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A CLEAR VISION FOR 2020

Having cleared away all the Christmas decorations and given the offices a good spring clean we’re really focused on a bright new year ahead.

We had a tremendous 2019 – expanding both our fabric range and our premises to accomodate them along with our new machinery. This year we can clearly see that our efforts will pay off by providing you with the most versatile and efficient service available in the UK’s digital textile printing market.

Many of you have already shared your plans for 2020 with us. We have been privy to some exciting and fascinating projects that we can’t wait to play our part in and share with you through our news posts during the coming year.  If you would like to be featured too, please tell us your story: marketing@silkbureau.co.uk

There are currently over 140 different fabric bases for you to choose from in our range. We have also taken particular notice of your requests for more ecological and environmentally friendly textiles and practices. We now stock 12x GOTS ECO sourced fabrics as well as 8x REGENESIS recycled fabrics (made from plastic bottles), plus 4x new sustainable Tencel & 2x Bamboo bases.

For those of you looking for volume printing we now have an offer on 11 fabrics with an amazing discounted rate that combines both the printing and fabric costs per metre. This offers incredible savings for those ordering over 10m. (Selected fabrics only, see below)

Please see the tables below listing details of just a few of our fabrics on offer. If you would like printed samples, a full swatch pack or would like to have a complete price list then simply give us a call on 01386 861122. Our Customer Services team will be happy to help.

GOTS ECO & ORGANIC FABRICS

Fabric Prices ONLY * – Add Printing Costs, Bureau Time, Postage and VAT

GOTS ECO & Organic FabricsWeightWidthColour200m+30m – 200m1m – 30m
GOTS ECO Cotton Voile85 gsm140 cmNon Optic4.755.757.25
GOTS ECO Non-Optic Cotton Poplin136 gsm140 cmNon Optic5.756.908.95
GOTS ECO Cotton Canvas340 gsm140 cmNon Optic6.757.759.75
GOTS ECO Cotton Twill155 gsm140 cmNon Optic5.506.708.75
GOTS ECO Optic Cotton Poplin115 gsm140 cmOptic6.507.509.50
GOTS ECO Cotton Drill240 gsm140 cmNon Optic5.756.908.95
GOTS ECO Cotton Light Sateen120 gsm140 cmNon Optic5.756.908.95
GOTS ECO Cotton Panama300 gsm140 cmNon Optic5.957.459.10
GOTS ECO Cotton Gauze100 gsm140 cmNon Optic5.706.808.85
GOTS ECO Cotton Light Twill120 gsm140 cmNon Optic5.456.658.45
GOTS ECO Cotton & Hemp Fine Slub152 gsm140 cmNon Optic7.758.9010.95
GOTS ECO Cotton & Hemp Natural255 gsm140 cmCream9.7510.9512.85

REGENESIS RECYCLED POLYESTER FABRICS

Fabric Prices ONLY * – Add Printing Costs, Bureau Time, Postage and VAT

Regenesis Recycled PolyesterWeightWidthColour200m+30m – 200m1m – 30m
Regenesis Double Georgette125 gsm140 cmWhite4.956.457.75
Regenesis Crepe De Chine100 gsm140 cmWhite4.756.157.55
Regenesis Chiffon98 gsm140 cmWhite4.505.556.95
Regenesis Heavy Satin172 gsm140 cmWhite5.757.258.75
Regenesis Light Satin90 gsm140 cmWhite4.756.157.55
Regenesis Voile Spandex (95% rPET, 5% Spandex)130 gsm140 cmWhite4.756.157.55
Regenesis Twil96 gsm140 cmWhite4.756.157.55
Regenesis Habotai80 gsm140 cmWhite4.756.157.55

TENCEL FABRICS

Fabric Prices ONLY * – Add Printing Costs, Bureau Time, Postage and VAT

Tencel & BambooWeightWidthColour200m+30m – 200m1m – 30m
Silk Tencel Crepe (32% Silk, 68% Tencel)61 gsm136 cmIvory8.759.6510.75
Silk Tencel Satin (32% Silk, 68% Tencel)61 gsm136 cmIvory8.759.6510.75
Tencel Premium Satin164 gsm136 cmIvory7.908.959.75
Tencel Premium Twill127 gsm136 cmIvory7.658.759.55
Silk Bamboo Voile (35% Silk, 80% Bamboo)75 gsm135 cmIvory7.257.958.95
Bamboo120 gsm145 cmIvory4.755.756.85

VOLUME POLYESTER FABRICS

COMBINED Fabric & Print Price* – Add Bureau Time, Postage and VAT

Polyester VolumeWeightWidthColour500m+10m – 500m
Poly Volume – Texture Satin105 gsm145 cmWhite7.458.45
Poly Volume – Charmeuse85 gsm142 cmWhite7.258.25
Poly Volume – Flat156 gsm136 cmWhite7.458.45
Poly Volume – Dobby120 gsm138 cmWhite7.458.45
Poly Volume – Matt Weave102 gsm142 cmWhite7.258.25
Poly Volume – Heavy Georgette165 gsm142 cmWhite7.458.45
Poly Volume – Venezia (4 Way Stretch)165 gsm139 cmWhite7.458.45
Poly Volume – Mouseline70 gsm142 cmWhite6.957.95
Poly Volume – Soft Sateen80 gsm142 cmWhite7.258.25
Poly Volume – Cavalry Twill86 gsm142 cmWhite7.258.25
Poly Volume – Habotai80 gsm152 cmWhite6.957.95

*Prices are correct at the time of publishing this post (8th January 2020) Prices may vary after this date.

Printing Scarves

Shrinkage

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 …

Stenter

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.

Shrinkage Disclaimer

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.