Dye-Namix Solves Your Textile Printing Problems

Dye-NamixLast week a designer came to me looking to have an 8 x10 watercolor painting turned into billowing yards of satin chiffon. The request itself was not a difficult one however,  the low yardage, the almost immediate delivery date, and the fact that the image needed to be enlarged by 600%, made this, in my mind, a practically impossible task.  So I immediately started doing my homework and managed to come across Dyenamix, a custom printing company based in New York.

I jumped on the subway and arrived at the office on Grand Street with a million questions. Do you really have no minimum?  Can you really enlarge the image to run selvedge to selvedge without losing the detail or washing out the color?  Do you really have a turn around time of less than a week?  When the answer to all of my questions was yes, I was nothing short of delighted.  Not to mention the fact that the two women who greeted me were friendly, informative, and oh-so helpful to someone who arrived completely unannounced and without an appointment in the middle of Resort Week, a very busy time for anyone involved in the fashion industry.   I honestly did not realize a place like this existed.

I mean, I’m not going to lie, it’s not cheap.  The price per yard for digital printing can run more than a few hundred dollars, with charges for preparation and finishing. But, in my opinion it can really be worth the investment.  By working with this company, the sheer headache of the whole project was cured, and by the examples shown to me, the result is going to be beautiful.  In my case, the customer is looking for digital but that is not all that Dyenamix is known for.  They can also work with you on dyeing, screen printing and hand painting textiles.  If these are services you find yourself often looking to have done, may I suggest you take a trip way down town and check things out for yourself?  Like myself, I think you’ll be delighted by what you learn.

Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!