Design Tips & Tools

What format should my design be in?

We accept designs in the following formats: TIFF, JPG, PNG, GIF. Files must be less than 40MB. We recommend using 150 Dpi. Please set your file in RGB with sRGB profile.

How do I colour match my designs?

All fabrics have different starting colours, textures, finishes which means colours can differ from fabric to fabric.

If you require a specific colour, we advise matching the colour on the specific fabric you need. Thankfully, we have some great tools to help you with this journey, such as our cheap and easy 20 x 20 cm sample prints and our colour atlas to get perfect matching. 

Take a look at our We Match Your Colours blog to learn more about colour matching. 

If you need further help, please get in contact with our art working team at: studio@fashion-formula.com or call us on: 02036955442 

Which file type should my design be?

We accept designs in the following formats: TIFF, JPG, PNG, GIF.

Files must be less than 40MB.

What scale is the best to print at?

We recommend uploading your designs at 150dpi.

Before submitting your designs, be sure to zoom in and view them at real size to check for errors and pixelation.

If your design is pixelated or showing errors on the screen, it will also be pixelated and incorrect on the finished material.

Why can I not make the design bigger?

Our website will set a maximum scale size depending on the quality of the design you have uploaded.

 

If you have chosen a design by one of our feautured designers, they may have set the print to have a minimum and maximum scale. This could be due to image quality or a personal preference/design decision.

 

If you require adjustments to a print from one of our designers we are happy to get in touch with them to discuss further.

Can I make the design as big as I want?

Our website will set a maximum scale size depending on the quality of the design you have uploaded. We recommend uploading your designs at 150dpi.

Before submitting your designs, be sure to zoom in and view them at real size to check for errors and pixelation.

If your design is pixelated or showing errors on the screen, it will also be pixelated and incorrect on the finished material.

What sizes should I set wallpaper at?

Our wallpaper rolls are printed at 60cm and 120cm wide.

A 2cm overlap will be added by our team in the production stage. Please prepare your files at 60cm or 120cm wide.

For your design to repeat properly and work as wallpaper you will need to make sure the design is a multiple of/divisible by 60cm. E.g. 1 motif at 60cm wide, 2 motifs that are each 30cm wide, 3 motifs that are 20cm wide or 6 motifs that are 10cm wide etc.)

How do I calculate the amount of wallpaper I need?

What you need?
A tape measure or laser measure

 

How to do it?
1. Measure the width of the wall from wall to wall.

If the wall is straight then this measurement should be fine.
If the wall is curved or a funny shape, then it is best to take a measurement at the bottom and the top and use the largest of the two

*Add 5-10 cm for allowance as walls can often measure smaller than they are.

 

2. Measure the height of the wall from the ceiling to the edge of the skirting board or the floor.

Measure this in 3 places - the left corner, the middle and the right corner. Do not add in skirting unless you plan to remove it.

*Add 5- 10 cm allowance for trimming off

 

3. Calculate how many rolls you need to create the wall.

Our Wallpaper is supplied in two sizes :

Single Panel : 60 cm wide x 300 cm high

Double Panel : 120 cm wide x 300 cm high

 

You can always purchase the untrimmed paper option if your wall is higher than 3m long. This can be as long as you need.

 

An example of wall calculation :

Width = 250 cm + 10 cm allowance = 260 cm

Height = 275 cm + 10 cm allowance = 285 cm

 

Make sure the height fits, then take the width and divide it by the width of the panel you want to use

eg. 260 cm / 60 cm = 5  Single Panels or 260 cm / 120cm = 3 Double Panels

Your wallpaper is not a standard roll. Can you change this on the website?

Our wallpaper rolls are printed as drops of three metres.

We can print longer than this, however it will be untrimmed, meaning that you will have to trim your rolls before cutting them to size. This is a great option for screen-printing! 

Do you have a studio service if I need help?

Absolutely! Our studio team is more than happy to help bring your ideas to life.

Studio services are charged at £40 per hour.

Please get in touch with the team who will prepare a quote for you. All art work services must be paid in full before and work begins.

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How much do you charge for artwork services?

Studio services are charged at £40 per hour.

Please get in touch with the team who will prepare a quote for you. All art work services must be paid in full before and work begins.

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If I print on fabric and paper, will the colours be the same?

Not necessarily. All of our wallpaper and fabric bases have their own individual starting colour, some are bright white, some are off-white and some are more cream or yellow.

We would really recommend ordering samples to check the colours, and then you can colour match accordingly. 

I have printed the same design on 2 different fabrics. Why are the colours different?

Each fabric has a slightly different colour base to it, meaning that the same design won’t always print the same colour on different fabrics.

There is also a slight difference between the inks used on Polyester and Cotton fabrics. However on the majority of fabrics we can alter the colours slightly so that they match.

Do you match to screen, pantones or other colour charts?

We do not match our fabrics or wallpapers to pantones, RAL codes or other colour references. 

Whilst our colour software and matching is industry leading, it is not possible to guarantee a match to all colours and shades across over 50 fabrics and papers. Should you have a particular colour you need match to, you can either order a colour atlas from our site and drop the correct colours into your design or send us a sample to match to.

As every monitor is different, we do not guarantee colour matching to monitors, and without an approved sample in the same fabric, the colour matching of your prints is entirely at your own risk.

Should you require an exact or close colour match, we urge you to order a sample print prior to main production to avoid any disappointment.

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