Jute Fabric Printing
Jute is a natural bast fiber. When this fiber is spun for producing jute yarn. However, various types of jute fabrics are made from jute yarn. We know that jute fabrics are three types such as Sacking, Hessian, and C.B.C. Jute fabrics are courser than cotton or other fabrics. For this reason, its uses are not so wide as compared to cotton or other fabrics. For this reason, different types of attributes are added with jute fabric to make it user-friendly. Now a day’s jute dyeing and jute printing also become popular with manufacturers.
The printed jute product which is presented here is produced by Star Jute Mills Limited besides it is an enterprise of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation. They also produced all types of Sacking and Hessian jute products which maintain international quality standards.
Jute printing basically is the process of producing different types of attractive designs for jute fabric. I have described the printing classification. Additionally, block printing is popular for jute fabric printing throughout the entire printing process.
Materials for Jute Fabric Printing:
During jute fabric printing following materials are used.
- Basic dyes
- Acetic acid
- Soft surface
- Jute fabric
We know that; basic dyes are usually hydro-chloride or salts of organic bases. Basic dyes are insoluble in water but it can be soluble in alcohol or methylated spirit. Its fastness properties are average to good. This is cheap in price and available in the market.
Jute fabrics are printed with basic dyes. Basic dyes printing is carried out in an acidic medium. Jute printing can be run by the following recipe:
Basic dyes: 30gm/kg
Acetic acid: 50gm/kg
Thickeners (Starch 10%): 700gm/kg
Water (+,-): 220gm/kg
This recipe is a sample recipe but this amount could be changed. Anyhow, this recipe is calculated for making 1kg print paste.
Sequence of Application:
Basic dyes printing is carried out in the following sequence.
This is the basic process flow chart of jute printing with basic dyes. During the printing process, different caution is followed for avoiding printing faults. Before starting printing we should make a printing paste with a standard recipe. Block should place in the right place. For multiple-color printing, we have to print one by one by specific block. The printing place should be soft. After printing; steaming should be for fixing the dyes uniformly. Stemming also increases the stability of the printing paste. Drying is a must after printing. Sometimes after treatment is carried out.
So, print your jute product with basic dyes and make different types of attractive designs to attract the buyer.