THE TEXTILE HUB
The Textile Hub bring together all disciplines necessary for textile printing. Our on-demand inkjet printing empowers the designer to produce garments to exacting standards, locally in Australia and on fabric of choice.
The Textile Hub draws on years industry knowledge and unparalleled partnerships with leading makers, cutters and pattern makers to provide a complete end to end service.
Our Fabric Printing Services
Acid Dyes are used to dye protein fibres such as silk, wool, angora, alpaca, mohair, feathers, etc., and even man-made Nylon for swimwear and active wear.
The "acid" part of the name comes into play because a very mild acid like household white vinegar, or odourless Citric Acid, is used to lower the pH of the dye-bath so it is slightly acidic, which causes the dye to bond to the protein fibres. The fabrics need to be coated prior to print, then steamed and washed post print, all of which we do in house.
Our machine is set up for stretch Nylons, though we can print on some Silks and woven wool.
Acid Dyed Nylons hold shape very well, with good elastic memory, colour fastness and handle.
Contact us to see how we can help get your designs into production.
For Reactive Dye printing we use non-toxic water based dyes. As with Acid Dye, the fabrics are pre-coated before printing. and steamed after printing, creating a reaction that dyes the fibres right through.
The fabric is then washed through our roll-to-roll washing machine, through baths of waters with different temperatures, before drying, and winding back onto the roll, ready for cutters or makers.
Our reactive fabrics are printed, steamed and laundered in the same production line reducing as much as possible the energy and water consumption.
Reactive dyes have a very good colour fastness and are ideal for cotton, linen, rayon, nylon and other cellulosic materials. It can also be used to print on some silks.
Reach out and have a conversation with us, we are looking forward to working with you.
Sublimation printing is a technique that uses heat sensitive inks. These inks turn into gas under the influence of heat and combine with a 100% polyester medium. Since the ink becomes part of the structure of the material, the prints on the fabric are wash and wear ready.
There are two processes available: Transfer Dye Sublimation and Direct Dye Sublimation. For the apparel industry, we use transfer Dye Sublimation, as it doesn't require the base Polyester fabrics to be pre-coated. All it needs is the heat (sublimation) process to fixate the dye and make it ready for the cutters and makers.
The process only works on Polyester base cloths, though some mixed textiles like an 80:20 Poly-cotton, may work, depending on the construction of the weave, and which yarn is on the surface. It's always best to have a chat with one of us, to see what we can do to get your creativity onto your chosen fabrics.
Speed of production, connections with experts in the industry, protection of your IP and designs, multiple print processes on site, we have it all and we're here in Sydney, the whole facility, it's all done in house.
Let us print or project manage your next creation.
Imagine that, an Australian production facility here to make your life easier.
Don't you wish you could get your prints quicker? Is it taking too long to acquire from overseas? Are you waiting 12 weeks? 18 weeks? Longer? What about funding that? Is your money tied up in L/C and deposits for months on end?
We have a standard lead time of 2 weeks, depending on the print run and our production capacity, but we're always ready to try and work towards your lead times, to help you get that on-point new range to market even quicker and capture those valuable consumer dollars.
As an Australian digital textile printing facility, we can print runs as low as 50-100m, so you don't need to buy the overseas minimum order quantities of 500-5000m.
Try us, and see what a difference our print quality and speed makes to your business.
Covering all aspects.
From finding a pattern maker, to deciding who can or will sew the garments for you; colour matching to help choosing the most suitable textiles; warehousing to distribution; even printing your brochures, look books, and point of sale banners - we can help.
We are the only Australian digital textile printing facility that can print production quantities with all 3 ink sets.
Reach out, touch base, come and meet with us. Let's see how we can work together to manufacture your garments here in Australia.