Silk is a natural material that is produced by silkworms, whereas satin is a manmade fabric created using a specific type of weave. Most types of satin are made from polyester; however, you can also get what’s known as ‘silk satin’ – that is made from silk fibres. Just like this 16mm silk satin for custom printing, it has a super gorgeous drapery and hand feel. It’s a kind of light to medium weight silk fabric and you will need a lining fabric if you are going to make a dress, or blouse. And of course, this 16mm silk satin for digital printing can also be used for scarves, sarongs, pajamas, etc.
Below are examples of this custom printed 16mm silk satin fabric: