Lemon Head Prints are a digital textile print studio based in North London. We offer customers the opportunity to print their own design on a variety of quality fabrics, with the option of reactive, pigment and dye-sublimation printing. We offer a creative and new approach to meet all textile design, print and product development requirements, on a fast turnaround basis.
Our reactive printing machine produces a beautiful array of colours and detail by using 8 different inks. These inks are then activated by a steaming and washing process; this allows digital prints to permanently bond to the fibres of different textiles.
You would use this print type with any natural fabric including:
Pigment printing works by printing a thin layer of ink onto the top of the fabric, much like a normal printer that you have at home. The fabric is then heat cured to set the ink. This print type is often used for interiors and crafting fabrics as the colours are so vibrant and it is a fast process.
You can use all different types of fabric to print on with this process:
- Heavyweight Cottons
- Polyester Cotton mixes
The Dye-Sublimation printing process starts off with your design printed onto transfer paper. This is then transferred using a heat press onto the fabric. This print type would be used for any fabric with synthetic properties such as:
- Polyester mixes
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q).Can LHP print on fabric supplied by someone else?
Yes, please keep the points below in consideration A few points to consider regarding supplying your own fabric:
- Customers own fabric will need to be prepared for print.
- If customer’s fabric is provided unrolled, a rolling charge will be applied.
- For reactive we would need to coat the fabric , which we can do in house (extra fees apply as well as minimums).
- When supplying your own fabric be sure to always supply and extra 5m for testing and sampling. Do contact us more specifically if you would like to pursue this.
Q). How long does it take to process my order?
A). After we receive payment, fabric printing orders can take up to 5-7 working days. If you are ordering a product, it can take longer depending on quantity, so please enquire. If there are any delays we will inform you by email or by phone as soon as possible.
Q). Can you edit my CAD design?
A). It is advised that your files are print ready, however if you are in need of design help, colour matching or alterations, this will be charged at £30+ VAT p/h .
Q). Can I cancel or change my order?
A). Once you have placed an order for a print and you receive confirmation from us that the order has been accepted, please contact us if you want to cancel the order after that. As we print your customised designs, it is not always possible for us to cancel your order.
Q). Can I get a Refund or Exchange?
A). Due to the bespoke nature of the service we provide, unless there is a flaw in the base fabric or a flaw in the print, returns will not be considered. For any items which are deemed faulty or incorrect LHP must be notified within 5 working days of receipt. Failure to do so will result in the order being accepted as correct. LHP cannot accept any responsibility for any perceived problems with the print and/or fabric once the cloth has been cut, used or processed in any way. Please go through our Terms and Conditions for more details on Returns and Faulty Goods.
Q). What is the minimum length of fabric that I can order?
A). You can order a minimum of 1m printed fabric length.
Q). What is the maximum length of fabric that I can order?
A). There is no limit on the maximum printed fabric length that yo u can order. Due to processing methods we cannot deliver more than 10m in a single length. It can be 5m for heavy fabrics. If we need to produce your order over a number of panels we will contact you to discuss this.
Q). Can I print the full width of the fabric?
A). No, we recommend that you allow a 2.5cm selvedge at each side of your layout.
Q). What is the width and height of my image (dimensions)?
A). Check the dimensions of your image in your picture editing software. Please ensure that your file fits within the width of the fabric you have chosen & allow a 2.5cm selvedge at each side of your layout. To check fabric widths, see Fabrics for printing