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Category Garment Solutions

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
 

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
 

Cleaning Antiques

Antique Gown

Antique items often have sentimental and monetary value. DLI highly recommends asking customers about their expectations on how the item should look after cleaning. This is also a great time to descri...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 11/2/2017 9:46:43 AM
 

How to Test Color and Trim

Colorfast test

With today’s wide variety of colors and trims, it is important to test for colorfastness and cleanability before processing garments. A simple test can be done for colorfastness by wetting an unexpose...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/24/2017 10:22:19 AM
 

Dye Migration on Leather/Cloth Combos

Leather Trim Dye Bleed

Leather trim may be used on a variety of garments. In many cases, the leather trim can bleed after cleaning. Therefore, it is very important to check the care label before cleaning. Oils and dyes u...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 8/17/2017 1:46:35 PM
 
 

 
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