Method of Printing

To obtain the best reproduction of our designs on the fabric, we use a digital printing process using Reactive Inks. This method gives a fantastic finish ensuring all the detail of the original hand carved elements are reproduced as close as possible.

Digital printing also gives an extremely high colour yield which allows the extensive colour pallet to be recreated to the closest possible match on the fabric.

For 100% Cotton we use Digital printing.
For 100% Polyester Contract Grade we use Digital Transfer printing, this gives an extremely high colour fastness to Natural Light.

Reactive Dyes

100% Cotton
Reactive Inks are the most commonly used for almost all types of home furnishings and upholstery.
These give an extremely high level of rub fastness, both dry and wet. However, on Cotton fabric they do not give a high level of colour fastness to natural sun light.

We recommend Cotton fabric, Reactive Inks for all home furnishing and upholstery use such as cushion covers, light upholstery, throws, curtains, drapes, blinds and so on. Please note that for curtains, drapes and blinds a backing fabric is required to protect against fading from direct sun light.

100% Polyester Contract Grade
The Digital Transfer printing process using Reactive Inks, has all the benefits of normal Digital printing (used for Cotton) plus it gives a high level of colour fastness to Natural Light. As well as being Fire Retardant and a high level of Rub Testing. Perfect for Commercial use for both indoor and outdoor use.

  • Our Printing Partners

    We have chosen to work/partner with an extremely experienced printer to ensure we can offer the best service and continuity of quality.

  • Caring for Your Textiles

    We provide information and advice on how to look after your textiles, with practical guidelines on how to care for your textiles.

  • Sustainability and the Environment

    At J Leonard Designs we take our environmental responsibility very seriously and do everything we can to reduce our waste and keep our production clean.

Our Printing Partners

We have chosen to work with one printing company to ensure we can offer the best service and continuity of quality.

After a year of vetting many companies and performing numerous test runs, we were delighted when we knew we had found the right printing partner. A long established printing specialist who has an enormous amount of experience over many decades and with the same level of passion for their business as we do for ours. We are looking forward to growing the brand together.

Caring for Your Textiles

Washing Instructions

Reactive Dyes

  • Machine washable up to 40 degrees
  • Hang dry
  • Warm Iron
  • To ensure correct instructions are used for the correct specification of fabric, please contact us to check exact wash care.

Sustainability and the Environment

We only use inks which conform to Oeko-tex standard 100, confirming they contain no harmful chemicals. All of the materials used in the production processes of the inks are synthetic and in no case are any animal products used.

We only use fabrics that come directly from the mill in Pakistan.

As part of the digital printing process, the fabrics are washed up to 70 degrees to remove any preparation solution and unfixed dyes. The waste water is then processed through an effluent plant and released back to public water treatment processing plants.

Everything we sell is bespoke and printed to order reducing the chance of building redundant stock which may eventually need to be disposed of.