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Printing Cotton-Linen

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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

This is our natural custom made Cotton-Linen fabric, made from a blend of natural cotton and linen fabrics, both natural plant fibres. They are also known as union fabrics. This blend of natural fabric uses a plain weave construct, with slub yarns in the weft, giving it a textured feel. It is cool and smooth to the touch, with a solid opaque body, weighing 228gsm. When it comes to elasticity, there is some give in the weft and also in the bias.

  • Max Print: 1.4m, Weight: 228gsm
  • Properties: strong, breathable, firm, crisp
  • Natural Cotton-Linen blend
  • 85% cotton / 15% linen

Cotton-Linen 228gsm £14.50

Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).

  • Max Print: 1.4m
  • Weight: 228gsm
  • Roll Width: 1.42m

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

Digital Printing on Cotton-Linen

This is our new custom printed Cotton-Linen fabric, we can't say enough about this great new addition, the results really do speak for themselves. If you still need convincing, order a swatch pack and see for yourself!
woven in the UK
Surface textures

Surface textures

The feel to the face and the back is the same; firm with a slight texture from the slub yarns. The finish is even. This natural cotton fabric has a slightly stiffer finish brought on by the linen in the blend, but is still comfortable to the body. The drape is very structured, holding shapes well, and returning to it's original shape. It is a breathable material so it is suitable as a wearable.

Print detail

Print detail

The base tone to the custom printed Cotton-Linen fabric is an off white cream, and the finish is matt. The fibres reflect light well, and the absorbency of the fabric means that the printing process allows for the colour contrast to be very bright, providing an accurate spectrum of colours. The intensity of the colours, paired with the superb accuracy and precision of the lines, makes this one of our most detailed and bold fabrics available.

Usage

Usage

Linen strengthens cotton, making it very strong and durable, this combined with the highly water absorbent nature of the fibres, makes this blend a very versatile material. It is used for a range of homewares, such as napkins and tablecloths. Due to it's breathable nature we also recommend it in making clothes, such as jackets, suits, trousers, shirts and dresses.


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  • Title of the review ( testimonial header) The quality of the personalised printed fabric is good and the resolution matches the preview. Very quick turnaround.
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Frequently asked questions on Cotton-Linen 228gsm:

Is this a 100% natural fabric?

This is a blend of Linen and Cotton, which are both completely natural fabrics. You will love printing on this new addition to our natural fabrics family.

What is the best way to use Cotton-Linen?

Due to its strong and durable nature and structured yet comfortable drape, we think our Cotton-Linen is the perfect fabric for dressmaking, suits, shirts and lots more. It is highly breathable and holds shapes well, so it is very wearable.

What is the ratio of Cotton/Linen?

Our Cotton Linen is 85% cotton / 15% linen. Which does make it a majoritively cotton based fabric.

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

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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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