So let’s be real, my skill set does not include printing and cutting and sewing pillowcases just yet! So instead, I team up with a manufacturer for my natural fabric pillowcases. This listing is for a reactive printed 63% cotton, 32% linen pillowcase featuring my original photograph of the Chicago Skyline printed edge-to-edge, and front and back. If you have been to Chicago, you will recognize this view from new the Planetarium. The unique reactive process means the print will never fade or wash away. Also, as part of the fabric finishing process, the fabrics are washed and shrunk. That means your pillowcase arrives ready to stuff and love!
Add art to your life with original photography on pillowcases!
Reactive printing is a multistep process formulated for printing on natural fabrics. It involves 4 main steps: pretreating fabrics, printing, steaming and washing.
The pretreatment process involves coating fabrics in a finely tuned chemical mixture that stiffens the fabric and helps bond the ink to the fabric. Once coated, the fabrics are digitally printed with reactive inks using color profiles suited to each fabric. It’s quick and insanely accurate! The CMYK ink set translates your artwork into millions of tiny drops that are jetted out from the technologically advanced print heads. After printing, steaming is where the magic happens! The fabric slowly moves through a steam chamber heated to 102 degrees Celsius which opens the fiber’s cells. Once opened, the ink can transfer into the fibers. After steaming the print will be at maximum vibrancy and color depth. The last step is washing to remove all excess inks and residual pretreatment. The fabric passes through 3 different temperature baths and we add special detergents and finishers to wash and significantly soften the fabrics.
It’s a long process but it’s worth it!
Designer – Me
Material- 63% cotton, 32% linen
Long Pillowcase 24″x12″