Frequently asked questions

Fabrics

What printed fabrics are available?

Below is a list of printed fabrics we are able to offer.

FABRIC CODE COMPOSITION FABRIC TYPE WEIGHT (GSM) WIDTH (CM) COMMENTS SUGGESTED END USE
Q2803B 100% Cotton Half Panama – Bleached 309 150 Non Optic Household (Tea towels, Napkins, Table runners, Aprons..) and Cushions
Q2803N 100% Cotton Half Panama – Natural 309 150 Natural Household (Tea towels, Napkins, Table runners, Aprons..) and Cushions
Q2803OB 100% Organic Cotton Organic Half Panama – Bleached 309 150 Non Optic Household (Tea towels, Napkins, Table runners, Aprons..) and Cushions
Q2203ON 100% Organic Cotton Organic Half Panama – Natural 309 150 Natural Household (Tea towels, Napkins, Table runners, Aprons..) and Cushions
Q3014O 100% Organic Cotton Organic Warp Satin 245 150 Optic Cushions and Curtains
Q3007 100% Cotton Lawn 75 140 Non Optic Scarves, Blouses and Bandanas
Q2347 100% Organic Cotton Organic Poplin 130 150 Non Optic Shirting, Dressmaking and Bedding
QV820 100% Viscose Taffeta 80 135 Non Optic Lining
Q3179 Cotton Linen Union Wexford 250 140 Natural & Bleached Household Textiles
Q3175 Cotton Linen Union Kilary 350 140 Natural & Bleached Household Textiles

 

If you require other fabrics such as velvet and other polyesters etc. then please contact us for more information.

Textile Printing

What is reactive printing?

Reactive printing is a process that gives superior wash and rub fastness and a brighter colour yield than pigment. Reactive print requires steam and washing after printing. this washes off all unfixed dye which gives you an excellent wash fastness.

What is the best printing method for my requirements?

Due to our vast experience and expertise we will determine the best method of printing for your individual requirements, whether this be digital or rotary printing.

How is my design printed?

Using reactive inks allows for superior rub and wash fastness, there are 4 processes involved in the reactive printing process. It all starts with coating the fabric, custom designs are then printed onto the cloth. After the fabric is steamed and then washed off. These extra processes really allow colour to develop and inks to lock into place

What material/fabric is most suitable for XYZ?

Take a look at our printed fabric guide to give you an idea of what fabric best suits your individual requirements. if you are still unsure call us on 01538 388877.

Will my fabric shrink?

There is a chance of shrinkage when printing onto naturally formed cottons, it is due to the nature of the cotton and out of our control.

Shipping

How will my items be shipped to me and how long will it take?

Orders will be shipped out using our express courier service with a lead-time of 4-6 weeks on bulk orders and a lead-time of approx 2 weeks for samples.

This is not a fixed lead time and could change throughout the year, especially at Christmas.

How is shipping calculated?

For shipping, we will send an invoice when the order is complete. We charge £12+VAT per box for mainland UK shipping, we cannot ship overseas. If shipping to the scottish highlands or Northern Ireland, Isle of Man or Isle of Wight, shipping prices can be more.

Please see below for what we fit in per box

  • 150 tea towels per box
  • 100 aprons per box
  • 100 wash bags per box
  • 20 oven gloves per box
  • 60 cushions per box
  • 60 tote bags per box

Standard packaging of bespoke printed tea towels

Online Orders & Artwork

What minimum order quantities and quantity increments apply?

Minimum order quantities and quantity increments vary by product and material. The table below summaries these for each product we sell on our online store:

Textile Product Material Minimum order quantity Min order quantity per design Quantity Increments
Tea Towels Cottons 30 15 3
Oven Gloves Cottons 28 14 7
Adult Aprons Cottons 32 16 2
Oil Cloth 80 40 2
Child Aprons Cottons 30 15 3
Oil Cloth 80 40 3
Cushions Cottons 30 15 3
Poly velvet 60 30 3
Standard Wash Bags Cottons 30 15 5
Oil Cloth 150 15 5
Premium Wash Bags Cottons 32 16 4
Oil Cloth 160 16 4
Tote Bags (Flat and Boxed Bottom) Cottons 30 15 3
Oil Cloth 60 30 3

 

What type of files can I upload?

Jpeg, tiff, pdf, ai, If you are unsure what to send, get in touch!

What colour mode should I use?

Due to our processes you can use any colour mode you wish and we are able to match any pantone reference you provide within reason.

Can my uploaded designs include photos?

Yes, the higher the resolution the better quality of the print, so please ensure that the file you send is high quality.

If upload my own artwork or print, do they remain private?

Any artwork supplied remains personal to you unless you specifically tell us you are happy for us to use the design in the future.

How can I pay for my order?

We accept payment through Credit & Debit Card with Sagepay.

Will my design look the same on fabric as it does on my screen?

Potentially not, colours can look different on various types of media, we can adjust colours to match but need something to match to.

How does copyright work?

All copyright/licensing is the customers responsibility, anything we print, we assume you have permission beforehand.

What’s the difference between DPI (dots per inch) and PPI (pixels per inch)? Which one should I use?

For the purposes of creating artwork for us, DPI and PPI mean the same thing and you can use them interchangebly.

How can I supply artwork?

Create an account and upload during the ordering process

I’ve uploaded the wrong artwork. What shall I do?

If you have uploaded the wrong artwork, please speak with a member of our team or call 01538 388877 as soon as possible.

Note: Due to our high-speed turnaround, items are printed soon after you place your order. However, we will always do our best to change the artwork as late as possible.

Magic Textiles

Why choose Magic Textiles?

As well as our expertise, customer service, and track record in working successfully with clients ranging from multi-national companies to individuals, another huge reason why you should use us is because we have invested heavily in equipment which allows us to print reactive digital prints – the Rolls Royce of printing

If I order finished products e.g. oven gloves or tea towels, are they made on-site or outsourced?

Yes, all of our finished products are finished on-site by our extensive sewing and finishing teams.