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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 pre-ordered internationally?

🤔 You're probably wondering what kind of equipment we use at Full Fiber Art when printing your textiles! 🪡

We therefore present to you our printing technique on natural fibers and we explain to you why we have favored 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 before it can be printed. It will then go through a steam cure before being washed. We can even receive textiles that have been cured with fabric softeners.

😖 For people with very fragile skin, this option is a little less natural.🍃
✌️ The second aspect that we took into consideration for the choice of our printing technique, relates to the volume and the costs of the equipment required to make the impression!

If we compare printing equipment, curing stations and washing/drying ones. We realize that it is easier to use the pigment printing technique when our resources are limited.

🤘 The last point we took into consideration was to obtain a softer and ideally water-based technique to be more natural and more ecological.💧

We therefore opted for printing with pigment inks .

What are pigment inks?

Pigment inks are water-based and they are the same kinds of pigments that we find in:
Cosmetics, watercolors and several products of our daily life.

🌈 The pigments will therefore be deposited on the (pre-treated) textile during printing and do not need any chemical reaction to remain stuck to it.
We just have to put them in the oven at 320 degrees F. ♨️

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.

You can see the difference when you compare .

On the other hand, it is good to take a broader view of the product, since it presents very satisfactory aspects in printing with pale patterns.

By choosing the pigment technique, we were comfortable with all its aspects, since we knew it was a more ecological, more natural and less expensive choice.
We were aware that the difference could make people react.
However, we obtain superb colors and especially faster delays since it is done here in Quebec! ⚜

If you are a little more interested in the color differences between fibers, we invite you to read our blog post:

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

We are very proud to offer you a Quebec quality product.
⚜ Thank you for supporting a Quebec business ⚜