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THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER 2017 1 YOUR DIA MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES DLI MEMBERSHIP If you were to buy an International Membership of the Drycleaning Laundry Institute (DLI), a fee of $A640 would apply. BUT! As a Member of the DIA Ltd. in Australia, that Membership is INCLUDED AT NO EXTRA CHARGE within your DIA Membership. You also have access to their Brand New DLI Phone App • Total Knowledge Bank at your fingertips • Included with your DIA membership • Apple & Android • Simple search function • Just released at the Las Vegas CleanShow 2017 • Another great business tool Information is listed in Nine categories, with a couple of examples shown below. These are only a few of hundreds of articles listed. A really quick search function. 1. Customer Service I. Dealing With Difficult Customers II. Identifying Potential Cleaning Problems 2. Management and Marketing I. Why Customer Retention Beats Customer Acquisition II. A 12 Step Program For Maximizing Your Company’s Cash 3. Fabrics & Fashion I. Sizing & Finishes II. Bias Cut Garments 4. Not In Vogue I. Many examples of known brand issues with garments, Hugo Boss 5. Laundry I. Improving Productivity & Quality of Shirts II. Life Expectancy of Shirts 6. Regulatory & Legislative (Some excellent tips but legislation applies to the USA.) 7. TAB’s I. Black Dyes Bleed Into White II. Invisible Problems 8. Technical Operating Information I. Cleaning Wedding Gowns II. Solvent Odour Problems 9. Wet Cleaning I. Wetcleaning Wedding Gowns II. Wetcleaning Wash Formulas To Access (same as other Apps) I. Go to your App Store and type “drycleaning” II. Click “Drycleaning and Laundry Institute” III. Scroll down to “DLI- Encyclopaedia of Dry Cleaning” IV. Download and enter your DLI Number (available to Members of DIA Ltd). You only have to enter once. This again is so good, information and reference at your fingertips. I suggest you download and spend time looking around the App. Just I suggest you download and spend time looking around the App. Just another reason to be part of the DIA/DLI team. We pay an annual fee on your behalf to be part of DLI who strongly support DIA. Enjoy & use, Brian Tonkin CEO e- email@example.com w- www.drycleanersweb.com.au t- (03) 5908 4921 Written by Jim Kirby, DLI Textile Analyst. © Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, 2009. Printed in the United States. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced in any form or by electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems without permission from the publisher. TABS DRYCLEANING &LAUNDRY INSTITUTE BULLETIN DLIBULLETIN—TEXTILEANALYSISBULLETINSERVICENO.385 TABS TABS—385 September/October 2009 BLACK DYE BLEEDS INTO WHITE NO.385 WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? Many black and white combination garments are not col- orfast to cleaning. During the drycleaning process, the black fabric will bleed, fade, and stain the lighter areas of the same garment. WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? In some cases, the entire bright white fabric section will ap- pear darker or off-white. In other cases, only certain areas of the white fabric pick up the fugitive dye, thus appearing uneven and splotchy. WHAT CAUSED IT? Although this black color loss and dye migration could happen on any fabric, we most often see it on synthetics, like polyester or other synthetic blends. These synthetic fab- ric colors used to all be solution dyed which was very col- orfast to drycleaning or washing. Today many synthetics are poorly “top dyed,” a process that doesn’t allow the dye to penetrate the yarn giving permanency to the color. When dark fabrics are dyed by this method, there is a good chance that during drycleaning, there could be loss of color and self-staining of the lighter areas of the garment. CAN IT BE PREVENTED? Since most dark colors on fabrics that are labeled as drycleanable are colorfast to drycleaning, the drycleaner would have no cause to suspect a problem with dye fading or color change. There is no way to prevent this type of color bleeding from occurring in drycleaning. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE? The textile manufacturer who applied the original color on the black fabric is responsible for it’s colorfastness to the accepted and/or suggested drycleaning procedure. When properly manufactured there is no fading and/or dye migra- tion during professional cleaning. IS THERE A REMEDY? In more severe fading and dye transfer cases; there is no safe restoration. However, in some instances, when the black fabric or yarns have not faded out objectionably, the garment can be re-drycleaned (a couple of times may be necessary) by itself in order to remove the transferred dyestuff from the white areas. The photo at right shows where the black lower section of the dress bled duringdrycleaningand the dye migrated into the white bodice fabric. The bottom photo shows where the black fabric bled onto the decorative white trim.
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