Frequently
asked
questions.

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive at Mereton Textiles. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for below, feel free to contact us any time!

General

How long does printing take?

Our turn around times are generally around 5 to 6 working days +shipping

Do you offer samples?

We sure do! In fact we encourage samples prior to production so that you can see our colour vibrancy and print quality and confirm that your design is printing out exactly how you are expecting it to.

How long do samples take?

Most samples are sent out the same day they are requested. If colour matching or artwork is required then sampling can take a little longer and you’ll be advised at the time of the request.

What is your minimum print run?

Our minimum print run is 5m of the one fabric. You can print as many designs and colours as you like in that 5m.

Are the designs listed on your website free to use?

Yes, all of the designs featured on our website are free to print onto any of our stocked base fabrics! Our prices work based on the fabric selected.

What are your printing prices?

Our prices are extremely competitive! Contact us today for more information

Artwork

Can I print photographs?

Yes, you can print photographs! The quality of the photo taken is very important and will determine how well it can print.

Can you help with my artwork?

Yes, we offer graphic/textile design services. We charge by the hour and always quote prior to beginning any work.

Colour

Will my print match what I see on screen?

On screen colours are great to use as a guide of what you are after but not to expect to print the same.

The reason for this is that computer screens display using RGB colours (even if your file is in CMYK mode) and all computer screens display colour differently.

As our printing process uses CMYK inks this means that it is very likely the colours you are seeing on screen will not print out the same on the fabric.

We always recommend requesting a sample prior to ordering bulk so that you can physically check the printed colours and confirm they are to your liking.

Do you offer a colour matching service?

We sure do! If you need something colour matched, you can quote Pantone colours or Dulux paint colours or you can send in a physical swatch or item that you want us to match to.

Do you print in RGB or CMYK?

Our inks are CMYK inks, as RGB is a screen only colourspace. That being said, we can print files that are in either CMYK or RGB format.

You can learn more about RGB vs CMYK in our video located here

Fabric

Can you print on natural fibres?

The short answer is no.

The sublimation process is specifically designed for Polyester fibres, so whilst we can print on blends such as a fabric with 80% Polyester and 20% Cotton content, the inks won’t take very well to the Cotton content and will cause the overall print to appear a bit duller.

Can I print on a fabric other than the ones listed on your website?

Yes, this is called commission printing. Providing the fabric is Polyester and contains no Nylon content at all, then we can print to it.

We recommend sending in a small sample of your fabric before ordering any rolls so that we can test it and make sure it prints well

What are your allowances for faults in a print run?

Due to the nature of textiles, faults can be inevitable and in general a 3% tolerance of the total meterage ordered is deemed acceptable.