Slinky Lycra Matte 6.2 oz $20
Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).
- Max Print: 1.71yd
- Weight: 6.19oz
- Roll Width: 1.73yd
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.
Slinky Matte Lycra printing: order online.A gorgeous new addition to our Lycra range that hangs with an elegant, form-fitting drape on the body. Order a test sample and feel the smooth, slinky texture for yourself.
Slinky Matte Lycra has a slippy front face that’s cool to the touch. The interior face has a slightly softer quality, which makes it a comfortable fabric to wear tight against the skin.The fabric falls with an effortless, elegant drape.
This fabric is excellent for bold, block colors and finer details, and the matte finish lends itself well to complex, busy designs. Slinky Matte Lycra has a neutral, brilliant white base tone which assists accurate color reproduction. Print colors are slightly disrupted by extreme stretching, but return to their original tones when released.
Printing on our Slinky Matte Lycra is great for form-fitting garments such as leggings, activewear, and cosplay,due to its stretch and firm hold. It also retains little water and dries very quickly, making it a great fabric for swimwear. This fabric is an excellent choice for Cosplayers looking to create superhero outfits, as it’s more opaque, and heavier, than our other Lycras, but remains breathable and cool.
Frequently asked questions on Slinky Lycra Matte 6.2 oz:
What’s the difference between 'Slinky Matte Lycra', 'Heavy Matte Lycra' and 'Lycra Sheen'?Slinky Matte Lycra has a shock, brilliant white base tone in comparison to the Sheen and Heavy Matte’s warmer cream tones. Slinky Matte Lycra is also more opaque than the thinner Lycra Sheen, especially when wet, making it perfect for swimwear. Heavy Matte Lycra is thicker than Slinky, but has reduced elasticity and stretch.
What does ‘4-Way Stretch’ mean?Simply put, a 4-Way Stretch fabric is one that stretches in all directions: widthways along the weft, along the length way warp threads, as well as diagonally across the bias. 2-way stretch fabrics, such as our Jersey Stretch, only stretch widthways along the weft (also known as a selvage-to-selvage stretch) and are taut along the warp. Special care should be taken when sewing 4-Way Stretch fabrics, as they can be challenging to work with.
I've ordered Matte Lycra 4.1oz from you before. Do you still offer this product?We’ve replaced our 4.1oz Matte Lycra with the new Slinky Matte Lycra 6.2oz because we think it’s a great product with a wider variety of uses than the original Matte. If you have any questions about our Lycra range, or want to request a new fabric, feel free to contact our knowledgeable customer service team or try a test print.
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.
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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%.