Custom Printed Fabric for Swimwear
Since the Summer Olympics of 2012, the Synchro world has been taken with custom printed design for swimsuits.
While not new - as custom printing for teams and sports has been around for a while - Digital Dye-Sublimation is new technology.
We are using this technology to print exquisite designs on stretch fabric developed specifically for swimwear. What's different about that, is the stretch.
This new technology has better ink - or dye - that gives better colour, deeper colours, brighter colours, and precise printing.
This technology is a digital replacement for the traditional screen printing process. We can produce fabric for:
Any polyester-based fabric is great for sublimation or fabric with mixed fibers and high-performance poly fabrics.
Another industry that we can serve is for the Soft Signage industry. Any short-run or photo quality soft signs up to 44" wide we can print. Unique application for:
trade show or special events
flags, pennants, or banners
back-lit and rigid surfaces.
Custom Specialty Products like mouse pads, awards, photo gifts, and other unique dye sublimation products.
Epson UltraChrome DS inks comply with the AZO certification and meet the Oeko-Tex Oeko Tex - 100 Safety Standard.
This is a system by which textile chemical suppliers demonstrate that their product can be used in a sustainable textile production Epson UltraChrome DS ink is certified by the Eco Passport. This is an international safety standard in the textile industry. It is certified to be
safe for adults and children, including babies.
EXTREME PRINT QUALITY
We use an Epson SureColor F6200 for our printing. It has print resolutions up to 1,440 x 720 dpi 8-pass for amazing image quality. It's like printing high-resolution photos!
The machine has precision dot control for outstanding clarity and sharpness for garment imaging. This means our sports wear can have design detail that is unmatched in traditional costumes: Thin lines, gradient colours, and shadows, and 3-dimensional images, are just some of the features that can be easily done with printing.
So how's it done? The process is just like desktop publishing on paper.
Think of it as desktop publishing for fabric.
We print directly from the computer to a heat-transfer paper that is used to bond the design to fabric with heat. People have been doing this for a while on other materials. Now, we do this to stretch fabric. All kinds of stretch fabric:
swimwear fabric like Chloroban (TM)
active mesh for jerseys
fine poly mesh for a see-through look
compression fabrics for athletics
microfibre fabrics good for yoga
heavy stretch "football" spandex fabric for jackets and pants
poly chiffon (non-stretch) to make fanciful garments for formal occasions.
Think of an image, any image, we can put it on a swimsuit! The sky is truly only limited by your imagination. If you can draw it, we can print it -- and if you cannot draw it, we can!
Here are some examples of coordinated team clothing.
Reversible K-Strap Spacing suit
Not only that, but other Aquatic Sports such as diving and racing can also take advantage of this technology.
No longer restricted to off-the-rack designs, stand out in the pool!
Men's and women's suits can match with the style you want.
So what can we do?
Spacing suits: Reversible, with design on one side and plain black on the other. So it's a figure suit and spacing suit in one. (Saves you money!)
Team clothes: Every club requires their member to have team jackets and sometimes pants and shirts. We can put your team logo, design, and colours on all those products.
Example of a reversible spacing suit using our K-Strap Style.
Not only swmwear, we can produce one-of-a-kind fabrics for all types of clothes, for the beach, for the ballroom, for the ice rink, or for the gymnasium.
Calculate your fabric requirements
Let's say you are interested in having fabric printed with a custom design, how much do you need?
We can print fabric in panels that are 42" wide maximum, and as long as you need. Manageable lengths of 60" gives you the equivalent amount as if you purchased a little over 1m of fabric that is 60" wide.
We print on polyester fabrics, both stretch and non stretch. The price for printed fabric per meter is:
Mesh, sheer - $19.75
T-shirt Mesh - $24.40
Athletic DK, Sponge - $33.98
Chiffon - $25.85
Chloroban - $32.00
CoolEver - $34.44
Dri-Tex - $16.54
Ripstop, Nylon - $6.70
Sport Mesh - $20.00