Design your own printed neoprene fabric. Neoprene is the tough and flexible insulating material commonly used in wet suits, bags, fashion and accessories. It makes a great protective material and is printable on one side. You design and we'll do the neoprene printing to ensure you're final product is as full of love as the memories you print.
Ready in 1 - 2 day(s)
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Everything made to order
When making printed neoprene fabric, we back it onto a white, jersey poly face that has a slight sheen.
Fabric was ok
The print was fine, but I was in need of something with a backing. Similar front finish, but wanted it backed with something akin to that of the back of a mouse pad. I'm told you do not offer anything like this. Please consider such an option. CONTRADO says: - we have neoprene, and actual mousmats too..... we will offer these to you... stand by
Excellent, love your service, very very high quality.
Thank you for my printed fabric
What a wonderful surprise. I am so thankful that I found you. The finished order that we received was amazing beyond description.
The design is mostly black, so I was impressed that the black is so dark on silk. Nicely done. It was shipped and arrived promptly
Important: Before measuring and ordering your Neoprene fabric printing, it's essential you refer to our hemming and shrinking information to avoid disappointment and order the accurate amount for your project. Due to the natural, thick structure of neoprene fabric, we are unable to offer our hemming service on this particular textile.
Our 0.16" thick neoprene sheet has a black underside and white fabric outer face to suit your custom designs. This is the type of material that wet suits are made out of, and it's great for bags, insulated wine bottle coolers, skirts and computer sleeves or iPad covers. We hold a stock of this and print the sheets to order and you can buy printed neoprene fabric by the yard. The greatest use of our service is to have custom printed neoprene made to order for you and your projects. Our neoprene sheets have dimensions of 2yd x 1.2yd.
We also offer Neoprene Print Samples along with over 60 different textiles so you can test your design. To order a sample swatch of Neoprene material with your design, click here. Next, in the Fabric Type drop-down menu, choose "Neoprene" and upload your design. You can also choose how big of a sample size you want in our Size drop-down menu, as well as determine the orientation of your swatch (portrait or landscape).
Simply click the "Start Design" button and choose from the drop-down Fabric Type menu either "Neoprene 0.16" Thick (57 x 37.4 inch sheet). Next, upload your photos, text, and design using our online design system. Finally, select "Preview and Buy" to see a final review of your design and input your payment information. You can save your design and come back to it if you would like as well.
If you can’t decide on which photo to use, you can upload multiple images and create a photo collage. This can be done using one of our pre-set montage templates, or you can create your own entirely from scratch. It’s super easy to do and the possibilities are endless.
Step 1 – Click the start design button & select your product options.
Step 2 – Go to the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab, click the ‘add images/Text’ button on your product & ‘Select Images to Upload’ or use the Facebook/Instagram tabs.
Step 3 – Choose the images you want to use for your collage, upload & select them from the uploaded photos list.
Step 4 – Click ‘Create montage’ & select your collage style.
Step 5 – Add the collage to your design.
We print your designs onto neoprene sheets and cut them to your specific dimensions, finishing the edges either cut on the line or left as they are. The dye sublimation process we use is a specialist technique, bonding the ink to the white jersey face creating an everlasting print.
If you prefer, we can also supply you with the plain Neoprene left unprinted, if this is what your crafty project requires.
Please note: the thickness of the neoprene can vary from 0.08" - 0.16". Due to the fabric, we advise against high contrast graphics e.g. black text on a light background. Instead, we've found that the best artwork for neoprene is patterns of low contrasting colors with no large areas of solid color.
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. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change color using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.
When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.
We advise providing images in the RGB color space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best color results. What does this mean? In your editing software, choose RGB as the working space and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
For most of our fabrics, there is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 10 yds max to visualize the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20 yds or x4 for 40 yds for e.g.) and then you can order as much 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.
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 0.2" white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.
Crocking, which is fading along the creases, often after washing or heavy use, occurs when you digitally print on natural fabrics - more so when dark or dense colors are used. It can be minimized by using a cool hand wash instead of machine washing as the tumbling of the machine is the main cause of this. To avoid entirely, we would advise using a poly fabric.
Our organic fabrics do not have any coatings that the non-organic fabrics have. This means the ink absorbs into the fibers, reducing the color strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super-strong colors, we recommend a non-organic natural fabric.
Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets the 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.
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.
Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-8% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions. This percentage can vary from print run to print run and between fabrics, so we would advise to order a little more material than you require for your project.
We do not offer to print on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent or have some show through. This wouldn't work with double-sided printing. This is not a service that we offer on any of our fabrics.
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 fabrics into label format.
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. Rather than roll the fabrics, or send them in a tube, we fold them before they are sent out to you. This saves over 150 tubes a week, as well as a lot of space on the delivery van. (For delicate fabrics we ensure to package appropriately).
We work at improving our color profiles all the time. Though rare, it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight color differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such color variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric. This is due to the construction of the materials as well as the print methods that have to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.
We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Bags of Love, 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 0.2" 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 39.37" x 39.37", you will need to order a size of 39.96" x 39.96" 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:
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 perfectly straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bear 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.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, you may find a slight variance in the sizes.