Sometimes you can’t find the fabric you want when you are shopping at the fabric store, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for something sub-par. You can design your own fabric and have it printed and shipped to your house.
There are many different companies to choose from when you want to design and print your own custom fabric. The best is really a matter of opinion, since each company has different advantages and disadvantages.
The following chart shows a breakdown of the features of the most popular fabric printing companies to help you compare services and choose the right one for your needs:
|Company:||Spoonflower||Fabric on Demand||Karma Kraft||The Fabric Press
|Price Per Yard||$16.20/yard||$16.25/yard||$20-$30/ yard||$23.11/yard|
$1-$80 for shipping
$5+ for shipping
|$9+ for shipping
discount for large orders
|£4.50+ for shipping|
|Min/Max Order||No min or max, but pieces are printed in 5 yard increments||Unlimited, continuous yardage||No min or max||Min £20.00 or max of 3 metres of fabric|
|Fabric Choices||Organic Cotton:quilting weight, sateen, upholstery weight||Cotton, linen, polyester||Silk: chiffon, dupioni, habotai, gorgette, crepe satin
Cotton: jersey knit, 100% cotton, organic
|100% cotton: sheeting, sateen, panama, and canvas|
|Turn-Around Time||20 day average||10 business days||10-20 days||Varies on demand, 10-20 days|
|How it Is Printed||Water-based pigment inks on inkjet printers||Water-based pigment inks, polyester is dispersed dye||Reactive dyes||?|
|Fabric Design Submissions||Accept designs in JPG, PNG, high resolution||Accept designs in JPG, PNG, TIFF, PDF, EPS, AI||Accept designs in JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, BMP||Accept designs in JPG, TIFF and PDF. No guarantee.|
|Other Features||Weekly fabric design contest
Can sell your fabric designs on Spoonflower
|Fabric Studio software to make the process easier||Cut and Sew Services||Can order items in your fabric design|
This chart was last updated on 12/29/2011. Check each company’s website for the most up-to-date information. Sewing and Craft Corner cannot be held responsible for purchasing errors.