Printed by ArtLab on Silk for Henrik Vermeulen
Fabric Printing
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Fabric Printing
ArtLab is SA’s leading Digital Textile Printing facility specialising in high quality Digital Textile Printing onto both natural fabrics and synthetics. We are leading the textile printing revolution in South Africa!

Our high-quality printing processes results in vibrant, long-lasting colour when printed to a wide range of fabrics including cotton, linen, hemp, viscose, silk, polyesters, Lycra and many more.

We were the first company in AFRICA to bring you reactive dye, pigment printing and sublimation printing under one roof – which means we can print almost ALL fabric types quickly and efficiently.

We can now print onto:

  • Cotton
  • Linen
  • Silk
  • Rayon
  • Viscose
  • Hemp
  • Polyester
  • Lycra
  • Nylon

  • Fast turnarounds – no minimums
  • 17 million colours (costs the same as one colour!) – photographic quality output.
  • Easy customisation and multiple colour-ways.
  • No need to order large volumes or hold stock. Order only what you need on demand.
  • Dramatically shortens the overall process from design to production.
  • One-off prints and production runs are all possible – quickly and cost effectively
How does the process work?
What is the minimum I can print?
What fabrics can we print on?
Can I supply my own fabric?
What width can you print?
Can the fabric be washed?
Is black and white cheaper than full colour?
How must I supply my artwork?
What is the turnaround time?
Are the colours accurate?
How can I get the closest match to specific colours I require?
Are there any special Terms and Conditions I should be aware of before placing my order?
Fabric Printing Pricelist

Max. width of 1.5m. Setup charge of R250 on runs less than 5m.
All prices EXCLUDE VAT and are strictly cash on delivery. For more up-to-date pricing please download our latest pricelist or enquire now.

Digitally Printing on Fabric is new and exciting but is not yet an exact science.

For this reason it is important to read and accept our terms and conditions before commissioning any fabric printing. All work is accepted by ArtLab at it’s own discretion. We reserve the right to refuse service without explanation.


N.B. In the event of any claim for damages or replacement of incorrect printing: ArtLab will only ever be liable for the cost of the printing and will not be liable for any claim exceeding the cost of printing (including product make-up, distribution or sales costs) or any other cost incurred other than the cost of the printing itself.


Our system is highly calibrated but there are still colour variations to be expected with the digital textile printing process. Colour variation from monitor to the printed fabric and/or made-up product is inevitable. Particularly with our REACTIVE DYING process there are many variables involved. Fabrics vary from batch to batch in cellulose content (or protein content with silks) and even changes in weather can affect batch colours and colour matching. If specific colours are required it is the responsibility of the Client to supply relevant colour proofs – Pantone reference numbers or colour swatches for matching. Colour charts can be printed at a nominal charge. These again may differ from batch to batch and there is still no warranty that we can match any spot colours exactly. Light/Neutral tones present the biggest challenge. For the technical minded please click here to download an interesting white paper on colour matching with digital textiles.

Fabric Coating:

The ArtLab’s reactive digital printing process requires that fabric is coated with a mix of chemicals before printing and steaming. We stock a wide range of fabrics pre-coated for the process and recommend you select from our tried and tested offering.

We are able to coat fabrics supplied by the client. This is at our discretion. As the fabric has to be sent off-site to a third party for coating, it must be clearly understood that ArtLab will not be liable for damage to fabric supplied by the client. This is particularly important for delicate fabric, silks etc. which can be prone to damage during the coating process. ArtLab also does not accept liability for any short supply of coated fabric back from the coating plant. i.e. it is assumed that what we receive back from the coating plant is what was supplied by the client.

Artlab does not accept ANY liability for results on client supplied fabrics as there are too many variables involved and accepts no liability for replacement of any clients supplied fabric that does not react properly or give expected results.

N.B. Any fabric left at Artlab by clients for longer than three months will be sold to defray storage costs.


Fabric shrinks. We compensate as accurately as we can on our own range of coated fabrics but will not be liable for any further shrinkage on finished products. Unless clients have commissioned and payed for shrinkage tests on client supplied fabrics ArtLab will not be liable for any shrinkage whatsoever.

Turnaround Times:

Standard turnaround is 7 working days from time or order, artwork and receipt of deposit. Due to the nature of the digital fabric printing process there is no warranty whatsoever that we can always meet that delivery time under all circumstances. ArtLab will not be held liable for any loss the customer may incur by our not meeting deadlines.

Artlab Standard Terms & Conditions:

All fabric printing is also subject to the standard ArtLab terms and conditions that can be requested at any time.

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