Printed voile fabric is great for crafting, home decos and interior designing, scarves, bridal wear, lining and so much more. Voile printing with your personalised design produces a beautiful semi-transparent material. Use our made to measure voile, with your photos, images or text, to get started on your next custom project.
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Voile is the same texture on both the front and back sides, which is a very fine textured mesh which feels like a very fine, delicate net.
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Wash at 30°c, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.
Voile is a sheer, lightweight fabric which is very fine. It can be made from a variety of different fibres, both natural or man made, which are high-twist and woven in plain weave. Voile, is french for veil, and this fabric gets that name as it was originally used as a veiling fabric. The yarns in voile material are known as "voile yarns" as they have been twisted together more than in normal yarns (but not quite as much as in crepe yarns) to create a rounded single yarn. Sometimes these are twisted together with another single yarn, in the same direction, to create a two-fold voile yarn. Due to it's soft sheer nature, voile is commonly used in bridal wear, but is also ideal for crafting, creating linings, scarves and clothing and dressmaking too, as well as home interior items.
You have different finishing options for your printed voile fabric. We can send it to you as it comes off the printer, with an undyed border around the edges, or we can cut your personalised design on the line, removing all of the white space. You may prefer to have one of our expert seamstresses hem your printed voile fabric. If so, then you can choose either black or white thread, and either an overlock or folded hem. If you choose to have your voile printing hemmed, please ensure to allow 6-8 mm on each side for fabrics up to 100 gsm, and 15-20 mm for other fabrics.
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.
All your custom made printed fabric orders are printed digitally. We use different methods for this based on the type of textile that is being used. These methods include pigment printing, which prints onto a localised part of the fabric with coloured dyes, building up your personalised design. Another method we use is dye sublimation. This is a two step process in which we first print your design onto a transfer paper, and that is then bonded using heat to the fabric itself. Both of these methods create a long-lasting, full colour print.
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
Your uploaded design will automatically be scaled to fit the size of
We always recommend using an RGB colour space when you upload your images. More specifically, we suggest using the sRGB image profile, to achieve
There is no length limit for most of our fabrics. Our preview design window is set up to display a maximum of 10m to help you visualise 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
Crocking is the term used to describe fading along the creases in
Yes, our organic fabrics don't have an additional coating like non-organic fabrics have, which means it absorbs the inks deep into its fibre and reducing the colour strength slightly (this can be approximately -40%). If you would like a bolder, more vibrant colour 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-coloured 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 ordering 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
Although very rare, there could be a slight colour difference from one print run to another. This is a normal part of the printing process,
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 bear this in mind when you are ordering your printed fabric with hems: If you would like your finished piece to be 100cm x 100cm, change your dimensions to 101.5cm 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
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Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, you may find a slight variance in the sizes.