How to print photos and pictures on fabric (3 essential steps)
Making a quality impression on fabric is not easy: the result is often not up to par for technological reasons (professional printers are often machines over 5 meters long!).
However, if you are interested in doing some home testing, you can make beautiful little creations thanks to Karen's excellent articles.
For professional results, here is what we offer with 3 quality steps:
1. Print sizes:
- 100 x 150cm: 39.3x59 inches -- $22.99 (Shipping included)
- 130x150cm: 51.1x59 inches -- $24.99 (Shipping included)
- 150x200cm : 59x78.7 inches -- $28.99 (Shipping included)
- 150x230cm: 59x90.5 inches -- $29.99 (Shipping included)
Here's a range of possibilities, allowing you to make great high-quality prints.
2. The fabric used for printing :
We chose 100% light polyester material, soft, smooth, ethereal and comfortable for different reasons:
- It is very light and resistant
- it resists water and sun
- it is easy to wash and dry
3. The impression technology:
It's the digital printing technology, and to know more about it, check this Wikipedia article.
Well, now that we know what we're talking about, here are more practical details about using your images.
Consider 3 essential steps:
If you know nothing about digital images, you can also add the Image Edition option in your order (+$10 we care about everything to give you the best result possible).
Step 1: Image resolution
Image resolution is the detail an image holds.
The term resolution is often considered equivalent to pixel count in digital imaging: An image of N pixels height by M pixels wide can have any resolution less than N lines per picture height.
Here's a visual example to understand it all fastly:
The more resolution, the more details, that's why we ask your images a minimum of 3000x3000 pixels resolution and an average resolution of 5000x5000 pixels.
Step 2: Pixel per inch (PPI)
It is the number of individual dots that can be placed in a line within the span of 1 inch (2.54 cm). For digital images, we talk about pixels and not dots, so it's called PPI (Pixel per inch).
For your images, with a minimum of 72 PPI, it should be alright, but even better up to 200 PPI.
Step 3: Image Format
We ask for the .jpg image extension, which considered one of the best available.
Here's the JPEG wiki for the curious!
And your image must be in the RGB color format.
Here it is.
You now have all the necessary details to be able to send us your images, Congratulations!!!
You may not have software that allows you to process them, so we strongly advise you to try downloading THE GIMP which is open source and free to use.
And better than a long speech, here is an example in pictures: