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THE 5 TOP FABRICS FOR ATHLEISURE AND OUR TIPS FOR PRINTING

Designer  Beccy Bland  creates stunning designs for Sportswear, Athleisure and Fashion…

Designer Beccy Bland creates stunning designs for Sportswear, Athleisure and Fashion…

See more of Beccy Blands designs in our  Designer Directory….

See more of Beccy Blands designs in our Designer Directory….

Athleisure as a market place is set for huge growth. As the lines blur between fashion for Exercise and Leisure, WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE TOP FABRICS

Our technical team explain the most popular substrates and share a few Digital Printing Tip’s…

X-STATIC

A state of the art combination fabric where silver is woven in with the base yarn giving unrivalled anti-microbial properties, harnessing the power of silver to create a powerful technology that inhibits the growth of bacteria on fabric, eliminating human-based odour for the life of the garment.

Digital Printing Tip:

Set the ink limits to the minimum amount of colour required so that image flooding is avoided and save on ink costs.

BAMBOO

Stylish eco-friendly solution for a sustainable lifestyle. Bamboo Blends are natural fabrics that are light, soft, odour repellent, breathable, and perfect for people with skin allergies.

Digital Printing Tip:

Get the fabric tensions spot-on to avoid creasing.

NYLON

Created as a substitute to Silk, this tactile material has low moisture absorbency, is resistant to dirt crease-free, long lasting and more durable than polyester. Widely used in Sportswear, as a durable, breathable option that dries quickly after a workout.

Digital Printing Tip:  

Don’t over expose to excessive heat during processing as the fabric can easily melt.

POLYESTER

Made from Plastic, Polyester is the most widely used of all fabrics in Athleisure wear. When Digitally printed it produces beautiful vibrant and fast colours. A durable fabric that is lightweight, crease resistant and easy care. It also has substantial insulation properties.

Digital Printing Tip:

Check for fabric shrinkage before printing or transferring.

SPANDEX

Spandex or Elastane activewear fabrics are extremely stretchy, and often called Lycra. They have great shape recovery, and are often blended alongside other fibres to help maintain shape and support. It is the must have component for stretch fabrics, quick drying and breathable, and is widely used in leggings where four way stretch properties are vital.

Digital Printing Tip:

Use sticky transfer paper to eliminate loss of register and avoid slippage.

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