Ink-Jet Printing Cotton with Cationic Reactive Dye Based Inks

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Atasheh Soleimani-Gorgani: Institute for Color Science and Technology - Department of Printing Science and Technology
Mojtaba Jalili: Institute for Color Science and Technology - Department of Printing Science and Technology

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The current commercial application of ink-jet reactive inks to cotton fabrics has been through pre-treating with pad liquor prior to printing. In This study made an effort to provide a single phase ink-jet printing process for printing cotton fabric using the novel cationic reactive dye in ink’s formulation. Cotton fabric was printed upon with the novel cationic reactive dye and commercial anionic reactive dyes. Colour yield and absorbed dye fixations of the printed cotton were analysed at various pHs. The results indicated that printed un-treated cotton fabric with cationic reactive dye based ink at optimum pH, exhibited higher level of reactive dye fixation than commercial anionic reactive dye based inks on alkali pre-treated cotton fabrics. All reactive dye based inks are demonstrating excellent to washing and dry/wet crocking colour fastness. The light fastness of each reactive dye based ink fixed to cotton fabrics was mordant.

Reactive dye, Cationic, Anionic, Cotton, Ink-jet, Printing

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