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5 days for a sample.
2 weeks for production.
10 yard minimum.

Customize a product in minutes. Digital Studio makes it easy to create custom designs. Pair a substrate with a pattern, tailor scales and colorways and then visualize it before ordering – all in just a few clicks.

  • Six blank substrate options in a pile

    1. Select a substrate

    Choose from six upholstery, panel and wallcovering options to find the best base for your project.

  • 2. Play with pattern and color

    Digital Studio puts a curated collection of over 75 patterns at your fingertips. Customize colorways and scales to suit your projects.

  • Task chair with the pattern

    3. Visualize in real time

    See your design applied to different products in the 3D visualizer and then make adjustments. Iterate and review again until it’s complete.

  • A picture of a sample with the pattern

    4. Order a sample

    Decision made? We will custom print your sample at our factory in Portland, Maine and send it to you in five business days.

Introducing Digital Studio

We’ve developed a digital tool to make it easier to play with custom design. Experiment with color and scale using our collection of patterns and create new designs for textiles and wallcoverings in minutes. Samples and orders are printed with care at our factory in Portland, Maine.

Designed to Perform

Our substrate offering includes two durable wallcoverings, three multiuse fabrics suited for upholstery or panel, and a high-performance upholstery that boasts a silicone stain-repellant and a fluid barrier. Finesse the details in real time and speed up the creative process.

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Finding the Right Pattern Could Not be Easier

From dots and dashes to botanical florals, our pattern library has it all. Make every pattern your own by customizing the color and scale.

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Creating with a Conscience

Products designed using Digital Studio uphold our commitments to human and environmental health.

  • All wallcovering substrates are SCS Indoor Advantage certified
  • All products have HPDs
  • Wallcovering inks are Greenguard certified
  • Textile inks are Oekotex certified
  • Producing products on demand minimizes waste
  • We measure and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions for our Portland Factory in line with our carbon reduction commitments
Designtex Portland manufacturing facility

Tips From Our Studio Experts

  • Color varies on screen

    Because color varies on screen, keep in mind that sampling is an iterative process and it may take a few rounds to achieve your vision.

  • Avoid large swaths of solid, dark colors

    Avoid choosing large swaths of solid, dark colors as these can make seam popping more pronounced when upholstery is sewn.

  • Keep colors balanced

    Use our palettes as a guide to keep colors balanced during the customization process.

  • Have fun!

    Most importantly, have fun. This is your own personal studio where you can experiment, create and iterate at your own pace.


The attributes for each substrate are listed in the specifications to help you decide which one is best suited for your application. Please contact your local Designtex representative if you need additional help choosing a substrate.

Yes, all of the patterns can be ordered on any of the substrates available on Digital Studio.

Yes, the substrates available on Digital Studio (and more!) are available for projects handled by our Custom department.

For Steelcase and Coalesse furniture please see our COM process guide to find out if your customized material is approved for a specific application, and learn how to request application testing if needed.

For other furniture manufacturers please reach out to to help you coordinate application testing if needed.

Substrates may be added or removed periodically based on demand and other external influences. If you would like to request a substrate to be added, please share the suggestion with your sales representative or contact us. We welcome your feedback.

Some special finishes may be available for an added cost and lead time. Contact your sales representative if you have additional performance requests for your final product. Please note that we do not produce samples with special finishes applied.

Installation instructions for products printed on DNA/Vinyl Alternate wallcoverings can be found here. Installation instructions for products printed on vinyl wallcoverings can be found here.

All cleaning instructions can be found here.


Pricing varies by substrate, so please refer to the substrate specifications for individual pricing. Printing is included in the price.


Samples are typically received 3-5 business days after placing an order.

Because we custom print your sample, the delivery time is slightly longer than a standard sample. However, if faster delivery is required, please contact your sales representative and we will try our best to accommodate.

Tracking information for samples is sent to the email address provided during checkout and can also be found in your order history.

Yes, locate the sample order in the order history section of your account and follow the steps to re-order additional samples.

Larger samples and full-size mockups are available if needed. Please contact your sales representative to request one.

Yes, contact your sales representative to request a digital copy of the sample.


Each Digital Studio sample is identified by a unique reference number, which can be found in both your order history and on your sample. This reference number will be the item number used for purchasing yardage of the sample.

Please contact to place an order.

See our Custom Digital COM process guide for how to add a Digital Studio item to the Steelcase COM database.

Most production yardage orders will ship within 10 days from credit clearance. Lead times may be longer for orders over 500 yards.

10 yards.

Tracking information for production orders is sent directly to the email address provided by the purchaser at the time of ordering.