Design Your Fabric

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Reactive Dye Printing

What is the fabric printing process?

At Design Your Fabric we use a reactive dye process that enables us to not only print a multitude of fabrics, but also use a wide gamut of colours. The fixation process ensures your print is permanent and to better serve our customers all fabrics go through a 3 step wash process and ship out ready for you to start your creative process. Reactive dye is the next generation of digital textile printing.

What type of ink/dyes do you use and are they harmful?

Reactive dyes are used in our digital print process. They are water soluble and once fixated, they are not considered harmful.

Is the printing permanent?

Reactive dyes are the most permanent of textile printing. Once printed our fabrics resist excessive running and fading, and remain colour stable throughout your creative process. Colours will always leech from any fabric, however it is very limited with the reactive dye process.

Is your process green?

Digital printing is very much a green approach in regards to textile printing. There is little if any wasted fabric and the rip technology drops the exact amount of ink so waste is limited.