How to Custom Print your Own Tea Towels

Printing your own custom designed tea towels couldn't be easier. Your can print your own photos onto tea towels, or your own custom designs, and all it takes is a little finishing to have your perfect custom tea towels.

How to Custom Print your Own Tea Towels

Printing your own tea towels digitally is easy with Prinfab®.

You can print your own custom tea towels with no minimum order, so you can print a single custom tea towel or order tea towel fabric by the metre.

This guide will get you started on printing your artwork onto a tea towel, or even printing your own custom photo tea towels.

Contents

Introduction

A custom printed tea towel can make a great gift, or you could sell your own artwork printed on a tea towel on your website.

You can print anything on your tea towel, for example you can print photos on tea towels, you can print repeating patterns onto a tea towel, you can print paintings onto tea towels, and much more.

The steps are simple:

  • Prepare your image
  • Upload your artwork to Prinfab®
  • Get your artwork printed on our custom tea towel fabric
  • Prinfab® will print your custom tea towel and despatch it to you
  • Cut and hem the edges

This guide will help you to print your images onto tea towels at Prinfab®.

Use the button below to go to the tea towel ‘Create’ page on Prinfab®.

open_in_new Prinfab Create Page

Simple Methods

Printing a Photo onto a Tea Towel

Getting a tea towel printed with your photo on it could not be simpler.

Step 1: Upload your image

Head over to the Create page on the Prinfab® website.

open_in_new Upload Your Image

Once you’re there, click the ‘Choose File’ button to upload your image for an instant preview.

Prinfab Create Page

Be sure to select the Tea Towel Cotton 220gsm for the material and Tea Towel 70 x 50cm for the size.

Step 2: Size your image

Once your image has upload, you’ll see an instant preview of your photo.

You can use the ‘Repeat’ and ‘Scale’ dropdown boxes to position and resize your image.

With a single photograph, a good idea is to use the ‘Center’ repeat option and ‘Cover’ scale option. You should end up with something like this:

Tea Towel Image centered and resized

Step 3: Order your print

Now, you are ready to add your custom printed photo tea towel to your basket.

Add the custom photo Tea Towel to your basket

Prinfab® will give you an estimated despatch and delivery time for your order, so you can know when to expect it by at the latest.

Printing your Artwork onto a Tea Towel

Printing your own custom artwork on a tea towel could not be simpler.

Step 1: Prepare your artwork

I’ll be using this Catbus painting from My Neighbour Totoro as an example.

Catbus Painting

We have a great guide on preparing your physical artwork for digital print here.

A good scan of your artwork works best, and a little touching up afterwards in image editing software will work wonders for the final print.

In a pinch, photographing your artwork will work, but takes a lot of care in terms of lighting and editing to produce good results.

Step 2: Upload your image

Uploading catbus picture

Upload your scanned and prepared artwork to the Create page on the Prinfab® website.

open_in_new Upload Your Image

Step 3: Size your image

Use the ‘Scale’ and ‘Repeat’ options to size and place your image on the print.

Step 4: Order your print

Uploading catbus picture

Now, you are ready to add your custom printed artwork tea towel to your basket.

Prinfab® will give you an estimated despatch and delivery time for your order, so you can know when to expect it by at the latest.

Finishing your Tea Towel

When your custom printed tea towel arrives, it should look something like this:

Custom printed design on tea towel

Your print will have a small blank border with some order information printed at the top.

Cutting out your custom printed tea towel

First, you’ll need to cut out your tea towel.

We recommend cutting right to the edge of your design, so that there won’t be any blank bits showing when it comes to the sewing.

Cutting guide for your custom printed Tea Towel

Hemming the edges of your printed tea towel

The last step is to hem the edges of your tea towel.

You have a few different options when it comes to hemming the edges of your custom printed tea towel, however, the simplest and easiest is probably a double hem with box corners.

Hemming guide

Fold and iron the short edges of your tea towel twice, about 1cm from the edge of the towel.

You’ll need to insert your hanging loop and labels along the inner fold.

Sew along the innermost edge, and repeat for the long edges. You should have some perfect looking box corners.

Hemming results

You can get fancy and try mitred corners, or a different style of hanging loop, it’s up to you at this point!

Advanced Method

Step 1: Creating your document in Photopea

Photopea New Image Dialog

To start with, you’ll need to open a new document in Photoshop or Photopea.

You’ll want to size your document to the size of tea towel you want to create. Our tea towel fabric is sized to 70 x 50cm, so that is a good place to start.

You will also want your document to be set up at a good resolution. We recommend 180DPI for most purposes.

If you want to skip the work, you can open this perfectly sized document in Photopea instead.

Step 2: Placing your artwork

Now, you can drag and drop your artwork into this document to completely customize your layout and positioning.

Start by dragging your artwork onto the canvas:

Placing your tea towel artwork in Photopea

Now you can scale and position your piece on your tea towel:

Scaling and positioning your tea towel artwork in Photopea

Now you can add anything else you like:

Editing your tea towel artwork in Photopea

You can use this method to create complex designs, as well as print multiple images onto one tea towel.

Here is my end result:

Finished tea towel artwork

Step 3: Saving your artwork

Now you will need to save your tea towel artwork for digital printing from Photopea.

Saving your tea towel artwork for digital printing in Photopea

We recommend saving as a high quality jpeg. In Photopea, 80-90% is great, or in Photoshop quality 8-10.

Step 4: Upload your image

Upload your scanned and prepared artwork to the Create page on the Prinfab® website.

open_in_new Upload Your Image

Step 5: Order your print

Now, you are ready to add your custom printed artwork tea towel to your basket.

Prinfab® will give you an estimated despatch and delivery time for your order, so you can know when to expect it by at the latest.

Further Help

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And if you are still not sure what to do, feel free to get in touch and we will do whatever we can to help you on your way.

Harry Mustoe-Playfair Monday, 11 February 2019 09:27:30 Europe/London

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