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#1 TikiMac

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 07:56 AM

Aloha Forum!

I'm starting to run into a problem, I can't find well designed, off the shelf, "tiki" fabric. As a designer I'm sure I can design some cool custom artwork but I have no clued where to get it printed. I used spoonflower dot com but I wasn't happy with the results and they aint cheap. Anyone know of a good place online or local (I'm in SoCal) where I can get a few yards at a time printed without breaking the bank?

 

Desperately Seeking Fabrics,

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#2 SPOOKIETOO

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 03:01 PM

Yikes! You're not kidding about the pricing.

 

I'm thinking you might want to look for a source in Korea.

 

Have you explored Etsy as you just need a few yards at a time? I searched for "tropical fabric by the yard" and "custom print fabric by the yard". Lots of choices both ways with pricing all over the place.



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 07:21 PM

Someone at school recommended cad fab digital when I asked about printing my own fabric design. I haven't used their services yet but they are in Downtown Los Angeles, worth checking out if you're near. On their website they have a variety of printable fabrics as well as a library of their designs to choose from.


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#4 TikiMac

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:14 AM

I've bought some remnants on Etsy, actually got a couple yards of vintage fabric, but I really want to print some original one-of-a-kinds. 

M.

 

 

Yikes! You're not kidding about the pricing.

 

I'm thinking you might want to look for a source in Korea.

 

Have you explored Etsy as you just need a few yards at a time? I searched for "tropical fabric by the yard" and "custom print fabric by the yard". Lots of choices both ways with pricing all over the place.


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#5 Jonathan Bernstein

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 04:21 AM

For unique exclusive digitally printed linings, why not try the
Printed Lining Collection (PLC) at

www.theliningcompany.co.uk

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 07:12 AM

What kind of fabric are you looking to have printed? Many of the businesses I found will only print on their own supply of fabrics, which is frustrating if they don't offer what you need.

 

This blog post mentions one such printer: http://www.brooksann...-wedding-dress/

 

(I had numerous such businesses bookmarked, but I've just discovered now that my laptop has erased all of my favorites after a supposed update. :( )



#7 TikiMac

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 07:26 AM

Maholo guys/gals for the 411.

I will look into the suggestions in DTLA, overseas and UK. I do not need much fabric printed at the moment (which is part of the problem with pricing).

 

Umsie, Right now, I need good light and medium weight cotton for tropical attire; In the future, some lightweight natural fabric for linings. I will keep hunting until I find a good quality/price solution. Sorry to hear about your links getting hosed, that really blows.

 

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#8 Chicks

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:18 AM

How much are you looking to spend?

#9 TikiMac

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:37 AM

Really depends on the project's budget...

Several 20 dollar a yard options online, something around 1/2 that sounds about right.


 

How much are you looking to spend?


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