Dyeing, printing, finishing and finishes

Course overview

This two day course is aimed at providing 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. The choice of colours and applied finishes will be discussed.

The course should answer such questions 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 customers 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.

Course structure

Day 1

• Aims, objectives and essential preparation of cotton and manmade fibres.

- desizing - mercerising
- scouring - heat setting
- bleaching - singeing

• Application methods for preparation - batchwise - continuous
- semi-continuous

• Principles and practice of colour application

Day 2

• Dyeing

- 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
- problem solving

• Colour fastness & faults

- what is achievable and how to do it
- test methods
- faults

• Printing techniques & potential problems

- screen - transfer
- rotary screen - digital

• Fabric finishing

- types of finishes
- finishing methods

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0113 343 37858