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PLEASE NOTE: We are currently only printing on Photo Tex fabric due to stock availability with our other materials.
Image Science offers short run digital fabric printing on beautiful 100% natural fabrics.
Full information about this service can be found below.
We receive a lot of very basic enquiries about fabric printing - so please read this page in full, and...
... PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING POINTS BEFORE YOU CONTACT US:
We can only print on the specially treated fabrics listed below!
i.e. we can not print on client supplied fabrics.
We can only print a maximum of 3 metres continuosly at a time - because of the way fabric is manufactured, printing a single image longer than 3 metres continuously can some times result in errors in the printed image or technical issues with the printer.
This service is intended for designers and image makers - our file set up notes are clear and simple. If you do not have digital imaging skills sufficient to follow these notes, you should find a friend of colleague to help you with this.
Sorry, but there is no scope for further discount for any quantities, even very large ones - the technology we use is specifically designed for short runs and the pricing is already extremely lean for this service.
The print quality is very good - suitable for all craft purposes (of course it's not quite the same level as our fine art printing which you should use if you're looking for an archival premium quality print).
All the fabrics offer good water resistance and are hand washable in cold water - they're not designed for use in day to day 'wash and wear' scenarios, but they are quite robust in general.
Printed samples are of course available at our office for viewing.
Possible uses include:
We can print any properly prepared digital image files - including illustrations, photos and patterns.
All our fabrics are printed on rolls pyhiscally sized at 106 to 112cm wide, and are available and priced in 0.5m running increments.
The safe printing zone width is 100cm.
We do not guarantee that the area outside of this safe printing zone (i.e. the aprroximately 3 to 6cm of fabric on either side of your print) will be free of marks etc. Do not create images/patterns wider than 1m.
The maximum print length we offer on fabric is 3 metres.
When you receive your fabric (if you choose linen) - it will have a paper backing on it for easier handling & cutting. Following a quick ironing process that also steam sets the inks (you will be emailed instructions about this), you just slowly peel this off when you're ready. The PhotoTex fabric does not need ironing - just peel & stick!
Please follow our notes on:
Pricing is as follows - remember all prints are done on 106 to 112cm wide rolls and the printing area is one metre wide - we can't guarantee the quality of the print/fabric outside of the 1m area - and the maximum print length is 3 metres:
... like all natural materials, there may be some variance and minor flaws in the final result - much like it says on your jeans, these flaws are actually part of the beauty of natural materials and should be embraced rather than feared!
The paper backing is there to help us handle the fabric while printing, and is designed to be removed, and does not form part of the finished product as such. You will receive instructions on how to remove the paper backing and set the inks on your prints (both of which are very simple and need only a normal iron).