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Printing on Taffeta Fabric

From $20. Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).

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  • US delivery $7.50
  • Western European: $15
  • Other European: $23
  • Canada $24
  • Australia / Japan: $33
  • Rest Of The World: $33

There is no other fabric quite like the custom printed Taffeta fabric, it has great body to it, with a lustrous sheen to the finish which is distributed throughout the body of the fabric. Made using a poly blend, it has a tight, closed, plain weave construct, also known as a tabby weave. There is no elasticity on the warp or weft of the fabric but a plenty of give to be found in the bias. The fabric is quite solid, strong and durable, despite being a fairly thin material, weighing 2.7oz. It’s quite opaque, allowing light through, showing the print on the other side.

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  • Max Width: 1.60yd, Weight: 2.65oz
  • Properties: Crisp, shimmery finish.
  • Classic taffeta fabric, made from a poly-blend

Taffeta 2.7 oz $20

Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).

  • Max Width: 1.60yd
  • Weight: 2.65oz
  • Roll Width: 1.62yd

Care instruction

For everyday care of your new purchase do not be deceived by the hardy material, which is a bit tougher than it looks! To get the most out of your product, make sure to follow the wash and care instructions which will keep the product soft, colorful, and happy.

  • Wash At 86°F
  • Tumble 1
  • Hang Dry
  • Do not Wring
  • Low Heat

Digital Printing on Taffeta

This custom Taffeta fabric, will make any dress making you do more creative and fun, once you've printed, you'll never want to go back to regular all over taffeta.
Surface textures

Surface textures

The front and back texture are the same with a smooth, crisp, slightly ceraceous surface to them. The feel of the Taffeta to the body is smooth, lustrous, very sleek, and also slightly stiff. When it comes to the drape, the fabric has great body to it with an elegant flowing drape, which falls in delicate natural folds.

Print detail

Print detail

The base color of fabric is a shimmery sharp white. The Color intensity has a great contrast and each color glistens with the shiny surface of the fabric beneath them. Fine prints are very clear, with very intricate lines and detailing coming off perfectly. It reflects light beautifully, bouncing off the sheen of the material.

Usage

Usage

This is one of our most elegant fabrics and is a classic pick for dress making. The sheen and the fall make it a perfect choice for evening wear.


Reviews of Review Taffeta Fabric

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  • Amazing as usual! Great prints, great fabric selection, great and friendly service and unbelievable fast delivery! Thank you very much!
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Frequently asked questions on Taffeta 2.7 oz :

Can I steam Taffeta?

Yes, this fabric has a high tolerance for heat and can be ironed and steamed without worry. Please see full care instructions above.

Could you recommend another shimmery fabric that's less crisp?

The Lucent Satin and the Silk Impression have similar appearances, without the stiff quality that comes with the Taffeta. If you'd like to have a look at them all together, the swatch pack has samples of each.

Is there a type of clothing, that this was designed for?

The Taffeta has a traditional use in evening dresses, and this is no exception, we've seen this used in many evening wear pieces. Show us what you make with 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.

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Print Guideline

  • DPI-Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • Jpeg-Tiff Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • Print-Roll Length Fabric Guide Icon

    Maximum dimensions

    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.

  • Borders-Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • Transfer-Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • Shrinkage-Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • Print-Both Sides Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • Labels-Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • Eco friendly Printing

    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

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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%.

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 chose whichever you prefer. 
  • Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your 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 perfect 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.

For further information about our fabrics see our FAQs.

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 experience

For 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.
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  • Western European: $15
  • Other European: $23
  • Canada $24
  • Australia / Japan: $33
  • Rest Of The World: $33
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