Printed Reflective Fabric
XW Reflective is a leading reflective material factory in China since 1985s, the printed reflective fabric is one of our reflective products, very popular in the clothing industry.
Printed reflective fabric refers to the fabric formed by adding special reflective material glass beads into ink resin and directly printed on T-shirt fabrics of various colors through screen printing. In places with insufficient sunlight or at night, it can play a warning role through self-illumination and reflection of external light sources.
|Product name||reflective material fabric|
|Daytime Color||Sliver printed reflective fabric|
|Reflection color||Sliver printed reflective fabric|
|Backing fabric||Customer-sized, can be supplied by customers|
|Home wash cycles||25 cycles ( 60°C/140°F )|
|Width||Up to 140CM, can be customized|
Principle of printed reflective fabric:
The special reflective material glass beads are added into the ink resin and printed directly on T-shirt fabrics of various colors through screen printing. In places with insufficient sunlight or at night, it can play a warning role by self-illumination and reflection of external light sources. Printed reflective fabric is suitable for printing various fibers.
Advantages & Features of Printed Reflective Fabric:
It can be applied to different substrates
Reflective pattern can be customized
Outstanding reflective effect
♦ Production Process of Printed Reflective Fabric:
The principle of reflective printing is to print spherical lens glass beads (composed of silica, barium oxide, zinc oxide, etc.) on the fabric surface. The glass beads refract, reflect and refract the light on the fabric, so that the incident light returns to the direction of the light source. The color paste composition of reflective printing includes reflector, cross-linking agent and colorant (proper amount).
A mixture should have strong film-forming property and high transparency, in order to improve the fastness of the product, crosslinking agent can be added if necessary. The reflection intensity of reflective patterns printed with different color pastes is different.
The darker the color of general colorants is, the stronger the ability of absorbing light is, and the lower the corresponding reflective intensity is. The process of reflective printing is similar to pigment printing. After printing, it is dried at 100-105 ℃ and then baked at 150 ℃ for 3 min
Fig. 1 Schematic diagram of beam light reflected by sphere
L-Incident light P– Refraction point A-Specular reflection point
P`– Refracting point L`-reflected light
Fig. 2 Schematic diagram of semi buried slurry layer of micro glass beads
1-printing layer 2-paste layer 3-bead 4-coloring layer
♦ Advantages Compared with Screen Printing and Heat Transfer
|Feature||Reflective Printing||Silk Printing|
|Productivity||High||Low, Plate hole easily get blocked|
|Washing Durablity||High||Very low|
|Feature||Reflective Printing||Heat Transfer|
|Full Width||140 cm||100 cm, restricted by the heat transfer film width and press machines|
♦ Two types of printing fabric for you
Silver Reflective Printing Fabric
Rinbow Reflective Printing Fabric
Application Fields of Printed Reflective Fabric:
Reflective fabrics can be used in traffic safety equipment, uniforms, work clothes, protective clothing and other clothing related to the safety of people’s life and property. It can also be used to make raingear, reflective raincoat, reflective sportswear, reflective backpack, reflective gloves, reflective shoes and reflective hats.