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Custom Pima Cotton Printing

From $59

  • Alternate Text 100% Supima cotton
  • Alternate Text1.48m Max Print
  • Alternate Text Pigment inks
  • Alternate Text 75gsm
  • Alternate Text Cushions and Bedding
  • Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Ink
  • Alternate Text Hemming Available
  • Alternate Text Sustainably printed
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Product Description

create your own Pima Lawn digital print fabric

This is durable fabric is 100% cotton printing, made up of varying thread sizes with a thread count of 240. This plain weave has a solid base. The custom printed Pima Cotton fabric weighs only 75 gsm. It is a soft, light and airy fabric, which has a little give on the bias. It’s strong and durable, and allows some light to show through and slightly reveal the pattern on reverse. Choose between reactive printing, providing exceptional colour and softness with a high wash allowance (up to 60c) or pigment printing, which sits firmly atop the fabric and has a coarse touch.

Certification

  • certificate img Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Ink
  • certificate img GOTS ECOCERT Certified Ink
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Care instructions

Wash at 30°C

Wash At 30 DegreesLow HeatTumbleNo Wring

Not sure if this is the right fabric or need some more inspiration?

Order a fabric test print $19

How it works

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Upload your design

We automatically apply your design to the product you selected

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Make it perfect

Use our smart tools to get it exactly right and select the finishing options

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Preview & checkout

Confirm your designs with our 3D previews and checkout with confidence

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1-2 Days Production

Sit back and relax. Your product is on its way!

How our pricing works

Standard fabric sizes

Our pricing is based on the quantity and dimensions of the products you order. The more you order, the better price you’ll get. We also offer lower pricing for larger dimensions, students and wholesalers.

Finishing price list

cut and sew

We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Contrado, and are able to hem your fabric prints for a small additional charge per metre.

  • Folded hem (black or white thread)
  • Overlock hem (black or white thread)
  • Cut on the line

You can choose to have your prints hemmed with either black or white thread. The hemming material allowances can be found in our Print guidelines & finishing section of our FAQs.

View our full FAQs

We offer discounts

We offer discounts on all our products, including bulk, quantity and student discounts. Enjoy great deals whether you're a small business, designer, or student.

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Based on sqm Up to 44% Up to 20%
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  • ≥ 1 m2: $59/sq m

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Custom Pima Cotton Printing

From $59

  • Alternate Text 100% Supima cotton
  • Alternate Text1.48m Max Print
  • Alternate Text Pigment inks
  • Alternate Text 75gsm
  • Alternate Text Cushions and Bedding
  • Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Ink
  • Alternate Text Hemming Available
  • Alternate Text Sustainably printed
Alternate Text Ships in 3 - 4 days. Delivery $13.90 Delivery options

We also offer

imageExclusive

Wholesale and student discount from no minimum to bulk orders

View discounts

Swatch packs and colour charts available for as little as $9.00 with fast delivery

Order a swatch pack

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Digital Printing on Pima Cotton

This custom made Pima Cotton fabric printing, is a part of the natural Cotton family. 240 thread count.

Surface textures

The front & back textures are both silky and smooth. The feel on the body is comfortable and easy. Whilst it flows and drapes well, it does also have a stiff quality to it that makes it great for retaining shape.

Print detail

The base colour of fabric is a white, but due to varying thread size it has a variegated base tone. If you want bright tones with a soft touch, our reactive printing option is for you. If you want a coarser authentic fabric, then our pigment printing option is ideal. The detail of final print produces crisp precise lines and block colours also come out perfectly. Due to the nature of the fabric and our processing methods there can be occasional very small white dots where pieces of cotton fluff are removed revealing unprinted white base material. Please note that this is normal and cannot be avoided but won't affect the strong colours and detailed nature of your print.

Usage

The custom print Pima Cotton, fabric a soft 100% cotton which is used in clothing and interior furnishings.

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Print Guideline

  • DPI-Print Guideline Icon

    What's the best resolution to print in?

    We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change colour using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.

  • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

    Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?

    We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results.What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)

  • Print-Roll Length Fabric Guide Icon

    Maximum dimensions

    There is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 5m max to visualise the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, you can increase the quantity (x2 for 10m or x 4 for 20m for e.g.) and then your orders can be as long as you'd like, with a built-in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each fabric can be found on the individual fabric pages or in our design interface.

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    Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?

    Yes, that might help you! Always incorporate any extra space or borders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 5mm white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.

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    What is crocking and why might it occur?

    Crocking, which is fading along the creases, often after washing or heavy use, occurs when you digitally print on natural fabrics - more so when dark or dense colours are used. It can be minimised by using a cool hand wash instead of machine washing as the tumbling of the machine is the main cause of this. To avoid entirely, we would advise using a poly fabric.

  • How will my image scale

    How will my image scale?

    When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the 'Product Options' tab, the displayed dimensions under 'Print Size' will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the 'Images and Text Tools' tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.

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    Why are there slight colour differences between my orders?

    We work at improving our colour profiles all the time. Though rare it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight colour differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such colour variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric.

  • Transfer-Print Guideline Icon

    Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?

    Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.

  • Jpeg-Tiff Print Guideline Icon

    Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?

    For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.

  • Shrinkage-Print Guideline Icon

    What is the situation with material shrinkage?

    Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-8% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions. This percentage can vary from print run to print run and between fabrics so we would advise ordering a little more material than you require for your project.

  • Print-Both Sides Print Guideline Icon

    Can I print on both sides of the fabric?

    We do not offer to print on both sides of the fabric. A lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent or have some show through and this wouldn't work with double-sided printing. This is not a service that we offer on any of our fabrics.

  • Labels-Print Guideline Icon

    Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them like you do with the normal fabric labels?

    At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now, this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.

  • Eco friendly Printing

    How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?

    With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility, where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfilment. Rather than roll the fabrics and send them in a tube, we fold them before they are sent out to you. This saves over 150 tubes a week, as well as a lot of space on the delivery van. (For delicate fabrics we ensure to package appropriately).

  • colour palette

    Why are there slight colour differences between my orders?

    We work at improving our colour profiles all the time. Though rare it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight colour differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such colour variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric.




Sizing For Hemming And Shrinkage

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We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Contrado, and are able to hem your fabric prints for a small additional charge. We create a small one- or two-fold hem that typically uses 5 to 20mm of material, depending on the thickness of the fabric. So, for example, if you want a finished piece of fabric that measures 100 x 100cm, you will need to order a size of 101.5cm x 101.5cm to allow for the hem (on top of that please also allow for shrinkage of min 2%). The thicker the fabric, the bigger the hem will be. You can choose to have your prints hemmed with either Black or White thread. On our silk and other light woven fabrics, one hemmed edge will be straight (vertically down the roll) and the other will be slightly rippled. The hemming material allowances are as follows and you need to make your print bigger to accommodate the hem:

  • Light Fabrics (20-100gsm): For silks and other light fabrics, we use 6-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so overall width/height will be minus 12-16mm
  • Medium Fabrics (101-200gsm): For medium-weight fabrics that fray, we use 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 35-40mm
  • Stiff/Heavy/No-fray fabrics: we use 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 35-40mm
All of these measurements are approximate and can vary. Including with shrinkage, it can mean a fairly significant difference to ordered dimensions, so please plan your print accordingly. Depending on how open the weave is, our fabric can shrink anywhere from 2% to 8% with the average being 2.5%.
 

How Would you Like the Edge?

We have four finishing options for your fabric order: 
  • As it comes. We cut around your image, leaving a simply scissor cut, perhaps uneven white fabric border. 
  • Hem with thread. We can hem your fabric with a choice of black or white thread. Please allow 1-2 days for additional production time. See below for information on how hemming affects the size of your print. We offer an overlock hem, as well as a folded hem (one or two fold depending on the fabric) however not all fabrics, are suited to both hem types. If you can see both options, it means both are suitable, and you will be able to choose whichever you prefer.  
  • Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your design. This means that if you have a border around your design we will cut around that border, if your design takes the whole space of the fabric, then we will neatly cut around the edge of that image. Please be aware, when we cut along the line, we have to cut against the grain of the fabric. This is the standard procedure for fabric cutting. This means that with some fabrics, for example, Georgette and Mulmul, which have a slight wave in them, some fraying will occur. This is unavoidable, as the cut follows the grain of the textile.
All of our fabrics are cut manually by hand, with the utmost care and attention. If your fabric has a slightly uneven look on the edges or a touch of fraying, this does not indicate a flaw in the textile. It is not always possible to achieve a perfect straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bear this in mind when it comes to your design. If you have any queries or would like to know about our cutting methods in more detail, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss them with you. 

For further information about our fabrics see our FAQs.

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What is the difference between the Pima Cotton and the Lima Lawn?

The Lima lawn is a denser fabric, with many similar qualities, it is however heavier with a higher opacity that the Pima Cotton. Pima is significantly lighter and has a plain weave.

Is this a suitable material to use for baby clothes?

Yes, while we do not recommend pigment printed Pima Lawn for your baby due to your design sitting on top of the fabric like glue (see the two options available) the new Pima Lawn uses reactive printing which infuses your design into the fabric creating a safe fabric. The reactive printing option also provides a higher wash allowance of up to 60c.

What are the printing options?

Reactive printing will pronounce your colours and have rich detail. Infused into the fabric itself, your design will be soft to touch and have a high wash allowance of up to 60c. Alternatively, pigment printing provides a coarser feel; your design sits strongly atop of the fabric like glue and the colours are muted.

Alternate Text Certifications
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Martindale > 20,000 revs

Fabric withstood Martindale rub test to 20,000 revolutions. What you can say to your customers: Suitable for use in medium wear applications.

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BS 5722:1984. Flammability for nightwear

This fabric complies with the flammability performance requirements of The Nightwear (Safety) Regulations 1985. (Statutory Instrument 1985 No 2043)

Tags

    • Light (20-100gsm)

    • Soft

    • Woven Non-stretch

    • Matt

    • Semi-transparent / sheer

    • Cushions and Bedding

    • Clothing and dressmaking

    • Smooth

    • Cotton

    • Pigment

    • Shirting

    • Lining

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