Spoonflower is a print-on-demand website that offers wallpaper, home decor and fabric designed by independent artists around the world. I appreciate that they use digital printing technology that is an eco-friendly and sustainable manufacturing processes.
Recently they announced that they are working diligently to keep up with the rapidly evolving technological advancements in the field of digital printing.
These improvements involve an upgrade in color on their natural fabrics and will be going into effect on a rolling basis from January through March 2024.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT?
~ More saturated blacks
~ Truer blues and reds (especially navy)
~ Reduced streaking or striped effect in large areas of solid color
~ Softer hand (feel of the fabric)
Spoonflower has also asked us to consider purchasing what we need to finish a project that we are in the middle of because once they make this change they will no longer be able to print an older version of the fabric color.
WHAT FABRICS WILL BE EFFECTED?
If you've ever ordered from Spoonflower (or any other digital printing fabric company) in the past you may have noticed that the colors on the synthetic fabrics tend to be more vibrant than that when printed on a natural fabric. This is because the color sits on the surface of a synthetic fabric and penetrates into the natural fabric.
With that said, the fabrics that will be effected with this upgrading color process with be....
~ Belgian Linen™
~ Cotton Lawn
~ Cotton Poplin
~ Cypress Cotton Canvas
~ Dogwood Denim®
~ Lightweight Cotton Twill
~ Organic Sweet Pea Gauze®
~ Petal Signature Cotton®
If you have any questions about what these fabrics feel like or how the color looks on them, you may want to order the Spoonflower fabric sample box. I find it very helpful in making fabric choice decisions.
Enjoy your sewing projects this year and please share them with us on Instagram if you choose to use any of our Spoonflower fabrics. We'd love to brag on you!