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Swan's Finishes

Swan combines different finishing techniques with proprietary fabric preparation and printing chemistry to create finishes of quality and sophistication that no other printer can replicate. Example: Both indoor and outdoor lines of pearl/metallic prints including multiple pearls in the same pattern.
 
Nobody else can do this.

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    Washed Finishes

    Our washed finishes combine chemistries with time and temperature in a controlled high speed rope washing process. This technique results in both a soft hand and a worn/antiqued appearance of the print motif.

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    Indoor/Outdoor Pearl Prints

    Swan’s indoor/outdoor pearl prints provide the same lustrous beauty whether inside or outside of the home. We utilize the technology regarding the base of the color and implement the appropriate set of colorants depending on the desired lightfastness of our customers.

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    Textured Effects

    Swan has created a wide range of textured effects such as a jacquard appearances on flat fabrics and metallic yarn simulated effects. These techniques are utilized by top designers on a wide array of fabrics.

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    Delicate Raised

    Delicate raised print techniques simulating hand needle work can be achieved by Swan’s proprietary print chemistry and application. The result is a three dimensional raised print for decorative uses.

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    Soft Laundered Indoor/Outdoor

    Swan’s soft laundered indoor/outdoor fabrics are created with steam, chemistry and mechanical action. The process creates drape, softness and fullness enhancing the overall value of the print design.

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    Soft Sheen + High Luster

    Soft sheen and high luster finishes can be achieved on all substrates. Swan has a variety of polishing equipment that can be used in conjunction with different chemistries to achieve the desired effects required by our customer.

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    Opalescent Print

    The opalescent print process that Swan has created utilizes a unique combination of color application that creates a tonal high luster appearance which can be used on both indoor and outdoor fabrics to complement all decorating needs.

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    Hand Block

    Hand block prints were a historical technique in printing and offered a unique look of hand craftsmanship. Swan has reproduced this look with a combination of engraving techniques as well as print application to achieve a one of a kind print appearance.

How We Do It

By utilizing equipment and chemistries in unforseen ways
to create finishes others believed were not possible.

Printing Techniques

Enable Swan to create finishes no other printer can execute

Proprietary Chemistry

Ensures the best fabric performance

Color Measurement & Dispensing

Swan utilizes state-of-the-art color measurement and dispensing systems

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Case Studies

What We Can Do For You

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Aged Linen

Aged Linen

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Metalic Yarns

Metalic Yarns

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Vinyl

Vinyl

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About Us

 

Swan Finishing was founded in 1958 in Swansea, Massachusetts from where the company received its name. In 1972, Swan moved to a newly constructed facility in Fall River, Massachusetts. Swan still manufactures from this facility. In 2004, a new company, Swan Dyeing and Printing, was established to both succeed Swan Finishing and signify a new approach to servicing an ever-changing marketplace. In 2016, Swan Dyeing and Printing changed its name to Swan Fabrics to reflect its transition into finished products which complements and expands upon its fabric processing expertise.

 

Swan is a short-run, high-quality manufacturing facility serving the indoor and outdoor fabric market. Today Swan Fabrics is the only full service non-military commission dyeing and printing operation in America.

 

Swan has grown to be the solution for domestic fabric printing needs because, “We Know the Chemistry.”

 

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Our Facility

  • 300,000 sq. ft
  • Laboratory
  • Warehouse
  • Packing & Shipping

Customer Service

On Time, Every Time

Speed to Market
Record of on-time delivery is better than any competitor based on unsolicited customer feedback
Experience
Swan provides direct access to experienced people to answer questions pertaining to an order at any stage in the process
Location
Fall River is a 3hr train ride or drive from New York City for customers to supervise first printings. A flight and long drive from local airports are required to visit competitors
Screens
Roth, the leading screen manufacturer, is located in New Bedford, MA which provides Swan with closest proximity of any commercial printer
environmental

Environment

Water-Based Inks
Development of water based inks with equal or better quality of colorfastness vs environmentally unfriendly dyes that are the normal industry standard used by our competitors in the home printing market.

This enables Swan to offer both its printing at more competitive pricing while not impacting the environment with the dye and chemical discharge used by our market competitors or the additional energy use that is part of their process to apply those colorants.

Electricity
Swan utilizes the latest technology in gear optimization to reduce the use of electricity during the printing process.
Natural Gas
Swan utilizes the most efficient boiler burner technology available. Swan is featured by Wilkinson Boiler in a video with both the owner of the company and the local gas utility.
On-Shore Printer
Swan is shipping from the United States avoiding the use of resources needed to ship items across oceans.

Other Printing Services

MultiCam®

Camouflage which is used for law enforcement and government agency tactical applications.

Hockey Tape

Swan was able to print motifs that other printers said could not be done.

Licensed Prints

Swan is able to print for licensed sports teams from the NFL & MLB.

Industrial/Specialty Fabrics

Swan prints on industrial fabrics, such as filter material, and specialty fabrics for multiple industrial applications.

Faq

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What are Swan's minimum run sizes?
300 yds
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How many screens can Swan run?
16
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How many colors can Swan print on a single textile?
16 (same as number of screens)
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How large and image can Swan print?
Up to 40" repeats (25, 27, 32, 36, and 40)
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What is the maximum finish width?
72"
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On what fabrics can Swan print?
Polyester, Acrylic, Nylon, Cotton, Rayon, Linen and blends of these fibers
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From where does Swan ship goods?
Our facility in Fall River, MA

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372 Stevens Street
Fall River, MA 02721

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Phone: 508.674.4611

Sales 224
Customer Relations 228
Administration 237
Shipping 247
Print Department 291
System Manager 214
Dye House 225
Order Processing 236
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Office Fax: 508.676.3730
Shipping Fax: 508.674.2250

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