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Slinky Matt Lycra Fabric Printing lifestyle print swatch

Digital Slinky Matt Lycra Printing

From £14.50. Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).

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UK delivery: £4.99

  • UK delivery: £4.99
  • Western European: £14
  • Other European: £16
  • North America: £16
  • Australia / Japan: £22
  • Rest Of The World: £22

Our Slinky Matt Lycra 210gsm lives up to its name with its sexy and slinky form-fitting drape. This custom made Lycra has a smooth and slippy face, with a slightly softer inside. The firm, medium weight of this 4-way stretch Matt Lycra makes it a supportive fabric with an almost completely opaque finish. Highly elastic, it has a slightly firmer resistance than a lighter weight Lycra.

  • Max Print: 1.56m, Weight: 210gsm
  • Medium/ heavy weight lycra with 4-way stretch.
  • Composition: 82% Polyester, 18% Lycra

Slinky Lycra Matt 210gsm £14.50

Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).

  • Max Print: 1.56m
  • Weight: 210gsm
  • Roll Width: 1.58m

Care instruction

For the everyday care of your new purchase, yours is a deceptively hardy material which is a bit tougher than it looks! To get the most out of your product, make sure you stick to these simple wash and care instructions and it should stay soft, colourful and happy.

  • Wash At 30 Degrees
  • Tumble Medium
  • Hang Dry
  • No Wring
  • Low Heat

Slinky Matt Lycra printing: order online.

A gorgeous new addition to our Lycra range that hangs with an elegant, form-fitting drape on the body. Order a test sample and feel the smooth, slinky texture for yourself!
Surface textures

Surface textures

Slinky Matt Lycra has a slippy front face that’s cool to the touch. The interior face has a slightly softer quality, which makes it a comfortable fabric to wear tight against the skin. The fabric falls with an effortless, elegant drape.

Print detail

Print detail

This fabric is excellent for bold, block colours and finer details, and the matt finish lends itself well to complex, busy designs. Slinky Matt Lycra has a neutral, brilliant white base tone which assists accurate colour reproduction. Print colours are slightly disrupted by extreme stretching, but return to their original tones when released.

Usage

Usage

Printing on our Slinky Matt Lycra is great for form-fitting garments such as leggings, activewear, and cosplay,due to its stretch and firm hold. It also retains little water and dries very quickly, making it a great fabric for swimwear. This fabric is an excellent choice for Cosplayers looking to create superhero outfits, as it’s more opaque, and heavier, than our other Lycras, but remains breathable and cool.


Reviews for Reviews for Slinky Lycra Matt

Rated 5/5 based on 2 customer reviews

  • Wonderful quality The fabric is very good quality and the quality of the image is impeccable
    Rated 5 / 5 stars - by
  • Amazing fast service! I order 3 separate meters of Slinky Lycra of my own design. Absolutely amazing quality and not one issue with the print. Everything is extremely clear and the pattern doesn't even distort when it is stretched! Will be ordering again at the end of the month to launch my new swimwear collection. I also ordered labels the 3.5 x 3.5 cm ones and again they are of a really high standard. I cannot recommend this place enough! They do a ton of different fabrics as well which I hope to be dipping into in the future! I ordered on a Tuesday evening and my package was with me that Friday! Extremely fast turn around time!
    Rated 5 / 5 stars - by

Frequently asked questions on Slinky Lycra Matt 210gsm:

What’s the difference between 'Slinky Matt Lycra', 'Heavy Matt Lycra' and 'Lycra Sheen'?

Slinky Matt Lycra has a shock, brilliant white base tone in comparison to the Sheen and Heavy Matt’s warmer cream tones. Slinky Matt Lycra is also more opaque than the thinner Lycra Sheen, especially when wet, making it perfect for swimwear. Heavy Matt Lycra is thicker than Slinky, but has reduced elasticity and stretch.

What does ‘4-Way Stretch’ mean?

Simply put, a 4-Way Stretch fabric is one that stretches in all directions: widthways along the weft, along the length way warp threads, as well as diagonally across the bias. 2-way stretch fabrics, such as our Jersey Stretch, only stretch widthways along the weft (also known as a selvage-to-selvage stretch) and are taut along the warp. Special care should be taken when sewing 4-Way Stretch fabrics, as they can be challenging to work with.

I've ordered Matt Lycra 140gsm from you before. Do you still offer this product?

We’ve replaced our 140gsm Matt Lycra with the new Slinky Matt Lycra 210gsm because we think it’s a great product with a wider variety of uses than the original Matt. If you have any questions about our Lycra range, or want to request a new fabric, feel free to contact our knowledgeable customer service team or try a test print.

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: £4.99
  • Western European: £14
  • Other European: £16
  • North America: £16
  • Australia / Japan: £22
  • Rest Of The World: £22

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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.

  • 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%.
 

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. 
  • Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your 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.

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