Commercial digital fabric printing and textile design service. Print your own designs onto fabric.
Digital textile printing technology allows Custom Printed Fabric designs and images to be printed straight from the computer screen onto fabric creating exciting opportunities for custom design and allowing photographic quality reproduction onto natural fibers, such as silk, wool, linen and cotton.
The primary advantage of direct textile printing is to eliminate rapid prototyping of textile designs and products and eliminate the need for the traditional time consuming and expensive sampling process. It is no longer necessary to colour separate a design, enabling much more complex and subtle effects to be produced than have previously been possible. The carrying of stock, with associated cost implications, is not required as designs can be printed on demand. Lead times and start-up costs are minimal compared to conventional printing and quantities are small as 1 meter can be provided.
Textiles, accurately recreate textile design classics of the 20th century using state of the art digital printing technology. The designs are faithfully reproduced onto a linen union base.
Lampshades, upholstery material, curtain material, cushion covers. Ideal for interior designers who want a bespoke one off piece of soft furnishing for their clients. Unique and individual designs for the home. Tote bags, canvas shoes, Surface pattern designs into the notebook and stationery market. Printed scarves. Clothing designers for one off pieces for fashion shows.
After working with high-profile brands such as Emanuel Ungaro, Yves Saint Laurent and Matthew Williamson for almost 10 years, Elena Troulakis now creates designer collections and offers a bespoke service for individual clients.
Having moved from Athens to London, she works from a home studio, partnering with pattern cutters, sewing machinists and her colleague and art director Clare Ceprynski, who does the styling for Elena’s collections. “These key people inspire me and, through their work and collaboration, help move the brand forward,” she says.
Elena began by designing small collections, mainly sold through people in her personal network, who were able to give feedback to help her refine her work. Since then, the brand has been featured several times in Vogue Hellas, Madame Figaro and other publications. At the moment she only uses digital print, as it allows flexibility and precision. “Colour plays a hugely important role in the prints I design, and digital printing allows me to be free with colour,” she says.
Her private clients have been won over by the detail, colour, elegance and grace of her designs. “Elena Troulakis’ designs are gems than stand out for their ephemeral and meticulous print, gorgeous fabric and elegant form,” says one client based in New York. “Her garments always strike the magical balance of sophistication, femininity and playfulness. I always feel unique wearing her pieces.”