Exploring Color Fastness and Color Transition Effects of Thermochromic Pigments on Different Cotton Fabrics via Screen Printing


  • Shafia Siddiqui Ph.D. Scholar, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Ayesha Saeed Associate Professor, Government Queen Mary Graduate College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Abiodullah Associate Professor, Institute of Education and Research, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan




Thermochromic, Printing Techniques, Woven Cotton


Purpose: The aim of this research is to analyze how thermochromic pigment interacts with different fabric types, including lawn, staple cotton, slub cotton, karandi, viscose, and cambric. The objective was to evaluate the effectiveness and durability of the pigment on each fabric type, taking into consideration factors such as color fastness to wash and spectrophotometer analysis. Researcher also examined and explored the artistic possibilities of textile design by developing two different seamless designs one is predicting colour transitions while other maintain complete look after vanishing of the color.

Design/Methodology: Quantitative Experimental method was used in this study. To assess the effectiveness of the thermochromic pigment on the different fabric types, the researcher applied the pigment onto swatches of each fabric by using screen printing technique then subjected the swatches to various tests.

Findings: The spectrophotometric analysis of printed samples revealed that Lawn, cambric and staple showed best result whereas all cotton samples showed good result to wash fastness.

Implications: This paper offered valuable insight and depth of understanding which will be needed for development of dynamic pattern. Moreover, the knowledge got from this research, open new doors of innovation in textile and fashion designing industry.


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How to Cite

Siddiqui, S., Saeed, A. ., & Abiodullah, M. (2023). Exploring Color Fastness and Color Transition Effects of Thermochromic Pigments on Different Cotton Fabrics via Screen Printing. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 43(3), 381-388. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8424320