Effects of printhouse humidity and temperature on quality of ink jet printed cotton, silk, and nylon fabrics

Yiqi Yang, Vamshi Naarani, Vigneshwar Thillainayagam, Narendra Reddy

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Abstract

The efzfects of printhouse humidity and temperature on shade depths of three typical colors, black, blue, and yellow, are investigated. Cotton, silk, and nylon 6,6 fabrics were used for this study with reactive, acid, and acid dye inks, respectively. Our study found that a change of 10% relative humidity or 10°C could cause 20% or even more differences in shade depths, although all the other printing conditions were the same. The mechanisms for the variations in shade depths with humidity and temperature are proposed and the possible approaches in minimizing shade variations are recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-186
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Imaging Science and Technology
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Science Applications

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