What is Tinting, Over Dyeing, Dip Dyeing and Tie Dyeing ? - Garments Dyeing

Posted by Firoz Kabir on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 0


Tinting is one kind of dyeing in case of garment dyeing. When full fashioned garments need to dye up, called garments dyeing where tinting is a process to complete the garments dyeing or garments washing to achieve final desired shade. Traditionally tinting is done with direct dye or reactive dye. During denim washing, after completing basic washing, some tint is added to the dye bath before softening process to make it somewhat bluer, yellower, greener, redder or any color to match the wash target, this phenomena is commonly known as tinting. For tinting direct dye is popular than reactive dye.

Over Dyeing

Garment over dye is another technique to get desired color on fully fashioned cloths. Some colorful twill garments are frequently changed into different color from basic color then over dyeing technique is applied. This dyeing is done over any dyed as well as white garments that is why it so called over dyeing. Garments made from 100% cotton are only can be applied to over dyeing.

Dip Dyeing

Dip dyeing is a new technique to produce unique design on garments. 100% cotton yarns made garment can be applied to dip dyeing. Preparing a dyeing bath with direct or reactive dye where garments are to be dipped to a certain area as per requirements. Depends on depth of shade dipping time will be fixed. Usually 5 to 7 times a garments is dipped into dye-bath and rinsing is done. Then successive after dyeing treatments are to be done for color fixation and finally curing would be done. Hanger is used to grip the garments and uniform dipping into bath. Dip dyeing garments can give
more unique and aesthetic looking but bulk production is not much workable due to some limitations.

Tie Dyeing

Garments tie dyeing is a modern name as similar to resist style of printing or batik printing. This process typically consists of folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling fabric or a garment and binding with string or rubber bands, followed by application of dyestuffs. Color particles only allow to penetrate to the open fabric areas remaining white the tied portion. The manipulations of the fabric prior to application of dye are called resists, as they partially or completely prevent the applied dye from coloring the fabric.

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Md. Firoz Kabir(M.Sc in Textile Engineering)

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