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Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts

Iowa State University

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Digital Textile Printing: Colorfastness Of Reactive Inks Versus Pigment Inks, Katherine L. Thompson Jan 2016

Digital Textile Printing: Colorfastness Of Reactive Inks Versus Pigment Inks, Katherine L. Thompson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Digital textile printing is over-taking the printing industry with eco-friendly processes and ability to produce short runs. With its rapid growth, there is a constant need to reproduce consistent colors throughout different print runs and crucial for these colors to perform well and up hold under certain conditions. The purpose of this study was to research the colorfastness digitally printed reactive and pigment inks printed on cotton fabrics. Fabric swatches printed using the reactive and pigment inks were tested according to the AATCC standards for laundering, crocking, light, and perspiration.

The digital textile printing industry has slowly started transitioning from ...