Dry Cleaning / Chemical Cleaning

Dry cleaning is any cleaning process for clothing, textiles and fabrics using a chemical solvent other than water.
It is used to clean fabrics that can degrade in water, and delicate fabrics that cannot withstand high temperatures or the rough and tumble of a home or industrial washing machine and clothes dryer.

Chemical cleaning is a process where garments are soaked in a solvent other than water. Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene), which the industry calls “perc”, is the most widely used solvent. Alternative solvents are trichloroethane and petroleum spirits.
This deep cleaning method is mainly used to remove all traces of built up grime and bacteria caused by the inability to industrially clean the garments on a regular basis. In some instances this Chemical cleaning method is used once for every 5 water based washing cycles.

Questions to think about when choosing the right transfer for Dry cleaned & Chemically Cleaned Garments.

A total solution to your garment decoration needs are always our main priority, we will try to match a transfer print quality with your chosen fabric. Bellow are just a few things to consider before choosing the transfer type you may need, if you have any doubts or need help please feel free to call our sales line on 01507462800.

Garment Type

  • Garment Material
  • Washing Instructions
  • Life Of Garment

Production

  • Turnaround
  • Pantone Matched Colours
  • Multiple Carrier Options

Application

  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Hot Or Cold Peel

Remember when choosing a transfer to complement your garment it’s important to find out what the garment is made from. The last thing you want to do is choose a garment that needs to be washed at 90 degrees and find its maximum washing temperature is only 40 degrees.
Is your customers garment a promotional giveaway or something that has to last over 50 washes. At Dpt our main aim is to get you the right product at the right price for the budget your customer can afford whilst getting the best quality.

When it comes to the production there are many things to think about not only from our side but your customers side.
The better the artwork you supply us the faster we can have your artwork proof back to you. Colour matching can take time and adds to your turnaround times, it’s always worth asking if your customers know the pantone colours of their company logo.
Carrier films are a massive point to think about, Polyester might be more expensive but can speed up application times by more than twice.

Application temperatures and pressure used when applying the final product to the garment is one of the most important but overlooked parts of the procedure.
It’s important the adhesive backer is fully melted and the correct pressure is applied when pressing the garment. Application instructions will be sent out on all orders to help the process be as easy as possible.
Carrier films are a massive point to think about, Polyester might be more expensive but can speed up application times by more than twice.

The Product We Recommend

Transfast Ultra

Transfast Ultra was designed and developed not only for the gentle side of the dry cleaning industry, but also the harsh conditions of deep chemical cleaning.
We’ve  achieved an outstanding 35 plus continued cycles of this transfer system within the industrial dry cleaning industry that no other supplier can come close to.
We believe when it comes to delivering the ultimate transfer for the ultimate cleaning method, Transfast Ultra really is in a league of its own.