Your Guide To Fabric Printing
Our range of four fabric swatch packs are here to help you make an informed decision as to what fabric will work best for your projects. Each swatch pack features a fun and vibrant print on each of the fabric samples, to show you how a print will come out against the different surfaces and compositions of each fabric.
Once you have found a fabric that you like, you can use either the fabric name or the fabric ID number to search and find it in our full fabrics list. Simply type into the search bar and the list will filter down to your chosen textile.
We endeavour to have most of our fabrics included in the swatch packs where possible. As we regularly add new fabrics to our collections, in rare cases some swatch packs may not include the newest fabrics. We are unable to top these up once produced. If you are missing a fabric, do not hesitate to contact our customer service team via web chat or email. They will be happy to look for an alternative solution for you.
Introducing the Contrado Fabric Swatch Packs:
The Classic Swatch Pack
This selection features our wide range of man made fabrics. From stunning polyesters and luxurious lace to sumptuous velvets and contemporary neoprene. There are so many unique choices, that you might find yourself ordering a bundle of fabric samples to try out.
The Natural Swatch Pack
The natural selection features our collection of beautiful natural fabrics. Featuring the likes of organic cotton, half-panama, linen and real silk, these naturally gorgeous fabrics will breathe new life into your creations.
The Leather Swatch Pack
The leather swatch pack is made up of 100% real leather. Our specialist printing method gives high-quality colour reproduction and fine detailing up to 2 pts. With leathers from both goat and cow, you are bound to find something that has the grain and the texture that you are looking for.
The Paper Swatch Pack
As well as fabrics, we also offer a bespoke range of customised papers. Thick and luxurious paper with a textured face, glossy satin finished paper and even a selection of wallpapers; you will love how your designs look printed on these chic paper options.
Please note: you cannot customise your Fabric Swatch Pack. Each fabric sample is ready printed with a full colour, detailed design.
For a full list of the fabrics that we have to offer and their names, in multiple languages please click here.
ID reference numbers
When you get your pack in your hands, you'll see there's an ID reference number on each fabric swatch. Use this number to look up each individual fabric on our website. Just enter the number into the search bar on our full fabric range list to see the properties, uses and fabric information. You can also enter the name of the fabric, as an alternative to using the ID number.
Discount and Offers for Fabric Printing
Purchase a Fabric Swatch Pack and receive a £10 gift voucher to redeem against your next order of fabric prints.*
*Voucher cannot be used for test prints or samples. Minimum spend: £25. This offer is for new customers only who have not previously ordered with us before. Voucher can only be used once and expires after 30 days.
Reviews for Contrado Fabric Swatch Pack
based on 216 customer reviews
......useful. Definitely would recommend for new clothing business start ups for idea on which fabrics to go for.
Received my sample pack and was delighted.
Ordered this as I am new to sewing and sorry from your usual fabric like cotton, canvas and linen, I'm at a loss to which type of fabric would suit which fabric. This is amazing, and gives a clear idea of what is the best fabric to use, and is really good quality too.
Test print on very nice silk satin. Colour more intense and darker than my design, but in the end I like your version better than my original. But I do need to add a white border.
Good experience. Shall be back.
I was delighted to receive the pack of fabric samples and have to say the quality was outstanding.
I can characterise a flawless shipping service as well as the very pleasant surprise of the quality of the fabrics as well as the result of printing. as negative only I would just comment on the cost of shipping the samples as other companies send them for free. However, I certainly look forward to our future cooperation.
selection of fabrics to allow choice of material for purpose. prevents expensive mistake by ordering fabric that looks right but doesn't actually feel or behave in the desired way
I ordered a fabric swatch and then went ahead with the printing I required. It was very helpful to have the choice of fabrics in the swath as it was a for a particular stage effect with lighting. The final printed panel was of excellent quality, good value and delivered quickly and on schedule.
Fantastic product and service
I have been searching for an honest and upfront company like yours for nearly 11 years now. I feel proud of your honest and transparent approach and these qualities says so much about your intentions and your ethics. These values are what I live by and greatly appreciate in others.
Your service is phenomenally quick, and the quality of your products are exactly what I want to be associated with - the best damn quality on the market!
So far, my dealings with Contrado have been about a simple product inquiry, but a lot can be discerned by how an email is written and the type of person who wrote the email. The grammar, spelling, succinct sentences that are straight to the point all say a lot about the people who work for the service, and most importantly, the standards of this service - I would very much like to say 'thank you'.
Please, keep up the good work... and reach out to me soon, I'm in need of a store to sell my designs, I'm dead serious - your products, my designs, I need to get this going!!
Thank you again Contrado
The qualities was great, express delivery, i forgot to order samples with my first order, i called them second day, they added them to my order with no extra cost, great customers service, i had recommended to my friends
for clothing and leather making
Frequently asked questions:
Are all the fabrics inside the swatch packs?You can choose from the Classic, Natural and Paper swatch packs. We have a wide range of fabrics to print on and the packs show the whole range. All examples are included, apart from a few specialist fabrics, such as the 3mm felt and our needlepoint tapestry. These are hard to accommodate due to their format mass, but you can order tests prints directly of each.
Is it clear which is the heavier of the fabrics?We think that by having the samples and simply handling them personally will tell you so much about our range of custom fabrics, including the weight, and texture. If you can't decide by handling the fabric, then you can check out the specific fabric product page on the website for further details, or make a custom test print.
Is the print example a good representation?We think that the print example is a very good representation. We use a design that has solid full colour and fine detail. The samples give a full representation of what the print quality is like on each textile. The surface textures very useful when deciding which to pick. You can try a test print as the next step in your selection.
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.
Delivery time & Costs
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.
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.