These are frequently asked questions for your concerns in printing on fabric and on silk scarves. Please take the time to read through the answers below before placing orders as they are about our TERMS and CONDITIONS in the orders.
How to Prepare Electronic Files for Custom Design Printing
Can I Have Even Edge in the Printed Fabric/Scarf?
We have to understand that printing on fabric is not simply like printing on paper, which could keep even edge. Fabric have weft. Therefore, the textile industry sets up a standard of weft allowance for manufacturers to follow. We strictly work within the industrial weft standard for all printed fabric,including finishing products, such as silk scarves.
Due to certain unresolved technical and/or material issues, designs’ colors printed on fabric will not exactly look like those viewed on paper; and especially not those viewed exclusively on a computer screen. one of the reasons comes from color gamut issue. There are some colors in your design that are outside of the color gamut that our printer can not actually produce. Instead, it prints the color that is the closest to it , which may cause printout colors differ from design colors.
On the other hand, textile weaves and nap may dramatically or likely modify the final printed products.
If you are very serious about the colors, you should place orders with Color Matching process. Please refer to Color Matchong below.
The SilkMelody strives to produce the truest match to designs’ colors although some colors technically cannot achieve the ideal matching. The color-matching is the default option adding in your wholesale orders, in which a minimum order quantity is required, for example 50 yards per design for silk products . We do not do color matching for small orders that have small quantity per design, for example less than 40 scarves per design with the scarf szie of 38x38"
What Is about Direct Printing?
Direct Printing will be used, in which we have special techniques to achieve printout colors as close as possible to design colors appearing on a professional computer screen. In most of cases, our customers are happy with printing results. However we do not guarantee each individual order as this method is not yet perfect. Please see WHY in the next FAQ
When you want to print same design in next time order, the printing result may or may not be same as previous printout but we do not expect to far. If you are very serious to have same printing colors, you may consider to use Color Matching Method as described above.
P.S. Please be aware that what you see on your monitor will not necessarily be what we see on ours. Our monitors are calibrated to our printers very precisely and your monitors are not.
Will the Colors Be Printed Same For Same Design in different Orders?
- material, including fabric and ink, may not come from the same batch.
- production condition may change, including steaming, temperature, and moisture, etc.
However, if you have placed an sample order before with a Color Matching Fee, the colors will be kept as close as possible to the sample you have approved because we will redo color matching again under the present conditions.
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Turning the Art onto the Fashion Products