Digital textile printing at its very best from the UK’s leading specialist in customer-driven design.
If you are a designer, retailer, creative studio or student, you can rest assured that our experience and expertise are always freely available to ensure you get the best possible results.
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With over 30 years’ experience we have a thorough knowledge of the business and our expertise is unparalleled.
We focus on digital textile printing, and embrace advancing new technologies to provide outstanding results.
Professional creatives entrust the reproduction of their artwork onto fabric of their choosing within our state-of-the-art facilities.
Our hands-on Owner and Director, Doug Davies, meticulously sources the best fabrics from around the world. His knowledge of textiles is second to none having dedicated over 30 years to the business.
By listening to our customers’ wishes he knows exactly what they want.
Quality – Diversity – Sustainability
With over 140 fabrics in stock our extensive range includes, silks, cottons, polyesters and linens, as well as eco-aware fabrics, affording us one of the most diverse ranges of digitally-prepared, print-ready fabrics available in the world.
Whether you are printing short runs of just one metre, or many thousands of metres, the quality remains the same.
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The processes involved in digital textile printing causes the original fabric to shrink. If you are printing scarves, the size of the finished product will be important to you. For example, if you have square artwork, you will be expecting your finished scarf to be square!
To get the printed fabric closer to the size you need, all fabric intended for scarves must go through an extra step to reshape it. Please allow extra time on your deadlines to allow for this process.
Let us introduce you to the …
The stenter is an enormous piece of machinery that has many uses, including coating our fabrics and reshaping scarf orders.
After travelling through a solution to soften the fabric, it then passes over a flat bed, gripped on the selvedge edges to pull it back into shape.
It’s a long and precise process that needs to be carefully monitored.
If you have selected to use our hemming service, we will check the stentered fabric for you before we begin to finish your scarves. If you are not using our service, it’s up to you to check the size BEFORE you cut out the individual scarves from the fabric length. We cannot re-size after your scarves have been cut out.