Mesh is a great choice for any designer who wants a strong, flexible fabric with plenty of breathability. This fabric is extremely versatile and can be used in many applications. House of also offers you the option of printed mesh fabric.
Printed mesh fabric
What is mesh fabric?
Actually, mesh material fabric is not really a material. So what is mesh? Mesh refers to a specific way of weaving fabric. It is lightly woven with open spaces between the yarns. This gives the fabric a mesh-like look which is slightly see-through.
So what is mesh fabric made of? There are many different types of mesh fabric, but it is usually made out of polyester, nylon or spandex. These are synthetic materials that can last a very long time. But did you know that our rPET U-circular Mesh is made of recycled plastic bottles? Besides synthetic materials, even metal can be woven into mesh fabric. This gives the fabric a shiny look. The possibilities are endless.
The uses of mesh fabric
Because of its open structure, mesh fabric has a lot of breathability. This makes it especially suitable for sportswear. Our U-circular Mesh Sport is a 100% recycled polyester mesh fabric specially made for sports applications. But printed mesh fabric can be used for many other situations. The material can vary in coarseness, weight, thickness, color and finish. Today, it is used everywhere, from the fashion industry to the medical industry.
For those who want to take the versatility of mesh even further, there is the option of custom printed mesh fabric. There are different types of printing on mesh fabric, namely digital printing and screen printing on mesh fabric. With screen printing, different layers of colored ink are applied on top of each other via a screen with small holes. At House of U, we have thought carefully about how to paint mesh fabric in the best way possible. That is why we focus on digital printing. With digital printing on polyester mesh fabric, you can quickly print complex patterns. That way, you can be sure that your designs get transferred optimally.
Working with printed mesh fabric
Although mesh is a strong fabric, it is quite easy to cut and sew. We would like to give you a few tips on working with printed mesh fabric:
How to cut mesh fabric:
- Make sure to get yourself a sharp pair of scissors!
- Cut the mesh like any other fabric.
How to sew mesh fabric:
- Wash the fabric before processing to avoid creasing during sewing.
- Use the correct yarn: synthetic yarn for polyester- or nylon-based mesh and cotton yarn for other mesh fabrics.
- Use zigzag stitches instead of straight stitches.
So, does printed mesh fabric sound like the right choice for your next project? Or do you have any more questions about this product? Then feel free to contact us. We would love to help you out with anything you need!