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We now print fabric too!! 15% off to celebrate the launch

Fabric printing

 

Soooooo, after 1 Kickstarter campaign (THANK YOU!) and 10ish months of planning, scheming and building - We. Are. LIVE! Which means you can now order your very own custom fabric with us and we will print it for you right here at our London HQ.

To celebrate the launch there is 15% off your entire fabric order (either custom fabric or something from our Designer Gallery) until Sunday 18th January midnight GMT. Just use the code LAUNCH15 at checkout. Head over here, if you'd like a little more information about our cotton, inks and printing methods: 

http://byhandlondon.com/pages/fabric

These past few months have been intense and amazing as we learned a lot very, very fast. Although right now is not the time to go into it in great detail, I did just want to share our most important lesson with you: 

Before you buy a really big & expensive piece of machinery, make sure it fits through your front door...

So yup, just a couple short weeks before the delivery date (and after we'd paid) we realised that literally the ONE oh-so-glaringly-obvious detail we had overlooked was how Patsy the printer was going to fit down our narrow office block corridor and into our studio door. After a few hair-raising hours with the measuring tape and frantic calls to the local builder with heads held in hands, we decided the best (oh yes, and only) course of action left to us was to take out our doorframe and the doorframe of the caterers across the corridor (thanks guys!) and hope for the best. Thankfully, it worked, and on the day she squeaked in and all was well with the world again. Pretty sure the whole thing aged us a few years though, so yes, don't follow our example - measure, measure and measure again! 

Anyways, back to the matter at hand! Start creating your own fabric with us by heading over to our fabric customiser. Although hopefully it's all pretty self explanatory, here is a little lowdown of how it works:

Step 1

First off, you need to upload your image. For the purposes of this demonstration we have chosen a cat (obviously). We recommend a 300dpi minimum and 40MB maximum file size. Please note that we show our previews in 300dpi. Once you've chosen your file, you’ll get a little percentage indicating how much has loaded... 

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....and a hearty thumbs up when it's all done.

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Step 2

Next you’ll find yourself at the tiling stage. Please note that we use the Fat Quarter size to show off our tiling option at this stage, but this is just for preview purposes and you can change it at Step 3

We have five tiling options:

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Square

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Half Drop (50% drop in the columns)

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Half Brick (50% drop in the rows)

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Mirrored

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Ok, so you’re happy with your tiling option, but perhaps you’d like to play about with the dimensions of your original image? For instance, maybe you’ve decided that you would like this cat to be a little smaller, so you can get more of him in your design. Luckily, we’ve incorporated this nifty little zoom feature over here, so you can do just that!

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Step 3

Now we’re onto the final step and, although you will initially see your preview on a Fat Quarter size... 

Fabric printing... at this stage you will be able to choose other fabric size options and see the corresponding preview: 

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Then just add to cart, approve your order summary, confirm you have the right to print the design aaaaand, all done!

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As ever, we can't wait to see what you make! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments on this post (8)

  • Feb 04, 2015

    This is amazing! I’m working on my design for the fabric competition. You guys will be able to deliver worldwide right? Haha :D Thanks so much!

    — Adri VelBac

  • Jan 18, 2015

    Hi, guess I didn’t explaine it well. Think it’s called border print.

    Like this fabric, were the pattern runs along one side while the rest is one colour.
    http://home.fabricmarts.com/e-tail/Poly-Cotton-Border-Fabric-PBB2362.html?sid=90vnlun5ek2uvq9lm358dduhj6

    — Therese

  • Jan 17, 2015

    Hi Therese, I’m not exactly sure what you mean about printing only on one side of the fabric… Do you mean printing on one side so that’s it’s non-reversible, or so the design in only printed on, say, the lefthand side of the fabric? Drop me a line on help@byhandlondon.com and I’ll help you out further! ~ Elisalex

    — Elisalex - By Hand London

  • Jan 17, 2015

    Been thinking about printing a fabric, but only want the pattern on one side of the fabric. Can tit be done?

    — Therese

  • Jan 14, 2015

    The rbg color guide is so nice. Id use that to make a dress if it came without the color codes

    — melissa Evans

  • Jan 14, 2015

    It does look great. Love the look of the mirrored image. Wonder if there is any way to manipulate the system so you could print your own panel type fabric?

    — Carol G

  • Jan 12, 2015

    Congratulations – this looks fabulous! I think I know what I’m going to be spending all my time doing this weekend…

    — Rachel

  • Jan 12, 2015

    Congratulations! This is so exciting :)

    — May Phillips

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