Digital Printing and Flame Retardant Fabrics

Digital Printing: Making the Vision a Reality for Designers

Set designers, fashion designers, and event designers regularly transform their visions onto textiles of their choice.  The increase in synthetic materials available for digital printing has opened creative options that were unimaginable just a few years ago.

All fabrics used in public spaces require a specific level of fire retardancy. While some fabrics are inherently flame retardant, others require treatment for flame resistance. Digital printing complicates the situation because certain inks can change the fire retardant qualities of materials. Digital printing may make inherently fire retardant fabrics flammable.  In these cases, clients have the following options: 

  • Treat fabrics after they are printed.
  • Utilize inks that are compatible with particular inherently flame retardant fabrics

Turning Star works with its clients to provide individualized service for their digital printing dilemmas. Whether treating fabrics before they are printed, or researching, testing and selecting a compatible ink, Turning Star ensures the finished textiles meet all safety and fire retardant standards.

If it is determined that post-printing treatment is preferable, Turning Star's state of the art products can be applied before or after the fabric panels are sewn together. If a client needs help researching and selecting an ink, our flame retardant experts can help. Turning Star has worked with several digital printers to determine the right mixture of inks and fabrics to meet flame resistance codes.

From choosing fabrics and inks for digital printing, to providing certificates of fire resistance, Turning Star’s professionals can provide the one stop solution to your textile needs. Learn more about Turning Star's Fire Resistance treatments.