Bed Sheets

Colaris Bett (Bierbaum)


  • High-end bed sheet fabrics consist of 100 % Cotton or 100 % VIS (Modal) fiber.
  • Bed sheet fabrics made from 100 % PES or PES Microfiber are also available.
  • Low budget fabrics are made from Polycotton (Cotton/PES blend) or 100 % PES
  • Bed sheet printing must produce good penetration to avoid wearing effects caused by yarn twist.
  • Especially for institutional bed sets, high wash fastness incl. chlorine bleach fastness is required.

Printing methods

  • Machines are available in 1,800, 2,600 or 3,200 mm working width, to cover the various bed sizes used in different markets.
  • Mostly an eight-color setup is used.
  • For highest productivity and most economical printing, double CMYK setup is available, which will double the print output.

Printing on cellulose fabrics

  • Cellulose fiber based fabrics can be printed with Reactive, VAT dye or Pigment inks.
  • Reactive prints are known for brilliant and bright print results with good washing fastness, but have a limited light fastness, especially with red shades.
  • VAT dye inks have excellent light and wash fastness properties, incl. chlorine bleach. For real high-end fabrics, VAT dye inks are the best solution.
  • Pigment inks are good for high light fastness, but have poor haptics and a low resistance against dry and wet rubbing.
  • Widely used at public and professional institutions (hotels, hospitals, etc.).

Printing on PES and PES microfiber fabrics

  • On PES and PES Microfiber fabrics, direct disperse and direct sublimation inks are used.
  • PES inks have excellent light, rub and wash fastness.

Printing on blended fabrics

  • Pigment prints are suitable for fabrics blended from cellulose with synthetic fibers; they offer good light fastness properties.
  • Although the printing process is easy, costs are still high, because special post treatment is required to achieve reasonable dry and wet rubbing fastness.
  • To improve the haptics, mechanical finishing is required, which adds on the processing costs.

Printing Process

Printing Process Colaris

Reactive printing

  • Fabric pre-treatment with inkjet printer
  • Design printing with COLARIS.TEXTILE PRINTER
  • Offline ink fixation through steaming process
  • Post-print washing to clear the fabric from unfixed dyes and pre-treatment chemicals
  • Final fabric finishing according to the customer's individual needs
Printing Process Colaris

VAT dye printing

  • Inline pre-coating with thickener to avoid color migration
  • Design printing with COLARIS.TEXTILE PRINTER (4-8 DyStar INDANTHREN inks)
  • Drying at about 110 - 130°C (230 - 266°F)
  • Offline fixation process
  • Final fabric finishing according to the customer's individual needs
Printing Process Colaris

Disperse and direct sublimation dye printing

  • Fabric pre-treatment with inkjet printer
  • Design printing with COLARIS.TEXTILE PRINTER, using with direct disperse or direct sublimation inks
  • Post-print drying - inline right after printing
  • HT steam fixation in a loop steamer for 8 to 10 minutes
  • Reductive washing and vacuum extraction for high light and rubbing fastness

Option: Inline inkjet pre-treatment applied by the CHROMOJET digital pre-coating unit
Option: SUPRAPRESS penetration support
Option: Inline fixation for about 4 minutes

Printing Lines

  • For high-capacity printing output we recommend COLARIS.TEXTILE PRINTERS with FUJIFILM Dimatix StarFire™ print heads.
  • The ReadyJet™ ink circulation system guarantees permanent ink availability under any working condition.
  • The ink circulation system avoids the sedimentation of solid ink particles. This is important especially when printing with VAT dyes or Pigment inks.
  • The COLARIS.TEXTILE PRINTER concept allows a flexible layout according to the requirements of the various ink and dye classes.
  • The open ink system allows to select from several ink manufacturers available in the market.

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