Reactive vs. Pigment Dyes: Understanding the Differences in Fabric Printing
Welcome to Jersey Print Factory, your go-to source for custom fabric printing! If you're considering printing fabric for a project, you may have heard of both reactive dyes and pigment dyes. But what's the difference between the two?
First, let's define each type of dye. Reactive dyes are a type of dye that is specifically formulated to bond with the fibers of a fabric. This makes them ideal for use on natural fibers such as cotton, linen, and silk. The dye is applied to the fabric, and then a chemical reaction occurs that causes the dye to bond with the fibers. This results in a durable, long-lasting print that won't fade or wash out over time.
Pigment dyes, on the other hand, are a type of dye that is suspended in a carrier substance. The pigment particles are applied to the fabric and then fixed in place using heat, pressure, or a chemical fixing agent. Unlike reactive dyes, pigment dyes do not bond with the fibers of the fabric. Instead, they sit on top of the fabric and are held in place by the fixing agent.
So, what's the difference between reactive dyes and pigment dyes? Reactive dyes provide a more durable and long-lasting print, while pigment dyes are generally easier to apply and can be used on a wider range of fabrics.
At Jersey Print Factory, we offer both reactive dye and pigment dye 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. On the other hand, our pigment printing has very low minimum order requirements, making it easy for customers to get the fabric they need. Visit our custom fabric printing page to learn more about the options available, or order swatches to see the different printing methods in person.
No matter what your fabric printing needs, Jersey Print Factory is here to help. With our digital textile printing capabilities and commitment to quality, we're your go-to source for custom printed fabrics. Thank you for choosing Jersey Print Factory for all your fabric printing needs. So, if you want the best fabric printing services, don't hesitate to visit us at www.jerseyprintfactory.com. We look forward to working with you!