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What fabrics can you print on?What fabrics can you print on? Answer: We can print on virtually any kind of fabric. Each fabric requires a specific process. Visit our "Fabrics" page to see a detailed view of our Stock Fabric Styles.
Can you print on Lycra?Can you print on Lycra? Answer: We can definitely print on Lycra! We have printers that are specially designed for substrates like Lycra. This allows us to print with great results at a great price as well.
Do I need to supply the fabric?Do I need to supply the fabric? Answer: We have certain clients who prefer to supply fabric. However, we do offer a large variety of substrates! If you do supply the fabric, we do ask that it be prepared for printing a.k.a "PFP".
What is the turnaround time I can expect?What is the turnaround time I can expect? Answer: Depending on our print schedule and the size of your run, you can expect a 1-2 week delivery. However, we have been known to deliver in much less time!
What are your minimum runs?What are your minimum runs? Answer: The minimum on our stock fabrics is 3 yards while the minimum on a customer supplied fabric is 50 yards.
Will the fabric be finished? What if it gets wet?Will the fabric be finished? What if it gets wet? Answer: Yes. All printed fabrics printed at Advanced Digital Textiles are finished goods!
I need a DuPont™ Teflon® fabric protector finish; do you provide this or do I need to send it somewhere else?I need a DuPont™ Teflon® fabric protector finish; do you provide this or do I need to send it somewhere else? Answer: Advanced Digital Textiles is fully capable of applying post treatment to fabrics. These include flame retardants, DuPont™ Teflon® fabric protector, scotch guard, etc.
What type of files do I need to provide?What type of files do I need to provide? Answer: TIF files are the most universal. Please realize that color separated are the best way to a close color match. If your artwork has not been separated, ADT can provide this service as well. Please visit the "Preparing your Art" page for details.
What about colors? What kind of standard do you require?What about colors? What kind of standard do you require? Answer: The best standard is something on the same substrate as the one being printed, but pantone chips or even printed color chips will suffice. Also, remember to see our guide on using the Color Atlas for your specific fabric!
I actually do my own CAD printing. I sometimes need some of my prints to be steamed and finished; will you finish pre-printed fabrics?I actually do my own CAD printing. I sometimes need some of my prints to be steamed and finished; will you finish pre-printed fabrics? Answer: Easy, yes. We can also provide you with pre treated fabrics that have been tested for outcome in color and hand.
I need my goods to be pre-treated; will you do that? I need my goods to be pre-treated; will you do that? Answer: Yes, Advanced Digital Textiles offers this service in the form of a continuous program. Please call for details..
My pattern is not in repeat and I need to print continuous yardage; can ADT put my artwork in repeat?My pattern is not in repeat and I need to print continuous yardage; can ADT put my artwork in repeat? Answer: Yes! Advanced Digital Textiles' team has been doing that for nearly 40 years! Master Screens South, our parent company, specializes in repeat work and color separation for the rotary screen engraving process.
I've printed my pattern with you and now need to get it engraved. Where do I go?I've printed my pattern with you and now need to get it engraved. Where do I go? Answer: You don't need to go anywhere else. Our parent company, Master Screens South, is the most technologically advanced engraving shop in the country and is embarking on 40 years of business in 2013!
What is Heat Transfer? What is Heat Transfer? Answer: Heat Transfer is a process using dye sublimation. We simply print a mirror image of your pattern or art to a special paper. The paper is then put through a heat press along with your specified polyester, where the ink is transferred and permanently fixed to your fabric.
My pattern has a very large repeat; can it be printed? My pattern has a very large repeat; can it be printed? Answer: Yes. There is no limit to the size of the repeat, especially if all production will be digital. However, please keep in mind that if the pattern will go to rotary engraving in the future for longer runs, the maximum repeat we engrave in 46".
Is there a limit to the amount of colors? Is there a limit to the amount of colors? Answer: Nope, not in digital; but keep in mind that 24 is the maximum in the conventional process.
The art that I am printing is digital photography; can this be put on fabric? The art that I am printing is digital photography; can this be put on fabric? Answer: Yes. Our printers are fully capable of printing photo realistic images to fabric.
What is the best way to get my files to you? What is the best way to get my files to you? Answer: For your convienence, we have set up an FTP server to which you can upload your files. Please arrange this with your sales person. This is all password protected for your privacy and ours. You can also burn it to a disc and send it in the mail along with your artwork and color standards.
I am trying to print on a Poly Cotton blend. What process is best for it? I am trying to print on a Poly Cotton blend. What process is best for it? Answer: Our maximum print width to all natural fibers is 63". We are now proud to offer 130" wide printing to Polyester at production speeds.
What are the Pros and Cons of Fibre Reactive? What are the Pros and Cons of Fibre Reactive? Answer:
Pros: Stronger Colors. Softer Hand. Good Crock and Wash Fastness.
Cons: Not intended for Outdoor Use.

What are the Pros and Cons of Pigment? WWhat are the Pros and Cons of Pigment? Answer:
Pros: Excellent Light and Chlorine Fastness. Not limited to just cellulosic substrates.
Cons: Non Satisfactory Crock and Wash Fastness. Limited Color Space.

Does ADT offer Cut/Sew Services? Does ADT offer Cut/Sew Services? Answer: Sorry, we do not.


     





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