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Soda Ash
(sodium carbonate)
Jacquard Soda Ash Dye Fixer

Soda Ash Dye Fixer

Also known as sodium carbonate, washing soda, or sal soda. One pound of soda ash is required to activate and "set" Procion dye for approximately 15 T-shirts.

Synthrapol for washing out excess dye

Synthrapol
Dyer's Detergent


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Urea (retains moisture)
Jacquard Urea 1 lb.

Jacquard Urea



Dye Thickener (optional)
Jacquard Sodium Alginate SH

Jacquard Sodium Alginate




Dye Auxiliaries

Dye auxilliaries are those additional chemicals we use along with the dyes, to fix the dyes to the fabric or otherwise improve our results. Also included in this section of the FAQ are other important factors in dyeing, such as temperature and water quality.

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