SKYOU has mastered digital printing for both synthetic and cellulose based fabrics.
We have over 20 years of experience in digital printing and decoration techniques.
We offer the following print options
Colors come out bright and bold with zero hand feel. The ink is chemically bonded to the cellulose fabric and will never crack, peel or fade. Excellent wash fastness, far superior to POD pigment based inks.
Reactive inkjet uses the same dye that makes your black t-shirt black, in a highly refined form. This dye solution is printed through an inkjet head directly to the pre-treated surface of the cotton fabric. The cotton fabric is dyed by exposing the printed fabric to steam, and then the excess dye is washed out during the garment washing cycle. Finally the fabric is stentered to avoid any distortion and to heat set the fabric.
This is the most premium (and difficult) printing process for natural fibers like cotton or rayon.
We use reactive inkjet printing for all of our cotton/cellulose-based fabrics.
Sublimation has a wide color gamut, is great for bold and bright prints, has zero hand feel, and never cracks, peels, or fades.
Sublimation inks are printed from an inkjet head onto a roll of transfer paper. The paper is then placed on top of the fabric while heat and pressure are applied. The ink turns into a gas and dyes the fibers of the fabric permanently.
We use sublimation for all of our polyester and rPET fabrics.
We maintain inventory of the fabrics that correspond to our base catalog offerings. We have extensive relationships with fabric mills. For bulk orders or ongoing projects, we can develop or source the fabric needed for your custom project.
Single Jersey - 100% cotton 3.2oz single jersey fabric.
This fabric is similar to an American Apparel fabric in weight. Soft with good draping and a nice hand.
Pima - 100% 4.8oz long staple pima cotton
Often referred to as egyptian cotton, this fabric is extremely soft with a silky hand feel. If you’re looking for the best t-shirt fabric available, this is it. Used by luxury brands for their t-shirt offerings, this fabric is the king of all t-shirt fabrics. Slightly less thick than a standard hanes t-shirt
rPET single jersey - 95/5 rPET polyester/spandex, 160gsm.
This fabric is made from post consumer waste plastic. The plastic is chipped down, cleaned, and then spun into recycled yarns that are used to knit the fabric. A classic single jersey knit with a matte cotton-like look, and a silky hand. The 5% spandex adds a bit of weight, and gives a nice drape to this material
Hoodies, Sweatshirts and Fleece
Heavyweight Cotton - 350gsm 100% cotton, heavyweight french terry.
This is a heavyweight cotton with a refined french terry knit. The surface is smooth and matte, and oozes quality
Lightweight Cotton - 260gsm 100% cotton, lightweight french terry.
This is a lightweight cotton with a refined french terry knit. This is similar to an American Apparel, California fleece. It layers well, and makes for a nice fabric when seasons are changing
Lightweight rPET polyester - 260gsm 95/5 rPET polyester/spandex.
This fabric is made from post consumer waste plastic. The plastic is chipped down, cleaned, and then spun into recycled yarns that are used to knit the fabric. A classic french terry knit with a matte cotton-like look, and a silky hand. The 5% spandex adds a bit of weight, and gives a nice drape to this material. This is similar to an American Apparel, California fleece. It layers well, and makes for a nice fabric when seasons are changing
Button Up Shirts and Wovens
Rayon - 130gsm woven 100% rayon.
This fabric has a soft silky hand and a nice drape. Used in our tropical shirt, it stands out as one of our softest fabrics
Cotton shirting - 120gsm woven 100% cotton.
This fabric is our standard woven cotton used in our button up shirts, and camp shirts. It has a soft hand and a matte finish
rPET shirting - 115gsm woven 95/5 poly/spandex.
This fabric has a peached surface and a bit of stretch. A good alternative to cotton shirting when price or eco considerations are paramount.
Bags and Totes
600d Polyester - 600 denier polyester with PU backing.
This is an industry standard fabric for backpacks. A nice weight with good durability. We use a nice yarn that gives the fabric a nice hand and quality feel. The PU backing adds structure.
rPET canvas - 12oz rPET polyester canvas.
This fabric is made from post consumer waste plastic. The plastic is chipped down, cleaned, and then spun into recycled yarns that are used to knit the fabric. This canvas has a matte finish, and looks and feels like cotton canvas. A nice heavy feel oozes quality
rPET ripstop - XXgsm rPET rip stop polyester.
This fabric is made from post consumer waste plastic. The plastic is chipped down, cleaned, and then spun into recycled yarns that are used to knit the fabric. This lightweight woven fabric is made durable with rip stop construction. The rip stop weaving makes it resistant to tearing, while still allowing it be very lightweight. A matte finish keeps this fabric looking classy.
Leggings and Yoga Pants
Legging Tricot: - 80% polyester, 20% spandex, 260gsm tricot fabric.
4 way stretch ensures a perfect fit. Mid-weight 260gsm tricot ensures comfort in any weather conditions. Intended for fashion applications, not recommended for athletic applications.
Yoga Pant Jersey - 85% polyester, 15% spandex, 300gsm jersey knit.
Composed of a soft and durable 4 way stretch jersey, this fabric is perfect for any athletic endeavor. A soft jersey face ensures comfort, with moisture wicking properties.