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100% Linen Shirts

Linen Shirt

If you're having trouble processing 100% linen shirts try a hot head press. Steam air finishing equipment will not give the desired hard finish required for most cellulose fabrics such as linen. F...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 11/16/2017 11:30:58 AM
 

Broomstick Pleats

Broomstick Pleats

Q: I had a randomly pleated scarf with a dryclean only care label. All of the pleats opened up after drycleaing. The scarf was not acceptable to my customer. Is there any thing I can do to restore ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/10/2016 8:40:46 AM
 

Finishing Acetate

Microscopic Acetate

Fabrics containing acetate fibers, such as those shown in the microscopic image, require special precautions in the care process. Sometimes dull areas appear on garments containing acetate after finis...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 11/3/2017 12:18:35 PM
 

General Rules for Finishing

DLI Class Finishing

Most of the time spent on an item in the drycleaning process is usually at the finishing station. This is where a trained employee attempts to restore the garment to a like-new appearance. Here are so...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 2/2/2018 12:29:31 PM
 

Removing Streaky Swirly Impressions

Moire

Q: After finishing I have noticed that some of the garments have dark streaks and swirls in some areas. What causes this? A: This is usually caused by vacuuming the garment dry while the head of t...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 3/1/2016 9:05:51 AM
 

Shaping Neckties

Tie

Neckties are cut on the bias when constructed. This can lead to stretching or distortion of the tie with repeated wear and/or cleaning. Many neckties can be restored to their original shape with the u...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 7/24/2017 12:18:09 PM
 

Shine on Dark Garments

Shine on Velvet

Q: I am having problems pressing dark color navy blue, brown, and black jackets and blazers. What is the best way to press such garments? A: Care must be taken when finishing garments like these. ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/5/2016 11:55:00 AM
 

Starch and Your Shirts

StarchShirts

Starch and sizings are laundry additives that can increase the firmness of fabrics, particularly dress shirts. A DLI study showed starch and sizings can both protect and harm shirts at the same time. ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/2/2016 9:56:44 AM
 

Sweater Cleaning Tips

sweaters

Depending on their fiber type, sweaters are susceptible to various problems, including stretching, shrinkage, pulling, and pilling both from use and cleaning. It is important to check sweaters at the ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 4/5/2018 2:13:56 PM
 
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