The colorimetric and microscopic analysis of differences in colorfastness to rubbing process caused by different composition of screen print inks

G Vladić, N Kašiković, I Spiridonov, R Boeva, I Pinćjer, M Stančić
2017 Bulgarian Chemical Communications   unpublished
Screen printing is dominant method for textile printing. Wide verity of textile products and their applications demands printing inks of different composition also. These differences among inks cause different exploitation characteristics. Having in mind that textile products are printed mainly in order to achieve aesthetic effect it is important to maintain constant color values throughout the products exploitation period. Among other influencing factors rubbing process is very important
more » ... in color changes of textile products during its exploitation period. This paper aims to conduct the colorimetric and microscopic analysis of colorfastness to rubbing process caused by different the composition of the oil and water based screen print inks. Beside the ink composition, mesh count variation of the screen was also used (43 and 100 threads/cm). 100% cotton based textile material was used as a substrate. Results indicate that oil based inks and lover mesh count of the screen can produce better colorfastness, thus resulting in longer lasting printed products.