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By printing with The Silk Bureau Ltd you will receive the same print and fabric quality as any professional designer at a fraction of the price.
We are offering our students a huge discount on our professionals’ fabric favourites.
With up to 40% off our normal prices* there has never been a more generous student discount available.
Prices start from just £24.75 for a single metre of high quality bespoke printed fabric. There are over 80 fabric bases to choose from, including; silks, cottons, polyesters, stretch and eco.
This is certainly the time to step up your portfolio presentations by grabbing this opportunity while it lasts from the UK’s leading digital textile printing specialists!
If graduating with a professionally printed portfolio is important to you, then look no further than The Silk Bureau.
*Prices include fabric, printing, bureau time and VAT. Only postage and packaging needs to be added to the final cost, starting from £9.75 per bag.
|Silks & Wool||Weight||Width||Colour|
|Silk Chiffon 10||10mm (43gsm)||136 cm||Ivory|
|Silk Light Satin||12mm (54gsm)||136 cm||Ivory|
|Silk Triple Georgette||19mm (82gsm)||136 cm||Ivory|
|Silk Dupion||12mm (54gsm)||136cm||Ivory|
|Silk Chiffon 6||6mm (26gsm)||136cm||Ivory|
|Silk Double Georgette||16mm (70gsm)||136cm||Ivory|
|Silk Satin||16mm (70gsm)||136 cm||Ivory|
|Silk Single Georgette||10mm (43gsm)||136 cm||Ivory|
|Silk Twill||14mm (61gsm)||136 cm||Ivory|
|Silk Twill 18||18mm (80gsm)||136 cm||Ivory|
|Silk Satin Chiffon||9mm (39gsm)||136 cm||Ivory|
|Silk Habotai||10mm (43gsm||136 cm||Ivory|
|Silk Heavy Habotai||19mm (82gsm)||136 cm||Ivory|
|Silk Heavy Dupion||19mm (82gsm)||136 cm||Ivory|
|Silk Light Crepe De Chine||10mm (43gsm)||136 cm||Ivory|
|Silk Sandwashed Habotai||16mm (70gsm)||135 cm||Ivory|
|Silk Light Twill||10 mm (43gsm)||136 cm||Ivory|
|Silk Crepe De Chine||14 mm (61gsm)||138 cm||Ivory|
|Silk Peachskin Crepe De Chine||14 mm (61gsm)||136 cm||Ivory|
|Silk Wool Fine Rib (65% Wool, 35%Silk)||13 mm (57gsm)||136 cm||Light Cream|
|Wool Fino||55 gsm||138 cm||Cream|
|Cottons, Linen, Viscose & ECO||Weight||Width||Colour|
|Cotton Summerset||80 gsm||145 cm||Non Optic|
|Cotton Gabardine||170 gsm||144 cm||Non Optic|
|Cotton Canvas||200 gsm||144 cm||Non Optic|
|Cotton Vera||42 gsm||144 cm||Non Optic|
|Cotton Premium Lawn||75 gsm||140 cm||Non Optic|
|Cotton Bonito||165 gsm||144 cm||Non Optic|
|Cotton Heavy Sateen||246 gsm||138 cm||Optic|
|Silk Viscose Crepe ( S35%, V65%)||14mm(61gsm)||136 cm||Ivory|
|Viscose Poplin||100 gsm||136 cm||White|
|Viscose Chally||120 gsm||136 cm||White|
|Forte Linen||228 gsm||144 cm||Cream|
|Avanti Linen||350 gsm||144 cm||Cream|
|Linen R704||145 gsm||146 cm||Non Optic|
|GOTS ECO Cotton Voile||85 gsm||140 cm||Non Optic|
|GOTS ECO Non-Optic Cotton Poplin||75 gsm||140 cm||Non Optic|
|GOTS ECO Cotton Twill||155 gsm||140 cm||Non Optic|
|GOTS ECO Optic Cotton Poplin||115 gsm||140 cm||Optic|
|GOTS ECO Cotton Drill||240 gsm||140 cm||Non Optic|
|GOTS ECO Cotton Light Sateen||120 gsm||140 cm||Non Optic|
|GOTS ECO Cotton Panama||300 gsm||140 cm||Non Optic|
|GOTS ECO Cotton Light Twill||120 gsm||140 cm||Non Optic|
|GOTS ECO Cotton & Hemp Fine Slub||152 gsm||140 cm||Non Optic|
|GOTS ECO Cotton & Hemp Natural||255 gsm||140 cm||Optic|
|Poly Olympic Jersey (Swimwear, 4 Way Stretch)||195 gsm||148 cm||White|
|Poly Igloo Jersey (Swimwear, 4 Way Stretch)||250 gsm||144 cm||White|
|Poly Erika Jersey||220 gsm||140 cm||White|
|Poly Elorini Jersey||130 gsm||138 cm||White|
|Poly Darwin Jersey (4 Way Stretch)||170 gsm||140cm||White|
|Poly Dolomiti Jersey (4 Way Stretch)||250 gsm||143 cm||White|
|Poly Brioni Jersey||125 gsm||142 cm||White|
|Poly Liverpool Jersey||175 gsm||140 cm||White|
|Lycra (80% Polyamide 20% Elastine)||190 gsm||142 cm||Optic|
|Silk Interlock Jersey (100% Silk)||130 gsm||136cm||Ivory|
|Poly Black Back Stretch||230 gsm||143 cm||White/Black|
|Cotton Mia Stretch||105 gsm||144 cm||Non Optic|
|Cotton Fine Stretch (97% Cotton, 3% Elastine)||230 gsm||140 cm||Non Optic|
|Polyester & Regenesis Recycled||Weight||Width||Colour|
|Poly HCDC||238 gsm||144 cm||White|
|Poly Lurex (95% Polyester 5% Lurex)||68 gsm||140 cm||White/Silver|
|Poly Crepe De Chine (Improved Quality)||85 gsm||142 cm||White|
|Poly Light Georgette||68 gsm||142 cm||White|
|Poly Crinkle Chiffon||110 gsm||142 cm||White|
|Poly Satin||110gsm||144 cm||White|
|Poly Chiff Sat||90 gsm||144 cm||White|
|Poly Chiffon||48 gsm||144 cm||White|
|Poly Medium (Queen) Georgette (Improved)||110 gsm||142 cm||White|
|Poly Crinkle Satin||96 gsm||138 cm||White|
|Poly Spandex Crepe||153 gsm||140 cm||White|
|Poly Double Georgette||254 gsm||142 cm||White|
|Poly Jacquard Check||155 gsm||142 cm||White|
|Poly Silver Twill||260 gsm||136 cm||Silver|
|Poly Trenton||274 gsm||142 cm||Ivory|
|Poly Canvas||290 gsm||148 cm||White|
|Poly Medium Pile Velvet||370 gsm||136 cm||White|
|Poly Soft Touch Velvet||280 gsm||145cm||Ivory|
|Regenesis Double Georgette||125 gsm||140 cm||White|
|Regenesis Crepe De Chine||100 gsm||140 cm||White|
|Regenesis Chiffon||98 gsm||140 cm||White|
|Regenesis Heavy Satin||172 gsm||140 cm||White|
|Regenesis Light Satin||90 gsm||140 cm||White|
|Regenesis Voile Spandex (95% rPET, 5% Spandex)||130 gsm||140 cm||White|
|Regenesis Twill||96 gsm||140 cm||Ivory|
|Regenesis Habotai||80 gsm||140 cm||Ivory|
When you have chosen your fabric head over to our Order webpage to upload your artwork.
It is important that your artwork is print ready.
Here is a checklist of what you need to do as well as our printing specifications here at The Silk Bureau.
1 Make sure your artwork is saved at the size you want it printed at. There will be some shrinkage from your artwork to the printed fabric size which is totally normal. It’s hard to say what that shrinkage is but it’s usually about 5 – 10%.
If you have designed an all-over repeat pattern, just send the single repeatable tile and enter how many metres you want to print.
Double check that your pattern repeats seamlessly without any obvious “join” lines.
2 Flatten the artwork. This means your artwork file should be uploaded to us as a single layer.
3 Embed your Color Mode – this must be RGB. We find that Adobe RGB (1998) and sRGB 2.1 are the most popular, although you may have used another. That shouldn’t be a problem. If it is, we’ll let you know.
4 Save your artwork as an uncompressed jpg (jpeg) or tiff
5 Open our Order page.
Choose your fabric from the dropdown list
How many metres do you want printed? Please note we charge for a minimum of 1m.
Upload your saved jpg (jpeg) or tiff file – wait for the file to fully upload before proceeding.
Is it a repeat file? Select Yes or No from the dropdown menu.
Then just complete the rest of the form.
Remember to upload your current Student ID card.
Finally agree to the Terms & Conditions and press the SUBMIT button. You will receive a confirmation email detailing your selections.
You can always give us a call with any questions you may have. Call 01386 861122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Students in full-time education only, requesting any discount, must present a Student ID card from the current academic year with every order submitted.
2 The discount offered for current students is not to be used for commercial gain.
3 Students requesting a 20% discount during their first year after graduating from a full-time course must present their last Student ID card, clearly showing the academic year of graduation.
4 The graduating student offer is limited to a maximum of 30m. Orders over 30m in length will revert to the standard price list, current at the time of placing the order.
5 Discounts are offered to UK students studying full-time on Art & Design related courses only.
6 All orders placed are subject to the availability of the fabrics selected.
7 The Silk Bureau Ltd reserves the right to refuse an order without discussion.
8 Fabric specifications given are as accurate as possible to allow for printing of images. Rolls of natural fabric may vary in size between batches, so selvedge to selvedge dimensions are not provided. Selvedge areas may not be printed on.
9 Colours depicted on screen and colours actually printed may vary due to the nature of fabric/textile printing and the variation in individual monitor displays.
10 All orders must be submitted via our on-line order page on the website. https://www.silkbureau.co.uk/submit-an-order/
11 Artwork must be print ready.
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.