Digital textile printing is an evolving technology that has progressed rapidly over the last 10-15 years. It gives the clients the flexibility to print on demand and deliver closer to market trends.
The Textile Hub facility incorporates the latest digital textile equipment on site.
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. 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.
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. Reactive dyes have a very good colour fastness are ideal for cotton, linen, rayon, nylon and other cellulosic materials. It can also be used to print on some silks.
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.
IP Protection is a very important business, your designs need to be protected from copying or rebranding.At the Textile hub we offer Shorter production lead time, small runs, visibility of the people handling your designs and the ability to have a faster turn around of product which can all reduce the risk of piracy.
SAMPLING AND PRODUCTION
We offer a range of print ready base cloths from local suppliers. We apply the digital printing charge per meter. The digital print price is dependant on the weight, content and quantity of the print run.
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.
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.
We can help introduce our to pattern makers,
Your Garment Pattern is the foundation of your range. A pattern maker will take your design, cut the pattern to fit your target customer and then grade it ready for production. A pattern maker can also provide markers for hand cutting or computer automated cutting.
If you are a pattern maker, please reach out to us so we can add you to our directory.
If you are looking for a cutting service, find out how we can help you.
The industry uses both hand cutters and computer cutters. Cutters can cut your patterns on printed fabrics and placement prints. We have a Gerber in house that can cut up to 80 layers at a time,1000 pieces of apparel a day.
If you offer a cutting service, please contact us so we can add you to our directory.
If you are looking for makers to produce your sampling range or production, find out how we can help you. Whether a swimwear or printed wovens range we can introduce you to the right local Australian makers.
If you are locally swimwear or apparel makers please reach out so we can add you to our directory.