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.
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When making printed neoprene fabric, we back it onto a white, jersey poly face that has a slight sheen.
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.
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
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.
All of our fabrics are printed at 200dpi. This works for us as it combines a great quality as well as a good file weight. In order to avoid resizing and interpolation, we recommend that you scale your image to 100% at 200dpi. Our design interface works with a traffic light system that acts as a quality marker for your designs. This will show you whether the resolution is too low for printing. When you re-upload your design with a highest resolution, the traffic lights will change color, showing you're good to go. A message will pop up alongside the traffic lights to let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.
Your uploaded design will automatically be scaled to fit the size of fabric you've chosen. You can change the dimensions of your fabric by amending the measurements on the ‘Product Image’ tab, under ‘Print Size’. To see how this fits with the dimensions of your image/design, you can refer to the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab under 'Quality Information'. Here, you will be able to edit the dimensions of the image.
We always recommend using an RGB color space when you upload your images. More specifically, we suggest using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best color results. This will need to be done in your editing software; choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
There is no length limit for most of our fabrics. Our preview design window is set up to displaying a maximum of 10m (32.8 ft) to help you visualize the print, but that doesn't mean this is the print limit. If you'd like to order more, you can increase the quantity (x2 for 20m or x4 for 40m for example) and order as much as you'd like. Larger volumes will receive an automatic discount too. While the fabric length is nothing to worry about, each individual fabric will have a maximum width side: These can be found on the fabric's page information or in the design interface.
Yes, that will help you when it comes to cutting or framing your printed fabric. We recommend always adding a little extra space for borders into your purchased fabric size. When we print your materials, or send out fabric samples, we typically trim squarely around the fabric, leaving approximately 5mm white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.
Crocking is the term used to describe fading along the creases in a fabric. It typically can occur after constant washing or heavy use of digitally printed natural fabrics. Crocking can be minimized by hand washing your fabrics at a cooler temperature, rather than machine washing. If you want to make sure there's no chance of crocking, we'd suggest you use a poly fabric.
Yes, our organic fabrics don't have an additional coating like non-organic fabrics have, which means it absorbs the inks deep into its fiber and reducing the color strength slightly (this can be approximately -40%). If you would like a bolder, more vibrant color for your fabric, we would suggest using a non-organic fabric.
Unfortunately not; all of our fabrics have been tested meticulously to ensure we know exactly how to get the best results, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. If you are set on a fabric we don't offer, we can offer custom printed sublimation paper to order which will allow you to heat press your designs onto your own fabrics.
If your design is simple and less intricate, a JPEG will be absolutely fine. However, if you have created a design with multi-colored detailing, we would recommend saving your design in a TIFF format.
Similar to other fabric printing processes, shrinkage can occur. The amount of shrinkage will depend on the fabric, but as a general rule of thumb, please allow for 2-8% shrinkage when working out your measurements. Shrinkage is not an exact science, and the amount of shrinkage will vary from print run to print run. We'd always suggest order a little more than you need for your project.
Many of the fabrics we offer are semi-transparent, so printing on both sides of the fabric is not a service we offer.
At the moment, all of our fabric labels are printed on satin fabric. For now, we believe this is the best choice, but will potentially introduce other options in the future. All labels are cut to the same label format. If you would like to choose a different fabric and format for your labels, you could always order a sheet of the fabric of your choice to create labels yourself.
Our fabrics are printed with water-based inks as environmental consciousness is always front of our minds. Water-based inks include no chemicals or solvents, and our printing process uses heat to fix colors and patterns into place to avoid excess or contaminated water returning into the water system (this is something that can occur through steaming). All printing, fulfilment and production is done in our one facility, and rather than rolling the fabrics or sending them in a tube, you will receive your material folded up. This amounts to 150 tubes saved a week, as well as much more space on the delivery van for more orders. (For delicate fabrics we ensure to package appropriately).
Although very rare, there could be a slight color difference from one print run to another. This is a normal part of the printing process, however we are always working to improve our color profiles. It is unlikely that the difference in print runs will be hugely different (for example, it's unlikely your orange is suddenly going to be red). The likelihood of color variations can be intensified fabric to fabric due to materials having different grains and textures; natural fabrics typically have more muted color tones, while poly alternatives have a bolder hue. This is because the construction of the material is different, and the printing method has to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.
Our full cut & sew service at Bags of Love can be used to your full advantage. We even offer hemming for your fabrics at a small additional cost. Our hems are created with a one or two cold hem that typically uses around 5 to 20mm of fabric (depending on the thickness of your chosen material). Please bare this in mind when you are ordering your printed fabric with hems: If you would like your finished piece to be 40" x 40", change your dimensions to 41" instead to allow space for your hems (you will also need to include additional for potential shrinkage). The thicker the fabric, the bigger the hem will be. Your printed fabric will be hemmed with either Black or White thread. If you are ordering a lightly woven material or a printed silk, you will find that one hem will be straight, while the other slightly rippled. The hemming material allowances are as follows and you need to make your print bigger to accommodate the hem:
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.