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Cotton Printing

From £14.50. Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).

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UK delivery: £4.99

  • UK delivery: £4.99
  • Western European: £14
  • Other European: £16
  • North America: £16
  • Australia / Japan: £22
  • Rest Of The World: £22

A classic satin fabric, made from 100% natural cotton, with a smooth and opaque surface and matt finish. Reproducing strong colours & fine details as well as being soft to the touch makes this a very versatile cotton printing fabric. Cool and classy cotton is a timeless fabric, and can be used for anything from bedding to apparel.

  • Max Print: 1.39m, Weight: 172gsm
  • 100% Cotton printing
  • Fine warp satin
  • Smooth, Matt satin finish

Cotton Satin 172gsm £14.50

Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).

  • Max Print: 1.39m
  • Weight: 172gsm
  • Roll Width: 1.41m

Care instruction

These are the slightly fussier fabrics, who need a little more tender love and care when shoving them in the wash. These particular individuals can’t take the heat so make sure you play it cool and you should all get along swimmingly.

  • Delicate Wash
  • Cold Wash
  • Cold Tumble
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Iron Safe
  • No Steam
  • Hang Dry

Custom Cotton Satin fabric

If you were struggling to find digital Cotton printing, look no further! For pristine cotton prints, have a look at our new and improved 100% natural cotton to print on.
woven in the UK
Surface textures

Surface textures

Our custom made Cotton Satin fabric is closely woven and crisp to the touch. Because it has not been treated by any harsh chemicals it retains the natural wax that can be found in all natural cottons, providing a smoothness and hang that drapes easily, reflecting and absorbing light.

Print detail

Print detail

With over 10 years of experience, our in-house production experts take great care and attention to detail printing your designs. The combination of the crisp white base and the use of water-based inks means our fabrics print beautifully with vibrant colour and precise detail at a minimum resolution of 150 dpi. The sharp imagery sits perfectly in the fabric. Printed with water based inks with low environmental footprint.



The qualities of this fabric makes it perfectly adaptable to a host of uses, from cotton tote bags to napkins. It is perfect for interiors such as cushions, curtains and soft furnishings. Cotton is also the symbol for the 2nd wedding anniversary, so this is a perfect way to personalise the occasion.

Reviews for Cotton Satin

Rated 4.9/5 based on 155 customer reviews view all

I have had many meters of fabric printed now to make my own cushions, the quality and service is excellent. I recently purchased 2 deck chairs which were also of a high quality. The staff are all extremely helpful and have always been on hand to answer any of my questions.
Rated 5 / 5 stars - by
Fantastic product, plus the guys at Contrado sent it out express delivery at no additional cost when I explained I needed it in time for my wife and I's anniversary - thanks!
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I couldn't be happier with the printed scarf that I ordered. The design is crystal clear and worked well on the fabric that I chose from the pre-ordered swatches. The colours are perfect and "care for" details were included when I received it. I also had great advice from the online help/chat before checking out. I placed the order on a Tuesday and received it on the Friday. I will definitely use this company again. Extremely pleased!
Rated 5 / 5 stars - by
Love you can order whatever you want in whatever you want in whatever quantity!! It's perfect and has really helped with my uni work. Quality is amazing too! Thank you!
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Frequently asked questions on Cotton Satin 172gsm:

What is the difference between the Cotton Satin and the Lima Twill?

They are both beautiful personalised fabrics, just the Lima Twill has a twill weave and has a slightly softer face. The Lima is also heavier by 28gsm, for more properties on each read the Lima Twill info, or order a swatch pack for all the samples and compare till your heart's content.

Is this suitable for interior upholstery?

You may want to compare all of our range of cottons available, as this is in the middle of our categories. You may be looking for something with a firmer surface texture or something a little heavier. We would happily use it for interior accessories, it's also perfect for clothes.

If this is a Satin, does that mean it’s Shiny?

Our Cotton Satin is a natural cotton woven in a traditional Satin weave, which gives it a very smooth and soft face. However, this is still a cotton fabric, so it has a matt finish and lacks the distinctive shimmer and reflectivity of Satins made from Silk or Synthetic fibres.

Delivery time & costs

At Contrado, we personally commit to our customer satisfaction with a wide product selection hand-made in our premises, a great quality, dedicated service as well as fast delivery.

Make use of our manufacturing and worldwide shipping experience

For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.

Here is how it works. First, we hand-make your item on average within 1-3 days - depending on the product manufacturing timeline and quantities. You can find more information about manufacturing time on each product's specific page. Once your order is produced, we ship it, using your chosen delivery service, so you can receive it very quickly. Delivery time is subject to the delivery type you select in your basket. Here is a brief overview of our delivery options and times:
  • Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking)  - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in very exceptional circumstances)
  • Royal Mail 1st Class recorded (no tracking) - Usually next day. Not guaranteed next day, or tracked. Signature Required. 
  • Special Delivery - next day delivery
  • Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
  • Collection from our London Office 

For further information on our production and shipping times, please click here

Once you have received your order, you can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products, which feature your very own designs.

You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
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  • UK delivery: £4.99
  • Western European: £14
  • Other European: £16
  • North America: £16
  • Australia / Japan: £22
  • Rest Of The World: £22

You have the amazing designs, but do you have the amazing place to sell?

All you have to do is design what you love and we bring your creations to life. We take care of the hand crafting and manufacture, the sales and the shipping. You the designer, control the products and designs from wherever you are, from home, the office, even on the go. Meanwhile the orders start to roll in and you get commissions fast.

Print Guideline

  • DPI-Print Guideline Icon

    What's the best resolution to print in?

    We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation.

  • Jpeg-Tiff Print Guideline Icon

    Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?

    For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.

  • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

    Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?

    If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important choose RGB; this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.

  • Print-Roll Length Fabric Guide Icon

    Maximum dimensions

    There is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 5m max to visualise the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, you can increase the quantity (x2 for 10m or x 4 for 20m for e.g.) and then your orders can be as long as you'd like, with a built in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each fabric can be found on the individual fabric pages or in our design interface.

  • Borders-Print Guideline Icon

    Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?

    Yes, that might help you! Always incorporate any extra space or boarders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 5mm white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.

  • Transfer-Print Guideline Icon

    Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?

    Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.

  • Shrinkage-Print Guideline Icon

    What is the situation with material shrinkage?

    Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-6% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions.

  • Print-Both Sides Print Guideline Icon

    Can I print on both sides of the fabric?

    We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent. As the customer, you can consider the effect of printing on both sides one of our fabrics and contact us, and we will get back to you if it's feasible.

  • Labels-Print Guideline Icon

    Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them like you do with the normal fabric labels?

    At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.

  • Eco friendly Printing

    How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?

    With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.

Sizing For Hemming And Shrinkage

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We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Contrado, and are able to hem your fabric prints for a small additional charge. We create a small one- or two-fold hem that typically uses 5 to 20mm of material, depending on the thickness of the fabric. So, for example, if you want a finished piece of fabric that measures 100 x 100cm, you will need to order a size of 101.5cm x 101.5cm to allow for the hem (on top of that please also allow for shrinkage of min 2%). The thicker the fabric, the bigger the hem will be. You can choose to have your prints hemmed with either Black or White thread. 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. The hemming material allowances are as follows and you need to make your print bigger to accommodate the hem:

  • Light Fabrics (20-100gsm): For silks and other light fabrics, we use 6-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so overall width/height will be minus 12-16mm
  • Medium Fabrics (101-200gsm): For medium-weight fabrics that fray, we use 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 35-40mm
  • Stiff/Heavy/No-fray fabrics: we use 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 35-40mm

All of these measurements are approximate and can vary. Including with shrinkage it can mean a fairly significant difference to ordered dimensions, so please plan your print accordingly. Depending on how open the weave is, our fabric can shrink anywhere from 2% to 8% with the average being 2.5%.

For further information about our fabrics see our FAQs.


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