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Specialised Textile Screen Printing Company Grows in Cape Town

Imaterial has been offering specialised textile screen printing service to the fashion and décor fabric industry for over 30 years.


Ladies fashion prints by Ashlea Myson - printed by Imaterial - there is no limit to colours & design.

Textile Screen Printing Grows in Cape Town

Concentrating on a niche market and using time honoured hand printing techniques the company grew from 2 to the present 50 employees.

Although our hand screen printing proved to be popular, there was a keen interest shown in the research and development for new printing technologies.

As a result, this led to the expansion and investment into rotary machine screen printing. Rotary printing allowed for speedy turnarounds and the ability to do large runs for knitted or woven fabrics.

All the printing, screen engraving, colour mixing and fabric treatment is done in our 2200 sqm factory & offices in Kensington, Cape Town.

The company however did not stop here and in 2006 bought the first pigment textile digital machine to South Africa.

The machine allowed for a new generation of any design, any size and with no minimum runs. Due to popular demand it was not long after that we added an additional second digital machine.

More recently, we have added a third new high speed digital machine making us the largest pigment digital printers in South Africa. We take a lot of pride in the fact that all the systems that we use revolve around sustainability and are both water-based and eco-friendly.

With this being our 30th year we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our wonderful and committed staff. They have sacrificed many an hour overtime and have always put their and our customers first.

Along the journey we have seen and met the most amazingly talented and humane people and are extremely grateful for the support of all our customers.

Furthermore, Imaterial have remained the same people that we were 30 years ago. We are still committed to our dream of offering the best service and quality custom prints to the extraordinary people of Cape Town and surrounds.

If it is printed fabric that you are looking for contact us, we will find you the answer somewhere, somehow.


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