What is Reactive Print on Fabric?
Are you wondering what reactive print on fabric is and how it differs from other printing methods? Look no further! As a custom fabric printing company, Jersey Print Factory is here to break down the basics of reactive printing and explain its unique benefits.
First, let's define reactive printing. Reactive printing is a printing method that involves using reactive dyes to bond with the fibers of a fabric. Reactive dyes are a type of dye that is specifically formulated to bond with the fibers of a fabric, resulting in a durable, long-lasting print. The dye is applied to the fabric, and then a chemical reaction occurs that causes the dye to bond with the fibers. This creates a print that won't fade or wash out over time.
At Jersey Print Factory, we offer reactive printing as one of our fabric printing options. Our team of experts can help you choose the right printing method for your project, whether you're looking for fabric by the yard or printed fabric on demand. We can process reactive printed fabric orders without minimum order requirements - customers can order as little as 1 meter or as much as 1000 meters per design.
And with our digital textile printing capabilities, we can produce high-quality, custom reactive printed fabrics such as
- Jersey: A stretchy, knit fabric typically made from cotton, wool, or synthetic fibers. It is often used for t-shirts, dresses, and other garments with a form-fitting shape.
- French Terry: A type of knit fabric with a looped or brushed surface on one side, and a smooth surface on the other. It is known for its warmth, moisture-wicking properties, and stretch.
- Muslin: A lightweight, plain-weave fabric made from cotton, linen, or a blend of the two. It is often used for dressmaking, linings, and other applications where a smooth, breathable fabric is desired.
- 4-layer Gauze: A type of fabric with a loose, open weave and a soft, sheer appearance. It is made from multiple layers of thin, gauze-like fabric that are stitched together.
- Canvas: A heavy, plain-weave fabric made from cotton, linen, or synthetic fibers. It is known for its strength, durability, and ability to hold paint or other decorative treatments.
- Twill: A type of fabric with a diagonal weave pattern, which gives it a distinctive texture and drape. Twill fabrics are often made from cotton, wool, or synthetic fibers, and are used for a variety of purposes, including clothing, upholstery, and home decor.
- Satin: A smooth, lustrous fabric with a glossy surface and a matte back. It is typically made from silk, but can also be made from synthetic fibers. Satin is often used for evening wear, lingerie, and other luxurious garments.
- Linen: A fabric made from the fibers of the flax plant. It is known for its strength, absorbency, and natural wrinkled appearance. Linen is often used for clothing, bedding, and other household items.
- Bamboo: A fabric made from the fibers of bamboo plants. It is known for its softness, breathability, and eco-friendliness. Bamboo fabric is often used for clothing, bedding, and other household items.
- Rib knit: A type of knit fabric with raised ribs or cords running lengthwise along the surface. It is known for its stretch, versatility, and ability to hold its shape.
- 2x1 Rib knit: A rib knit fabric with two ribs per one plain knit stitch. It is similar to a standard rib knit, but has a more pronounced ribbed texture.
- Poplin: A smooth, plain-weave fabric with a slightly ribbed texture. It is often made from cotton, but can also be made from synthetic fibers. Poplin is used for a variety of purposes, including clothing, upholstery, and home decor.
- Viscose Jersey: A type of jersey fabric made from viscose fibers. It is known for its softness, drape, and moisture-wicking properties.
You can order our swatch book to see the available base fabrics by visiting the following link: https://jerseyprintfactory.com/products/swatch-pack
This is a great way for clients to get a feel for the different fabrics and choose the one that best suits their needs.
So why choose reactive printing for your fabric printing needs? Here are a few key benefits:
- Durability: As mentioned, reactive printing results in a durable, long-lasting print. This makes it a great option for projects that require fabric that will be used frequently or subjected to wear and tear.
- Versatility: Reactive printing can be used on a wide range of fabrics, including natural fibers like cotton, linen, and silk.
- Quality: Reactive printing produces high-quality, vibrant prints that look great and hold up well over time.
At Jersey Print Factory, we're committed to providing our customers with the best fabric printing services possible. Whether you're looking for reactive printing or another printing method, we're here to help. Visit our custom fabric printing page to learn more about the options available, or order swatches to see our fabric and printing qualities in person. We look forward to working with you!