Lampshade Manufacturing Services

Dannells Ltd has been manufacturing Lampshade Material and components for Manufacturers and makers since 1982. Over the past decade, we have dedicated our business to mentoring, nurturing, and helping build a new generation of manufacturers. Our efforts have successfully inspired thousands of new makers worldwide.

We also provide many trade services to the industry using textiles that our customers send us to convert into products; the details of these services can be found below.


Dannells has earned a reputation as Europe's leading expert in laminating fabrics and vinyl. Our expertise lies in laminating textiles, papers, and decorative films onto various substrates, employing specialized adhesives for superior results.

We proudly offer a comprehensive trade lamination service, where you can send us your fabric, and we will skilfully laminate it, returning it to you with the backing of your choice.

Our company employs three advanced lamination systems to cater to different needs:

1. Wet adhesive system: Using a precise application of liquid adhesive, we create strong bonds between two substrates. This method is ideal for a wide range of materials.

2. Dry adhesive system: For tricky textiles such as Silk and vinyl lamination, we employ an innovative acrylic adhesive system. This dry adhesive option offers an excellent alternative to the wet system, ensuring exceptional results.

3. Hot Melt system: For fabric-to-fabric bonding and the adhesion of impermeable materials. This system allows us to run small quantities and more specialist materials.

At Dannells, we take great pride in delivering lamination services that enhance the quality and durability of your materials. With our unparalleled expertise and cutting-edge technology, you can trust us to meet your laminating needs with unmatched precision and reliability.

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Cutting Services

We offer a wide array of cutting options, ensuring that you get precisely what you need. Our cutting services include Digital Cutting (with no tooling required), Die Cutting, Creasing and Kiss Cutting. At Dannells, we have built a reputation for being reliable and providing exceptional service to our valued customers, all at competitive pricing. When you choose us, you can count on fast and efficient service with minimal lead times.

Our Digital Cutting service is a versatile solution that can handle any shape or size you require. Whether you need square shapes with creasing or scores for easy hand-rolled edge assembly for lampshades or any other project, we've got you covered. Simply provide us with the dimensions of the lampshade you need, and we'll replicate the shape precisely in an instant.

To ensure transparency and help you make informed decisions, we offer advice on material yields and costs, if applicable, before commencing the cutting process. Our nesting software is state-of-the-art, automatically simulating all possible combinations of shapes you require. It then optimises cutting productivity and material utilisation, tailored to your exact production requirements.

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We manufacture a comprehensive range of pleating products that are supplied on the roll or supplied as ready-made sleeves.

Fabric Textile Pleating
A wide range of classic and modern styles of pleating available. Can be supplied in Rolls, Slit logs, or sewn sleeves.

Available from stock in our Chic & Lenette ranges

Side knife
Tailor made to your specification 1/4"inch & 3/8" inch

Tailor-made to your specification 1-inch & 2-inch

Rigid Pleating
Fabric textile laminated to PVC and pleated.

Accordion Type
Supplied on the roll or manufactured into sewn sleeves with keyhole notch. Select from our fabric or supplied from your own. Pleat heights available 5mm(micro) - 12mm - 15mm - 20mm - 25mm. Sleeves made to order most popular sizes available 145mm,160mm, 180mm, 210mm 235mm

Flute Type
Stylish rounded pleat alternative to the Accordion style. Pleat width is fixed at 36mm.

Your Fabrics
We can also pleat your fabrics to the style of your choice.

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We supply trimmings made to order they are available to from our fabric ranges, or from materials you supply.


Plain Folded Trimming
Available in 9mm & 12mm. Please choose from our current range of fabrics (please note that certain fabrics & colours have minimum order requirements)


Folded Trimming & Soutache
As above but combined with 3mm plain Soutache.

3mm Soutache Trimming
Available on its own or combined in 2, 3, or 4 rows.
Please contact us for details of the colour range.

Gold Fills
Popular trim ideal for braiding most lampshades.
Available from stock in 400mt reels.

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Binding Machine Tapes

We currently stock a wide range of self-adhesive machine binding tapes. They are available in 19mm (3/4").
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Digital & Dye Printing Services

We specialise in printing materials for lampshades and have chosen a select range of textiles that provide excellent print quality at affordable prices for your project. These materials are selected because they have all the best attributes to make great lampshades.
Print your designs on cotton, poly-textile, linen, satin or velvet.
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Bespoke Print and Cut Service

We have just installed a new state-of-the-art cutting machine that can cut and crease and has camera registration options.
  This new machine in combination with our extensive printing plant allows us to offer you unique lampshade designs for retail and commercial markets. As you can see the light bursts through the cut-out creating a unique decorative effect.
Our equipment in combination with your designs can bring a new dimension and decorative effects to your lighting products.   As an example, if your designs have windows, headlights or flames, we can make them all come to life!
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Lampshade Making Machinery

We can also source new and second-hand lampshade-making equipment on request, including binding machines and sealers.
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