One-step inkjet printing and durable press finishing

Yiqi Yang, Shiqi Li, Neil Stewart

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Abstract

An inkjet printing technology that combines printing and durable press finishing in one process was developed. Both acid and reactive dyes were examined. An alkaline catalyst was not required for reactive printing using this process. Normal pretreatment of the fabrics was also unnecessary. The crosslinking agents evaluated were DMDHEU and BTCA. The fabrics thus processed had satisfactory dye fixation and color-fastness that were the same as, or better than, the color quality from conventional inkjet printing. In addition, printed fabrics had high smoothness appearance grade, indicating high dimensional stability, resiliency, and durable press capability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages29-31
Number of pages3
Volume3
No3
Specialist publicationAATCC Review
StatePublished - Mar 2003

Keywords

  • Acid dyes
  • BTCA
  • DMDHCU
  • Durable press finishing
  • Inkjet printing
  • Printing
  • Reactive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)

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    Yang, Y., Li, S., & Stewart, N. (2003). One-step inkjet printing and durable press finishing. AATCC Review, 3(3), 29-31.