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October 16, 2023 Kiteman

Diving Deep into Dye-Sublimation: Kiteman’s Rigorous Fabric Testing Process

Each fabric that we use in our dye-sublimation products has been throughly tested to ensure a great product

At Kiteman, we pride ourselves on delivering top-notch dye-sublimated products, and our secret weapon is our meticulous fabric testing regimen. Before any fabric gets the green light for our projects, it must pass through a series of rigorous tests designed to ensure only the best materials make the cut. Let’s journey through our methodical approach:

1. Color Passthrough Quality

Every fabric has a unique way of absorbing and transmitting color. We gauge the depth of the color passthrough to ensure the dye permeates the fabric thoroughly, achieving an even and rich color appearance on both sides. This ensures that our products have an unmatched vibrancy from every angle.

2. Color Accuracy to PMS Colors

Precision is paramount when it comes to replicating specific colors, especially when adhering to brand guidelines or specific design requirements. We compare the dyed fabric’s color to the Pantone Matching System (PMS) standards. This guarantees that the color you’ve chosen or specified is exactly what you get.

3. Shrinkage Test

Shrinkage can distort designs and affect the fit and look of a finished product. Our team pre-emptively measures any potential fabric shrinkage by marking out specific dimensions, dye-sublimating the fabric, and then remeasuring. This ensures that the final product retains its intended size and shape after the sublimation process.

4. Durability Assessment

The longevity of our dye-sublimated products is crucial. We subject the fabric to wear-and-tear scenarios, from repeated folding to abrasive conditions, to gauge its resilience. We aim to ensure that not only do our products look good when new but that they also stand the test of time.

5. Print Clarity and Ink Bleeding

A crucial step in our testing process is evaluating print clarity. We assess how crisply the fabric portrays intricate designs and patterns after sublimation. Additionally, we check for any ink bleeding, ensuring that colors stay distinct and lines remain sharp. It’s our commitment that designs maintain their intended intricacies without any unintentional color overlaps or blurs.

By adhering to these comprehensive testing measures, Kiteman ensures that our clients receive a product that is vibrant, precise, dimensionally consistent, and durable. When you choose Kiteman for your dye-sublimation needs, you’re not merely opting for a product – you’re investing in an assurance of quality.

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