FAQ – Printing onto Fabric

If you are new to Digital fabric printing you might feel like you have a lot of questions about preparing your artwork, what’s involved, the types of fabrics you can use and so on. So we have created a list of the most common questions.


  • What do I need to provide?                                                                                                                      

Please refer to our artwork requirements for specific details about submitting your artwork.

  • What is the turn around time for my project?                                                                          

From receiving your artwork and fabric please allow 10 working days for your project to be completed, unless otherwise specified or arranged. This is dependent on how much you are printing and our current work load. Jobs that are smaller then 100 x 80cm can be turned around in 5 working days as we can complete the heat pressing in studio.  If you would like a faster turnaround this is also possible with an express charge. Please contact us to discuss your project.

  • Do you have any minimums?                         

There are no minimums for heat pressing squares for your project. For meterage printing we have a minimum of 2 metres.

  • How long does the print last on the fabric?                                                                                                  

Dye sublimation printing is a long last result due the process that are involved. As the prints are heat pressed onto the fabrics at high temperatures of 180-210c, it leaves a deep impression on the fabric. We do recommend that you hand wash all your prints for long lasting results.

  • Is the cost dependent on how many colours are in my design?

No, it’s the same price for varying designs and that’s the beauty of dye sublimation printing. Please contact us for pricing for your project.

  • What size can I print to?                                                                                                                         

You can print between 100cm to 161cm in width, depending on the fabric you have chosen.

  • What fabrics do you print onto and do you supply fabrics?                                                                        

We print to any polyester fabrics which includes lycra, chiffon, canvas, poly-satin and the list goes on. We have a list of upholstery fabrics that we offer, please visit our fabric page. If the fabric you require isn’t listed, you can also view our recommend list of supplier at the bottom of the fabric page or you are welcome to supply your own.

  • Will the colours fade if machine washed?                                                                                                    

Machine washing will not affect the prints as they have been heat press to the fabric but please do follow care instructions for your particular fabric type. However please be careful of exposure to direct sunlight over long periods of time, as this will lead to fading.




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