Sublimation printing on polyester

Printing on polyester fabrics with a wide variety of uses, without minimum order quantity and with free shipping over 100 EUR. Fadeproof and resistant to atmospheric conditions prints with vivid colours on fabrics such as softshell, lycra, poly silk etc.

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Polyester

Easy-care, polyester fabrics that won’t deform during intensive usage and won’t fade during washing.

Sublimation printing

Polyester printing technology that produces long-lasting, exceptionally vivid colours on fabrics.

Waterproof

Fabrics with basic and high water resistance, even in long-lasting rain.

Small business

  • Orders up to 50 running metres
  • Up to 30% bulk discount (applied automatically)
  • max. 5 business days turnaround

Growing brands

  • Orders from 50 do 5000 running metres
  • Individual pricing
  • As fast as 24h turnaround

Free shipping over 100 EUR

Once your order surpasses that amount we will ship it for free.

Ready to ship in 3-5 business days

You never have to wait long for your custom printed fabrics.

Excellent quality at a good price

Order with bulk discounts or have your order priced individually.

GOTS and OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

We are GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified.

Print your design

Create your custom sewing fabric! Choose an image you want printed on fabric and we will print it for you on woven or knit fabrics from organic cotton, conventional cotton or polyester.

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Our catalogue contains over a million of miscellaneous, seamless patterns to choose from. We compile them into themed categories to inspire you and make that decision a bit easier.

Made to measure textile printing for sustainable brands in fashion and home decor industry.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the key features of polyester fabrics?

Unlike cotton fabrics, polyester makes for woven and knitted fabrics with water-repellent properties. Polyester fabrics do not absorb water that collects on or underneath their surface. For this reason, polyester is a popular sports fabric. When you exercise, your clothes stay dry so they don't cool your body, although they can be very warm on summer days. Polyester clothes dry quickly after washing and are not very prone to creasing.

Polyester is also a fabric valued for its durability. Polyester knit fabrics are very resistant to deformation. Highly stretchy lycra or spandex for a swimsuit, as well as sport lycra, will keep its original shape for a long time and return to its original dimensions even after strong stretching. Polyester knitted fabrics with spandex fit perfectly to the body and do not restrict movement. They work great on the body, they are soft and pleasant to wear.

Among the fabrics made of polyester, you will find many fabrics with unique uses. Its water-repellent properties make polyester the base fibre of many waterproof materials. Waterproof fabrics made of polyester do not get wet even in prolonged rain, they can also protect against the wind.

Printing on fabric digitally
Printing on fabric digitally

What are the advantages of sublimation printing?

Sublimation is a technology of fabric printing that allows you to obtain durable, non-fading, non-flaking prints on woven and knit fabrics. It is an environmentally safe method of printing on fabrics, which uses water-based dyes, without solvents and other harmful chemicals. Dyes in the sublimation printing process penetrate the structure of the material, hence the prints obtained in this method cannot be felt on the surface of the textile, cannot be rubbed off, and when the knitted fabrics are stretched, the white base fibre does not appear. The prints created in the sublimation process are resistant to weather conditions - they will not fade in the sun or discolour in the rain. Even after repeated washing, drying and ironing, they look exactly the same as right after printing. Sublimation printing is possible on polyester substrates such as lycra, softshell, waterproof fabrics, spandex, and synthetic silk.

What can you make from polyester?

Polyester is the most popular choice for functional or sports clothing. Strong and stretchy knits with the addition of lycra or spandex will fit perfectly to the body, which is why they are usually chosen for swimwear, leggings, yoga clothes or cycling clothes. Polyester can be successfully used in the design of a dance costume, sports clothing or underwear, or an element of cosplay or Halloween costume. Waterproof fabrics will be perfect for outerwear, including various rainjackets, raincoats or a light rain poncho that you can easily fold and put into a backpack or bag.

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