Welcome to Printasleeve - High Quality Printed Sleeving Products for All Your Professional Needs

Custom braids

As well as standard flat or circular, screening & expansion braids, we also offer a wide range of over braiding using various wire & textiles for protective or aesthetic purposes. Braids range from fine single strand to heavy duty multiple strand braiding to suit wires and cables from 0.8mm to 35mm in diameter.

Looking for a completely unique finish to your product?   Do you know what you want, but it just isn’t available?  We work closely with a local, extremely experienced, UK based braider to offer a completely custom braid service where turnaround times and MOQs are minimal and prices are extremely competitive. We can match existing products or work with you to produce a completely new and unique braid.  Contact us to produce bespoke screening braids for medical or communications cables, shielding or armoured braid for direct burial or exposed applications including sub-sea or oil rig, and protective braids for strengthening or aesthetics of cables and wires including those used in vintage and retro lighting projects, audio and music equipment and interior design projects.

Key Information

Materials: Spun polyester, cotton, viscose, linen, nylon, plain copper (PAC), tin plated copper (TAC), nickel plated copper (NAC), oxygen free copper (OFC), silver plated copper (SPC), nickel (Ni), aluminium (AI),  phosphor bronze (Phos Bronze), stainless steel (SS), galvanised steel (GSWB), Kevlar, Nomex, Vectran and many more

Max cable diameter: 35mm

Available colours: Any available colour or combination of colours

Supplied format: As standalone braid, on plastic formers for onsite application or overbraided cable supplied by you

Packing: On reels, in coils, cut to length

Delivery: Quick turnaround, often within 7-14 days

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Free Artwork Service

As part of the fully comprehensive print process, we offer a free artwork service for both thermal and hot foil printing. This involves, advising on print suitability, resizing to fit final fitted size and re-ordering information supplied in spreadsheet format according to the sequence of installation or into kits.

To ensure superior print results, it stands to reason that artwork needs to be best quality and this is why we advise on whether artwork is suitable for purpose in terms of fine detail and ornate graphics which may not successfully transfer to smaller sleeves and markers, or where a high shrink rate is required. Furthermore, as heatshrinkable products do not shrink in a uniform manner (transverse and longitudinal shrink ratios differ widely) we resize artwork so that there is a strict correlation between original and final fitted dimensions.

We accept many formats for artwork including, but not limited to, tiff, eps, bmp, jpg, gif and PDF. For jpeg, save your image using the best quality. We use a single colour print system. This means the sleeving and print can be different colours, but the print itself can only be one colour. For best results send your image in black and white with what you would like printed in black. We can then take the image and print it on your selected sleeving in the correct print colour.

We also print from spreadsheets, CSV or text files, .lists or drawings. Where required, we can sort, print and pack according to the sequence of installation.

Complete Cable Identification Solution

With so many cable identification solutions on the market, it can be hard to match these to your specific needs. Printasleeve offers a complete service based on our many years of experience and development in this highly specialised field. We know what works and how to get the best results.

This allows us to offer a fully supported package to get you set up quickly and easily. Whether you are looking to source a complete cable identification package or consumables for an existing one, we will only offer products which have been fully tested by us and in which we have complete confidence. Take advantage of Printasleeve’s over 25 years of printing experience to find the perfect combination for your requirements.