Welcome To Simply Ribbons
The Home Of High Quality Ribbons At Great Prices
Our aim is to bring you high quality ribbons from leading UK & European manufacturers at trade prices. We currently have over 40,000 reels of ribbon in stock, with prices starting from as low as £1.50 per reel!
With thousands of reels always in stock in classic styles such as; Satin Ribbons, Grosgrain Ribbons, Gingham Ribbons, Sheers, Tartans and many many more we are sure that you will find something that meets your needs. We can supply from as little as one reel to a thousand reels and are happy to ship to anywhere in the world for you.
Why not take a few minutes and browse through our sections which show our popular lines and special offers. If you need something in a hurry or have not got time to look then just call our team on 01691 780416 and we will be only too pleased to help.
A Little About Us
As mentioned above our aim is to bring high quality ribbons to the public at trade prices. To do this we carry large stocks of ribbons from various market leading firm including Berisfords Ribbons, Shindo Ribbons, Colour Ribbons ,Kuny and others.
We can achieve our aim as we buy in our ribbons in large bulk deliveries; we are also located away from the High Street and expensive Industrial Estates which means that we can operate with much lower costs. As a result we can pass the generated savings on to our customers by way of a more competitively priced ribbon offering, while still maintaining high service standards and quality products that our customers have come to expect from us.
At Simply Ribbons we pride ourselves on holding stock of the following core Ribbons: Satin Ribbons ranges, Grosgrain Ribbon, Tartan, Sheer, Gingham and Velvet Ribbons. On most ribbon products we can offer industrial sized reels in addition to the normal retail sized make up. If you can’t see the exact product that you require, or you do in fact require a larger reel then please call our customer services team who will be only to pleased to assist you in any way that they can. The Ribbon teams number is 01691 780416 alternatively they can be e mailed, please use the contact form click here for a link to this.
As well as supplying reeled ribbons, Simply Ribbons also offers a number of other services for customer small and large. We have listed below an over view of some the additional services that we can offer. This is not exhaustive, but gives an insight in to our more popular ones.
Ribbon Cut Lengths
As the name suggests we can offer a cutting service so if or example you require 800 lengths of red ribbon cut to 55cm each we can arrange to supply to you the ribbon already cut to the exact size. We can also heat seal the ribbon lengths off so that they do not fray if they are going to be handled frequently.
Once the ribbons have been cut we can supply them just loose boxed or if requested we can have the lengths bagged for you in to pre agreed group sizes, this service is popular with many of our promotional firms.
Another popular service that we offer is that of printing a customer’s art work directly on to the surface of a fabric ribbon, we can normally do this on any width ribbon from 10mm wide up to 100mm , depending on the customers’ requirements this service might be subject to a minimum order size. There is some basic information that we require to enable us to quote for a printed ribbon enquiry, the details needed as as follows:
Ribbon Width Required,
Copy Of Art Work
If you are interested in this service please give us a call on 01691 780416 or use the link here to take you to the contact form, if you e mail us the basic information required then we will come back to you with some suggestions and talk through the options available for you.
The latest in our bespoke services that we offer is a handmade bow service. As the name suggest we can arrange to have a whole range of different style bows made up both with fastening attachments and without. These are very popular with packaging and promotional companies. They can be subject to minimum order sizes depending on styles etc. Where required we can supply Pre Tie Bow sample cards to give an idea of bow styles available. For further information please feel free to contact us for further information at any time.
Take A Look Around
Our business is totally Web and mail order based, as a result you can rest assured that we will process your orders swiftly. Simply Ribbons can also offer you a Next Day Delivery Service on most of our ribbon ranges as well as free delivery on orders over £100. Why not take a few minutes and browse around. If you can’t see the item that you're looking for then please feel free to call us at any time on 01691 780416., We hope that you find the site of interest.
Common Ribbon Types
Some times it can be difficult to know which ribbon type you require, the names can be confusing and change over years, for example we are quite often asked what is the difference between Petersham and Grosgrain? In response to this we are in the process of setting up a questions and answers page on the site, this can be found at top of the page in the top margin. Here you will find answers not only to general questions like how long will my order take to arrive? But you will also find an explanation as to the main types of ribbon such as Satin Ribbons, Grosgrain Ribbon Types, Petersham, Taffeta and Rustic Taffeta Ribbons plus many others. This is an ever developing page so please feel free to let us know your idea's on additions that you would like to see to this page as we are always keen to hear your feedback.
In the following section we have tried to give a short basic description of the main types of ribbon and there suggested uses. We hope that this information is of help as a rough guide, we must say that these are our thoughts and interpretations on these ribbon styles and are only for general background use. If you are unsure as to the type of ribbon that you require or need any technical information about any of the ribbons that we offer then please as always feel free to contact us at simply ribbons on 01691 780416 and we will be only to pleased to assist you in any way that we can.
This ribbon is probably one of the biggest selling ribbon styles. As the name suggest the Satin Ribbon has a smooth high luster finish to it. The ribbon does still come in two types of finish. The first and these days the most popular with our customers is the Double Faced Satin Ribbon, as the name suggest this ribbon has a satin finish on both side meaning that they both appear glossy and smooth to the touch.
The second less common type is the Single Satin Ribbon. Whilst one face of this ribbon is smooth and glossy the reverse side of the ribbon is textured and has more of a mat appearance to it. We would say that the Single Faced Satin Ribbon use to be the more popular of the two as at one time it was a lot cheaper to purchase then the Double Satin Ribbon. However with improved manufacturing the price of the Double Faced Ribbon has come down to the point where by it is the Satin Ribbon of choice for many people and is very readily available.
Satin Ribbon is extremely versatile, due to it smooth surface it tends to lend its self nicely to being printed on, it also bows well and the better quality Satins can be washed, tumble dried and ironed as a result they are widely used in garment manufacture.
We supply three different grades of Satin Ribbon.
Premium Double Satin
Our premium satin ribbon is a UK manufactured ribbon by Berisfords Ribbons, this is made to a high standard from 100% polyester and as a result offers a consistency of colour, it can be washed and dry cleaned and has a high luster appearance. This product meets the highest levels of testing and as a result is very popular for a very wide range of uses including cake decorating, clothes making, promotional work, store window design.
Mid Range Double Satin
This Double Satin is slightly lighter in terms of the weight of the ribbon when compared with the premium range, however it offers a good basic colour range with a great clarity to the colour. it is widely used for promotional work, Wedding invitations and general arts and crafts.
Budget Double Satin
A Cheap double satin ribbon from the Far East, this comes in a good range of colours but does not have the range of widths that the other two type offers, also as a result of being imported we can't guarantee consistence of colour supply on this product. However if you need a cheap satin for packaging work then this ribbon is ideal. If you have any questions with regards to Double Satin Ribbons or need any further information with regards the Satin Ribbon ranges that we stock then please feel free to contact us at anytime.
This is a very distinctive style of ribbon and as a result can be very easily identified. The Grosgrain Ribbon to all intent and purpose looks like it has been ribbed. This effect runs along the whole length of the ribbon, this is made as a result of the weft being heavier then the warp when the ribbon is woven this causes the formation of the cords along the ribbons width. This style of ribbon is quite old, it use to be made from natural fibers and was only available in Black or White however today's Grosgrain Ribbon is manufactured using Polyester and comes in a rainbow of shades.
Using polyester means that the ribbon is extremely strong, not only is it durable but it can be washed, folded, stitched and heat sealed. As a result of this the Grosgrain ribbon has become very popular. Today you will see this ribbon used on the hems of Polo shirts, sports clothing, furniture, quilts and many other garments as well as used for bow making, packaging, gift ware and promotional use.
The polyester fiber used by many manufacturers means that this ribbon can be offered in a wide range of colours, these all have a slightly matt finish to them rather then the high shine finish of a Satin ribbon. This colour appearance in its self is just one of the many reason that many people choose this style of ribbon over other available.
Grosgrain ribbon can be seen on the market place in many variants, there are quite a few companies making this product to different standards, the main difference is in the thickness and width of the ribbon. At simply ribbons we stock Berisfords Ribbons Grosgrain as our Grosgrain Ribbon of choice as we feel that it handles well and offers a consistence of colour, can be machine washed and is made in the UK.
We along with many of other companies today also hold this product with a print effect on it. Grosgrain Ribbon looks very attractive when coupled with a polka dot print or a logo theme running along the length of the ribbon. As a direct result of this pleasing effect this style of printed ribbons have become very fashionable. To meet this demand Berisfords Ribbons have launched a completely new collection based on this vintage style look. We have been impressed with this range and as a result have added it to our product offering you can find this range under the Vintage Ribbon Tab in the centre of the home page.
As mentioned Grosgrain is an extremely durable and flexible ribbon as a result it forms part of our core offering and is something that we always keep in stock ,If you need any further advise or help with regards to Grosgrain ribbons then please feel free to contact us at anytime.
Currently the Sheer Ribbon has to be the third biggest selling ribbon style for us at Simply Ribbons. The look of the ribbon is very simple as it comprises of a loosely weaved sheer fabric surface, as a result of the lighter weave the ribbon takes on a slightly translucent appearance which makes it very light, and slightly see through , this is a distinct look and feel to this type of ribbon. This product comes in a number of different qualities of Nylon as a result the handle and look of the ribbon can change quite dramatically from supplier to supplier, with some ribbons having a very soft feel to them, whilst others have a slightly coarser handle to the ribbon. This product looks very attractive especially in the pastel shades and as a result we find the the ribbon is now becoming the ribbon of choice with a lot of Wedding Card Companies. As standard we hold stock on two different qualities of this Ribbon, the first is our Premium Sheer Ribbon Range which comes From Berisfords Ribbons and is a lighter weight yarn with a very soft feel to the ribbon. We can now also offer the same Sheer ribbon from Berisfords Ribbons but with the added benefit of having a lightly wired edge running along both edges of the fabric ribbon, this gives the ribbon a slight amount of stiffness which allows it to be twisted and molded to the desired shape.
At the budget end of the range we can now offer a slightly stiffer Sheer Ribbon from Shindo Ribbons this range comes in a more limited range of widths which include a 15mm and a 25mm. Since this nylon is slightly thicker it is more attractive to our crafting clients who tell us that this type of ribbon is better to use as it does not flop and holds its shape well.
What ever the style colour or width of Sheer Ribbon you need feel free to contact us at anytime for advise and we will do all that we can to help. Tel: 01691 780416