We always print fabric as long as we can, but the length you can receive will vary by fabric type. Variables such as color consistency and print alignment might limit the finished length.
The print length of natural fabric is typically limited by the length of the blank roll we are printing on, but other considerations are important as well:
- For example, if our cores are currently 50 yards in length, we may print a 75-yard order in two pieces, one 50-yard piece and one 25-yard piece
- To ensure the best quality over a longer print for color heavy designs, we may decide to split a 50-yard order into five 10-yard pieces or two 25-yard pieces
- These are a few examples of how items may be printed but it ultimately depends on the variables that come with our digital printing process so it will be up to the discretion of the printer operator.
As your fabric prints, we run initial quality assurance. For print flaws that occur on shorter lengths, we usually reprint your item, but for longer runs over 10 yards, we often will print and send additional, separate yardage at no extra cost.
PRO TIP: If your project requires specific minimum lengths, you will need to place a separate order for each length. For example, if you want 20 yards of Linen Cotton Canvas, but no length can be less than five yards, place four separate orders for 5-yard pieces.
The print length of polyester fabrics can be more challenging because of the sublimation process. For longer runs over 8 yards/meters, we will often separate the amount into variable increments at the time of printing. If your project requires specific minimum lengths, we recommend placing a separate order for each piece. For example, if you want 12 yards of Sport Lycra but need 4 yard pieces for your project, place 3 separate orders for 4 yards of Sport Lycra.
To ensure that your fabric arrives in perfect condition, we may fold or spool your fabric, as we deem necessary based upon the specific details of your order, such as shipping address and ship method. We are not able to consider special requests for spooling.