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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.

PRINTED AND MANUFACTURED COORDINATED PRODUCTS

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

HTS specialise in the printing and manufacturing of coordinated kitchen and home accessory ranges.
Here is a really good example of how a ceramics company converted their hand painted ceramic collection into a printed textile product collection. The designs were colour matched to their existing pottery products, printed on the roll and then manufactured into a kitchen collection with additional pencil cases and washbags.

The fabric is a 309gsm non optic cotton printed using reactive dyes so you achieve really bright colours and no colour loss after washing.

The customer supplied their own bespoke woven labels which we placed in all the products.
The tea towels had a customer labels with a natural loop.
Aprons have customer label, heavy webbing with adjustable d-ring.
Washbags and pencil cases have customer label and both have white PU lining.

This collection is a really good example of how UK digital printing and manufacturing allows you to create a very bespoke engineered print collection at affordable prices. The feedback we are getting from our clients is that their customers are looking for MADE IN THE UK products.

If you would like a quote or any information please give one of our team a ring on 01254 398054 or drop us an email to info@htsprint.co.uk or visit our website www.htsprint.co.uk

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.

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

ITV BRANDED CUSHIONS

Thursday, June 7th, 2018


ITV Branded cushions for the ITV show Martin Lewis money saving expert.

HTS produce another branded cushion to feature on the prime time money saving TV show.
Good example of how digital printing can brand match colours and then our in house sewing team can manufacture them to any bespoke size required.

Digital print both sides with polyester fibre filler with matching hidden zip at the base.

If you require a branded cushion please give a member of our team a ring on 01254 398054 and they will be able to give you a quote and lead time or drop us an email at info@htsprint.co.uk We can produce pre-production samples for approval and offer a full design and colouring service

HTS are the specialist branded cushion manufacturer for full details visit our website www.htsprint.co.uk

Printed Cushions

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Great example of how to create a great looking branded cushion. Digital fabric printing is perfect for printing high quality photographic images on fabric and keeping all the detail.

For this cushion the client has used both aspects of digital printing to create a totally bespoke cushion. High quality image for the cushion front and then an exact match to the company’s corporate colours with their strap line for the cushion reverse.

The cushions have been printed on high quality poly cotton so you get great print quality with a lovely soft feeling cushion. We have finished this cushion off with a white zip to pick up the white in the design but you can have any colour you want.

For more examples of our services please visit www.htsprint.co.uk or give us a call on 0800 234 6686 to speak to a member of our experienced team.

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.

Printed Oil Cloth

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

HTS can offer oil cloth coating to all our print customers. We have a 10 metre minimum order and we can offer both a polish and matt finish.

Oil cloth coated fabrics are really popular and have allowed our customers to do so much more with their fabrics. Many of our customers have taken their designs that they have been using as drapes and cushions, had them coated, and then offered the same designs as tablecloths cut to size or on the roll. Other customers have turned their prints into different fantastic looking products such as aprons, wash bags and tote bags.

If you don’t have your own design you can choose a coated print from our open range of over 60 x designs available in several colour options. If you are looking for a particular style of print just let one of our team know and we will send you a swatch in the post. The fabrics come on the roll and has a fabric width of 128cm.

For more details of our bespoke printing services please visit our website www.htsprint.co.uk

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.

NEW PRICELISTS AND FABRICS AVAILABLE

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

HTS has added several new fabrics to their range and re-structured their printing and cushion pricelist.

HTS has purchased large volumes of stock fabrics and this has allowed us to obtain a better price from our fabric merchants and we can now pass on these savings on to our customers.

The price per metre has been dropped to offer customers much more competitive print prices and one of the big advantages of digital fabric printing is that you can print more than one order in a single print run and as long as it’s on the same fabric you will qualify for the lower print price.

This lower print price has also transferred over to the cushion pricelist and the immediate feedback we have had from our customers is that the new prices are allowing them to venture into new markets. Our pricelist has our three standard cushion sizes but bespoke sizes are also available and they come with feather or polyester cushion fillers.

We have added several new fabrics and we have also just commissioned a new linen collection to be woven. There are new cotton fabrics available and we also have a brand new range of contract polyesters which are all fully flame retardant.

If you would like to receive our new pricelist and samples of our new fabrics just drop us an email to info@htsprint.co.uk or visit our website www.htsprint.co.uk. If you would like to speak to one of our experienced team members please give us a call on 0800 234 6686