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COLOURCRAFT COLOURS AND ADHESIVES LIMITED

1/07

Transfer Dyes/Disperse Dyes for Transfer Printing onto:

Polyester and other syntheticic fabrics e.g. Nylon 6 or 66

Cellulose Di & Tri Acetates (Dicel and Tricel) etc.

(Also suitable for use on fabric mixtures containing a

maximum of 25% wool or cotton)

 

Specially formulated range of 15 intermixable dyes for easy transfer and level dyeing – produces brilliant colours. Heat fix by ironing or with a heat press.

 

 

Using as an ink:

Sprinkle and stir the required amount of dye into tepid water.  Leave for a few minutes.

Strong colours         10 gms dye per   50mls  tepid water         (100gms / 500ml ). –  20%

Pastel shades           10gms dye per   200mls tepid water        (100gms / 2litres) –   5%

Less dye in more water will give weaker shades if required.

 

For more precise pattern/design work:

For  more precise pattern or design work the thickener Manutex should be used as follows:

1.       Thoroughly stir 50gms Manutex into 500mls of water.

2.       Leave for 15 minutes until desired consistency is acquired.

3.       Add the ink to the paste as required.

 

Method:

1.    Create design on paper – use good quality paper i.e. cartridge paper of approx 90gsm.

       Cheap paper will tend to buckle and cause an uneven result.

       Do not over saturate the paper with the ink. Colour should be applied in layers for a richer effect. 

2.    To shorten drying time heat may be applied e.g. hair dryer. 

3.    The paper should be completely dry before heat transferring onto fabric.

       All images are printed onto the fabric in reverse.  It can be helpful to check more complex design           

       work in a mirror before transferring.  Pencil can be used to outline your designs, it will not transfer.

4.       Using a heat press or iron (not a steam iron as the vents would also transfer).

5.       Make up a pad upon which to press work on a flat surface and pad up with 2/3 layers of blanket (not too thick).

6.       Place paper with the transfer design face down onto the fabric.  Place between two sheets of baking parchment 

7.       Apply iron up to 200°C (or heat press) with firm even pressure for 1 to 2 minutes – if using an iron use as a press i.e. not with  ironing movements.

8.       Time and temperature are important in this process and accuracy will produce excellent repeatable

results. Some colours will require slightly longer time to transfer over.

 

Tips:

There are now many synthetic fabrics which can be dyed by transfer printing.  Colourcraft Ltd.

also has a revolutionary new product called Transfix which enables transfer dyes to be used on

natural fabrics  - cotton etc. (please ask for details) 

Transfer Dyes by their nature transfer over to the fabric at slightly different times. When first using the colours it is a good idea to try them on a test piece of fabric to see how long you need to apply the heat in order to get the strength of colour required.  Longer time gives stronger colours.

When checking the colour, lift the corner of the paper carefully to avoid any movement of the design on the fabric, which will avoid any shadowing effects around the edges of your designs.

Baking Parchment is easy to use and can be obtained from most supermarkets and can be

put on top of your paper design covering it and the edges of the material, to help avoid any burning of the material edges.

 

Information contained in this publication or as otherwise supplied is believed to be accurate and is given in food faith, but without guarantee, as we have no control over conditions of use and individual application.

COLOURCRAFT COLOURS AND ADHESIVES LIMITED

Unit 5, 555 Carlisle Street East, Sheffield S4 8DT

Tel:  0114 242 1431   Fax:  0114 243 4844   Email:  colourcraftltd@aol.com

Website: www.colourcraftltd.com

TRANSFIX LIQUID

 

 

A  recently developed product from Colourcraft (C&A) Ltd which allows full colour transfer of Colourcraft disperse dyes (Transfer dyes) to be achieved onto natural fabrics e.g. cotton, linen, calico etc.  Previously these dyes have been mainly restricted to use on polyester fabrics.

 

 

 

Apply the liquid to any area of fabric you wish to decorate and allow to dry.

 

Prepare transfer designs onto paper using Colourcraft transfer dyes.

Then heat transfer onto the treated area of fabric in the normal way.

 

The transfer may be applied by all the usual methods - spraying, sponging etc.

A degree of blending can be achieved by printing before the liquid is fully dry.

 

 

SAFETY IN USE:

Care should be taken when handling all dyes, chemicals etc.

Protective clothing and gloves, eye protection etc. is recommended.

Precautions should be taken to avoid accidental ingestion, inhalation and skin and eye contact.

Keep containers closed and away from children.

Use products in a well-ventilated area.

 

Information contained in this publication or as otherwise supplied is believed to be accurate and is given in food faith, but without guarantee, as we have no control over conditions of use and individual application.