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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 Linen Cushions

Monday, December 11th, 2017


Digital prints on natural linen look fantastic, this is a really good example of how to create a design using the background shade of the natural linen as a large part of the design. Not every colour prints well on natural linen but if you are clever when designing and not to ambitious with your colour selection you can create something really unique. These cushion examples are an order we have just completed and they have a bespoke printed front and back on a really nice weight natural linen, black zip and a nice plump feather filler to finish the cushion off. We will have a new pricelist out in the New Year offering lots of new fabrics and cushion sizes. For more information visit www.htsprint.co.uk or send an email to info@htsprint.co.uk or call us on 0800 234 6686.

Printing Designs On Fabric

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017


HTS are very proud to announce that we are now printing for The National Trust. We were approached by them to see if we could reproduce an archive fabric for a property they were in the process of restoring back to its former appearance. The original design was photographed by The National Trust and supplied to us in a digital format. We then printed this on a heavy weight cotton satin fabric and it matched the original exactly which is amazing because the original design was a weave. For more information on our digital fabric printing service visit www.htsprint.co.uk or send an email to info@htsprint.co.uk or call us on 0800 234 6686.

Digitally Printed Waterproof Fabric

Friday, January 27th, 2017

HTS are now printing on technical waterproof membranes including Sympa Tex and Gore Tex fabrics with really great results. It’s a great way to give an outdooor garment or product a totally unqiue look by printing your design on the base fabric. The fabric is a base shade of white and we print the colours dependant on design.

The above pictures are a really good example of the advantages of digital printing. You can print engineered designs such as borders and you can place the design work exactly where you want in the fabric width. There is no limit to the number of colours you use for digital printing, which allows designers to create really fantasic pieces of artwork. Black can be a difficult colour to print digitally but you can see the results speak for themselves.

If you would like more details regarding our printing services then drop us an email to info@htsprint.co.uk.If you have any questions please give us a call 01204 88 8465 or you can follow up to date information by visiting www.htsprint.co.uk