Malone Fabrics introduces skai® Design Lab – faux leather printed with your own design

Malone Fabrics Ltd is the exclusive distributor of skai synthetic leather for the UK and Ireland.   The extensive range of synthetic leathers can be used for the Hospitality, Healthcare and Marine sectors and conform to the highest flame retardancy standards including Crib 5 and IMO.

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With the skai® Design Lab, you can create your own digital print designs on one of their high-quality upholstery fabrics – to match your project. In the online configurator you can choose from a catalogue of several thousand designs, define the material quality and embossing and adjust the colour or repeat.

The configurator enables an easy and fast way to individual designs. And there are no costs for their customers, neither for the registration, nor for the use or for the services such as sample orders.

Artificial leather with individual digital printing

The designs can be individually designed and adapted in terms of colour, size and pattern repeat with just a few clicks, thus creating endless design possibilities for interior designers, designers and end users. The selected designs are digitally printed on two different material qualities. There are three grain options for embossing: from the fine sand structure to the typical textile structure to the classic leather grain.

Broad variety of colours for design creation

The colour sample set in the Malone’s skai® Design Lab offers a variety of possible colours. Once registered you will receive a Colour Kit and samples of the available material qualities and embossing on which we print.

Exact colour matching during printing

In order to achieve a colour match that is as uniform as possible, we work in LAB colour mode, as this is device-independent and offers an extensive colour scale. This results in lively designs with rich colours.

Free sample printing on selected upholstery fabric

Within 3 to 5 working days you will receive a free, digitally printed A3 sample with your own design on the selected substrate. This ensures that colour and scale will always meet your expectations.

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