|Digital Fabric Printing Services|
Dream Fabric Printing Service : This company provides sample, short run, and production fabric printing services. Specializing in digital processes, unique technical applications and product development services. Digital is a solution to short runs, development and sample printing. What's considered a short run? More or less, approximately 800-1,000 yards. However, many domestic companies are returning to production under their control without the expense and risk of overseas production of much larger quantities. The Dream Digital facility houses two of the most powerful digital printing systems in the world - the Reggiani Dream systems, bring the possibility of full production runs to our shores for the first time. It's a commissioned printing mill, at your service.
First2Print™ is a large format digital fabric printing studio supplying design and custom print services to designers, merchandisers, artists, manufacturers and consumers around the world from their offices in New York and Los Angeles. The NY office is their corporate headquarters and handles their order fulfillment for both locations. Designs can be created digitally with almost any graphic design software (Photoshop and Illustrator are the most popular off the shelf) and exported as Tiff files. The quality of the file is an integral component of the digital fabric printing process. Alternatively, existing artwork or photographs can be scanned and then digitally manipulated to make a textile design. Usually textile designs are created as a seamless pattern that is repeated (tiled or stepped) across the fabric for the traditional layout of continuous yardage. You can also create a textile design that is custom engineered to fit your products' cut and sewn pieces. In either case, please review all details of your project with your design coordinator so that your files are set up to coordinate with their fabric printing process to achieve your intended result. In regard to digital fabric printing technology, some of the latest advances in textile printing have been in the area of head technology and ink development. This process is similar to the computer controlled paper printers used for office applications but on a complicated scale where numerous variables are managed to give you the best possible outcome on fabric. Some of the variables needed for coordination of successful digital fabric printing are files and color management, printer and RIP technology, fabric pre and post treatment processes, inks/dyes, and client expectations. Digital fabric printing is not a direct science and there will be slight lot-to-lot variations for samples and yardage. They like to say, "our custom fabric is digitally crafted."
Jacquard Inkjet Fabric Systems : For over 10 years, Jacquard InkJet Fabric Systems (JIFS), sister company to Jacquard Products, has been a leading supplier of textiles treated for digital printing, inks, pigments, steamers and related-services for the evolving digital printing industry. Pre-coated Fabrics. JIFS offers two types of premium-quality custom fabric coating for textiles, FabriSign and ProCoat for customers using wide format digital printers. Their line of coated fabrics includes: bamboos, cottons, linens, nylons, polyesters and silks. The coatings do not alter the feel of the fabrics – they remain soft. All of their fabrics are available untreated for printers using transfer printing on polyester with disperse dyes and for printing with Jacquard’s Pigmented Textile Inks for all fabrics (natural, blends, synthetics). Pigmented textile colors do not require treated (coated) fabric.
Spoonflower : Digital textile printers are large-format inkjet printers specially modified to run fabric. Unlike conventional textile manufacturing, digital printing entails very little waste of fabric, ink, water or electricity. Spoonflower prints using eco-friendly, water-based pigment inks on natural fiber textiles. No additional chemicals are used in the printing or preparation process. Digital textile printing has the added advantages of showing greater design detail than screen printing, as well as allowing designers the ability to use as many colors as they like in their designs. All Spoonflower fabric gets printed in Durham, North Carolina, by a merry band of fabric lovers. At Spoonflower they make it possible for individuals to design, print and sell their own fabric designs. The company was founded in May 2008 by two Internet professions who had crafty wives but who knew nothing about textiles. The company came about because Stephen’s wife, Kim, persuaded him that being able to print her own fabric for curtains was a really cool idea. She wasn’t alone. The Spoonflower community now numbers over half a million individuals who use their own fabric to make curtains, quilts, clothes, bags, furniture, dolls, pillows, framed artwork, costumes, banners and much, much more. The Spoonflower marketplace may actually offer one of the largest collection of independent fabric designers in the world. The site has appeared in the New York Times, Associated Press, Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, Make, CRAFT, ApartmentTherapy, Photojojo, and many other terrific publications and blogs.
Supersample : Supersample began in 1993 with the mission of developing inkjet printing as a textile production method and finding markets for its textile printing service. Their first customers were manufacturers who used their printed fabrics to make samples and prototypes. Now their short run printing is also used for finished items, scarves, fine art, high fashion apparel, costumes and props. Their colors are fast to washing on silk, nylon, wool, linen, rayon spandex and cotton; and some leathers and papers. Their innovative techniques have resulted in unsurpassed print quality and exciting new creative potential for this emerging technology.They are textile printers. They print fabric for high end markets using their patented 12 color inkjet printing process. If you choose any image (photographs, art, and designs) they can print it for you on almost any fabric including silk, cotton, linen, rayon, or nylon. Many of their printed goods have been used for scarves, high-end apparel, wall hangings, window banners, etc.