Transfer Printing

[6] [10] Transfer printing employs dyes that sublime; use of this method may transfer the dye emissions from a water medium to the atmosphere surrounding the machine. Use of this method could have a greater impact on worker exposure than wet dyeing methods.

In transfer printing, paper is first printed with volatile disperse dyes. The printed paper is heated together with a textile material in a thermopress at up to 200 degC for thirty seconds. Under these conditions, the dyestuff is transferred from the paper to the textile material by sublimation. The transferred dyestuff has a good washing fastness. [10]