Spectrum Custom Fabric
Dyeing is proudly owned and managed by Dafinka
Marinova, a chemical engineer and colorist with extensive
background in Technology of Chemical Fibers and Textile
Finishing and over 30 years of experience in fabric dyeing in
lab environment, industrial and small quantities. Dafinka
employs a rigorous process driven methodology in all lab tests
and is aided by special color matching software when
engineering new colors, color recipes and fabric dyeing
Dafinka has held positions as Colorist, Dye Lab Manager, Dye
House Manager and Dye House Technologist. She pioneered in
operating DATACOLOR color recipe computer system for color
monitoring and quality control. Dafinka's expertise includes
evaluation of solids, textures, flannels, toweling, printed
solids, printed textures and trims; checking color patterns in
light box under three light sources and with X-Rite
spectrophotometer; supervising quality in finish-dyeing
Spectrum's manager also boasts a record in creating and
implementing new technologies for dyeing, bleaching, and dry
improvement of various types of knitwear and different
composition fabrics: 100% cotton, 50% cotton and 50% polyamid,
70% cotton and 30% polyester or other combinations.
Her work history includes performing analysis of garments on
weight and shrinkage; correcting indices to suit appropriate
methods of drying, fluffing and ironing; checking colorfastness
to washing in hot and cold water; computer processing of color
samples and lab testing; training employees to dye and bleach
knitwear; creating new and inexpensive methods for dyeing;
developing new neon dyes.
Among business contacts are German, Swiss, Austrian and English
companies: CLARIANT, BASF, ICI,
DYSTAR and HENKEL.
Outside of the fabric dyeing profession, Dafinka enjoys
travelling, reading and spending time with friends and her
family. She has two sons, Martin and Alex, and is happy to
support them in their new project - Tennis Round
- which connects tennis players and helps find tennis
courts anywhere in the United States.
Spectrum Custom Fabric Dyeing specializes in dyeing natural
fibers: cotton, linen, hemp, wool, silk plus rayon, tencel, and
their blends. We do NOT dye garments containing over 30%
polyester and nylon. We do NOT dye fabrics containing
100% polyester, acetate or acrylic.
We dye dresses, including wedding dresses and bridesmaid
dresses, blouses, shirts, pants, jeans, slip covers, duvet
covers, quilts, bed linens, towels, draperies, tablecloths,
bedspreads, napkins, rugs, furniture covers, costumes, uniforms
for school and work, college uniforms, team uniforms, laces,
ribbons, exercise wear, yardage.
SPECTRUM Custom Fabric Dyeing also dyes fabrics and garments
for special occasions: weddings, home coming dances, high
school proms, sports events and contests.
SPECTRUM Custom Fabric Dyeing uses least toxic, finest quality
reactive dyes: Clariant's Drimarene K, DyStar's Remazol and
Levafix E. Such dyes ensure best colorfastness and permanent
results even in hot water washing. We dye wool with Clariant's
acid dyes Sandolan MF and Nylosan N.
Some garments experience shrinkage during the dyeing process.
SPECTRUM Custom Fabric Dyeing controls shrinkage within
acceptable norms - around 2-4%. Customers must be aware of
possible shrinkage of the material, however small it may
SPECTRUM Custom Fabric Dyeing guarantees perfect colorfastness
of all dyed garments and fabrics. Dyed garments will not bleed
or change color when washed. Fabric dyeing turnaround time is
2-3 weeks for a Regular order and 4-6 days for an Express
order, from the day the item is received.
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