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Cape Town Digital Printing adds to the film industry

For film costumes, backdrops and accessories digital printing is proving very valuable.

Fabrics printed by: Imaterial - Stephanie Veldman Photography

Prompt turnaround for Textile Printing

Our experience in textile printing has shown us that the biggest printing challenge for the film industry is a prompt turnaround time.

There have been times when our film industry customers require printed textiles within a 2-4-day turnaround.

Fortunately, this is no problem for us as our fabrics are already pre-treated and ready to print, enabling us to turnaround print jobs within a few days, on the same day in some instances.

World-class Digital Printing Technology

The digital machine and printing technology that we use is from the World’s best resources in Italy.

It is an absolute breakthrough in digital textile printing, as there is no limit to design repeat, colours and fabric base.

Additionally, the speed of printing is 10 times faster than what we are used to and the quality is unrivalled anywhere else in South Africa. Time consuming screen engraving and colour mixing of conventional screen printing is eliminated.

Furthermore, our customers can send or bring their artwork to us and within a matter of minutes we can be printing onto any textile of their choice.

The most popular base being used is natural fabrics such as:


  • a variety of thin,
  • medium and thick cottons,
  • canvas & linens.


These fabrics give a more beautiful, elegant look over the synthetic fabrics.

Although, our machine is an Industrial Heavy Duty Machine, made for large print runs, we have no minimum order, 1 metre orders are no problem for us.

Further good news, is that our printing system is water-based pigment ink, which is environmentally-friendly and has the highest lightfast values available compared to any other type of printing.

There is no need to look abroad; our technology is the same as what all the top printers in Europe, Asia and the US are using.

Pigment Textile Printing Cape Town

Our specialty is in pigment textile printing and we cater mainly for high fashion, interior fabrics, weddings, film industry, TV commercials and advertising.

Unlike any other textile printer in Cape Town, we have 3 different printing operations: Digital Printing, Rotary Printing and Hand Screen Printing.

Our versatility, prompt service delivery and 30 years’ experience, make us unique to Cape Town and South Africa.

For a free quotation or more information about our fabric printing, please contact us.


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