My digital, direct to fabric printing machine is my power house baby!!
I couldn't do what I do for a living without it. It's how I get my illustrations, designs & beautiful colour combinations onto cotton, & created into kids decor.
It prints beautiful quality images on cotton. I still remember the day I bought my digital printer, it was like the birth of a new child, I was in absolute love.
Even though I have been printing my products on my DTG printer for a couple of years now, I still have the occasional enquiries about what kind of printing it is.
Is it sticky?
Is it a transfer?
Will it peel & crack?
Can my kids sleep on it?
Can I wash it?
All very important & justified questions, you need the facts before you part with your money. I also understand as a consumer, I want to make sure my purchase is durable & going to last the distance. It's important you have your information prior to purchasing.
I just want to clarify my printing is not a transfer. When you receive our personalised cushions, or pillowcases or anything else in my collection, there is absolutely no sticky adhered ink. There is nothing that feels like plastic. The print quality is directly printed onto my cotton like you would print onto a piece of paper. It feels the same, it's smooth. Therefore not sticky & not transferred on. Have a look at the above image, can you see the massive print heads? You can see the
Have a look at the above image, can you see the massive print heads? You can see the red & yellow tubes, they are the ink. My printer is like a giant size desktop printer especially created for fabric. When printing they move left and right, just like any other printer. This is the giant size 40x45cm plate that I print on. After I prime my fabric with a salt based primer solution I heat press it
I always need to prime my fabric, by not doing it I won't get that added vibrancy or pop of colour needed when printed. Without it, it still looks great, but I want intense colour.
All cotton is primed with a salt based primer solution, sprayed with a regular household spray bottle & then heat pressed it at 180 degrees.
The fabric is then placed on the plate to print.
All files are sent via my computer, via a special program created for the digital printing machine.
Can you see the print designs on top of it? I will admit to pressing start thinking I have placed fabric there & I haven't....whoops!
Once printed it goes under my heat press and it's complete. All I need to do is cut, sew & create.
Because of this type of printing, the surface is always smooth. No peeling & no cracking.
It can be washed over and over & is created for durability.
Our personalised pillowcases are ideal to sleep on due to its print type, but I do recommend giving it a wash before hand. Although the primers I use are salt based & not highly toxic, I recommend washing them to be rid of any excess.
The end result is a collection of kids personalised decor that not only looks great, but I know will stand the test of time. I pride myself on my work & print quality, and I am really proud to be selling it. I hope that answers any questions,
I pride myself on my work & print quality, and I am really proud to be selling it. I hope that answers any questions,
I really hope that answers any questions, however, I am always happy to answer any other queries you may have so always feel free to email me.