Digital Textile and Fabric Printing
The very best Digital Textile Printing service is here for YOU!
WE HAVE MADE IT EASY & AFFORDABLE
And our expert consultants will show you how every step of the way ...
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Waterless print technology and environmentally friendly inks are the future of Digital Fabric Printing
We were the first company in AFRICA to offer a full range of Digital Textile Printing services.
Even the shortest runs are now possible and we can print up to 17 million colours at no extra cost.
Full photographic quality is possible giving you true creative freedom.
And Digital Textile Printing is THE FUTURE
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Eye popping Digital Textile Printing for all Synthetic Fabrics
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IMPORTANT FASHION STATEMENT
While digital fabric printing brings some new and magnificent advantages – like even the shortest runs are now possible & super quick turnarounds are a reality which means there is no need to keep huge stocks or inventory – sadly these benefits are being abused in many sectors of the textile industry. Particularly fashion retail. So let’s say it right out loud right here …
WE HATE FAST FASHION!
Because it is killing our planet. Massive retailers like ZARA use massive banks of digital textile printers to bring out ranges every other week. Totally unnecessary and totally wasteful. Just because we can does not mean we should. Tons of this rapidly turnaround “fashion” is low quality & ending up in landfills. Read more about this blight here:
At Artlab we are putting in a lot of time and money into ensuring all our processes are as environmentally responsible as we can. We are setting up channels whereby unwanted or used fabrics can be returned to be recycled where possible. We are constantly exploring cutting edge new technologies for sustainable fabrics. Everything from recycled ocean plastics to leathers made from fungi and even fabrics made from milk protein! New technologies are making the most fantastic mind blowing possibilities real – and we will be doing our best to bring them all to you as usual.
Want to learn tons about digital printing and just about anything else about textiles and sustainability? This trove of information on all things eco textile is really great site to visit!
With digital textile printing there is no limit to the amount of colours you can use at no extra cost. The inks allow for a palette of over 17 million colours! (Black and White printing costs the same as full colour)
A major plus of digital textile printing is there are no minimums. We can print as little as one meter! (Please note there is a setup charge of R250 on orders less than 5m).
And we can print up to 000’s of meters with terrific volume discounts. Be sure to enquire …
Digital printing is a whole lot quicker than traditional processes. Generally we like to offer a 7 working day turnaround but this depends on current workloads. If you have pressing deadlines we may under certain conditions be able to expedite your order to a shorter turn-around. (This is at our discretion and a surcharge may apply)
Yes – Our digitally printed fabrics are wash-fast. Sublimation onto synthetic fabrics is particularly washfast while our Pigment printing onto natural fabrics benefit from a more gentle wash and drying for optimal colour retention. Please require at the time of printing on the best care instructions for your fabric and ink type.
We can work with most file formats but ideally your art should be supplied as a RGB Tiff or Jpeg at a minimum 150 dpi at the print size. We don’t need more than 150 DPI in order to give you a great result by the way!
We can accept large files via the web. You can email file sup to 20MB via email. Please use Wetransfer for files over 20MB. (www.wetransfer.com/)
Our pricing off our price-list does include printing and the fabric. Where clients supply their own fabric only the print charge is applicable and great savings are possible.
If your design is a seamless repeatable panel you do not have to do the repeat yourself. We can do endless repeats at the print stage. Simply ensure that your repeatable graphic is to the correct size – we will do the rest!
N.B. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure all artwork supplied to be repeated is 100% accurately set-up to repeat seamlessly. Artlab will not be liable for repeats that do not tile accurately from art supplied by the customer.
At ArtLab all our printing processes are calibrated to the highest industry standards. However – textile printing is DIFFICULT (otherwise everyone would be doing it!) and there are a number of variables involved right down to air temperature and humidity that can affect colour from one batch to another. Various batches of fabric have different cellulose content and other chemicals and factors involved that means there are often batch to batch variations. While our colour matching is generally world class, it must be accepted that there could be variances from screen and from batch to batch.
We do not warrant or agree to undertake any absolute colour matching. Especially to clients monitor colour. (which is meaningless unless the screen has been properly calibrated to a set standard).
We are happy to supply a Pantone chart at a nominal charge on the fabric of your choice for best possible colour matching purposes.
(We also offer a monitor calibration service to help your monitor more closely match printed output. Enquire for details.)