DIGITAL FABRIC PRINTING

FAQs

We offer various types of printing processes ā€” acid, pigment, and heat transfer. You are able to choose from our in-stock fabrics from cotton, linen, rayon, polyester, nylon, silk or print from your own custom fabric. We have great color matching services and take quality as a high priority with the fastest local turnaround times in the industry.

The Process

Before everything else, it's important to keep in mind the actual end product for the fabric in use. This part affects the print scale, color coherency, and fabric types.

 

Variables

We try our best to complete the print as quickly as possible, but there are certain variables that can affect the process.

1) All files are color-matched. In order to get the actual color chosen to show up as the same onto the fabric, we color-match the files. Each hue, tone, and shade adds to the number of colors and adds more time to the process.

2) File Perfection. We know everyone's life is a busy life and sometimes you may forget to double check the size, dpi, repeat, etc. When we open the file we try to make sure everything is correct and confirm all the information before we print.

3) Fabric Order and Treatment. We have in-stock fabrics of the commonly used fabrics, but for those unique and rarer choices, we will need to order a roll and can take a day or two for shipment. In other cases, you may bring in your own fabric. Sometimes those fabrics will have to go through treatment, which will add more time to the process.

 

Design Integrity

Print Design is used everywhere from fashion, homes, packaging, etc. and most of them are copyright. Most people sell their designs and license it off for use. If you purchase original artwork, AMP NYC Design is not liable for any copyright issues on files submitted.

 

Facts

Compared to screen printing and steaming, digital printing is faster and more environmentally friendly. We use eco-friendly inks and try to create little waste as possible.

 

Why Digital Printing?

Different ways of fabric printing. Steaming, Silk Screen, and Digital Printing

Compared to the other options, Digital Printing is quicker in process. Steaming creates more vibrant colors but it takes longer and is not a viable option for samples, strike-offs, and for few yardage. Compared to silk screen printing, the prints on digital printing are more finely detailed. The final outcome between silk screen and digital printing is entirely different.

 

Types of Fabric Printers

Colorfast Textile Pigment Printing for Cotton, Silk, and Linen.

Washable and Dry-Clean

Ironing OK

Ready for Cut and Sew

Dye Sublimation Ink Printing for any Polyesters

Washable and Dry-Clean

Steaming OK

Ready for Cut and Sew

 

Paper Printing

We also offer plotter printing services for banner or any larger scale paper prints. The max size of the paper is 44".

 

Mass Production

Although we do some printing right here in New York City regular orders, we outsource LARGE and mass production of digital fabric printing to a company in the northeastern United States. We handle all the communications so you don't have to go through the hassle. We also have partners overseas.

 

WhAt is the minimum order?

The minimum order is one yard per file and per fabric.

 

What is the maximum yardage order?

We are a sample and small production printing company. The maximum printing we allow is up to 50 and possibly 100 yards. This is dependent on the fabric and design detail.

 

What is the turn-around time?

After the file has been confirmed for printing, the turn around time is 1ā€“ 5 days. Rush orders will cost up to the standard price without any bulk discounts.

 

Are you able to print my design in repeat?

Yes, we are able to create the design to repeat. There is a charge for this service which depends on difficulty of design.

 

Do you carry any ready-to-print fabrics?

Yes, we recommend using our in-stock fabric as they are pre-treated for our specific printers. You can make an appointment to come in and see samples.

 

 

What is color matching and why do I need it?

It is important to color-match the file to the choice of fabric as it will provide the most accurate colors you specifically chose. There will always be limitations to the ink colors on fabrics. For example, it is near impossible to print neon colors as vibrant on fabric. Color-matching also makes it easier to make any color changes for different color schemes. Without a color-matching file, we will print the file as is.

 

What is the maximum fabric size that I can print on?

Please look at our fabric list file for in-stock width sizes as each fabric differs. For personal fabrics, we are able to roll in 58" width size fabrics but will only be able to print on 54" width of that fabric.

 

Can I get a sample print?

At this moment, we don't offer free sample prints. We are able to provide strike-offs but the price of that service is the cost of the color-matching fee for each file.

 

What are your prices?

Our prices ranges depending on fabric, file design, and bulk order.

ā€‹Color-matching price will cost $20/per color with maximum of 12 colors.

Prices can be negotiable so please contact us first.

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