Neoprene 29.5 oz $44
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- Neoprene 29.5 oz
- Max Width: 1.42yd
- Weight: 29.49oz
- Roll Width: 1.44yd
- Find it in our Swatch pack
Wash at 30°c
Printing on Neoprene fabric
This is our custom made Neoprene fabric, the heaviest fabric available, and with such bouncy, unique qualities it's a joy to print and handle.
Please note: due to the thick structure of neoprene fabric, we are unable to offer our hemming service on this particular textile.
The front texture of the material is a light white jersey that is sleek and almost spongy, making a combined texture which is easy to grip. The texture of the back is similar, however the neoprene back is solid black. When it comes to feel on the body it’s smooth but graspable, tight and thick, and definitely good at locking in warmth.
The surface has a very slight sheen to the otherwise matte finish, which gives the fabric a lift and reflects the light ever so slightly when moving. The Intensity of color is made clear from the white background, leaving bright and high contrast designs. The print on Neoprene fabric has high quality detail, very intricate with crisp edges and fine lines.
There are so many uses for this malleable material. Its durable nature makes it a tough material, which endures use well, doesn't fray, and is relatively easy to maintain. This makes it ideal for the making of electronic cases, gym phone holders, gaming mats, game boards, yoga mats, wet suits and many other every-day and high activity clothing products. It’s a great material to use in crafts too, with its spongy, absorbent nature there are so many fun things you can do with it.
Reviews of Neoprene Fabric Printing
based on 4 customer reviews
I have used several other companies before. I am very satisfied with quality of work and turn around time.
The product was a game-board printed on neoprene for a strategy board game called Hexes Chess.
My son purchased a 5ft x 2ft custom print mousepad as a surprise gift for one of his close friends, after hearing for months about that friend's frustration with using his mouse in oversensitive mode for certain computer games. I was in charge of generating the final gif he wanted printed on the black background (his friend's game character), so I can vouch for how easy it was to upload and order what he wanted. The package arrived about 5 days later and was nicely wrapped in Mylar like a sausage, so my son removed the label and delivered it unopened. Unable to open it in front of us, the friend sent us a cute, low grade video of him appreciating it on his desk later that evening, which included him wadding up and filling the trash bin with his almost brand new, generic, super small XL mousepad he'd gotten from Amazon a few months before. Over a month later, the friend is still going on about how great his mousepad is. We've heard that he's even totally redecorated his dorm room around his "new desk". All in all, my son is very happy with this purchase. Thank you.
I ordered a complex print design for miniature items and was worried the detail may not execute well. I am in love! Excellent detail & true color reproduction. Fastest turnaround time & shipping of anyone! Trust me, I checked. The cost of fabric was higher than the others but the quality & speed are well worth it. I will be ordering again!
Frequently asked questions on Neoprene 29.5 oz :
When I Order Several Pieces of Neoprene, Can Each Piece Be Cut Separately Instead of on One Big Piece?
You can order your neoprene in customized sizes and select “cut on the line” to receive them separate instead of in one big piece. If you are unsure, feel free to contact the lovely customer service team and they can assist you.
Is There a Similar Fabric to Neoprene?
Neoprene is so unique in it’s qualities that it’s only close Contrado relative is the Scuba, a very thick Lycra. Even then this fabric is only close because the Scuba has similar textures, but the Scuba is a much lighter version. The Scuba weighs in at 8.1oz and the Neoprene weighs 29.5oz. If you aren't sure, order a swatch pack to have the entire range.
Is It Safe to Iron?
The processing procedure for transferring print onto Neoprene takes place at a high temperature so you are safe to be ironing up to 248 degrees F. Just be sure that your iron is clean before you use it as it may leave marks. If you are worried, try using a clean cloth between the iron and fabric to protect it.
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. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change color 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.
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 Image’ 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 & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.
Which color model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
We advise providing images in the RGB color space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best color 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)
For most of our fabrics there is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 10 yds max to visualize the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20 yds or x4 for 40 yds for e.g.) and then you can order as much 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 0.2" white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.
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 colors are used. It can be minimized 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.
Why do the colors appear lighter on organic fabrics?
Our organic fabrics do not have any coatings that the non-organic fabrics have. This means the ink absorbs into the fibers, reducing the color strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super strong colors we recommend a non-organic natural fabric.
Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets the 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.
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 colors and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
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 to order a little more material than you require for your project.
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.
Why are there slight color differences between my orders?
We work at improving our color profiles all the time. Though rare, it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight color 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 color variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric. This is due to the construction of the materials as well as the print methods that have to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.
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 0.2" 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 39.37" x 39.37", you will need to order a size of 39.96" x 39.96" 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 (0.59oz-2.95oz): For silks and other light fabrics, we use 0.24" - 0.32" / 6mm-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so overall width/height will be minus 0.48"-0.56""/ 12-16mm
- Medium Fabrics (2.98oz-5.90oz): 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 1.4" - 1.6" / 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%.
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 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 perfectly straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bare 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.
Please note: As we make everything by hand, all sizes may vary slightly.
For further information about our fabrics see our FAQs.