How Are Printed Tablecloths Made?
How a printed tablecloth is made depends on the type you choose, but which ever cloth you opt for, all of our tablecloths are manufactured in-house.
Logo tablecloths are made with a slightly heavier fabric that has a brushed cotton finish.
A logo is printed onto a vinyl sticker which is then lined up with the centre of the cloth and transferred onto the fabric using a heat press.
Full print tablecloths are made from a lighter display polyester fabric with a satin-sheen finish.
We print branded tablecloths using a dye-sublimation printing technique where we combine extreme heat and pressure to fuse ink directly into the weave of the fabric.
The first stage of dye-sublimation involves using large format printers to print artwork onto 85gsm transfer paper using a water-based sublimation ink. The printers are profiled to Fogra 39 global standard to ensure the highest level of detail and vividness.
The artwork is first printed in reverse and the colours appear dull and flat.
The second stage involves lining up the printed transfer paper with the stretch display polyester. They are both then fed into the Monti Antonio sublimation calendar where 200ᵒ heat and the pressure from the printer rollers fuses the ink into the fabric.
The printed fabric then appears on the other side of the machine compete with full-vibrancy artwork.
The fabric is then cut to size by hand before being overlocked and hemmed for an improved drape and premium finish.