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Complete handbook for printed carpets
Carpeting printed on carpet provides unprecedented designer versatility and creativity. It can be customized to fit your tiles to perfection and varies enormously in scale - from high-resolution half-inch samples to samples as large as your outline. For the first one, a new technique made it possible to offer printed carpets more than 40 years ago.
Ever since, decade-long technological refinements, improvements and developments have improved the scope for designing printed carpets - but there are still many legends and misunderstandings about printed carpets. We' ve collected everything you need to know about printed carpets to help break these legends and explore the imaginative opportunities that printed carpets offer.
Which is a printed carpet? A number of standard methods are used to give the carpet colour and pattern: Fibre dying - this is the colouring procedure of whites, where each fibre has one colour before it is put into the carpet. Dye-yarning gives each fibre a typical individual colour, but a technique known as room colouring can be used to apply several colours over the entire length of the fibre.
Solute Colored Nylon - Solute Colored Nylon (SDN) is a method that colors yarns as they are extrude and colors the fibers as they are manufactured. A carpet produced in this way can withstand bleaching up to a 10% concentrate - a characteristic that other methods can only attain by applying a topically treat.
Continual dying - Continual dying is a so-called "post dyeing" procedure, i.e. the dyestuff is added after the carpet fibres have been built up. Cloth is fed through a dyestuff "waterfall", and by using several application tools and different dyestuffs it is possible to produce a wide variety of different colours and hues of carpets.
This is the technological name for printed carpets. They use the same dyestuffs and fixation methods as thread dying, but unlike thread dying, the dyestuff is injection after the construction of the fabric, with the dyestuff directly entering the carpet fibres. For over 40 years Milliken has been using the colour fusion technique to produce printed carpets.
Ever since its foundation, the company's technologies and procedures have been engineered and fine-tuned, and this in-house colouring operation provides maximum versatility in terms of designs and freedoms without compromise to shelf life or product performance. Whereas the color fusion is often described as "printing", this is a kind of misnaming.
Instead of being printed on the carpet tile, the dyestuff is joined to the carpet fibre by chemical bonding, which means that the end result is long life, long life and attractive. Due to the ambiguous nature of the term "print" and the poor comprehension of the technological possibilities of the method, there are still many misunderstandings regarding printed carpet flooring.
Let's look at the three most frequent legends about printed carpets: On of the most frequent problems with printed carpet tile is the walk-off: the notion that pedestrian traffic is wearing down your printed design over the years. But since the dyestuff is bound to the carpet fibres by chemical bonding, the printed design can resist a high degree of walking without the need for walking.
Indeed, almost all Milliken printed carpet tile have been awarded a TARR Severe score for maintaining their look - a top class. You' ll even find rugs printed with color fusion technologies running at airport locations around the globe - not exactly low-traffic areas! Printed carpet slabs were optically very shallow twenty to thirty years ago, with little structure or deepness.
By improving the printing techniques and improving the printing procedures, the image of the printed carpet tile has also changed. Just like the misunderstanding that printed carpet is prone to walking, it is mistakenly believed to be harmed by commonly used detergents. The reason for this is that solution-dyed SDN is naturally bleach-resistant (up to 10% concentration) - a characteristic not commonly found in printed or other carpets, regardless of the colouring used.
It should be noted, however, that bleaching carpet damaged all carpet surfaces - including solution-dyed mats. Bleaching agent harms the carpet fibres, but with SDN it takes longer for you to see the harm because the dyestuff retains its colour, while with other dyeing techniques bleaching would cause the colour to pale, making the harm clearer.
So, if you don't use a bleaching agent in your carpet cleaners, you don't have to be concerned that your printed carpet tile will be broken. As an alternative, if bleaching agents pose a problem, there are topical applications that can be used on printed carpets to achieve the same degree of bleaching stability (up to 10% concentration) as SDN - making the perception of bleaching stability deficiency a completely unproblematic area.
When properly maintained, a carpet can have a life of more than 20 years. During this period, however, it is likely that you will need to change parts or tile that are particularly torn or broken. It is important when substituting tile that you can achieve an accurate colour and design agreement, otherwise the new section will catch the eye and be even more conspicuous than the broken part you have substituted.
Printed carpets make it simple to restore colours and designs, even a few years after your order. With DDI, however, you have practically limitless colour choices, and since it is a postal eye practice, the same intricate benches do not need to be cared for, as colour and samples can be added to any carpetile.
The digital colour fusion produces carpet samples on empty fabrics. Producers do not need to keep an audit of the different colours and styles, but can quickly and effectively create the samples and styles you choose when ordering. By contrast, rugs using solution-dyed polyamide requires the producer to maintain stock levels of common design to ensure fast delivery time.
With the latest printing technologies, color fusion enables large format design to be created across several carpet slabs. Every single glazed panel can be designed to be repeated, to fit from panel to panel or even to be totally inimitable. It is not only the pattern that distinguishes the printed carpet - the colour diversity is also unrivalled in other carpet dyeing techniques.
The digital colour fusion makes it possible to imprint a large number of colours and colour gradients on the carpet of your choice. So, if you want a carpet in your corporate colours, or if you want to complete your range to perfection, the printed carpet allows you to personalise your own designs thanks to technology that cannot be reproduced with other carpet styles.
Briefly, thanks to Milliken's patented color fusion technology, printed carpet provides unparalleled scope for customization, combined with versatility and durability. Color, pattern and even customize your own look that cannot be reproduced with other carpet coloring techniques or floor coverings. If you are looking for printed carpets, it is quite likely that all carpets are of the same value and vary little from producer to producer.
However not all producers have the same technological possibilities or use the same high-quality carpet fibres and tiled backs. These are two telltale marks of high value printed carpet tiles: For carpet porcelain stoneware, the most important consideration you can make to maintain a long life and long service life is to choose the backing. Carpet backs are available in three popular types:
In the case of hard-back carpet tile, the fibres directly absorbs the full influence of pedestrian activity, damaging the fibres and affecting the look of your carpet. Offering the best long-term coverage for your carpet, the open-cell back of the pillow is a perfect choice. Rather than collapsing over a period of years, the open padding is "inflated" again after compressing and protects the carpet fibres more efficiently and longer than the sealed padding.
Milliken has developed the world's first printing inking method. Offering state-of-the-art styling features that cannot be combined with other carpet dyeing methods or techniques. To take full advantage of the creative possibilities and versatility of printed carpets, you should look for carpets that have been produced using the colour fusion technique.
Imagine different carpet colouring techniques as different designer gadgets to bring your professional carpet into line with the practicality and aesthetics of your business. Various process can be used to create different looks, and will be suitable for different project. However, since so many legends linger, it is important to grasp the true meaning of printed carpets so as not to ignore the designer utility that offers the best in creativeness and versatility due to misjudgements that are 40 years out of date.