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Alternative Silk Fabric

Alternative Silk Fabric

Silk Impression Printing

from £14.50

Our Silk Impression fabric features the same light, delicate and luxurious appearance of real silk, but it's more cost effective and easier to care for. Your unique designs are printed using dye sublimation in gorgeous full colour. Make your own clothing accessories, bag linings and fashion apparel with custom silk impression printing.

  • Ready in 1 - 2 day(s)

  • UK delivery: £5.50

  • Buy now, pay later


  • ≥ 0.5 m2: £29/sq m
  • ≥ 3 m2: £28/sq m 3.4% Discount
  • ≥ 10 m2: £27/sq m 6.9% Discount
  • ≥ 20 m2: £26/sq m 10.3% Discount
  • ≥ 30 m2: £25/sq m 13.8% Discount
  • ≥ 40 m2: £24/sq m 17.2% Discount
  • ≥ 50 m2: £19/sq m 34.5% Discount

Silk Impression Printing Features

  • Semi-translucent, shimmery face
  • Your unique designs custom printed
  • Cost effective alternative to real silk
  • For dressmaking, quilting, furnishings
  • Printed in London UK
  • Ready in one to two days
washing and care instructions

Choose our alternative silk fabric for your next fashion, craft or DIY project at home.

It has the same appealing properties you'd find with natural silk, but with a more cost-effective price tag and easier maintenance needs. The tight plain weave construct prints both intricate details and solid block colours equally well, so whatever your unique design is, it looks amazing on silk impression. 
  • Custom size silk impression printing
  • Perfect alternative to real silk fabric
  • Smooth, delicate & cool to touch
  • Semi-transparent with shimmery face
  • Catches the light nicely
  • Effortless drape
  • Easier to care for than real silk
  • Use for fashion, furnishings, linings
  • Can be worn in warm and cold weather
  • Lightweight but plain weave makes it strong
  • Machine washable and iron safe
  • 80 gsm
  • Max print 1.4 m x 5 m/5 m x 1.4 m
  • Four edge finishing options
  • Expertly printed to order in London, UK
  • Ready in one to two days

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How to Care for Your Silk Impression Material

Despite being thin and delicate, it's a surprisingly tough fabric that doesn't have fussy maintenance needs. Machine wash at 30°c, hang to dry or tumble dry on medium. It's also safe to iron on a low heat, ideal if you're making shirts and other fashion items. 

What Exciting Things Can I Make Using Silk Impression Fabric?

It's a very desirable fabric to work with, so it's ideal for a number of creative projects. Got an old bag that needs a makeover, or bought a bag that has a bland, dark interior? Try silk impression printing and sew a new, fun lining into your handbag. You can also make cute clothing embellishments like pocket squares and peter pan collars. It's a firm favourite with fashion designers, given the natural elegant drape, so pick a flattering shirt pattern and make a cool piece of clothing that none of your friends will have.

Try our alternative impression silk fabric, and marvel in the wonderful quality and smooth texture. 

Make a Collage

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.

photo collage

How to add your collage to your product

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.

Hints and Tips

  • The more images you add to your collage the smaller each image will be. Fewer images will be larger and give you more clarity and detail.
  • The more people in an image, the less detail there will be. If you have 10 images of a group of five friends, each person will be smaller than if you have 10 images of just one person.
  • Try to make sure that the longest side of each image is around 10 centimetres. There is a handy ruler built into the design tool to help you with this.
  • Smaller products will not be able to fit as many images as larger ones will.

Eco-friendly printing

To guarantee a bold, everlasting print for your custom designed silk impression printing, we use dye sublimation. This process bonds the eco-friendly ink deep into the textile so it won't run away or come off in the wash. This poly-blend material is woven in a tight plain weave, so fine details and lines come through crisp and clear. Perfect if you've got an intricate pattern. You can choose photos, graphic designs or your own artwork to have custom printed on your silk style fabric.

When you design your alternative silk fabric, you'll notice there are 4 edge finishing options: cut on the line, hemmed with white thread, hemmed with black thread or left as it is with a rough cut.

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