Q: I’m having difficulty spotting pigment-printed fabrics. They always seem to lose color.
A: Pigment-printed fabrics are created by mixing a powdered coloring agent (pigment) and an adhesive binding agent to the surface of a fabric using a variety of printing techniques. The print is then cured to make the design permanent. If the binding agent is mixed correctly, and if the print is cured for the proper amount of time, the print won’t “crock” off or fade during the drycleaning process.