Your Guide To Fabric Printing
Our range of 4 fabric swatch packs are here to help you make an informed decision as to what fabric will work best for your projects. Each swatch pack features a fun and vibrant print on each of the fabric samples, to show you how a print will come out against the different surfaces and compositions of each fabric.
Once you have found a fabric that you like, you can use either the fabric name or the fabric ID number to search and find it in our full fabrics list. Simply type into the search bar and the list will filter down to your chosen textile.
We endeavour to have most of our fabrics included in the swatch packs where possible. As we regularly add new fabrics to our collections, in rare cases some swatch packs may not include the newest fabrics. We are unable to top these up once produced. If you are missing a fabric, do not hesitate to contact our customer service team via web chat or email. They will be happy to look for an alternative solution for you.
Introducing the Contrado Fabric Swatch Packs:
The Classic Swatch Pack
This selection features our wide range of man made fabrics. From stunning polyesters and luxurious lace to sumptuous velvet and contemporary neoprene. There are so many unique choices, that you might find yourself ordering a bundle of fabric samples to try out.
The Natural Swatch Pack
The natural selection features our collection of beautiful natural fabrics. Featuring the likes of organic cotton, half-panama, linen and real silk, these naturally gorgeous fabrics will breathe new life into your creations.
The Paper Swatch Pack
As well as fabrics, we also offer a bespoke range of customised papers. Thick and luxurious paper with a textured face, glossy satin finished paper and even a selection of wallpapers; you will love how your designs look printed on these chic paper options.
The Leather Swatch Pack
The leather swatch pack is made up of 100% real leather. Our specialist printing method gives high-quality colour reproduction and fine detailing up to 2 pts.
The Nappa leather is sourced via Italian tanneries for printing and finishing in our own in-house atelier studio. This work is by hand and to order. As a full grain, bovine-calf leather, it is graded to the highest level for print and manufacturing quality.
Please note: you cannot customise your Fabric Swatch Pack. Each fabric sample is ready printed with a full colour, detailed design.
ID reference numbers
When you get your pack in your hands, you'll see there's an ID reference number on each fabric swatch. Use this number to look up each individual fabric on our website. Just enter the number into the search bar on our full fabric range list to see the properties, uses and fabric information. You can also enter the name of the fabric, as an alternative to using the ID number.
Discount and Offers for Fabric Printing
Purchase a Fabric Swatch Pack and receive a $20 gift voucher to redeem against your next order of fabric prints.*
*Voucher cannot be used for test prints or samples. Minimum spend: $50. This offer is for new customers only who have not previously ordered with us before. Voucher can only be used once and expires after 30 days. The first-time customer offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount. This includes the wholesale discount and any other offers.
Frequently asked questions:
Are all the fabrics inside the swatch packs?You can choose from the Classic, Natural, Leather, and Paper swatch packs. We have a wide range of fabrics to print on and the packs show the whole range. All 100+ examples are included, apart from a few specialist fabrics, such as the 3mm felt and our needlepoint tapestry. These are hard to accommodate due to their format mass, but you can order tests prints directly of each.
Is it clear which is the heavier of the fabrics?We think that by having the samples and simply handling them personally will tell you so much about our range of custom fabrics, including the weight, and texture. If you can't decide by handling the fabric, then you can check out the specific fabric product page on the website for further details, or make a custom test print.
Is the print example a good representation?We think that the print example is a very good representation. We use a design that has solid full colour and fine detail. The samples give a full representation of what the print quality is like on each textile. The surface textures very useful when deciding which to pick. You can try a test print as the next step in your selection.
You have the amazing designs, but do you have the amazing place to sell?
All you have to do is design what you love and we bring your creations to life. We take care of the handcrafting and manufacture, the sales and the shipping. You the designer, control the products and designs from wherever you are, from home, the office, even on the go. Meanwhile, the orders start to roll in and you get commissions fast.