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Pourquoi les tissus imprimés en atelier n'ont pas la même couleur que ceux provenant de la Chine?

Why the fabrics printed in the workshop do not have the same color as those coming from China?

You are probably wondering what kind of equipment we use at Full Fiber Artistique when we print your textiles!

We therefore present our printing technique and we explain why we have chosen this type.

First, you should know that the most widespread technique in the world for textile printing is that with reactive inks. This process requires the textile to be pre-treated with a product that causes the ink to react when printed. For people with very fragile skin, this option is not the best.
As a result, we wanted a softer and ideally water-based technique.
We therefore opted for printing with pigment inks.

What is that?

Pigment inks are water-based and are the same kinds of pigments that we find in cosmetics, watercolors and many everyday products. The pigments will be deposited on the textile during printing and do not need any chemical reaction to remain stuck to it.

The second point, which we took into consideration when choosing our printing technique, relates to the volume of equipment required. If we compare the printing machines, the curing stations and the washing/drying ones, as well as the processing ones, we realize that it is easier to use the pigment printing technique when our resources are limited.

Effectively, the reactive printing technique requires the fabric to be pre-treated and then steamed. Afterwards, it is pre-washed and it is not uncommon for manufacturers to add products, such as fabric softener, to it.
Unlike the pigment technique, to improve the durability of the pigmentation, we only have to pass the fabric through a heat press. This is how the colors go through a cure and are fixed for the rest of their life.
The difference in the result of these two techniques is mainly the effect given to dark colors. With reactive inks we can get very intense blacks while with pigment printing, these are less intense.

To conclude, we had to choose between a more expensive technique, more chemical and requiring more voluminous equipment, and super saturated colors... or a slightly less expensive, less laborious and more natural technique with vibrant colors but different (I specify here that the textile must still be pretreated with a polymer coating before being printed).

When choosing the pigment technique, we took these aspects into consideration. We were aware that the difference could make people react. However, we obtain superb colors and above all more than satisfactory turnaround times.

We are very proud to offer you a product of incomparable quality.
⚜ Thank you for supporting a Quebec business ⚜
Eve-marie Oakes
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Ces FA.MEU.SES. couleurs Pantone 🙈

Why use Pantone colors for the creation of your patterns?

These FA.MEU.SES. pantone colors 🙈
Did you know that from one printer to another, colors can vary?
And yes!!!
This is why we are making pantone charts available to you very soon on our site. This will help graphic artists adjust their colors so that the print lives up to their expectations.
Here's how to adjust your colors:
- Locate the color on our chart and take note of its pantone number.
- Go to your graphics software and adjust the desired color using the pantone number.
- Send these files for textile printing!
That's it
Eve-marie Oakes
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Mais qu'est-ce que c'est ces petites mousses blanches sur mon tissu?

But what are these little white foams on my fabric?

But what are these little white foams on my fabric?
Have you ever noticed after a few normal washes (washer, dryer) that your textiles lose their splendour?
Here is what can be a normal cause of digitally printed textiles.
Your first instinct will be to think they're low quality or fading, but the situation is slightly different when you have digital prints.
First of all, let's start with the manufacture of the textile. The cotton is carded, spun and made into yarn. These will then be knitted using enormous industrial equipment.
Depending on the printing technique, the textiles will then be pre-treated, washed, dried in other high-performance equipment.
Then the printer will do his job and you will buy his beautiful textiles.
So far so good!
You wash and dry your fabrics before sewing them, then wear them a few times before you realize that the shine of these will be less flamboyant.
Here is the detailed explanation, referring to the manufacturing process.
In fact, each textile yarn is made up of miniature small natural or synthetic fibers twisted on top of each other to create a mini string.
When your fabric is passed under the digital inks, only the top of your fabric will be colored. That's why the back of your fabrics is white!
The ink does not penetrate the fiber due to the pre-treatment undergone during manufacture.
So you wash and dry your clothes normally and the little fibers that are now rubbing against each other ''escape'' from the knit now rendered used.
These fibers have never seen the color of the inks, so they are white!
You see little ''foam balls'' appear from wash to wash and this is completely normal. You will notice them more on dark colored textiles.
Finally, we ask ourselves, but how to avoid this problem?
It's simple!
We do not wash a digitally printed garment right side up, we always wash it inside out.
We also avoid drying it in the machine at high temperature! A delicate cycle is ideal, if not in front of the fireplace during the winter or on the clothesline during the summer.
Why don't your solid color clothes have the same problem?!
Makes sense... These are dyed!
So the dye penetrated from one side of the textile to the other...
Small ''foam balls'' will be present, but the same color as the rest of the fabric and much more discreet!
So! You know everything now.
With a good washing routine for your printed products, you shouldn't see this situation again.
Do not hesitate to share the information, we are always better informed!

Eve-marie Oakes
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Mon astuce pour rendre un pompon bien toufu... 🤩

How to make a fur pompom fluffy?

Click on the video to see the trick...

Eve-marie Oakes
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L'encre est absorbée différemment d'une fibre à l'autre.

Why is the same pattern on two different fibers not the same color?

Have you ever received the same pattern on two different fibers with different colors?
This phenomenon is specific to #impressiondigitale .
Ink is absorbed differently from fiber to fiber. We notice that natural fibers and synthetic fibers each react in their own way.
We wanted to show you an example... 😏 👇
Eve-marie Oakes
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