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40% student offer

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.

Offer ends on 1st October 2021

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Choose your Fabric

Silks & WoolWeightWidthColour
Silk Chiffon 1010mm (43gsm)136 cmIvory
Silk Light Satin12mm (54gsm) 136 cmIvory
Silk Triple Georgette19mm (82gsm)136 cmIvory
Silk Dupion12mm (54gsm)136cmIvory
Silk Chiffon 66mm (26gsm)136cmIvory
Silk Double Georgette16mm (70gsm)136cmIvory
Silk Satin16mm (70gsm)136 cmIvory
Silk Single Georgette10mm (43gsm)136 cmIvory
Silk Twill14mm (61gsm)136 cmIvory
Silk Twill 1818mm (80gsm)136 cmIvory
Silk Satin Chiffon9mm (39gsm)136 cmIvory
Silk Habotai10mm (43gsm136 cmIvory
Silk Heavy Habotai19mm (82gsm)136 cmIvory
Silk Heavy Dupion19mm (82gsm)136 cmIvory
Silk Light Crepe De Chine10mm (43gsm)136 cmIvory
Silk Sandwashed Habotai16mm (70gsm)135 cmIvory
Silk Light Twill10 mm (43gsm)136 cmIvory
Silk Crepe De Chine14 mm (61gsm)138 cmIvory
Silk Peachskin Crepe De Chine14 mm (61gsm)136 cmIvory
Silk Wool Fine Rib (65% Wool, 35%Silk)13 mm (57gsm)136 cmLight Cream
Wool Fino55 gsm138 cmCream

Cottons, Linen, Viscose & ECOWeightWidthColour
Cotton Summerset80 gsm145 cmNon Optic
Cotton Gabardine170 gsm144 cmNon Optic
Cotton Canvas200 gsm 144 cmNon Optic
Cotton Vera42 gsm144 cmNon Optic
Cotton Premium Lawn75 gsm140 cmNon Optic
Cotton Bonito165 gsm144 cmNon Optic
Cotton Heavy Sateen246 gsm138 cmOptic
Silk Viscose Crepe ( S35%, V65%)14mm(61gsm)136 cmIvory
Viscose Poplin100 gsm136 cmWhite
Viscose Chally120 gsm136 cmWhite
Forte Linen228 gsm144 cmCream
Avanti Linen350 gsm144 cmCream
Linen R704145 gsm146 cmNon Optic
GOTS ECO Cotton Voile 85 gsm140 cmNon Optic
GOTS ECO Non-Optic Cotton Poplin75 gsm140 cm Non Optic
GOTS ECO Cotton Twill 155 gsm140 cm Non Optic
GOTS ECO Optic Cotton Poplin115 gsm140 cm Optic
GOTS ECO Cotton Drill 240 gsm140 cm Non Optic
GOTS ECO Cotton Light Sateen 120 gsm140 cm Non Optic
GOTS ECO Cotton Panama300 gsm 140 cm Non Optic
GOTS ECO Cotton Light Twill120 gsm140 cm Non Optic
GOTS ECO Cotton & Hemp Fine Slub152 gsm140 cm Non Optic
GOTS ECO Cotton & Hemp Natural255 gsm140 cm Optic

Stretch FabricsWeightWidthColour
Poly Olympic Jersey (Swimwear, 4 Way Stretch)195 gsm148 cmWhite
Poly Igloo Jersey (Swimwear, 4 Way Stretch)250 gsm144 cmWhite
Poly Erika Jersey220 gsm140 cmWhite
Poly Elorini Jersey130 gsm138 cmWhite
Poly Darwin Jersey (4 Way Stretch)170 gsm140cmWhite
Poly Dolomiti Jersey (4 Way Stretch)250 gsm 143 cmWhite
Poly Brioni Jersey125 gsm142 cmWhite
Poly Liverpool Jersey175 gsm140 cmWhite
Lycra (80% Polyamide 20% Elastine)190 gsm 142 cmOptic
Silk Interlock Jersey (100% Silk)130 gsm136cmIvory
Poly Black Back Stretch230 gsm143 cmWhite/Black
Cotton Mia Stretch105 gsm144 cmNon Optic
Cotton Fine Stretch (97% Cotton, 3% Elastine)230 gsm140 cmNon Optic

Polyester & Regenesis RecycledWeightWidthColour
Poly HCDC238 gsm 144 cmWhite
Poly Lurex (95% Polyester 5% Lurex)68 gsm140 cmWhite/Silver
Poly Crepe De Chine (Improved Quality)85 gsm142 cmWhite
Poly Light Georgette68 gsm142 cmWhite
Poly Crinkle Chiffon110 gsm142 cmWhite
Poly Satin110gsm144 cmWhite
Poly Chiff Sat90 gsm144 cmWhite
Poly Chiffon48 gsm144 cmWhite
Poly Medium (Queen) Georgette (Improved)110 gsm142 cmWhite
Poly Crinkle Satin96 gsm138 cmWhite
Poly Spandex Crepe153 gsm140 cmWhite
Poly Double Georgette254 gsm142 cmWhite
Poly Jacquard Check155 gsm142 cmWhite
Poly Silver Twill260 gsm136 cmSilver
Poly Trenton274 gsm142 cmIvory
Poly Canvas290 gsm148 cmWhite
Poly Medium Pile Velvet 370 gsm136 cmWhite
Poly Soft Touch Velvet280 gsm145cmIvory
Regenesis Double Georgette125 gsm 140 cm White
Regenesis Crepe De Chine100 gsm140 cm White
Regenesis Chiffon 98 gsm140 cm White
Regenesis Heavy Satin 172 gsm140 cm White
Regenesis Light Satin90 gsm140 cm White
Regenesis Voile Spandex (95% rPET, 5% Spandex)130 gsm140 cm White
Regenesis Twill96 gsm140 cm Ivory
Regenesis Habotai80 gsm140 cm Ivory

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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 

Get the details

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  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.

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.