What to expect where Print meets Stitches
Learn how your custom prints turn into finished products from our production studio in downtown Montreal.
During sublimation printing, the ink is absorbed into the top layer of the fabric. If the fabric is thick like our legging fabric, the ink does not print all the way through to the other side of the fabric. When printing a fabric like our poly chiffon, you will be able to see about 50% of the print on the back side. When we sew our products, the needles will pass through the fabric layers and push the fibers aside to make space for the thread. Sometimes, especially on dark prints, you will see small white areas around the stitches. This is the inside of the fabric where the fibers have been pushed aside. Depending on the colours of the print, you may see small specks of white around the stitch where the print does not penetrate. For most prints, you will never even notice it, but for darker prints or solid colours there may be a visible amount of white around the stitch lines. There is nothing we can do to prevent this and it will be noticeable in areas of the garment that stretch the most, like the back of leggings. Below are examples of different prints fully sewn.