Breathable Waterproof 4.6 oz $20
Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).
- Max Print: 1.62yd
- Weight: 4.57oz
- Roll Width: 1.64yd
These are the group who reject water, but still need cleaning! Be careful with these, because if not taken care of they could start to loose their waterproof qualities. Definitely no Dry Cleaning, and No Soaking!
Printing on Breathable Waterproof FabricThis custom made Breathable Waterproof fabric releases water vapour allowing perspiration to evaporate. Perfect for exercise wear. Like the sound of it? Read on to hear the properties, and try a test print.
This fabric is soft yet firm, which is not typical of most water resistant fabrics. There is a very slight give if you work with the grain of the material. Its back is slightly less soft in comparison to the front, but that’s due to the PU coating. The fabric has a firm element to it, holding its shape well when manipulated.
The matte finish combined with the white base provides a great platform for the bright array of colors available when printing. The print on this Breathable Waterproof fabric has a very high level of detail, making this material perfect for very fine or intricate designs.
Due to the remarkable qualities of the breathable waterproof fabric, it is a great material for a host of outdoor or water resistant items. You could use this material to make products like waterproof jackets, outdoor clothing, table cloths, etc. The qualities of the material also lend themselves well to the making of tents and windbreakers as these items should be resistant to mildew and rips.
Frequently asked questions on Breathable Waterproof 4.6 oz :
Is This the Lightest of the Waterproof Options?It is actually the heaviest! This fabric, weighing 4.6oz, is .7oz heavier than the linden waterproof and a whole 2.7oz heavier than the Ella waterproof we provide. While it is heavier than some of our other fabrics, it is perfect if you’re thinking of using it to make clothing items like a wind-breaker or rain jacket.
Can I Print on Both Sides of the Waterproof?The process that we use means that the fabric is so deeply penetrated by the inks that you can see through to the other side, and two prints might disrupt each other. Unfortunately this applies to most of our print textiles.
Is This a Suitable Umbrella Material?It could be considered heavy for an umbrella so we usually suggest that you use the Ella waterproof, which is a little stretchier and more cooperative when working with an intricate design like an umbrella frame. You could use the Breathable Waterproof, but we'd suggest one of the lighter materials.
Delivery time & costs
At Contrado, we personally commit to our customer satisfaction with a wide product selection hand-made in our premises, a great quality, dedicated service as well as fast delivery.
Make use of our manufacturing and worldwide shipping experienceFor the past 15 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalized products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Here is how it works. We first hand-make your item on average within 1-3 days depending on the product manufacturing timeline and quantities. After production time, we ship your order so you can receive it very quickly, subject to the delivery type you select in your basket. You can then enjoy or resell your handmade products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
We hope to start working with you soon.
Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).
$7.50 to ship
Express shipping available
- US delivery $7.50
- Western European: $15
- Other European: $23
- Other North America $24
- Australia / Japan: $33
- Rest Of The World: $33
You have the amazing designs, but do you have a unique range and 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 hand crafting 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.
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.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-colored or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colors and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which color model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual color is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each color with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colors within the image is more important choose RGB; this will reduce all colors equally to fit within our range.
There is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 5 yd 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 10 yds or x 4 for 20 yds 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.
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 0.22" white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.
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 transfer paper to order, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.
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 2-6% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions.
Can I print on both sides of the fabric?
We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent. As the customer, you can consider the effect of printing on both sides one of our fabrics and contact us, and we will get back to you if it's feasible.
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.
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 colors 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 fulfillment.
Sizing For Hemming And Shrinkage
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 0.22" to 0.75" (5-20mm) 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 0.5"/ 12-16mm
- Medium Fabrics (101-200gsm): For medium-weight fabrics that fray, we use 0.5 - 0.75" / 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 35-40mm
- Stiff/Heavy/No-fray fabrics: we use 0.5 - 0.75" / 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 1.5" / 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%.