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Heavy satin has a moderate-high surface sheen and sturdy construction that makes it ideal for structured formal garments and accessories. Prints on heavy satin are reflective so the color results are enhanced. Due to the tightly woven surface, satin is as durable as it is pretty!
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All satin fabrics are printed on-demand with our vibrant and permanent sublimation inks.
Polyester is a broad term that is used to describe any synthetic fabric that is made up of esters. To be more specific, polyester must be 85% or more esters including dy-hydric alcohol and terephthalic acid. Polyester is a polymer that can be manipulated in various ways to create a huge range of fabrics that are known as man-made synthetics.
Polyester is an excellent insulator and is therefore used extensively in curtains and carpets to keep heat indoors.
Polyester fiber got its first official patent in 1941 by British scientists John Rex Whinfield and James Tennant Dickson, who had revived previous US-based research that had grown stagnant. It wasn't until the 1970's, however, that the market for polyester really boomed largely due to the fashion trends presented in Hollywood films like Saturday Night Live! Polyester was touted as a miracle fabric, able to withstand extensive wear and tear while still looking presentable.
One of the first and most popular uses for polyester fabric was to make the polyester suits that were at the height of fashion in the 1970s.
Polyester can be produced in a few different ways. The most common method involves heating the long-chain polymers beyond their melting points then cooling them back into a solid. The liquid polymer is forced through a spigot similar to how a showerhead works to create the singular strand. Once through the spigot, the fiber is immediately cooled and returns to a solid. This process is known as polymerization and results in a fiber that is very strong. Depending on the intended end use for the fiber, it may be cut up, crimped, or manipulated in other ways to create textures and different surfaces on the finished fabric.