Fabric On Demand
We provide 131 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 131 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.
Instructions for Ordering:
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.
How would you like the edge?
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.
Printing on Natural Fabrics
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.
Our Hemming Options for Fabric Printing:
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:
- Light fabrics like silks we use 6mm in the hem, so width/height will be -12mm addition
- Medium fray fabrics we use 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so width/height will be 35-40mm
- Stiff/heavy fabrics we use 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so width/height will be -35-40m
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.
Company Logo Printing
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.
Want to Test Your Design?
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)