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.
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 204 customer reviews
Fantastic quality, just what I was looking for, a great way to find fabrics useful for you fashion design course.
Ordered some samples! brilliant quality, amount and came very quick!
The service is usually excellent however this product seems to have disappeared as it hasn’t arrived in my mail box
Fabrics slightly bent when arrived and fraying, but a good selection of samples given
The swatch packs are a great resource for me as I plan to expand my small home business. The product is great, packaging 5/5, delivery was prompt. However I was disappointed to find that not all fabrics were included in the swatch pack even though I specifically chatted to one of your representatives to ask if ALL of your fabrics were included. Contrado: Silks and leathers sold separately
Ordered a pack of fabric swatches and arrived the next day. Great services and the fabric qualities are nice.
Request for samples only. Very prompt service.
Very impressed with the whole package, from the size and quantity of samples to the speed of delivery (2 working days). Samples are small enough to fit into a handbag when going fabric shopping.
Product quality was excellent (Swatch packs) and exactly what I was looking for, so very helpful.
These arrived very quickly too.
Very impressed and happy with my (first) Contrado experience!
I have only ordered the fabric swatches but what a good service. It gives me confidence that when I order my printed fabric all will be well.
Fast delivery, great quality. Very good to reference from.
I can't get over the quality of the printed pattern - the colour is vibrant and the pattern sharp. I create my designs in code on a computer, so it's really exciting to see them reproduced on a flexible surface. On this occasion the material I chose was Lycra (250 gsm, matt).
The service was excellent too - good communication, fast turn-around and special offers. I will certainly be putting more orders in and recommending Contrado.
Thank you for your excellent work.
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 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.