FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

To help our customers – please find below some of the questions we come across frequently.
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Please click here for information about our standard exhibition tablecloth sizes.

Can I wash a printed table cloth?

Yes, once printed the tablecloths can be washed at 40 degrees and with a mild detergent. Full instructions are below:

•Wash at 40 degrees
•Use a gentle washing detergent
•Do not use fabric conditioner
•Do not use bleach
•Do not tumble dry
•Do not dry clean
•Iron on reverse only at very low temperature setting

Do not dry clean the printed table cloths as the chemicals will attack the print

What size print area is available?

A standard printed table cloth comes with a 70cm x 35cm print area, or the closest size depending on the artwork proportions. A circular artwork is usually printed at 40cm diameter. A portrait artwork will usually be up to 42cm in height but this varies depending on each piece of artwork we receive. If in doubt, send us an email at info@branded-tablecloths.co.uk with your artwork and we can confirm the printed dimensions.

If you would like your logo to be printed larger this will be possible – a small extra charge will usually apply, i.e. if you wanted a print area of 100cm x 40cm instead of the standard 70cm x 35cm – the charge for this would be an extra £5.00 per print. Please contact us for complete confirmation of how large you could take your print.

What quality are the printed table cloths?

The cloths we use are restaurant quality tablecloths. Extensive research and design has gone into the fabric to ensure that the cloths are anti-stain, anti-crease and are extremely colour fast. They are fully washable and should not fade, continuing to look good throughout their lifespan. For any further details please send us an email and we can answer any queries you have regarding the tablecloth fibres.

The cloth we use is 220gsm 100% polyester fabric with a brushed cotton finish. It is a very easy care fabric and is also very colour fast – it doesn’t pick up other colours, or lose its own colour. It’s a very hard wearing cloth designed to look good after repeated uses and washes.

Are flame retardant tablecloths available?

Yes, we can supply flame retardant tablecloths but our standard colour range is not flame retardant. Our flame retardant tablecloths begin life as white cloths and are then custom printed all over (we call it a flood print) to reach the desired colour. The underside of these tablecloths remains white. Unfortunately this cloth is much more expensive so please contact us with your requirements.

It is possible to purchase a spray to improve the fire retardant capacity of fabric, please check with your exhibition venue if this would help you to chose a standard colour printed tablecloth and apply this protection yourself.

How long will it take for my cloth to be delivered?

We try to keep all of our 5ft table and 6ft table sized cloths in stock and ready to go on the shelves but this isn’t always possible. If you can send vectored artwork with your order the turnaround time should be 3 working days – we like to say 3-5 working days to avoid any disappointment. Out of stock items can take 3 weeks to produce but we will be in touch as soon as you place your order to confirm if this is the case.

For the flood printed cloth the turnaround time is slightly longer, this is usually 5-7 working days from proof sign off and payment for the fully printed cloth to reach your destination.

What printing methods do you use?

We use digital printing, photographic quality to print our tablecloths. We can print to exact pantone or CMKY references. We can also print using metallic inks and white. We use 2 methods for our tablecloths, industrial heat transfer process or dye sublimation, both provide a fully washable product at the end.