Printing Fabrics

All dyes used are certified Eco-Friendly, GOTS & OEKO-TEX® approved

The dyes used we use when printing are all OEKO-TEX® & GOTS approved, protecting our planet for future generations. The testing and certification process on which our standards are based guarantees maximum consumer safety.

Notes

  • Sample meters are printed in Bali via sublimation & overseas via digital, both in 2m sections.
  • Sublimating Polyester printing in Bali costs us the same as digitally printing fabrics overseas due to our tax-free status.
  • Printing on Polyester is more suitable for sportswear.

Top Tip - Consider your Options!

We print two ways, Digital print on premium grade American Nylon overseas & via sublimation on Poly in Bali. Unfortunately, there are no digital print machines in Bali for synthetic fabrics.

1- Digital Prints

We are the only producer in Bali offering a digital print service on Nylon. All others print via sublimation on Polyester, less vibrant but much faster. Printing digitally provides deeper, richer colour tones than sublimation on Poly, with a softer hand feel. In addition, colours do not fade or bleed in contact with chlorine, saltwater or bright sunshine.

Digital prints are handled using a recycled Nylon from the US called Repreve™ Hawaii
70m per motif, 4 weeks to process.

See the machines that we use to digitally process your artwork/motifs.

2 - Sublimation prints

Sublimation prints are processed in Bali using Vita PL. Sublimation is a heat press process, less vibrant & occasionally fades in time, impossible to achieve the same premium quality that digital printing provides.

See one print what it looks like printed digitally & via sublimation here

Top Tip
If you want to see what your print looks like quickly, we can print in Bali on Vita Poly via sublimation simultaneously as we print overseas digitally, both in 2m sections. Even the results will not be the same; this is the only way to get a good idea of what your motifs will look like printed.
Sublimation takes a few days, digital approx. three weeks.

Artwork

We require your prints to be sent in EPS, TIFF, Ai, Pdf, 300+ dpi Vector format & to scale. All images will usually repeat every 10 to 20cm. You will need to inform the width of each repeated image. We need you to measure the width of any print, as below.
Most prints/motifs repeat from 10cm to 20cm wide.

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Should you need assistance, as long as you’re working in Vector Format, then we can help.
We cannot offer a complete artwork service from scratch, as one print can easily take one day.

Creating your motifs

Creating your prints requires good graphics skills. If you outsource can also be costly & timely to get right. With this in mind for years, we have been using the services of online vendors who sell prints in high resolution in vector format, which is required for any image, sublimation or digital.

Take a look at Shutterstock for example

Example; – How to find a print.
There are literally tens of thousands of prints to select from

Type a few words that describe the motif you’re after. For this example, we used “wildflower seamless pattern”. Now in the top left-hand bar, you’ll find a dropdown menu, select Vector format.

You should now see something like this.

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Identify the one that you find most suitable, copy the link & send that to us. We will check that your selected print is repeatable & get back to you.
If the pattern repeats, you can either purchase or request we purchase for you for a fee of USD 30 per motif. We are now ready to print a 2-meter section to be used in your sampling.

Sampling Prints & Strike-offs

We print 2m per motif. $30 per meter + USD $30 via FedEx.
To save with couriers, we can, on request, send you a high-resolution photo of your print for your approval. Should you wish to see the final fabric strike off, allow an extra 10 days to transport to your door.

Our ready to go prints

PRINT78-LEOPARD
RANDOM
FLOWER-032
BOTANICAL
GEOMETRIC-030
GEOMETRIC
RETRO-001
RETRO
ART-012
ART
STRIPES-006
STRIPES

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Our swimwear specialists are able to answer any questions you may have.
9 am-4 pm Monday to Friday & Saturday 9-11 am

On-site Inspections

Due to restrictions with travel to & from Bali, in most cases, we hold WA video calls.
We can show you our studio & factory & anything else you would like to see.

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