Textile and Apparel Science

Color Appearance on Synthetic Fabrics Using the Dye Sublimation Digital Textile Printing Method: Exploring the Fiber Composition Effect

Authors
  • Yu Li (Auburn University)
  • Shahbaj Kabir (Auburn University)
  • Mir Salahuddin orcid logo (Auburn University)
  • Han Ah Yoo (Auburn University)
  • Young-A Lee orcid logo (Auburn University)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore color appearance on synthetic fabrics with different fiber compositions using the dye sublimation digital textile printing method. An experimental research design, 4 (fabric samples) x 4 (color chips) x 3 (repetition), was employed for this study. A self-developed digital image processing technique was applied in this study as an objective method to evaluate color brightness and saturation values. Compared to different polyester blends, the fabric with 100% polyester displayed the highest color brightness and saturation values. The results demonstrated the effect of fiber compositions on the fabric’s color appearance in the dye sublimation digital textile printing and presented the potential of using the digital image processing technique as an alternative method for evaluating color appearance on synthetic fabrics. The findings provide insights in terms of selecting appropriate synthetic fabrics for optimizing color appearance when developing textile products with the digital textile printer.

Keywords: Color Appearance, Digital Textile Printing, Fiber Composition

How to Cite:

Li, Y., Kabir, S., Salahuddin, M., Yoo, H. & Lee, Y., (2024) “Color Appearance on Synthetic Fabrics Using the Dye Sublimation Digital Textile Printing Method: Exploring the Fiber Composition Effect”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.17145

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Published on
21 Jan 2024
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