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    Hello!

    My name is Annelien Smet and I am new to GDF

    I have a specific question about printing my illustrations.
    Fortunately, there is an online community like GDF that can (hopefully) lend me a hand?

    I'm looking for a printer that will print my illustrations on duvet covers. Does anyone have tips on how I can go about this?
    Websites, printers, prices,...?

    Thanks!

    Annelien
    www.anneliensmet.com

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    Hi Krom and welcome to GDF.

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    • #3
      You want pre-made duvet covers? Or do you want printed fabric to make duvet covers.
      What material do you want to be using?
      Most dye sub is polyester. Cottons are available but fewer printers handle it.
      What kind of volume?
      Or are you looking for something that is printed on demand? (Good luck with that... )

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      • #4
        So, just for giggles I checked the goog for ''custom printed duvet covers.''
        There are such things out there and they do print ''on demand.''
        Whether or not they are dye sub...well...I didn't check that close.
        A print vendor is not going to compete with that kind of thing.

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        • #5
          You cannot buy a duvet and run it through a printer. LOL.
          A direct dye printer requires a web leader of several feet. A paper transfer printer requires only one layer of fabric go through the press at at time in order to make the temperature, and to prevent bleed through. Not to mention you have to have a fabric that is ink receptive and can withstand the 400 degree heat process. Plus it can't have stitching or a lapped hem at the edges that would lift the transfer rollers. If there is any puff-n-stuff in there (feathers or fill,) absolutely not. And there is a width limit, often 120" but sometimes less.

          You'd be absolutely appalled at the square foot pricing for custom dye sub on one-offs.
          Believe me, $100 is a very very cheap price for a finished custom duvet. One I could not match even on a single layer piece of fabric for a twin bed that you'd have to sew to a backer to make the bag (not including fill if you actually mean the comforter.) That's why I said, a production printer is not going to be able to compete with that kind of thing. Not without some sort of large quantity, and maybe not even then.
          Last edited by PrintDriver; 08-30-2016, 11:06 AM.

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          • #6
            Right. Thanks a bunch.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PrintDriver View Post
              You cannot buy a duvet and...
              Meant to (back in August, and forgot), thank you for rightly calling it simply "a duvet."

              So hard to find logic in the rampant language grinding typical of American English. On one hand, people will lazily shave a syllable anywhere possible, but in other cases, they'll double the load, i.e., by redundantly adding "cover" to "duvet."

              Personally, I prefer my duvet uncovered.

              Which Right? The old Right that was often right, or the new Right that's so so Wrong?

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              • PrintDriver
                PrintDriver commented
                Editing a comment
                Actually, the duvet is the comforter. The cover is a bag you put a duvet inside to keep it clean (or make it match your decor.)
                That's why I was kind of hedging with the puff and stuff comment. I couldn't tell if the OP was doing just the cover or the actual duvet because, as you say, Duvet Cover sometimes refers to just the comforter itself.

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