The use of plasma pre-treatment for enhancing the performance of textile ink-jet printing

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In this study the effect of low temperature plasma (LTP) treatment of cotton fabric for ink-jet printing was investigated. Owing to the specific printing and conductivity requirements for ink-jet printing, none of the conventional printing chemicals used for cotton fabric can be directly incorporated into the ink formulation. As a result, the cotton fabric requires treatment with the printing chemicals prior to the stage of ink-jet printing. The printing chemicals as a treatment to cotton fabric are applied by the coating method. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility and effectiveness of applying LTP pre-treatment to enhance the performance of treatment paste containing sodium alginate, to improve the properties of the ink-jet printed cotton fabric. Experimental results revealed that the LTP pre-treatment in conjunction with the ink-jet printing technique could improve the final properties of printed cotton fabric.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)911-921
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Adhesion Science and Technology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2007


  • Colour yield
  • Cotton
  • Ink-jet printing
  • Plasma treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • General Materials Science


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