Dyeing, printing and finishing
- Date: Tuesday 7 April 2020, 09:00 – 17:00
- Location: Design
- Interval: Every day
- Until: Wednesday 8 April 2020
- Cost: £545
This course provides a clear understanding of the whole range of textile processes available for both yarn and fabric; from the initial preparation processes through to dyeing, printing, finishing.
On this course you’ll discover answers to questions such as:
- Why is preparation important? Which dye should be used for the job? Cost implications?
- What fabric properties do I want? Expectations – are they achievable?
- Will my customer's demands be satisfied?
This course will be of huge value to all those involved with textiles, fashion, retail, buying, selection and merchandising, including designers and technologists.
• Aims, objectives and essential preparation of cotton and manmade fibres.
- desizing - mercerising
- scouring - heat setting
- bleaching - singeing
• Application methods for preparation - batchwise - continuous and semi-continuous
• Principles and practice of colour application
- dyeing of natural and manmade fibres and yarns
- different dyes to achieve the desired shade
- physical and behavioural properties of dye classes
- fixing the dyes
• Colour fastness & faults
- what is achievable and how to do it
- test methods
• Printing techniques & potential problems
- screen - transfer
- rotary screen - digital
• Fabric finishing
- types of finishes
- finishing methods