I am embarking on a project which will require me to get 50+ meters of heavy organic cotton jersey digitally printed.
I have sourced a print house to do the printing at a reasonable price and they use dupont inks. They have told me that I don't need to pre-treat my fabric (which I am sourcing elsewhere), that dupont inks adhere well and that I won't lose much colour through washing. I'm not sure if this is actually the case.
I was wondering if anyone has experience with these types of inks. I am concerned that if I don't pre-treat my fabric, the colour will fade too much. But pre-treating can be a costly endeavour which I would like to avoid if possible. It is important that I use natural fabric and that the print will withstand a lot of washing. I'm working on a limited budget.
Also, is it true that synthetic fabrics hold colour better than naturals?
Thanks in advance for any help