Warm Leatherette 20.65oz $20
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- Warm Leatherette 20.65oz
- Max Width: 1.40yd
- Weight: 20.65oz
- Roll Width: 1.42yd
- Find it in our Swatch pack
Surface wipe only. Clean gently by hand with mild soapy damp cloth.
Digital Printing on Faux Leather
Featuring a polyester back and PVC face, this durable and stylish leatherette fabric will bring your designs to life. The print is deeply vibrant, and incredibly well integrated to the surface of the printed leatherette. Weighing 20.65oz, this heavyweight leather look fabric is the perfect material for projects ranging from accessories, upholstery and craft to car interiors and more. Try a sample and then let your imagination guide you with this highly versatile modern printed leatherette.
To care for your leatherette, we recommend wipe clean only. Surface wiping is excellent, and will not affect the print which is robust, hardy and highly water resistant.
The face of your new faux leather has a truly realistic and stylish textured leather appearance. Warm to the touch, and made from PVC with a soft, ribbed polyester back, this mildly matte fabric has a slight sheen, which adds to the natural leather effect. The material has a slight amount of give and quite a solid drape, so it holds its shape very well and the print adapts comfortably with the stretch and returns perfectly.
Printing on leatherette material has never looked so good. We ensure our fabrics will reproduce your designs to the highest quality, and this faux leather is no exception. The white base and textured surface do not interfere with print quality, and fine lines and details look crisp, clear and sharp. Colors are bright and strong, and will pop off the surface of this artificial leather fabric.
This is the ideal faux leather upholstery fabric. It is pliable and solid and is perfect for light, medium and heavy traffic areas. From seat cushions to sofas, create a look that will make your home stand out. It is also great to use for car interiors, if you are looking to make custom car seats with new look, which some people refer to as Vegan Leather in car customization. For accessories such as bags and detailing on coats and clothing, there is so much to try with this stunning textile. Custom leatherette seat covers, binders, camera, leatherette bond books and phone cases are popular uses, and adventurous fashion designers make coats and jackets as examples of leatherette clothing.
Reviews of Reviews of Warm Leatherette
based on 2 customer reviews
We've purchased several warm leatherette prints and they have been fantastic. My only concern is the wrapping of the items for shipping. I wish opening instructions could be included on the outside for the very thin and tightly taped bubble wrap packaging. We cut through one of our prints trying to extract them.
Quality if the fabric was great and allowed for high quality imaging.
Frequently asked questions on Warm Leatherette 20.65oz:
Is leatherette fabric safe to use for upholstery?
One of the best uses for faux leather is using it for upholstery. This fabric passes to BS5852: 2006, ignition source 5. This makes it both safe and suitable to use on upholstered furniture. It is also fire rated. Use it to upholster furniture like bench seats, outdoor chair pads, yacht seating, and soft furnishings such as outdoor scatter cushions and even headboards.
Can I use it to make a faux leather jacket?
Yes you could technically use this leatherette fabric to make a faux leather jacket, the solid structure of the material means the jacket would be quite structured, bold even. You can also use it to add unique detailing to other clothing, like jeans, bombers for pocket or belting detail. Use it to make a sleeve, pocket trim, patch detailing, even labels etc.
What will my design look like on this fabric?
Your designs will look bright, vibrant and sharp. The high quality of the print will show all fine lines and details perfectly. The white base is ideal for showing off vivid colors. The artificial leather effect texture will add depth and charm to your printed designs, and will satisfy many animal welfare people at the same time.
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?
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.
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 0.22" 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 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.
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 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.