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Types of Dyes and Dyeing Methods

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Types of Dyes and Dyeing Methods

There are many different methods and techniques to apply color to textiles, whether they are printed or dyed. In home textiles the most commonly used types of dyes for prints are reactive and pigment. For solid color fabrics there are piece and garment dyeing, and when it comes to yarn dyed fabrics there are fiber, space and yarn dyeing. PIGMENT vs. REACTIVE DYES Pigment dyes contain pigments (the color), a binder (to bind the dye to the fabric), and water to carry the mixture around for application. In pigment printing, the dyes sit on top of the fibers. After printing...

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