Reactive printing is a multistep process formulated for printing on natural fabrics. It involves 4 main steps: pretreating fabrics, printing, steaming and washing.
The pretreatment process involves coating fabrics in a finely tuned chemical mixture that stiffens the fabric and helps bond the ink to the fabric. Once coated, the fabrics are digitally printed with reactive inks using color profiles suited to each fabric. It’s quick and insanely accurate! The CMYK ink set translates your artwork into millions of tiny drops that are jetted out from the technologically advanced print heads. After printing, steaming is where the magic happens! The fabric slowly moves through a steam chamber heated to 102 degrees Celsius which opens the fiber’s cells. Once opened, the ink can transfer into the fibers. After steaming the print will be at maximum vibrancy and color depth. The last step is washing to remove all excess inks and residual pretreatment. The fabric passes through 3 different temperature baths and we add special detergents and finishers to wash and significantly soften the fabrics.
It’s a long process but it’s worth it! All fabrics printed with a reactive process are fully washable with no fading and perfectly soft and ready to use for any project.
Unlike the reactive process detailed above, pigment printing is a short cut for natural fabric printing. It results in surface prints on natural fabrics where the inks do not penetrate into the fibers. While it is a fast process, pigment inks are not wash-fast and will fade with washing and rubbing. The colors produced in pigment printing are generally subdued since pigment inks are composed of not only the nanopigments(colors) and water, but also a glue to adhere the ink to the fabric surface. The glue also means your fabric feels stiffer after printing with no hope of softening without washing and color-loss. In contrast, reactive printing includes all the 4 steps detailed above and the end product is fully washed and ready for any end use. Reactive printing on natural fabrics means there’s never any compromise between colors, feel, finish, or wash fastness.
Reactive printing on-demand is a low waste process. Since every meter we print is for a specific customer, we never have overstock or deadstock. Fabrics that we pretreat incorrectly can simply be washed and retreated. Our washing machinery recirculates water to minimize water usage. The steamer uses less than 40 liters of water most production days. We use natural gas heaters to power the printer heater and practice widely accepted energy saving techniques daily within our facility including recycling all cardboard, papers, and plastics.
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Custom printed cotton products are exactly what you need to add some interest to your space. This 100% natural cotton weave textile brings an element of texture, while the permanent reactive prints bring vibrancy that will never fade and never wash out. Featuring my original artwork, these pillowcases are available in 5 different size options, with a black or white invisible zipper. Love them, use them, wash them - they’re designed to be beautiful and are built to last.
While my abilities don’t currently include printing, cutting and sewing my own pillowcases, I have teamed up with a supplier that can do all of those things for me. Here is a posting for cotton canvas pillowcases, permanently printed with my original artwork using the digital reactive printing process. This high-tech method ensures that my prints come out completely accurate and vibrant, and will never with wash or use. Choose from 5 different size options to suit any space. Whether these pillows are purely decorative or meant for comfort and use, they are up for the job.
Don’t keep your artwork confined to your walls! Bring it to life with cotton canvas pillowcases. If you’re a fan of my art, you’ll love these as they feature my original artwork, digitally printed using the reactive printing process. This process ensures that the results are accurate, vibrant, and completely permanent. This artwork is not only beautiful to look at, but is also made to be used and washed, with no fear of fading. Add some 100% natural texture and interest to your couch, bed, or wherever your pillow wants to sit.
Accessories are the easiest and most effective way to add aesthetic flare to a space. While the bones of a room may be difficult to change, art based accessories can give your space some makeup. Add texture and vibrancy to your room with cotton canvas pillow cases, digitally printed to last through whatever life throws at them. The reactive digital printing process ensures that the prints never fade with washes, and the woven 100% cotton fabric is designed to handle use and only gets softer with time. Revamp your decor aesthetic by adding some visual interest with cotton canvas pillowcases.