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Custom Linen Printing

From £14.50. Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).

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    • ≥ 0.5 m2: £29/sq m
    • ≥ 3 m2: £28/sq m 3.4% Discount
    • ≥ 10 m2: £27/sq m 6.9% Discount
    • ≥ 20 m2: £26/sq m 10.3% Discount
    • ≥ 30 m2: £25/sq m 13.8% Discount
    • ≥ 40 m2: £24/sq m 17.2% Discount
    • ≥ 50 m2: £19/sq m 34.5% Discount

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UK delivery: £5.50

  • UK delivery: £5.50
  • Western European: £13
  • Other European: £16
  • North America: £16
  • Australia / Japan: £22
  • Rest Of The World: £22

This is one of our linen-look fabrics, following a plain, open weave construct. A coarse weave, this custom print fabric is made of large textured spun yarns of varying sizes. Weighing 231 gsm, it is a solid fabric, which has a very thick mesh-like quality. Dorchester is soft although completely taut, with no elasticity. Our custom linen printing fabric has a matt finish to it with an off-white base. It is slightly opaque, allowing areas of print and colour to shine through when held up to the light.

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  • Max Print: 1.39m, Weight: 231gsm
  • Properties: soft, matt, woven
  • Coarse weave, large fibres
  • Off-white base, linen-look fabric

Dorchester Linen Look 231gsm £14.50

Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).

  • Max Print: 1.39m
  • Weight: 231gsm
  • Roll Width: 1.41m
  • Find it in our Swatch pack
  • 100% polyester

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

Dorchester Weave Printing

When Printing on Linen Dorchester Weave Fabric, you can expect crisp, clear print quality, and a gorgeous all over finish.
woven in the UK
Surface textures

Surface textures

The front and back texture is mirrored; both are matt with a very slight sheen when caught by the light. Dorchester weave is a textured yet soft fabric with a diverse fibre base of varying sizes. When it comes to the feel of the fabric on the body, it is firm yet soft to the touch, comfortable and malleable. It holds a nice, easy drape with a natural fall.

Print detail

Print detail

The Base colour of the fabric is an off-white with a matt finish and a very slight sheen. The range of colours look strong and bold against the off-white background, darker colours stand out very well. Details of the final print are of good quality, with the lines being clear and colours even. Try to avoid very intricate designs, as there is a chance that the surface texture may interrupt very small intricacies.

Usage

Usage

This fabric lends itself perfectly to craft projects. The multiple qualities of the fabric make it ideal for soft furnishings, such as cushions and homeware accessories.

Reviews for Dorchester Linen Look

Rated 5/5 based on 6 customer reviews

Frequently asked questions on Dorchester Linen Look 231gsm:

Is this a light fabric?

Dorchester is slightly less light than our other linen-look fabrics due to the increased fibre size. All, however, are soft and suitable for upholstery, but the Dorchester is a little finer.

What is Dorchester Weave like?

The custom print Dorchester Weave fabric has a structured yet rustic look, which makes it very versatile. It has a beautiful, soft texture, with a slight stretch built in, especially on the diagonal. If you would like to see how your designs will look on this linen-effect fabric, try ordering some test prints.

Is this the same as regular linen?

This is one of our linen-look fabrics, it has very similar qualities to linen, just with the added bonuses of an easy wash and higher durability due to being enforced with synthetic fibres. More linen fabrics will be added to our fabric collection very soon.

Browse Designer Dorchester Weave

Our imaginative Contrado Creators have made designs for Dorchester weave fabrics. You can check them out here.

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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. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change colour using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image. 

  • scaling-Print Guideline Icon

    How will my image scale?

    When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.

  • 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

    For most of our fabrics there is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 10m max to visualise the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20m or x4 for 40m for example) and then you can order as much 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.

  • crocking-Print Guideline Icon

    What is crocking and why might it occur?

    Crocking, which is fading along the creases, often after washing or heavy use, occurs when you digitally print on natural fabrics - more so when dark or dense colours are used. It can be minimised by using a cool hand wash instead of machine washing as the tumbling of the machine is the main cause of this. To avoid entirely, we would advise using a poly fabric.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 2-8% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions. This percentage can vary from print run to print run and between fabrics, so we would advise to order a little more material than you require for your project. 

  • 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.

  • colour palette

    Why are there slight colour differences between my orders?

    We work at improving our colour profiles all the time. Though rare it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight colour differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such colour variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric.




Sizing For Hemming And Shrinkage

Hemming Options ICON

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%.
 

How Would you Like the Edge?

We have four finishing options for your fabric order: 
  • As it comes. We cut around your image, leaving a simply 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. We offer an overlock hem as well as a folded hem (one or two fold depending on the fabric) however not all fabrics are suited to both hem types. If you can see both options, it means both are suitable, and you will be able to chose whichever you prefer. 
  • Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your design. This means that if you have a border around your design we will cut around that border, if your design takes the whole space of the fabric, then we will neatly cut around the edge of that image. Please be aware, when we cut along the line, we have to cut against the grain of the fabric. This is the standard procedure for fabric cutting. This means that with some fabrics, for example, Georgette and Mulmul, which have a slight wave in them, some fraying will occur. This is unavoidable, as the cut follows the grain of the textile. 
All of our fabrics are cut manually by hand, with the utmost care and attention. If your fabric has a slightly uneven look on the edges, or a touch of fraying, this does not indicate a flaw in the textile. It is not always possible to achieve a perfect straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bare this in mind when it comes to your design. If you have any queries or would like to know about our cutting methods in more detail, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss them with you. 

For further information about our fabrics see our FAQs

Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, you may find a slight variance in the sizes. 

Delivery time & Costs

Production times

We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-2 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.

Shipping methods

After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.

We have a range of trusted shipping options:
  • Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
  • Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) – Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
  • Special Delivery – Delivered the next working day
  • Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
  • Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
  • For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.

You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy. 

Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience

At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. 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.

A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
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  • UK delivery: £5.50
  • Western European: £13
  • Other European: £16
  • North America: £16
  • Australia / Japan: £22
  • Rest Of The World: £22
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