The steaming step, is where the final color gradually emerged ! Printed fabric runs through an steaming machine,coating it in 110 degree steam for about
5-10 minutes (depends on different silk fabrics), under the high temperature and hot steam, the dyes permanently setting the colour into each textile fibre, and the final colors will show brighter and vivid.
Wash & Dry
This is a step to process the hand feeling and color fixing by adding softener, dye-fixing agent, after that silk fabric will go through clean water for several times, rinse thoroughly the chemicals and wasted dyes, then fabric will run on heat-band to vaporize all the water, at this point the colors are vibrant, intense and completely permanent.
The inspection step is probably the most important step,because it’s where we can thoroughly inspect each and every fabric printed,to make sure the the printing quality and fabric quality can completely satisfy our clients,which are able to most tangibly ulfil our quality commitments to clients.
What Is Reactive Printing?
Active printing is relative to pigment printing, the reactive gene and fiber molecules form a combination during reactive printing and dyeing process, so that the colors are permanently locked into a fabric , The reactive printedfabric has bright color, soft hand feeling, good air permeability and color fastness which can be washed often without fading. Also the fabric has excellent dust-proof performance, high cleanliness, color fastness,cleanliness and color fastness, of course, the cost is higher than pigment printing and dyeing, reactive printing only suits protein fabrics such as silk, wool, cashmere or natural fiber like cotton, linen, modal, rayon and so on.
The environmental impact of reactive printing and silk
There is no doubt that the clothing and apparel industry is closely related to printing, and printing is one of the industries that seriously pollutes the environment.However, in order to reduce its impact, we adopted reactive printing. The dyes do not need to be pre-proportioned. Compared with traditional dyes, there is no waste, and there is no need for a lot of water to participate in the reaction. The sewage discharge is naturally reduced, and the reactive printing can be printed in accurate quantities.
For silk fabric, it can be recycled, and the excess waste can be turned into new fabrics after series processing, as a protein fiber, it can be degraded naturally even totally disappeared in 3-4 years, harmless to environment at all. At the same time, our printed fabrics, labels, sewing thread, elastic and other accessories we use all passed OEKO-TEX, SGS and INTERTEK certification. All silk products we made can carry an OEKO-TEX label as well.