The great thing about digitally printing on fabric, is there is no limit to the number of colours you can use. However, colours can appear differently on fabric from how they look on your screen, especially if you haven’t configured your monitor. For more information visit our Colour Information page.
We recommend the following specifications for your artwork:
- TIFF, PNG, JPEG or GIF format
- Adobe RGB (1998) colour profile
- under 65MB. It’s not a problem if your file is bigger than this, you just won’t be able to upload it to our site. Instead you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or use a file sharing service like WeTransfer or Dropbox.
- Either in as a tileable repeat, or the full size of your fabric (find out about our fabric widths). For example, if you send us a 30cm x 30cm image, and order 2m of fabric, we will repeat the 30x30cm square to fill the fabric. Please check you are happy with your artwork before you send it to us. We will print your design as is and we won’t be able to make changes for you. If you have any special requests for your design, please email us to let us know.
- Send your image in the correct scale. If you are using photo editing software like Photoshop, please check you are happy with the scale shown on the rulers before sending.
If you have any questions, please contact us, we are more than happy to help. We also offer an artworking service if you need some help getting your image ready for printing.
If you’re new to print design, we have written a blog post about putting images into repeat just by using paper, scissors and tape.
Printing lots of small images on one piece of fabric
If you want to print lots of small images on one piece of fabric, you will need an image editing program like Photoshop.
1. Create a new document and set the width to your fabric width (check the width of your fabric), the height to how many cm you would like to order (100cm minimum), and the resolution to 300dpi.
2. Paste your images into this new canvas. You can resize them and lay them out exactly as you want. You can even add text labels if you like.
3. When you are happy with your layout, save it as a flattened TIFF file (without any layers), and make sure you include your name in the file name.
4. Place an order on our site for the fabric you would like. Your file will be too big to upload, so just email it to us, or use WeTransfer or Dropbox. We will then print your fabric in exactly the same layout as you made on Photoshop.