Silk Printing

Real Silk Fabric Designed By You

from €14.50

Beautiful real natural silk printing on the finest quality Silks and Satins. Use your own designs and images to custom print silk for your project. Digital silk prints are perfect for fashion designers and makers. No minimum order, plus hemming option available.

  • Ready in 1 - 2 day(s)

  • Delivery: €7.50

  • Handmade item

Digitally Printed Silk Features:

  • Full colour digital prints on silk
  • 5 luxurious different fabric options
  • Roll width 136cm, max print width 134cm
  • Print and hemming option available
  • Express delivery
  • 3 Year Guarantee

Silk is one of the most wonderful fabrics ever made with it's incredible drape, texture and feel.

If you need to print on silk fabric you will be pleased to know we have highest grade real silks, professional colour control and efficient service. We digitally print silk in just a few days and get your printed silk out to you fast. We have no minimum order so you can test small panels to see our professional silk print quality. To start this digital silk printing process click Start above, upload your art design or photo and enter the dimensions, and select silk type. It's that simple. We have tools for tile or repeat available, and rulers and controls for you to make sure you get exactly the right custom silk print you need whether it's a single small panel for your print on silk scarves, or your design printed on a few metres of silk.
  • Five different fabric options to choose from
  • Real 100% silk as well as poly silk options
  • Sheer and more opaque options available
  • Digitally printed in permanent eco-inks
  • Elegant lightweight fabrics to personalise
  • Custom printed with your photos
  • Handmade to order

Range of Silk Fabrics

Choose from natural silk and silk style fabrics for your craft or dressmaking project.

  • Silk Impression (poly)

    Silk Impression (poly)

    • Max Print:
      1.4m
    • Weight:
      80gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.42m

    Woven real silk alternative. Shiny, shimmery poly face, semi-transparent. Soft and cool against the skin. Clothing, linings, garments.

  • Silk Sensation (poly)

    Silk Sensation (poly)

    • Max Print:
      1.43m
    • Weight:
      90gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.45m

    Silk alternative. Solid, plain closed weave. Shiny face, matt reverse. Slight amount of stretch. Nice drape. Bedding, furnishings.

  • Real 100% Silk Twill  (2-3 days)

    Real 100% Silk Twill (2-3 days)

    • Max Print:
      1.36m
    • Weight:
      54gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.38m

    Lightweight. Soft touch. Fine twill weave. dressmaking, accessories and scarves.

  • Real 100% Silk Satin  (2-3 days)

    Real 100% Silk Satin (2-3 days)

    • Max Print:
      1.38m
    • Weight:
      85gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.4m

    Durable, smooth, shiny, flowing drape. Natural sheen to face, matt reverse. Scarves, garments, interiors, accessories.

  • Real 100% Light Silk Georgette  (2-3 days)

    Real 100% Light Silk Georgette (2-3 days)

    • Max Print:
      1.3m
    • Weight:
      34gsm
    • Roll Width:
      1.32m

    100% light silk Georgette. 34 gsm. Light, thin, soft and wavy. Scarves, lingerie.

Care instruction

Wash at 30°c, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.

  • Wash At 30 Degrees
  • Tumble 1
  • Hang Dry
  • No Wring
  • Low Heat

Professional Print On Silk Fabric

Please note: these gorgeous silk fabrics are 100% natural, so no chemicals have been used on the fibres and you will get rich intense colours due to our specialist printing method. If in doubt, we always suggest to order a fabric sample or swatch pack before ordering, to see how colours come out on real silk and what the material feels like. Due to the print process large areas of solid colour may show minor blemishes or discolouration. This is to be expected and we would advise avoiding large solid blocks of colour if possible.


Silk Hemming Option For Silk Prints

We have garment production in our facility, so we added the silk hemming option to our print on silk services, especially for people who want to print on silk scarves. For most textile designers or students, digitally printed scarves are quite a common way to start out with getting designs noticed, and they use us for silk digital fabric printing services. We understand the difficulty of hemming the edges of light, slippery fabrics like silks, and how important it is to get the perfect finish. Therefore we added a silk hemming option since we have these skills in-house. Now you can print your own silk scarves and get them hemmed with us for a little extra.  We have a total cut and sew operation here at Contrado the home of Bags of Love. We can add a hem to the exact dimensions you order your silk prints at. We create a small one fold hem that typically uses 5mm of material If you order 100x100cm expect your finished silk fabric to be approx. 99x99cm (after hem and shrinkage). We have black or white thread set up and you choose the best match. 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 due to the silk grain.


Edge Finishing Options:

  • As it comes. We roughly cut around your image, leaving a simple scissor cut (perhaps uneven white fabric border).
  • Hem with thread. We can hem your fabric with a choice of black or white thread. Please allow 1-2 days additional production time. See below for information on how hemming affects the size of your print.
  • Cut on the line. We neatly and precisely cut on the edge of your image.

A Myriad Of Applications

Perfect for making your own size print on silk scarf and wraps, silk ties, luxury garments, lingerie, dresses, and accessories. Fashion designers use it for a wide range of creative and unique ideas. We are experts at making your designs come to life on the highest grade silk with the greatest vibrancy of colour. Couture designers, silk tie makers, bridal and lingerie makers use our custom printed silk. Occasionally film and theatre productions use our services for scene or dressmaking, especially period work. Interior designers also use our digitally printed silk product for specific requirements in fine detailing and luxury finishes. Other crafters and makers use us to print photos on silk for top end quilting as a photo silk print is outstanding when patched into a quilt. Our digital prints on silk provide a wide range of applications and our fast service and support will benefit your project.


Silk Printing 

With our extensive knowledge of fabric printing, we offer full colour print onto 100% silk using the latest specialist printing method which will save the ink deep in the fibre of the fabric, creating a permanent vibrant print. Printed and produced in-house, we offer you an extremely high quality real silk (not synthetic) with your design, or photos printed on silk for small pieces or long runs. We are a one stop for single silk prints and one of the only silk printing companies around. We buy the plain and perfect silk from specialist expert provider with over 100 years of supplying the finest silk fabrics to the fashion, interiors and bridal industries, then we expertly apply your design ensuring the highest print and production standards are being met. If you are thinking about silk printing vs. screen printing the short run solution will win hands down.


Silk Grain Direction

Please note that the grain of the fabric can result in a slightly wavy edge, apparent on 2 sides of the hemmed fabric. This is due to the natural softness of the silk, possible shrinking and the weft. It may also be the case that the weave may be irregular and this is a characteristic of the silk fibre and production process. It is worth noting that digital silk designs that have solid straight lines close to edges may suffer distortion, so we advise keep the design 'lines' if any, a few centimetres from the edges or better still design these risks out.


TIP: The Silk Georgette fabric is an amazing and very delicate stretchy fabric, slightly wavy hems are to be expected. Due the delicate nature and soft handle of the real silks the edges can be wavy after hemming, especially on the Georgette. With Silk Georgette fabric you should expect a fabric shrinkage of approximately 6% on the weft, and 10% on the warp. We print silk on one side, and whilst there is complete show through on the Georgette silk, the satin has limited show through (20%) and in essence one side looks unprinted. You can be assured of intense, strong colours.


Care of your printed silk: Treat this beautiful material well and it will stay silky and bright for year after year. We recommend dry cleaning only. Wet washing will damage the natural silk textile and print. Treat carefully, as it is a delicate material that can pull if caught.


3 year guarantee on fabric structure 2 year guarantee on silk printing if dry cleaning instructions followed.


Make a Collage

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.

photo collage

How to add your collage to your product

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.

Hints and Tips

  • The more images you add to your collage the smaller each image will be. Fewer images will be larger and give you more clarity and detail.
  • The more people in an image, the less detail there will be. If you have 10 images of a group of five friends, each person will be smaller than if you have 10 images of just one person.
  • Try to make sure that the longest side of each image is around 10 centimetres. There is a handy ruler built into the design tool to help you with this.
  • Smaller products will not be able to fit as many images as larger ones will.

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