We print your designs, patterns, or photos onto a wide range of cotton fabrics. Printed cotton fabric suits a range of DIY projects. Full color, high-quality dye sublimation textile printing. Choose your custom cotton fabric to print on.
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Our printed cotton fabric range has plenty of fabrics for you to play around with.
Choose from 100% natural cottons and cotton blends.
Desaturated print for vintage, rustic charm. Lightweight cotton blend, with high levels of absorbency. Slightly starched.
50% polyester, 50% cotton
100% cotton. Light, airy and smooth on the skin. Nice drape. Use for clothes, furnishings. 240 thread count.
100% Supima cotton Pigment inks
Cotton and linen blend. Cool and smooth on the skin, with some stretch. Slightly stiff finish.
95% cotton 5% linen Pigment Inks
100% natural cotton satin weave. Smooth face, matt finish. Reflects & absorbs the light. Crisp to touch.
100% cotton pigment inks
100% organic half-panama cotton. Authentic flecks of cotton seeds. Visible basket weave. Breathable.
100% organic cotton
100% organic half-panama cotton with glossy waterproof PVC coating. Outdoor furnishings, bib linings.
100% cotton. Textured dobby weave. Heavy, crisp, starched handle. Cream base. Upholstery, apparel.
100% organic cotton, poplin weave. Untreated with authentic slubbing effect. Light and crisp.
100% cotton pigment inks
100% natural, 100% organic with a rustic, half panama canvas weave.
100% organic cotton
45% cotton, 55% poly microfiber. Quick drying toweling. Durable and absorbent. Towels and robes.
55% polyester, 45% cotton
Certified Organic, Optic White, 100% Cotton Poplin. Super bright colors and deep blacks, strong wash fastness, using reactive ink chemistry.
100% Organic Cotton Reactive Inks
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 2% Warp: 1%
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.
100% Supima cotton reactive inks
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 6% Warp: 1%
325 thread count, high quality bedding material. 100% BCI cotton (Better Cotton Initiative) . Bright white base color, smooth luxury delicate yet durable material. 5-Star hotel bed linen quality. Wide width material at up to 69" print width.
100% cotton Pigment Inks
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 1% Warp: 1%
Soft pigment printed 95% cotton / 5% Lycra single jersey. Good color strength and strong wash fastness at cool temperatures. Due to the nature of jersey shrinkage has to be expected. We recommend ordering larger than required and cutting to correct size.
95% cotton 5% Lycra pigment inks
Expected Shrinkage = Weft: 1% Warp: 3%
Wash at 86°F, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.
Print your logo, patterns, text, or custom design on our 100% natural cotton and blends with ease, using our user-friendly online design system. The professional technique we use in printing allows your fabric to have incredible colors and an overall high quality product. Ideal for decorative projects, fashion designs, or creative crafting. Whatever your project may be, your custom cotton fabric is perfect for the job because it is designed by you, for you. Print on cotton in full color with photo or illustration the choice is yours. Photos printed on fabric are ideal for hand made products and gifts too.
Remember that with all natural cottons, there is a significant percentage of shrinkage in processing and in the use you may have for the material. Allow for 2-3% shrinkage in both length and width in your textile. This is not an exact science and we are unable to predict exactly how much shrinkage will occur from print to print. Please allow some margin for shrinkage in your pattern or design to accommodate the shrink tolerance.
In regards to the Pima Lawn, Cotton Linen, and Janice Poplin Cotton, 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.
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.
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.