly. Power mesh open weave fabric. Use: clothing embellishments, nightwear, lingerie. Good drape. <b> Expect shrinkage 1-2% weft, 10-12% warp.</b>
Soft, Elastic, Matt, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Acoustic fabric. Attach and affix to your speakers grille panel. Use: speaker grilles, garments, unit coverings,
Real cotton poplin with dye sub top layer creating cotton back and poly face for best printing. 80% cotton / 20% poly by weight. Hybrid fabric, cotton base with fused polyester face.
Real Cotton Lawn with dye sub layer for the best print. 73 % cotton / 27% poly by weight. Hybrid fabric, cotton base with fused polyester face.
Real Cotton Twill with dye sub layer. 84% cotton / 16% poly by weight. Cotton back, poly face for best print. Hybrid fabric, cotton base with fused polyester face.
Pressed. Non Woven. Stiff, Does Not Fray, Matt, Opaque, Poly. Scroll or paper like double sided face. Untearable, does not crease. Use: wallpaper, large format posters, lightweight business cards, flyers, maps, wallets, box coverings, crafting,
Medium weight knitted raschel lace, with repeated Floral motif. Use for trim, layering, craft.
Jacquard lace, backed with a silvery satin. Luxurious and elegant lace fabric. Use for dress making, trim, light upholstery and more.
Circular knitted, loose knitwear fabric, with good stretch & recovery. 95 poly / 5 elastane. Use for knitwear, garments.
Stiff, Does Not Fray, Matt, Holes/Net. For needlepoint embroidery. Stiff open weave canvas with your image printed as a guide. Use: tapestry.
Stiff, Does Not Fray, Matt, Holes/Net. For needlepoint embroidery. Stiff open weave canvas with your image printed as a guide. Use: tapestry.
Stiff, Does Not Fray, Matt, Holes/Net. For needlepoint embroidery. Stiff open weave canvas with your image printed as a guide. Use: tapestry.
Aida 14 count cross stitch fabric. 100% cotton.
Cotton 95% / Linen 5% blend. Plain weave with slub yarns in the weft. Durable, strong, breathable, absorbent, cool & smooth. Use for craft, aprons, table ware outer garments and more.
Tactile, poly/linen blend (96% polyester 4% linen) with a coarse dobby weave. Hints of natural brown linen yarn in weft. Great for those who like natural/eco look fabrics. Tote bags, cushions, light upholstery.
Off-white/beige base colour with flecks of seeds. A rustic, natural half-panama weave, that is 100% certified organic cotton.
Heavyweight drill weave Bull denim
10oz Denim, bright white base. Strong durable fabric, great for garments/clothing.
Medium weight cotton drill, strong base fabric with bright white colour. Good drape, for lighter clothing and craft projects.
Real Silk Georgette 50gsm. 10 Momme Weight. Light, thin, soft, wavy, sheer, luxury, Uses: scarves, lingerie, fine detailing. <b> Expect shrinkage of 6% weft, 10% warp.</b>
Real silk Satin 85gsm. 19 Momme Weight. Shiny face, luxury handle, beautiful drape. Soft, strong colours, good detail. Uses: scarves, lingerie, fine detailing. <b> Expect shrinkage 5% weft, 8% warp.</b>
100% natural silk twill. 12.5 momme, 54gsm. Super soft, lightweight. Great for pocket squares, scarves, and high end garments. <b> Expect shrinkage 5% weft, 8% warp.</b>
23gsm, 5mm. 100% Silk Organza. Light yet firm fabric. ideal for bridal wear, trim & accessories. Colour gets stronger when layered.
Soft, light and airy. Silky smooth surface, flows and drapes beautifully. Plain weave 100% cotton lawn.
Certified Organic, Light cream, 100% Cotton Poplin.
Basic plain weave, dyed white cotton calico. A simple cotton, dyed white for optimal colour.
Fine Warp Satin, woven from 100% natural cotton. Uses garments, light furnishings.
100% cotton, classic Twill. 3/1 Twill weave. Medium weight, great for outer garments, light upholstery.
Poly Felt 1mm
Poly Felt 3mm
Stiff, textured front, bright white with slight gloss sheen. Great for interior roller blinds. Fade resistant for 5 years. FR to BS 5867 part 2 / DIN 4102 B1. Wipe clean only. Not suitable for high wear applications.
Soft, textured front, bright white with slight matte finish. Great for interior roller blinds. Wipe clean only. Not suitable for high wear applications.
Weft knitted single jersey, Fine rib detail on face. Good stretch on weft. Expertly selected for Ladies fashion. 95% polyester 5% elastane
Heavy weight double knit Ponte jersey with matte finish. Great stretch and recovery on weft. Great for sculpted garments. Strong and stable. 97% polyester 3% elastane
Lightweight, with subtle crepe sheen. Expertly selected for floaty garments. 100% polyester
Weft knitted sports jersey, smooth flat and breathable. Expertly selected for Athleisure garments.96% polyester 4% elastane
Our Polyester satin is opalescent, fluid and drapes sensually, wrapping around the body like a second skin. It is characterised by a high-shine surface and light reflection.The perfect choice not only for evening/cocktail wear and formal occasions but also daywear, shimmering beautifully in the light of the day.
Velvet satin is the latest in fabric technology, combining the rich texture of velvet with all the silky smoothness of satin. The unique weaving technique allows the flirtatious play of light and shadow. Its soft and lightweight touch makes it ideal for dresses, skirts, tops or even trousers, turning all designs into a high fashion statement.
Description: Stretchy and lightweight jersey with beautifully soft feel. Perfect for slim fit body conscious garments accentuating the beauty of the human form. It feels like second skin and holds the shape incredibly well. 96% polyester 4% elastane
90% PVC, 5% Polyester, 5% Cotton. Durable "leather" stamp effect leatherette. 30k Martindale rub test for durability, BS5852 cigarette & match FR test for UK domestic furnishings. Waterproof (BS3424.5A).
Elegant, stylish and utterly sumptuous short piled Chichi Soft Velour. Passes 30k Martindale rub test for durability, passes BS5852 cigarette & match FR test for UK domestic furnishings.
100% Organic Cotton Canvas. Rustic, half panama weave canvas weight. White base colour, charming and soft fabric. Muted print colours. Cushions, craft, light upholstery.
Olympic Sports jersey
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>Fabric Reality Check! Please allow a degree of shrinkage per fabric due to the processing techniques required to make a great print. The shrinkage degree varies fabric to fabric but can be as much as 8%. Average 2.5 %. We do not use Pantone colours or offer any colour matching but we do have great colour ability (we are pretty good/accurate on pantones). There are occasional variations in fabric weave that are a characteristic of textiles and should not be classed as defective unless extreme. Each textile can have minor colour variation from one to another. It is unlikely to be a true likeness to compare your screen or your printer output to printed fabric unless you have a calibrated monitor, and there are fabric printing limitations to take into account.
We are a London based fabric printing company where you can create your own fabric. Digital printing on fabric is our service. Have your own pattern, illustrations or textile designs custom printed in a matter of days. Our digital printing on fabric design interface will allow full-width roll textile printing or just one-off custom-sized panels printed on a wide variety of fabrics.
You can get your own sample printed so ideal for checking before you commit. Your image on your choice of textile from our wide range of specialist fabrics. Select the material, and upload the design for an A5 print on one, or several textiles from our range. For test print samples click here.
Customised textile printing is ideal for the creative homemaker to print wall hangings, drapes and home prints. Our digital printing on fabric is perfect for the professionals who need a short run, for a one-off set design one-off or a retail space textile drape. We can produce with fire-rated fabric too if needed.
All our fabrics are tested to be excellent for long-lasting textile printing with dye sublimation in London. You can set your design area to these dimensions per textile. Choose the correct textile for you from our range in the next order screen. Test prints on our textile available starting at an A5 print of your graphic. Print your own A5 sample.
We print your artwork in the orientation that you design in our online preview. Imagine the preview is a roll of fabric running from top to bottom, the width of the roll is left to right. This is especially important for fabric destined to become clothing as the stretch on our jerseys runs across the width of the roll. If you make the width wider than the fabric selected we rotate by 90° in order to fit it on the roll so planning your grain direction can be important.
We have four finishing options for your fabric order:
As it comes. We cut around your image, leaving a simply scissor cut, perhaps uneven white fabric border.
Hem with thread. We can hem your fabric with a choice of black or white thread. Please allow one to two
Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your image. Please be aware, when we cut along the line, we have to cut against the grain of the fabric. This is the standard procedure for fabric cutting. This means that with some fabrics, for example, Georgette and Mulmul, which have a slight wave in them, some fraying will occur. This is unavoidable, as the cut follows the grain of the textile.
All of our fabrics are cut manually by hand, with the utmost care and attention. If your fabric has a slightly uneven look on the edges or a touch of fraying, this does not indicate a flaw in the textile. It is not always possible to achieve a perfectly straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bear this in mind when it comes to your design. If you have any queries or would like to know about our cutting methods in more detail, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss them with you.
Please be aware that when digital printing on fabric that is 100% natural, colours will appear slightly muted, creating an authentic 'washed out' look. Colours and details still print exquisitely but due to the natural fibres, they are less intense than poly or poly-blends. We suggest increasing the contrast of your image, opting for our poly-blend Silk Sensation or ordering a swatch pack of all of our fabrics for a real, hands-on feel. This way, you can clearly see how colours turn out on different materials.
We have a full-service cut and sew operation here at Contrado the home of Bags of Love. For these fabric prints, we can add a hem if you wish for a small charge. (Please allow here an additional one to two days of production time.) We create a small one or two fold hem that typically uses 5 mm to 20 mm of material depending on the thickness of the fabric. So, for example, you could order 100 cm x 100 cm, so expect your fabric to be approx. 98.5 cm x 98.5 cm after hemming (please allow for the hem and on top of that please also allow for shrinkage of a minimum of 2%). The thicker the fabric the bigger the hem will be. We have black or white thread that you can choose. On our silk and other light woven fabrics, one hemmed edge will be straight (vertically down the roll) and the other will be slightly rippled. The hemming material allowances are as follows and you need to make your print bigger to accommodate the hem:
All of these measurements are approximate and can vary. Including with shrinkage, it can mean a fairly significant difference to ordered dimensions so please plan your print accordingly. Depending on how open the weave is, our fabric can shrink anywhere from 2% to 8% with the average being 2.5%.
Please be aware that for hemming, your fabric dimensions need to be at least 30 cm x 30 cm.
It is also possible to repeat patterns in a tiled effect for your fabric print run in our design system. We make this easy for you with our tools. You can also prepare your document beforehand to allow the tiling in the desired repeat and scale you need, then you can upload the file. There is a video above on how to tile your pattern in our free easy to use on-line fabric print design software.
Guarantee: Three-year guarantee on fabric structure on all materials. Three-year print guarantee on dye sublimation textile printing for HD colour (excludes natural fibres printed with pigment)
To receive your wholesale discount on fabric printing, please get in touch with our customer service to get more information on applying for a wholesale account.
beautiful quality, I'm so impressed
I've been using BoL for my university projects and for my own personal wardrobe for about a year now, I'm a fashion student so I like to get my prints on fabrics and ready made garments for styling. My tutors always compliment me on the quality of fabrics from you and how well the print came out! I have never been disappointed and will continue to use your services! Thank you
Good products and punctual
Very easy online design system to navigate. Prices are reasonable and the choice of fabrics is good. Very fast turnaround time as well. More fabrics to choose from would be good but overall very good service.
Great service and item
Got a photograph printed onto canvas fabric. Very pleased with the outcome and the service was fantastic
I ordered the fleece fabric with the preloaded design. It wasn't quite as I expected regular fleece to be. It's a lot smoother, and more liked brushed cotton in my opinion. However, it's fine for my purposes. I chose the houndstooth pattern. The print is also larger than I expected houndstooth to be. Again, it's not a problem in this instance. Quick delivery and well packaged.
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.
With our latest technology dye sublimation process, you will get rich deep and intensely accurate colour reproduction. Our advanced technology including digital pigment printing on cotton and silks is producing stunning results for all customer types. The processes we use are clean, low waste, colour fast and kinder to the environment than many other techniques.
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.