PREPARATION OF PRINT PASTE FOR COTTON:-APPARATUS:
CHEMICALS REQUIRED:- (FOR PRINT PASTE)
Pigment [4%] 40 g/l
Pigment was added in the prepared stock paste and the paste was stirred for sometime to make the pigment paste.
PRINTING OF COTTON FABRIC:-MACHINE USED:
Flat bed printing machine
The fabric sample was put on flat bed machine with the screen on the fabric. Print paste was put on one side of screen and applied with the help of steel rod. Steelrod moved with the help of electromagnetic assembly and applied the paste on thefabric. The fabric was then dried at 110
C for 1 min through stenter. It was thencured at 170
C for 2 min. Testing was carried out on the fabric.
A small decrease in the viscosity of the print paste was observed by the addition of the binder, but however the rubbing fastness of the print paste was improved becausecross linking of the binders was done with the fabric.