Special discounts and incentives for students


We are offering FULL TIME Art & Design students 20% off their digital textile printing during the 2020/2021 academic year. Conditions apply.

First Steps Incentive

We realise how difficult it can be to make the transition from student to professional designer. To help new designers we are offering the student 20% discount for an extra year to graduating Art & Design students.

Just let us know when you want to place an order and supply a copy of your last Student ID card. Restrictions will apply, so please contact us to see if you are eligible. 

Student Terms and Conditions

  1. Students in FULL TIME education only, requesting a 20% discount MUST present a Student Identity 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 Identity 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 standard price list, current at the time of placing the order.
  5. Discounts are offered to 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 Limited reserve 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 of individual monitor displays.
  10. All orders must be submitted via our on-line order page on the website.
  11. Artwork must be print ready.
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Student Competition - Repeat Pattern 2017

Congratulations to Sarah Wilkinson from Bath Spa University.

Here’s what we thought! The design was subtly packed with layers of imagery, which were really highlighted by the lustre of the Silk Satin when printed. Thought had gone into the contrasting border and how it complimented the main repeat pattern through its inclusion within silhouetted leaves. Sarah had clearly invested time and thought into the development of these patterns.

She wins an additional 5m of her design printed on Silk Satin and a visit to the Silk Bureau to witness first-hand the printing process.  

We had a great response to the competition this year. The entries were diverse in style and content making it a very difficult decision to reach. Thank you to everyone who entered the competition. 

See more about this years competition here.

Student Competition - Interiors 2016

Congratulations to Amelia Anderson from Bath Spa University.detail  of painted flower

We particularly liked the hand rendered quality of this repeat pattern. The team felt that this provided texture and depth against the contrasting background.

Amelia has been invited to visit the Silk Bureau and follow the process of digital textile printing from artwork to the final printed fabric.

We also want to congratulate all of the students who entered; we received many outstanding designs. Our only regret is that there can only be one winner.

Thank you to all the students that entered the competition. Look out for more opportunities in the future.