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Print on Demand Breathable Fabric

Print on Demand Breathable Fabric

Custom Breathable Fabric Made in the UKMade in the UK

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Perfect for hot weather and sportswear, print on demand breathable fabric is about to be your new best friend. Upload your own design and have it printed on the exact amount of custom breathable fabric that you need. If you're taking on the challenge of making your own summer clothing or team jersey, browse our collection for the perfect fabric.

  • Ships In 1 - 2 Day(s)

  • Delivery: $12.50

  • Handmade

Print on Demand Breathable Fabric Features:

  • Several breathable fabrics
  • Different weights
  • Range of characteristics
  • Suitable for fashion and DIY
  • Made to order
  • No minimum order

Need a specific dimension for your fabric? That's the beauty of print on demand breathable fabric.

One of the beauties anyway. Upload your design and input exactly how much fabric you need. The breathable nature of these fabrics makes them ideal for sportswear or summer wear, but custom breathable fabric can be used for polo shirts, flowing dresses, and so much more. Keep cool all summer long.
  • Custom made, personalized breathable fabrics
  • Made to order by our in-house printing experts
  • By the yard, meter, centimeter or inch
  • Breathable material printed with your design
  • Great for hot weather
  • Ideal for dresses, shirts, polo shirts and more
  • Among the best fabrics for sweating
  • Perfect for sportswear
  • Fast turnaround, printed with your design
  • Breathable waterproof fabric also available

Range of Breathable Fabrics

Browse our range of breathable fabrics.

  • Voille De Ville 3.54oz

    Voille De Ville 3.54oz

    • Max Print:
      1.65yd
    • Weight:
      3.54oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.67yd

    Medium weight, stiff and non-stretch with a matte finish

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Jersey Stretch 4.72oz

    Jersey Stretch 4.72oz

    • Max Print:
      1.72yd
    • Weight:
      4.72oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.74yd

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy with a matte finish

    Composition:

    96% polyester, 4% elastane

  • Speaker Grille Cloth 4.13oz

    Speaker Grille Cloth 4.13oz

    • Max Print:
      1.61yd
    • Weight:
      4.13oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.63yd

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy with a matte finish

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Chain Jersey 7.52oz

    Chain Jersey 7.52oz

    • Max Print:
      1.43yd
    • Weight:
      7.52oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.45yd

    Heavy weight, soft and stretchy with a matte finish

    Composition:

    97% polyester, 3% elastane

  • Dorchester Linen Look 6.81oz

    Dorchester Linen Look 6.81oz

    • Max Print:
      1.51yd
    • Weight:
      6.81oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.53yd

    Medium weight, stiff and non-stretch with a matte finish

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Florence Power Net 1.77oz

    Florence Power Net 1.77oz

    • Max Print:
      1.47yd
    • Weight:
      1.77oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.49yd

    Light weight, soft and stretchy with a matte finish

    Composition:

    90% polyester, 10% elastane

  • Breathable Waterproof 4.57oz

    Breathable Waterproof 4.57oz

    • Max Print:
      1.61yd
    • Weight:
      4.57oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.63yd

    Medium weight, smooth and non-stretch with a matte finish

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Real 100% Silk Georgette 1.47oz

    Real 100% Silk Georgette 1.47oz

    • Max Print:
      1.45yd
    • Weight:
      1.47oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.48yd

    Light weight, smooth and taut with a matte finish

    Composition:

    100% Silk Reactive inks

    Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 6% Warp: 9%

  • Volando Voile 1.53oz

    Volando Voile 1.53oz

    • Max Print:
      1.54yd
    • Weight:
      1.53oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.56yd

    Lightweight, stiff and non-stretch with a matte finish

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled 7.67oz

    Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled 7.67oz

    • Max Print:
      1.70yd
    • Weight:
      7.67oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.72yd

    Heavy weight, soft and non-stretch with a matte finish

    Composition:

    100% recycled polyester

  • Cotton Twill 6.28oz

    Cotton Twill 6.28oz

    • Max Print:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      6.28oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

    Medium weight, soft and non-stretch with a matte finish

    Composition:

    100% cotton

  • Loose Knit Jersey 5.46oz

    Loose Knit Jersey 5.46oz

    • Max Print:
      1.57yd
    • Weight:
      5.46oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.60yd

    Medium weight, coarse and stretchy with a matte finish

    Composition:

    95% polyester, 5% elastane

  • Soft Fashion Jersey 5.90oz

    Soft Fashion Jersey 5.90oz

    • Max Print:
      1.65yd
    • Weight:
      5.90oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.67yd

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy with a smooth finish.

    Composition:

    96% polyester, 4% elastane

  • Airflow Light 4.28oz

    Airflow Light 4.28oz

    • Max Print:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      4.28oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

    Medium weight, soft and stretchy. Eyelet knit gives honeycomb surface effect.

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Olympic Sports jersey 5.31oz

    Olympic Sports jersey 5.31oz

    • Max Print:
      1.59yd
    • Weight:
      5.31oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.61yd

    Lightweight, quick-dry and stretchy with a pinhole finish

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Woven Canvas 14.75oz

    Woven Canvas 14.75oz

    • Max Print:
      1.72yd
    • Weight:
      14.75oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.74yd

    Heavyweight, stiff and with a matte finish

    Composition:

    100% polyester

  • Wool Silk Blend Plain Weave 3.33oz

    Wool Silk Blend Plain Weave 3.33oz

    • Max Print:
      1.53yd
    • Weight:
      3.33oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.55yd

    70% wool, 30% silk. Woven in Italy and finished in England. Light cream base color, open plain weave. An airy, light, flowing, soft yet strong quality, Suitable for scarves and fashion. Expect shrinkage 4% weft, 2% warp. Super bright colors and deep blacks using reactive ink chemistry.

    Composition:

    70% wool, 30% silk

    Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 5% Warp: 3.5%

  • Real 100% Silk Crepe de Chine 1.77oz

    Real 100% Silk Crepe de Chine 1.77oz

    • Max Print:
      1.48yd
    • Weight:
      1.77oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.50yd

    100% pure Silk. 1.77 oz. Off white base color with a sparkle. Soft lightweight fine quality, with a crepe finish and light ribs in the weft. Airy, light, flowing, soft yet strong. Straddling the border between fashion and fashion accessories. Expect shrinkage 5% weft, 8% warp.

    Composition:

    100% Silk

    Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 1% Warp: 1%

  • Crystal Voile Cotton Silk 1.18oz

    Crystal Voile Cotton Silk 1.18oz

    • Max Print:
      1.45yd
    • Weight:
      1.18oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.48yd

    70% cotton 30% silk lightweight woven voile. Print shows through 90% to reverse. Super bright colors & deep blacks using reactive ink chemistry.

    Composition:

    70% cotton, 30% silk

    Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 2% Warp: 1%

  • Summer Breeze Viscose 2.24oz

    Summer Breeze Viscose 2.24oz

    • Max Print:
      1.53yd
    • Weight:
      2.24oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.55yd

    Floaty and buttery soft fabric with an elegant drape. Plain woven lightweight 100% viscose with slight stretch in the weft. Super bright colors & deep blacks when layered. Printed using reactive ink chemistry.

    Composition:

    100% viscose

    Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 8.5% Warp: 5%

  • Lifestyle Recycled Poly Jersey

    Lifestyle Recycled Poly Jersey

    • Max Print:
      1.72yd
    • Weight:
      4.72oz
    • Roll Width:
      1.74yd

    Soft, Elastic, Matte, Opaque, Knitted, recycled Poly Jersey. Soft touch Jersey. Use: clothing, t-shirts. Polyester yarn made from 100% Post-consumer waste.

    Composition:

    96% Recycled Polyester, 4% Elastane

Care instructions

Wash at 86°F, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.

  • Wash At 30°C / 86°F
  • Wash at 85°F
  • Tumble 1
  • Hang Dry
  • No Wring
  • Low Heat

What is Print on Demand Breathable Fabric?

Breathable fabric is a material which has the ability to allow moisture vapor to be passed through it. This makes for great all-weather garments, and are among the best fabrics for sweating. There are two ways in which moisture can pass through a fabric. The most common is ventilation; this is where the fabric itself is porous, which allows the air to pass through - or vent - from it. If there are bigger and more holes (or pores) the textile will be more breathable than those with fewer or smaller pores.  There are some non-porous fabrics which can be breathable materials, this type of material is often breathable waterproof fabric. 

For a fabric to be noticeably breathable, there must be a difference in the air humidity on either side of the fabric, and water can move both directions through a textile. If - for example - you've been for a run, and it is 68% humidity inside your breathable shirt, but the humidity outside is only 25% because it is a warm, sunny day, then the water vapor inside your shirt will naturally want to pass through your breathable material to the outside. If the air humidity is 40% on both the inside and the outside of your shirt, it will still be breathable, however you won't notice it. If the air humidity on the outside of your shirt, is higher than that inside, then the water vapor will actually move inwards. This is not common and is more likely to be seen in places that are near coastal regions and close to the equator.

To use our print on demand service, just upload your design and choose your fabric. Tell us your dimensions and how you want your fabric finished, and we'll take it from there.

How your Custom Breathable Material is Finished

You have four edging options for your printed breathable fabric:

"As is" - we will send your fabric exactly as it comes from the digital printer, with an unprinted border around the edge of your design.

"Cut on The Line" - have one of our experts cut your print out, leaving no white edges on your breathable material

Hemmed - with a choice of an overlocked hem, or a baby hem. To create a hem on light weight material or medium weight fabrics that fray, we will make a two fold hem using a straight stitch. On heavy, stiff or no-fray fabrics, a single fold hem with a straight stitch is used.

Please ensure that you take the hem into account when selecting your custom sizes. For light fabrics, the hem will take up 0.23" - 0.31", on each of the 4 sides. On other fabrics, the hem will take up 0.59" - 0.78", on each of the 4 sides. You can choose either black or white thread for either of the hemming options.

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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 on just one person.
  • Try to make sure that the longest side of each image is around 3.93". 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.

Two ways to print

Your custom breathable fabric is digitally printed using one of two methods: dye sublimation and pigment printing. Both of our expert methods will permanently bond your design to your chosen custom fabric, in full color. Pigment printing is mostly used in natural fabrics. It is a very localized printing method, which applies colored dyes directly to a part of the fabric, and builds up the design. Dye sublimation is a two step process, more frequently used with synthetic materials. It involves printing your design onto a transfer sheet and then using heat to bond this to the fabric.

 

Print Guideline

  • DPI-Print Guideline Icon

    What resolution is best for printing?

    All of our fabrics are printed at 200dpi. This works for us as it combines a great quality as well 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 color, 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. 

  • scaling-Print Guideline Icon

    Will my image be scaled to fit?

    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 Options’ 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.

  • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

    Should I choose RGB or CMYK?

    We always recommend using an RGB color space when you upload your images. More specifically, we suggest using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best color 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)

  • Print-Roll Length Fabric Guide Icon

    Is there a maximum length I can print on?

    There is no length limit for most of our fabrics. Our preview design window is set up to displaying a maximum of 10m (32.8 ft) to help you visualize 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. 

  • Borders-Print Guideline Icon

    Should I add white space for borders or cutting onto my design? 

    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-Print Guideline Icon

    What is crocking?

    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 minimized 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. 

  • organics-Print Guideline Icon

    Is it normal for colors to appear lighter on organic fabrics?

    Yes, our organic fabrics don't have an additional coating like non-organic fabrics have, which means it absorbs the inks deep into its fiber and reducing the color strength slightly (this can be approximately -40%). If you would like a bolder, more vibrant color for your fabric, we would suggest using a non-organic fabric. 

  • Transfer-Print Guideline Icon

    Can I supply my own fabric for you to print onto?

    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.

  • Jpeg-Tiff Print Guideline Icon

    Which is a better image format: TIFF or JPEG?

    If your design is simple and less intricate, a JPEG will be absolutely fine. However, if you have created a design with multi-colored detailing, we would recommend saving your design in a TIFF format. 

  • Shrinkage-Print Guideline Icon

    Will my material shrink during printing?

    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. 

  • Print-Both Sides Print Guideline Icon

    Can I order double sided printed fabric?

    Many of the fabrics we offer are semi-transparent, so printing on both sides of the fabric is not a service we offer. 

  • Labels-Print Guideline Icon

    Can I order labels in a different fabric? Are the labels cut like normal fabric labels?

    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. 

  • Eco friendly Printing

    How do you print your fabrics in an eco-friendly way?

    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 colors 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, 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).

  • colour palette

    Will there be slight color differences between my orders?

    Although very rare, there could be a slight color difference from one print run to another. This is a normal part of the printing process, however we are always working to improve our color 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 color variations can be intensified fabric to fabric due to materials having different grains and textures; natural fabrics typically have more muted color 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.


Sizing For Hemming And Shrinkage

Hemming Options ICON

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 40" x 40", change your dimensions to 41" 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:

  • Light Fabrics (0.6 - 2.9 oz): For silks and other light fabrics, we use 6-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so overall width/height will be minus 12-16mm
  • Medium Fabrics (3.0 - 5.9 oz): For medium-weight fabrics that fray, we use 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 35-40mm
  • Stiff/Heavy/No-fray fabrics: we use 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 35-40mm
All of these measurements can vary and should only be seen as an approximation. If you allow for hems and slight shrinkage, it can add a fairly significant amount to your ordered dimensions, so please make sure to consider these things prior to ordering. Depending on how open the weave is, our fabric can shrink anywhere from 2% to 8% with the average being 2.5%.
 

Choose From Three Finishes

We have three finishing options available: 
  • As it comes: We simply cut around your image with scissors - leaving a perhaps uneven white border. 
  • Hem with thread: We can offer your fabric hemmed with a black or white thread. This will add an additional 1-2 days of production time to your order. Please refer to the dimensions above to gauge how the hemming will affect the size of your print. You will have a choice of an overlock hem or folded hem (one or two fold depending on the fabric) however not all fabrics are suited to both hem types. In the design interface, you will be able to see which options are available to you. If you can only see one hem available, this means that this is the only suitable hem for this material type. 
  • Cut on the line: Rather than our 'as it comes' option, we will cut neatly on the edge of your design against the grain of the fabric. If you have a border around your design we will cut around that border. If the design takes up the whole fabric, we will neatly cut around the edge of the image. Cutting against the grain is standard for fabric cutting, and as such lighter materials such as Georgette or Mulmul will have a slight wave in them, and some fraying may occur. 
All of our fabrics are carefully hand cut. It is not always possible to maintain a perfectly straight cut for certain fabrics, so please bear this is mind if you see your edge has a slightly uneven look or a little fraying. This is not a flaw in the material. If you have any questions 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. 

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. 

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