Your Guide To Fabric Printing
Our range of 3 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.
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 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.
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 190 customer reviews
really helpful to see the different materials. we'll be ordering something soon
Very efficient - the order arrived quickly. The pack is very comprehensive and it's great to see the same print on all fabrics to see the different effects it gives.
I ordered a sample pack to work out what fabric I want to use and the pack arrived quickly and the quality was great
We received the swatches of all the fabrics and papers beautifully bundled in packs, for us it is very important to understand the quality of the fabrics and papers Contrado offers, for the products we design and manufacture.
excellent, my swatches arrived the next day
I ordered this product to help me make an informed decision about which fabrics I should get my work printed on to. They were so detailed and great quality! I received them quickly and was very happy with how smooth the process was.
I did not expect this many type of fabric swatches, wow! Absolutely loving them. Now, I have a great range of fabric to choose from when I design garments and other projects. Thank you for that! Delivery was quick as well and I would highly recommend Contrado !
The turnaround on this order was amazing. I ordered on Sunday, they printed on Monday, shipped on Tuesday and I had it on Wednesday. I love the quality of the printing as well.
I expected that having my file in RGB would cause some of the colours to lose their brightness, but that didn't happen at all. The colours are just how I wanted them.
I'll be using this site again.
Speed of delivery, range of fabric and quality of presentation simply FANTASTIC!!!!!
Amazing quality, fast delivery and great range of fabrics
I was very happy with fabric swatches - just what I was looking for. Each sample has the name of the fabric and the sizes are big enough to have a good feel. I'm glad I found this service.
As textile and print artists we are looking to extend our range into reproducible textile prints. We carefully looked at the HUGE range of fabrics from Contrado and chose a first to experiment with. We purchased the swatch samples and they were an essential help. We then submitted out print job. The result was back with us in just a couple of days and we were blown away by the quality. the colours were really nice, the quality of the lines really good. We were also very pleased by the quality, colour etc of the unprinted fabric (an important component). if we have one suggestion for you it is that your printed swatches include a patch of unprinted fabric so can see the natural colour of what may be in the background. We will be back for more!
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 100 examples are included, apart from a few specialist fabrics, such as the 3mm felt, printable leather 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.