We use the ultimate technology for custom fabric printing. We print your designs, patterns, logos or photos on a wide range of fabrics. Print on satin, organza, jersey, 100% silk, 100% cotton, different types of polyester, and natural materials. Design your own fabric to be printed on demand with fast turnaround so you can receive them in days. Full color, high quality dye sublimation textile printing.
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Custom fabric printing gives you a world of possibilities.
Stiff, matte, opaque, woven, poly. Lighter weight Canvas. Use: artist canvas, upholstery, cushions, wall art.
Stiff, Shiny, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Medium weight sateen face. Uses: dresses, soft furnishing.
Stiff, Shiny, Semi-Transparent, Woven, Poly. Cost effective alternative to natural silk. Fantastic shimmer and drape. Use: quilting, clothing embellishments, bag linings.
Soft, Matte, Holes/Net, Woven, Poly. Soft and dry handle. Uses: embellishments, clothing, curtains, drapes.
Soft, does not fray, Matte, Opaque, Non-Woven, Poly. Faux suede face. Use: upholstery, cushions. Fire Retardant.
Soft, Shiny, Semi-Transparent, Woven, Poly. Light weight shimmering double faced sateen. Uses: bag linings, clothing, scarves.
Soft Peached surface, Matte, Slightly Transparent, Woven, Blend. Light but strong cotton touch. Use: bedding, pillows, sheets.
Soft, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Half Panama and durable weave. Use: table cloths, shopping bags.
Stiff, Does Not Fray, Shiny, Semi-Transparent, Woven, Poly. Splash proof. Use: flags, rain jackets, umbrellas.
Stiff, Does Not Fray, Slight Shine, Semi-Transparent, Non-Woven, Poly. Waterproof tough milk finish fabric. Uses: shower curtains, waterproof clothing.
Soft, Does Not Fray, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Super soft brushed textile. Use: scarves, blankets, day robes, gloves, garments linings, large sleeping bags
0.08" - 0.12" 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, Elastic, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. 4 way Matte finish poly/viscose textile. Uses: dresses, booty shorts, bodysuits, leggings. 90% poly / 10% lycra
Pressed. Non-Woven. Stiff, Does Not Fray, Matte, Opaque, Recycled Poly. Scroll or paper-like double-sided face. Untearable, does not crease. Uses: wallpaper, large format posters, lightweight business cards, flyers, maps, wallets, box coverings, crafting.
Soft, Shiny, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Luxury sateen faced heavy textile. Fantastic print detail. Use: upholstery, cushions, quilting, curtains, drapes. Made in Japan
Stiff, Does Not Fray, Matte, Holes/Net, Woven, Poly. For needlepoint embroidery. Stiff open weave canvas with your image printed as a guide. Use: tapestry.
Stiff, Does Not Fray, Matte, Holes/Net, Woven, Poly. For needlepoint embroidery. Stiff open weave canvas with your image printed as a guide. Use: tapestry.
Soft, Elastic, Matte, Opaque, Knitted, Poly. Soft touch Jersey. Use: clothing, t-shirts.
Soft, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. 50% Poly and 50% cotton mix creating unique desaturated print. Use: drapes, bedding, pillows.
Soft, thin, very wavy, little shiny, semi-transparent, woven, poly. Twisted filament soft sheer and dry handle. Uses: dresses, clothing, embellishments, scarves, drapes, shawls, lingerie, nightgowns, layering.
Soft, Shiny, Stretchy, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Super bright print, with shimmer, ripple, and shine. Uses: dresses, soft furnishing, clothing.
Soft, Elastic, Brushed Back, Matte, Opaque, Knitted, Poly. Brushed back heavy stretch Jersey. Uses: clothing, furnishing, jumpers, hoodies.
Soft, Elastic, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Acoustic fabric. Attach and affix to your speakers grille panel. Use: speaker grilles, garments, unit coverings/
Soft, Elastic, Matte, Opaque, Knitted, Poly. Pique knit, stretch Jersey. Use: dresses, clothing.
Soft, Matt, Woven, Poly. Linen look. Coarse weave, large fibers. Off white base. Not totally Opaque. Great for craft projects. Use: coats / garments, soft furnishing, craft projects, cushions
Soft, Matte, Woven, Herringbone weave. Cotton feel. Medium weight. Some transparency. Uses: soft furnishing, craft projects.
Soft, Brushed Face, Matte, Opaque, Woven. Soft brushed feel, white, opaque, close weave. Uses: jackets, upholstery, cushions, soft furnishing, craft projects.
Stiff, Matt, Semi-Transparent, Woven. Strong and durable. Use: artist canvas, soft furnishing, craft projects.
Soft, Shiny, Woven, Poly. 4 way stretch, shimmer faced poly/viscose fabric. Use: dresses, contour T's, clothing, leggings.
Soft, Does Not Fray, Matte, Non-Woven, Poly. Power mesh open weave fabric. Uses: clothing embellishments, nightwear, lingerie. Good drape.
Soft, Loop Back, Matte, Knitted, Poly. White-faced, loop back stretch jersey. Use: sweaters, hoodies, tracksuits.
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 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.
Soft, Matte, Opaque, Woven. Cotton twill look. Uses: coats, artist canvas, soft furnishing, craft projects.
Stretch fabric with super soft brushed front. Soft cuddly feel. Popular handle. Uses: Jacket linings, kimono, dressing gown, cushions,
Thick stretchy power Lycra like cycle short or compression fabric. Good sporty feel
Heavyweight Scuba knitted "Lycra". Good stretch on the width. Like thin neoprene. Compression clothing, Uses: garments, winter leggings, tight body hugging dresses
Peach finish face. Splash proof. Frays. Woven with no stretch Use for garment outer. Use for outdoor cushions. Use for splash proof garments.
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.
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.
Classic Ripstop fabric with strengthened square grid. Some transparency with print going 60% through to reverse. Waterproof.
Classic Taffeta fabric. Made from a poly blend. Sheen and shimmer, great body. Classic for dress making.
Classic 2/2 Twill weave in a poly blend. Strong and durable fabric. Upholstery, cushions and more
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.
Classic Chenille fabric with "caterpillar" pile on the face. Soft but strong and with good drape. Great for garments (bathrobes) and furniture upholstery.
Real Silk Georgette 1.47oz. 10 momme weight. Light, thin, soft, wavy, sheer, luxury. Uses: scarves, lingerie, fine detailing. Expect shrinkage of 5% weft, 6.5% warp.
Soft, light, satin faced. Lovely drape and feel. Use for garment linings, decorative cushions, light flowing clothing.
Light weight, PU coated waterproof fabric. Great for light garments e.g. wind breakers and applications such as Umbrellas, waterproof linings
Soft, light and airy. Silky smooth surface, flows and drapes beautifully. Plain weave 100% cotton lawn.
Cotton 95% / Linen 5% blend. Plain weave with slub yarns in the weft. Durable, strong, breathable, absorbent, cool & smooth. Use for craft, aprons, tableware, outer garments, and more.
Poly Felt 0.04"
Poly Felt 0.12"
Fine Warp Satin, woven from 100% natural cotton. Uses garments, light furnishings
Light, sheer plain wove voile. Great drape and smooth feel. Dresses, blouses, lingerie, trim & scarves
Medium weight, soft, 4-way stretch, slinky and smooth. Bright punchy print. Fantastic for leggings, swimwear, garments & sportswear. 82%poly/18%Lycra
Made from 100% recycled polyester materials. Plain weave with large yarns. Ideal for soft furnishings, outer wear and general craft.
Off-white/beige base color with flecks of seeds. A rustic, natural half-panama weave, that is 100% certified organic cotton.
Soft and dry Georgette fabric, with twisted yarns. Made from synthetic fibers, stunning color and wash fastness. Scarves, trim, bridal wear.
Soft, smooth and strong poly muslin fabric. A classic voile like weave, open net. Dresses, scarves, blouses, shirts, craft.
Tactile, poly/linen blend (90/10%) 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.
100% cotton, classic Twill. 3/1 Twill weave. Medium weight, great for outer garments, light upholstery.
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.
Elegant, stylish and utterly sumptuous short piled Soft Velvet.
Breathable, 2 ply heavyweight soft shell jersey. Stretch in weft. Soft brushed back, with smooth scuba face. Structured drape. Use for outer wear, jackets.
Heavyweight drill weave Bull denim
Basic plain weave, dyed white cotton calico. A simple cotton, dyed white for optimal color.
Medium weight, soft matte fashion crepe. Great for garments, dresses and more.
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.
Soft, textured front, bright white with slight matte finish. Great for interior roller blinds. Fade resistant for 5 years. FR to BS 5867 part 2 / DIN 4102 B1. Wipe clean only.
Heavyweight Scuba knitted "Lycra" with crepe face. Good stretch on the width. Like thin neoprene. Compression clothing, Uses: garments, tight body hugging dresses.
Half-Panama cotton with Matte wipe clean PVC coating. Classic Oilcloth fabric. Great for table cloths, bag making, rain jackets and many more applications.
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.
Lightweight, semi-transparent knitted jersey. With varying width "slub yarns" on weft. Use for garments, tops,
97 poly / 3 elastane. Stretchy substantial crepe faced knitted jersey. Use for dress, garments, ladies wear
Circular knitted, loose knitwear fabric, with good stretch & recovery. 95 poly / 5 elastane. Use for knitwear, garments.
Classic Crepe de Chine fabric, light flowing fabric, with textured crepe face. Great for scarves, and light garments.
100% natural silk twill. 12.5 momme, 1.59 oz. Super soft, lightweight. Great for pocket squares, scarves, and high-end garments. Expect shrinkage 2% weft, 4% warp.
Real silk Satin 2.51oz. 19 Momme Weight. Shiny face, luxury handle, beautiful drape. Soft, strong colors, good detail. Uses: garments, lingerie, scarves. Expect shrinkage 5% weft, 6% warp. Super bright colours & deep blacks using reactive ink chemistry.
Aida 14 count cross stitch fabric. 100% cotton.
Medium weight cotton drill, strong base fabric with bright white color. Good drape, for lighter clothing and craft projects.
10oz Denim, bright white base. Strong durable fabric, great for garments/clothing.
Weft knitted single jersey, Fine rib detail on face. Good stretch on weft. Expertly selected for Ladies fashion.
Heavy weight double knit Ponte jersey with matte finish. Great stretch and recovery on weft. Great for sculpted garments. Strong and stable.
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
Opalescent, fluid fabric. High-shine surface and light reflection. Use: Evening/cocktail wear & formal occasions but also daywear. Shimmers beautifully.
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.
Stretchy and lightweight jersey with beautifully soft feel. Perfect for slim fit garments accentuating the body. 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 domestic furnishings.
100% Organic Cotton Canvas. Rustic, plain weave canvas weight. Super bright white base color, charming and soft fabric. Cushions, craft, light upholstery.
Airflow Light Sports Fabric. Super stretchy and breathable. Moisture-wicking.
Medium weight, soft and stretchy. Eyelet knit gives honeycomb surface effect. Breathable. Use for sports garments.
Stiff, matte, opaque, woven, poly. Heavier weight Canvas. Uses: 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.
Terry-towel-like split fiber toweling. Uses: towels, bathrobes, bathroom. Front side (face) is a durable microfiber, back is absorbent cotton terry.
Certified Organic, Optic White, 100% Cotton Poplin. Super bright colors and deep blacks, strong wash fastness, using reactive ink chemistry. Expect shrinkage 0-1% weft, 2-3% warp.
Soft, light, and airy. Silky smooth surface, flows and drapes beautifully. Plain weave 100% cotton lawn. Super bright colors and deep blacks, strong wash fastness, using reactive ink chemistry. Expect shrinkage 1-2% weft, 3-4% warp.
70% wool, 30% silk. Light cream base color, open plain weave. Airy, light, flowing. Soft yet strong. Expect shrinkage of 4% weft, 2% warp. Super bright colors & deep blacks using reactive ink chemistry.
100% pure Silk.1.77oz. 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. Expect shrinkage 6% weft, 8% warp.
Medium weight knitted raschel lace with repeated floral motif. Use for trim, layering, craft.
Real Silk Satin 1.47oz. 12 Momme lighter weight. Shiny face, luxury handle, beautiful drape. Soft, strong colors, good detail. Uses: light scarves and accessories, fine detailing. Expect shrinkage 5% weft, 6% warp. Super bright colors & deep blacks using reactive ink chemistry.
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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 colors or offer any color matching but we do have great color 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 provide 102 fabrics on which to print. Our fabric ranges from cotton to silk and everything in between! Bags of Love textile printing can cover the needs of DIY enthusiasts, designers, and advertising agencies that need a print service efficient with fabric on demand.
Our digital textile printing service on cotton, silk, neoprene, polyester and Lycra allows for the transfer of images, logos and text in high definition while keeping the soft and natural fabric. You can choose from 102 different fabrics and the amount is calculated in square inches, yards, centimeters, or meters. Great for printing if you are making cushion covers, tablecloths, custom clothing, or costumes.
Simply click the "Start Design" button and choose from the drop-down Fabric Type menu. Next, upload your design, and position and size using our online design system. Finally, select "Preview and Buy" to see a final review of your design and input your payment information. You can save your design and come back to it if you would like as well.
We have four finishing options for your fabric order:
As it comes. We cut around your image, leaving a scissor cut uneven white fabric border.
Hem with thread. We can hem your fabric with a choice of black or white thread. See below for information on how this affects the size of your print. We offer either a folded hem (single or two fold depending on the fabric) which uses a straight stitch, and an overlock hem - which stitches over the edge of your material. Some fabrics will work better with one particular hem type, and won't be compatible with the other - for those you will only be given the suitable option. If you see both options, then it's down to you which you would prefer.
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 perfect straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bare 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 printing on 100% natural fabrics, colors will appear slightly muted, creating an authentic 'washed out' look. Colors and details still print exquisitely but due to the natural fibers, 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 colors 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. We create a small one or two fold hem that typically uses 5 to 20mm of material depending on the thickness of the fabric. For example you could order 39inx39in, so expect your fabric to be approx. 38.8inx38.8in after hemming (please allow for hem and shrinkage). The thicker the fabric the bigger the hem will be. We have black or white thread that you can choose from. 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 approximate and can vary, and with shrinkage it can mean a fairly significant difference to ordered width.
Please be aware that for hemming your fabric's dimensions need to be at least 11.81in x 11.81in (30cm x 30cm).
If you would like to have an image tile-repeated over the fabric, just correctly size the image and we print it in the given ordered print area. We have a tiling tool that will automate your tiles in half drop, mirror and repeat styles - all made at the dimension you need on just the right amount of fabric you need. The patterns are generated in our preview so you can do them live and see the results before you buy.
As we hand-make our items, slight deviations are possible when centering your logo. Therefore we would recommend repeating your logo with our design tool.
We also offer custom-sized Fabric Print Samples in over 100 different textiles which you can print with your design.
*3 year guarantee on fabric structure on all materials. 3 year print guarantee on dye sublimation printing for permanent color (excludes natural fibers printed with pigment)
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This was for a memory quilt, loved how fast the service and delivery was. Quality is outstanding. I would order again without hesitation, thank you
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I was very impressed with the extensive choice of fabrics for fabric printing, the ease of uploading and placing my photo files and, the VERY reasonable price, and the VERY fast turnaround time (I received it in 3-4 days, although I was only expecting it in 10 days. I will definitely use this service again.
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 accurate color reproduction. Our advanced technology including digital pigment printing on cotton and silks produces stunning results for all custom fabric printing. The processes we use are clean, low waste, colorfast, and kinder to the environment than many other techniques.
In regards to the Pima Lawn, Janice Poplin Cotton, and Cotton Linen, due to the nature of the fabric and our processing methods, there can be occasional very small white dots where pieces of cotton fluff are removed revealing unprinted white base material. Please note that this is normal and cannot be avoided but won't affect the strong colors and detailed nature of your print.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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 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.
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.
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-colored 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 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).
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.
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:
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.