There are guidelines on fire or flame retardant fabrics within the UK. For those professionally designing for hospitality, healthcare, office, residential or other public spaces this Contract FR fabric will meet Fire & Safety regulations.
Always check your contract for compliance levels and suitability.
Sublimation printing on polyester fabric is also renowned for its durability, lightfastness and abrasion testing. It really makes sense to test your next contract project with one of these fabrics.
Check the ratings for compliance with the BS 5852 and BS 5867 (British Standard), M1 (French Standard), B1 (German Standard), and EN 13773 (European Standard)against our latest 100% Polyester Satin, Panama, Organza and Voile options.
As we’ve sourced pre-coated (FR) fire retardant or (IFR) inherent fire retardant fabrics there is no need to send your printed fabric off for coating to meet safety regulations after we have completed your print order. This minimises risk to the post-print quality that adding a coating may cause.
Contract IFR fabrics will have a fire retardancy that lasts for the lifetime of the fabric as it is woven into the fibre itself.
Contract FR fabric will have diminished retardancy over time as it is treated with a chemical coating. It is important that these fabrics are dry-cleaned with a non-liquid cleaning agent to preserve the coating for as long as possible.
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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.
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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.