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Get essential industry experience by printing with the UK’s leading textile printing specialists. 

Professional Printing

Are you studying any of the following?

Fashion / Interiors / Textiles / Surface Pattern / Graphic Design / 3D

By printing with The Silk Bureau Ltd you will receive the same print and fabric quality as any professional designer at a substantially reduced price.

We are now offering 25% off our professional fabric and printing prices. There are over 100 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 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.

Print your own design

Discounts

Print your own design

25% off our professional price list

The final presentation of your design can set it apart from the crowd. That’s why it is so important to use a professional digital textile print specialist.

Some of the top internationally known designers started printing with us when they were students. Now they are the ‘big names’, they still insist on using The Silk Bureau for their catwalk show stoppers.

If you want to get a professional working relationship established at the start of your career, get in touch to see how we can help.

We are offering all students 25% off* print and fabric prices throughout this academic year.

Contact us for more details.

Trends come and go, but quality never goes out of fashion

First Steps Incentive

It can be daunting to leave education and launch yourself straight into a professional career. We are here to support you on those first steps in industry by continuing our student’s 25% off discount on your textile printing.

If you are graduating this year, we will extend that offer for a further 12 months. Ideal for designers starting up their own designer label. Simply present your last (dated) student ID at the time of ordering.

*Discount excludes, Bureau Time, delivery & VAT

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Here's what to do

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.

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 info@silkbureau.co.uk 

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Student Terms & Conditions

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 Discount excludes Bureau Time, Delivery and VAT.

3  The discount offered for current students is not to be used for commercial gain.

4  Students requesting a 25% 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.

5  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.

6  Discounts are offered to UK students studying full-time on Art & Design related courses only.

7  All orders placed are subject to the availability of the fabrics selected.

8  The Silk Bureau Ltd reserves the right to refuse an order without discussion.

9  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.

10  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.

11  All orders must be submitted via our on-line order page on the website. https://www.silkbureau.co.uk/submit-an-order/

12 Artwork must be print ready.

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.