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Fabric Printing by Contrado

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Contrado Imaging has been a one stop production facility since 2003. They specialize in creating quality custom products on demand. Contrado also helps people build brands and find exceptionally well-made designer products.
I was so excited to start designing my unique fabric with Contrado. The process began when I received my swatch pack of over 95 different fabrics. Each swatch has the type of fabric and reference on it, so it's easy to identify which one you'd like to select. I decided that I wanted to make swimsuits for my children, so I chose the Digital Slinky Matte Lycra.

Next up, I designed two types of prints, as I wanted to created some contrast on the suits. First, I purchased a stock photo of tiled tropical fish in bright, vibrant colours. 
Then, using Picmonkey, I created a blue background and added a water effect to it.

After placing my order, the fabric arrived within a couple of days and I couldn't have been happier with the result! The lycra fabric is top quality and the print is clear, bright, and precise. I then used some patterns I had on hand to create my children's suits:

Tobias' Shorts: Ottobre #28, 3/2016
Anja's Top: modified Abby's Rashguard (Wolf & Tree)
Anja's Shorts: modified Abby's Rashguard (Wolf & Tree)

They have been asking for matching outfits for a long time, and I'm so thrilled to make their wish come true with these one-of-a-kind fabrics from Contrado! Then we headed off to the lake for some fun photos in their new swimwear. By the way, total strangers were complimenting them how much they loved their matching suits!

It goes without saying that I completely recommend Contrado's fabric printing services. Having seen samples of all the options, I would feel confident ordering any of their wide variety of available fabrics. The turnaround is so fast, you could design, order, and begin sewing with your custom fabric all within a few days. I look forward to creating designs in the future, and my children look forward to a summer of beach days in their unique, matching swimsuits!

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