Design Tools

If you're eager to unleash your creativity and design your own fabric, we're here to guide you in the right direction. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, let's explore the exciting world of fabric design together!

Design Software Options: Professional textile designers often utilise software like Photoshop or Illustrator. However, if you're looking for more accessible alternatives, consider the following options:

Paint.NET: A free image and photo editing software, offering advanced features beyond what Microsoft Paint provides. An open-source vector graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator, enabling you to create scalable designs. A tool for converting files and scanned images into vector files. A freeware version is available to get you started. Painting software that produces natural-looking artwork and is available on various devices, including computers, iPads, and iPhones. It offers an affordable option for exploring your artistic side.

File Formats and Resolution: To ensure compatibility with our printer software, we recommend saving your design files in one of three formats: JPEG, EPS, or TIFF. TIFF is generally preferred. Ensure your design is flattened if you've used layers and consider using a reasonably high resolution (200-300 dpi ideally, but above 150 dpi is acceptable). Higher resolution images tend to yield better results in the final print.