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Custom Printing on Towelling

From $46

  • Alternate Text 55% polyester, 45% cotton
  • Alternate Text1.5m Max Print
  • Alternate Text Sublimation inks
  • Alternate Text 350gsm
  • Alternate Text Swimwear
  • BS5722 Nightwear
  • Alternate Text Hemming Available
  • Alternate Text Sustainably printed
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Product Description

custom towelling fabric
This is one of our most popular fabrics, the Tender Terry Towel has been a successful product over time, appreciated for its unique qualities with a soft pile and water absorbent terry loop technology. A super soft, thick fibre towel material. Tender Terry Towelling is composed of a microfibre face and a cotton terry loop back. The microfibre front of the fabric lends itself beautifully for printing with detailed results and a matt finish. Weighing 350gsm it’s one of our thicker fabrics available for digital printing. The custom printed micro terry fabric is a solid material, with a fluffy mass, perfect for towels and robes.

Certification

  • certificate img BS5722 Nightwear
  • certificate img Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Ink
  • certificate img BS5722
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Care instructions

Every few washes if you feel the fibres stiffening at all, wait till the fabric is dry then give it a loving brush until you feel the fibres relax and return to their original state.

Hand WashCold WashNo SoakDo Not Dry CleanDry FlatNo Wring

Not sure if this is the right fabric or need some more inspiration?

Order a fabric test print $19

How it works

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Upload your design

We automatically apply your design to the product you selected

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Make it perfect

Use our smart tools to get it exactly right and select the finishing options

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Preview & checkout

Confirm your designs with our 3D previews and checkout with confidence

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1-2 Days Production

Sit back and relax. Your product is on its way!

How our pricing works

Standard fabric sizes

Our pricing is based on the quantity and dimensions of the products you order. The more you order, the better price you’ll get. We also offer lower pricing for larger dimensions, students and wholesalers.

Finishing price list

cut and sew

We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Contrado, and are able to hem your fabric prints for a small additional charge per metre.

  • Folded hem (black or white thread)
  • Overlock hem (black or white thread)
  • Cut on the line

You can choose to have your prints hemmed with either black or white thread. The hemming material allowances can be found in our Print guidelines & finishing section of our FAQs.

View our full FAQs

We offer discounts

We offer discounts on all our products, including bulk, quantity and student discounts. Enjoy great deals whether you're a small business, designer, or student.

Volume discount Wholesale Students
Based on sqm Up to 44% Up to 20%
Discounts
Quantity Discount

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  • ≥ 0.5 m2: $110/sq m
  • ≥ 1 m2: $86/sq m
  • ≥ 3 m2: $65/sq m
  • ≥ 10 m2: $60/sq m 7.7% Discount
  • ≥ 20 m2: $59/sq m 9.2% Discount
  • ≥ 30 m2: $57/sq m 12.3% Discount
  • ≥ 40 m2: $54/sq m 16.9% Discount
  • ≥ 50 m2: $46/sq m 29.2% Discount

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Custom Printing on Towelling

From $46

  • Alternate Text 55% polyester, 45% cotton
  • Alternate Text1.5m Max Print
  • Alternate Text Sublimation inks
  • Alternate Text 350gsm
  • Alternate Text Swimwear
  • BS5722 Nightwear
  • Alternate Text Hemming Available
  • Alternate Text Sustainably printed
Alternate Text Ships in 3 - 4 days. Delivery $15.50 Delivery options

We also offer

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Wholesale and student discount from no minimum to bulk orders

View discounts

Swatch packs and colour charts available for as little as $9.00 with fast delivery

Order a swatch pack

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Printing on Towelling Fabric

One of our most popular fabrics, the Tender Terry Towelling Fabric Printing is not only a technical fabric but a beautiful one too. Try your custom printed towel fabric or develop your range of towels and robes.

Surface textures

Tender Terry Towelling is the perfect fusion between technical microfibre and natural cotton. To achieve a highly detailed and colourful print the face is made from lightweight quick-drying microfibre. A classic cotton terry loop back provides additional absorbent properties. The fibres are highly tactile and snug, perfect for wrapping yourself up in. The Tender Towelling has a soft comfortable drape that moulds itself easily and takes on any shape, returning to its natural state without creases or compromise. Immediately after the processing it has a compressed look, however this fluffs up quickly with use.

Print detail

Colours are bold and are provided with a great contrast to the crisp white base. The microfibre face ensures a bold and rich print. Due to the fibrous nature of the material its surface area is not completely even, appearing slightly ribbed. This does not take away from the excellent detail and stunning colours printing on terry towelling will produce.

Usage

Due to its highly water absorbent nature, the material lends itself to a host of practical uses around the house, for making beach towels and promotional towels too. When it comes to wearables, it’s perfect for making into dressing gowns, and therefore the obvious choice for towels and other bathroom furnishings, accessories. It’s an ideal material for face cloths , wash cloths and even baby accessories like bibs and burp cloths.

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Print Guideline

  • DPI-Print Guideline Icon

    What's the best resolution to print in?

    We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change colour using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.

  • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

    Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?

    We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results.What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)

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    Maximum dimensions

    There is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 5m max to visualise the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, you can increase the quantity (x2 for 10m or x 4 for 20m for e.g.) and then your orders can be as long as you'd like, with a built-in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each fabric can be found on the individual fabric pages or in our design interface.

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    Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?

    Yes, that might help you. Always incorporate any extra space or borders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 5mm white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.

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    What is crocking and why might it occur?

    Crocking, which is fading along the creases, often after washing or heavy use, occurs when you digitally print on natural fabrics - more so when dark or dense colours are used. It can be minimised by using a cool hand wash instead of machine washing as the tumbling of the machine is the main cause of this. To avoid entirely, we would advise using a poly fabric.

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    Why are there slight colour differences between my orders?

    We work at improving our colour profiles all the time. Though rare it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight colour differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such colour variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric.

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    Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?

    Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.

  • Jpeg-Tiff Print Guideline Icon

    Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?

    For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.

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    What is the situation with material shrinkage?

    Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-8% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions. This percentage can vary from print run to print run and between fabrics so we would advise ordering a little more material than you require for your project.

  • Print-Both Sides Print Guideline Icon

    Can I print on both sides of the fabric?

    We do not offer to print on both sides of the fabric. A lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent or have some show through and this wouldn't work with double-sided printing. This is not a service that we offer on any of our fabrics.

  • Labels-Print Guideline Icon

    Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them like you do with the normal fabric labels?

    At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now, this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.

  • Eco friendly Printing

    How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?

    With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfilment. Rather than roll the fabrics and send them in a tube, we fold them before they are sent out to you. This saves over 150 tubes a week, as well as a lot of space on the delivery van. (For delicate fabrics we ensure to package appropriately).

  • How will my image scale

    How will my image scale?

    When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the 'Product Options' tab, the displayed dimensions under 'Print Size' will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the 'Images and Text Tools' tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.




Sizing For Hemming And Shrinkage

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We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Contrado, and are able to hem your fabric prints for a small additional charge. We create a small one- or two-fold hem that typically uses 5 to 20mm of material, depending on the thickness of the fabric. So, for example, if you want a finished piece of fabric that measures 100 x 100cm, you will need to order a size of 101.5cm x 101.5cm to allow for the hem (on top of that please also allow for shrinkage of min 2%). The thicker the fabric, the bigger the hem will be. You can choose to have your prints hemmed with either Black or White thread. On our silk and other light woven fabrics, one hemmed edge will be straight (vertically down the roll) and the other will be slightly rippled. The hemming material allowances are as follows and you need to make your print bigger to accommodate the hem:

  • Light Fabrics (20-100gsm): For silks and other light fabrics, we use 6-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so overall width/height will be minus 12-16mm
  • Medium Fabrics (101-200gsm): For medium-weight fabrics that fray, we use 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 35-40mm
  • Stiff/Heavy/No-fray fabrics: we use 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 35-40mm
All of these measurements are approximate and can vary. Including with shrinkage, it can mean a fairly significant difference to ordered dimensions, so please plan your print accordingly. Depending on how open the weave is, our fabric can shrink anywhere from 2% to 8% with the average being 2.5%.
 

How Would you Like the Edge?

We have four finishing options for your fabric order: 
  • As it comes. We cut around your image, leaving a simply scissor cut, perhaps uneven white fabric border. 
  • Hem with thread. We can hem your fabric with a choice of black or white thread. Please allow 1-2 days for additional production time. See below for information on how hemming affects the size of your print. We offer an overlock hem, as well as a folded hem (one or two fold depending on the fabric) however not all fabrics, are suited to both hem types. If you can see both options, it means both are suitable, and you will be able to choose whichever you prefer. 
  • Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your design. This means that if you have a border around your design we will cut around that border, if your design takes the whole space of the fabric, then we will neatly cut around the edge of that image. Please be aware, when we cut along the line, we have to cut against the grain of the fabric. This is the standard procedure for fabric cutting. This means that with some fabrics, for example, Georgette and Mulmul, which have a slight wave in them, some fraying will occur. This is unavoidable, as the cut follows the grain of the textile.
All of our fabrics are cut manually by hand, with the utmost care and attention. If your fabric has a slightly uneven look on the edges or a touch of fraying, this does not indicate a flaw in the textile. It is not always possible to achieve a perfect straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bear this in mind when it comes to your design. If you have any queries or would like to know about our cutting methods in more detail, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss them with you. 

For further information about our fabrics see our FAQs.

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Is this material water absorbent?

Yes. The back of the towel is made from cotton terry which is naturally absorbent. The fabric is made from microfibre which is absorbent as well as quick drying. These properties make the Tender Terry Towelling perfect to create towels, wash cloths and other absorbent accessories.

Does the fabric crease or crumple easily?

It doesn't crease much at all, however if it does, just give it a wash and let it hang dry. It is iron and steam safe, so you can return your fabric to its fluffy glory.

Is there a minimum amount of fabric you have to order?

There is no minimum, however we would suggest not making an order smaller than 100cm x 50cm, as that's the fixed price starting point for the fabric printing. If you'd like a small sample, order a test print with your own patterns and designs. Or a swatch pack full of printed samples.

Alternate Text Certifications
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Martindale > 20,000 revs

Fabric withstood Martindale rub test to 20,000 revolutions. What you can say to your customers: Suitable for use in medium wear applications.

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BS 5722:1984. Flammability for nightwear

This fabric complies with the flammability performance requirements of The Nightwear (Safety) Regulations 1985. (Statutory Instrument 1985 No 2043)

Tags

    • Heavy (250+gsm)

    • Soft

    • Woven Non-stretch

    • Matt

    • Opaque

    • Clothing and dressmaking

    • Crafting

    • Fluffy

    • Swimwear

    • Polyester/Cotton

    • Sublimation

    • Wicking

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