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PRINTING ON NATURAL FABRICS

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Here is a selection of fabric by the metre that we have recently printed. We often get asked by customers about what colour their background shade will be and here are some examples of customer’s prints that use the natural shade of the fabric to create one of the colours in the print.

The fabrics in the pictures above are natural and bleached linen, cotton panama and cotton stain. The panama and the satin come in two base shades optic and non optic.

This has proved to be very popular and some of our best selling prints are single colours printed onto natural linen and another advantage of creating your prints this way is you can very easily screen print your designs allowing you to get a much better print price.

HTS can print digitally, rotary screen or flat bed print any of your print requirements and we have very low minimum orders at very competitive prices. If you would like any samples of the base shades listed above or any information regarding our bespoke printing service please visit www.htsprint.co.uk or drop give one of our team a ring on 0800 234 6686 and we will be more than happy to discuss your print enquiry.

PROMOTIONAL PRINTED BRANDED CUSHIONS

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

This is a great collection of branded cushions we have printed over the last few weeks. This market has really grown over the past couple of years with companies seeing it as a very cost effective way of promoting their brand. We use customer’s logos and pantone match exactly to the branded colours that make their brands so recognisable.

These designs have all been printed two sided, filled with a polyester filler, colour matched zip at the cushion base and are printed on a very durable satin fabric to give the cushion a very luxurious feel. Customers use them for office receptions, exhibitions and promotional events.

We will be updating our bespoke fabric collection in the New Year and if you would like to receive fabric swatches of what fabrics are currently available please give us a ring on 0800 234 6686 or visit our website www.htsprint.co.uk and fill in the contact page with your enquiry and we will send you some samples.

CAMOFLARGE PRINTING

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Here is a really good example of how to use both DIGITAL FABRIC PRINTING and ROTARY SCREEN PRINTING to achieve a successful end result. This design has been technically designed by our Australian client by arranging a selection of small areas of colours to create the camouflage to work perfectly in their environment and as you can see (or not see!) from the attached pictures they have achieved this.

The design was created to be printed digitally and this allowed the size of the colour blocks to be very small and the fit to be so precise that the blocks of colour fall exactly how the designer required them to create the camouflage. The client supplied the individual separations with TPX Pantone references and the sample prints were all printed digitally and looked fantastic.

However there was a major problem with printing this design digitally it required to be printed on a dyed ground so that the reverse of the fabric was not white. This now made the print almost impossible to print digitally so we had to try and print it with rotary screens on a colour matched dyed ground. Our design studio then had to be place the design into a rotary screen repeat and engrave a test engraving to make sure we could engrave the design with the blocks being so small, both of these were achieved successfully. The base fabric was a polycotton ripstop and this now required to be dyed exactly to the required base shade which we used a local dyer to do with a successful outcome.

The rotary screens were then engraved, colours matched the original digital prints and then bulk printed. This allowed the customer to get exactly what they required in terms of print mark on a dyed ground and it was also done at a much lower price per metre.

This is a great example of using both digital fabric printing and rotary screen printing to get the best out of both print techniques. For more information on HTS print services please visits www.htsprint.co.uk or give us a ring on 0800 234 6686 to speak to one of our team.

FULL COLOUR DIGITALLY PRINTED TEA TOWELS

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

New collection of digitally printed bespoke tea towels, this is a really good example of how to use digital printing to create a really nice collection of printed tea towels.

The feedback we receive from our customers is they find this form of digital printing really good because you can have mixed designs across your order. The designs are full bleed out which is something that a not a lot of tea towel printers can offer.

The towels are printed with reactive dyes which means the colours are really bright and fully fixed allowing them to be washed and laundered without any colour loss to the print. The fabric is a really nice cotton panama which is also available in a natural version which is very popular at the moment.

HTS offer a full sampling service so you can see the product printed and manufactured before the bulk order. We also have a full bespoke manufacturing service and can add customer labels and loops. We don’t manufacture the labels but we recommend you give www.penninelabelsltd.co.uk a call and they will be able to print or weave your own labels.

If you would like a quote or any information please give a member of our team a ring on 01254 398 054 or drop us an email to info@htsprint.co.uk
Information of all our printing and manufacturing services can be found at www.htsprint.co.uk

PRINTED AND MANUFACTURED KITCHEN RANGES

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Sorry it’s been a while since our last blog but since we launched the new look website in February and it had an immediate effect on business and we have been very busy. We have so much to tell our customers and hopefully new customers so we are going to do everything we can to make sure that all our new prints and products are posted so you are all kept informed.

Here is a really great example of how digital printing and screen printing can work together to create a great finished collection. This collection apart from the tea towels has been printed on our new linen.

The cushions are 45cm x 45cm printed linen front with a plain linen reverse nicely finished with a feather filler, hidden zip at the base and our customers own label. This design was set up by the customer to fit the cushion panel and it has worked really well.

The kitchen range was manufactured from what we call “fabric by the metre” this is a directional repeating design that we can cut into anywhere to get the maximum use of the fabric and this has gone across the range in two designs.

The double oven gloves are a top quality product and this collection is finished off with our thermally efficient tufted towelling, if you don’t require the towelling we can replace it with print all over.

Hob covers are a really popular product and these are made with or without the towelling as per the oven gloves, finished with matching binding, loops and customers labels.

Oven gauntlets are a new product and apparently are very popular with budding male chefs or at least that’s what our customers tell us. These are printed on both sides but you could have just the print on one side if required.

Printed tea towels, we screen printed this collection on our unbleached natural 10oz ½ panama and it has printed great and really compliments the other kitchen products and it is a better fabric to use for a tea towel.

The great thing about all our printing and manufacturing is that it is all printed and manufactured in the UK and we take great pride in putting in our own MADE IN THE UK care label displaying this.

If you would like any prices, samples or you would just like to discuss your printing and manufacturing requirements please give one of our team a call on 01254 398054 or drop us an email to info@htsprint.co.uk
You can also find out much more about HTS at our website www.htsprint.co.uk

BESPOKE PRINTED CUSHIONS WITH MATCHING PIPING

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Nice collection of colour matched bespoke printed cushions with matching piping. This collection is printed front and back on a really nice 250gsm cotton panama with printed striped matching piping.

This is a really good example of how digital printing can create a really bespoke collection of cushions without having to print hundreds of cushions. HTS printed the cushion fronts and backs together and then printed metres of the striped fabric to be cut up into piping. The cushions are all constructed with the matching colours and finished off with nice feather filler. We can also sew in customers own woven labels at no extra charge to give that extra bespoke finish.

HTS can offer this service on any of our fabrics and we don’t have large minimum orders and because the print process is digital you can have mixed designs on the same print run.

If you would like more details of our bespoke fabric and manufacturing services and would like to request swatches of our bespoke fabric collection then drop us a line to info@htsprint.co.uk You can visit our website at www.htsprint.co.uk or give us a call on 0800 234 6686 to speak to one of our team.

DIGITALLY PRINTED TEA TOWELS

Monday, February 26th, 2018

HTS are now producing bulk digitally printed tea towels and we offer a full printing and manufacturing service so you can have everything done in the one place. HTS can print Low minimums with a fast turnaround and you can have multiple designs over the single print run. The great thing about digital printing is you can have as many colours as you wish and the designs can be printed edge to edge.

Lots of our customers are now mixing their cushion, aprons and now tea towel orders so we can print the whole order in one print run which allows us to offer them a lower unit cost price.

The tea towels come hemmed on four sides, the colours are fully fixed and can be washed in a standard 40 degree wash and we can sew in customer’s labels at no extra charge.

If you would like more details of our bespoke fabric and manufacturing services and would like to request swatches of our bespoke fabric collection then drop us a line to info@htsprint.co.uk You can visit our website at www.htsprint.co.uk or give us a call on 0800 234 6686 to speak to one of our team.

CUSTOM CUSHION PRINTING

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

We have posted this blog to show a really good example of a design that is perfect for digital printing, this design has so many different colours and such a high level of detail that it would be impossible to print this any other way than digitally. The artist has professionally photographed their appliqué work and then edited the files to prepare them for printing. The feedback we have had back is that the prints are a really good interpretation of the original. The design has been printed on our 309 panama, backed with the same plain fabric and filled with our feather fillers to give it that extra finish.

Digital fabric printing allows customers to print as many colours as they want and there is no extra charge for this. The design repeat does not have to fit into a screen circumference. More and more companies are now switching to digital fabric printing because of the amount of designs and colour ways you can produce in one print run. With our bespoke cushion printing service you can print as many designs as you require in one print run and as long as they are on the same fabric you can have the bulk cheaper prices.

If you would like more details of our bespoke fabric and manufacturing services and would like to request swatches of our bespoke fabric collection then drop us a line to info@htsprint.co.uk You can visit our website at www.htsprint.co.uk or give us a call on 0800 234 6686 to speak to one of our team.

Happy New Year 2018

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM HTS
Happy New Year, wishing all our customers and suppliers a happy, healthy and successful 2018. Thank you for continued support and business throughout 2017 we really appreciate it.

There will be new products for 2018 and we hope by keeping most of our prices at last year’s rates this will encourage our growing customer base to place new orders in 2018. New fabric collections will be available in both natural and manmade fabrics, some of the fabrics are now in stock and we will be posting details about these.

Our new department is now up and running concentrating on bespoke printed manufactured products allowing our customers to create unique home-ware ranges and we have invested in new equipment allowing us to give better delivery dates at competitive prices.

If you visit the website www.htsprint.co.uk you will see all the new products we are offering and the main advantage being that we are a one stop shop for printed products!

Our New Year resolution is to keep the website news page and blog updated more frequently because we do know that our customers like to see what we are up to, it is difficult when we are so busy but we will try our best.

If you would like any information, pricelists or information on our bespoke printing and manufacturing services please drop us a line at info@htsprint.co.uk

If you would like to speak to a member of our team please call us on 01254 398054.

Look forward to hearing from you and all the best for 2018.

PRINTED ENVELOPE SIZE CUSHIONS

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Printed envelope cushions are now proving to one of our most popular cushions, the standard size of our cushions are 457mm x 356mm, 18inchs x 14inchs, but we can make bespoke sizes but this cushion size is the most economical to produce. We have both polyester and feather fillers available in this size. Lots of designs just don’t work in a square repeat, or are difficult to set out and this cushion size allows you to design in landscape.

I have attached some images of a collection we have just printed and manufactured and we all agree at HTS this collection simply looks fantastic. The designer has been very clever when creating the collection allowing the background of the design to be the fabric colour and this has really worked well with our two new linen fabrics in both natural and bleached finish. The cushions have a printed front using the same fabric as the cushion reverse and filled with a feather filler.

If you would like more information on our bespoke printing and manufacturing services or any of our design services please drop us a line at info@htsprint.co.uk ring on 0800 234 6686 or visit our website www.htsprint.co.uk