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Our laminating service is the perfect option if you intend to make professionally finished roller blinds from your own fabric. We use a quality laminate backing which is then passed through a machine which applies a number of different zones of heat and pressure to fuse the backing onto your fabric.
The result is a stiffened, flat piece of fabric which you can then use to make a roller blind.
The backing is available in white or cream depending on the colour of your fabric and is designed to create a semi-opaque finish. This means that when made up light will be filtered but a small amount will gently filter through.
We also offer a blackout version of this backing for an additional £10 per metre. This is an ideal solution for bedrooms or nurseries as it allows you to block out all of the light as well as provide additional thermal insulation in the process. If you wish to opt for a blackout laminate please select this in the options below.
Things to consider:
Our laminating service is based on using a single width of fabric, a single width of fabric is generally around 140cm wide but can be up to 175cm wide within the same price category.
Please remember to add on enough fabric to cut the top and bottom straight, wrap around the barrel of your roller blind and to fold over and sew in your bottom pocket. We recommend you allow at least 30cm for this.
Pattern matching – If you intend to make several blinds from your fabric please remember to allow enough fabric so that you can pattern match, particularly if the blinds are going into a bay window or will sit side by side. As a rule of thumb each drop of fabric you need should have one pattern repeat added on.
If you are unsure how much fabric you will need to have laminated to make your blinds please give us a call and we will be more than happy to work this out for you.
What can’t you do?
Small patterns such as checks or stripes are not recommended for laminating as they can move and become wonky during the laminating process.
We also don’t recommend using heavily embroidered fabrics as the laminate can bubble around them.
If you are unsure if the fabric you have is suitable please give us a call or send us a sample and we can test a piece for you free of charge.
How do I get the fabric to you?
We recommend rolling the fabric on a tube to avoid creases which could then be visible when the blind is made up. We will do our best to iron out creases but cannot guarantee they will come out so the best solution is to avoid them in the first place.
You can post your fabric direct to our factory, the details will be provided in your order confirmation or you can opt to have the fabric collected from you. Our courier can arrange a day convenient for you to collect the fabric and then you are safe in the knowledge that it is fully insured. It is of course your responsibility to ensure the fabric is packaged adequately for transit.
If you would like to make a blind that is wider than a single width of fabric our highly skilled team can join your fabric for you. This will generally consist of a centre panel and two side panels so that your blind balances correctly when made up. Please get in touch if you wish to use this service as the details are slightly more complicated.
How do I order?
Ordering is simple, first you need to work out how much fabric you need to be laminated taking into account for the allowances such as making up and pattern repeats as detailed above.
Once you know how much fabric you need please answer the questions below using the drop down boxes to select your options.
Finally add the quantity of whole metres, rounding up to the nearest whole number you need laminated to the basket.