APPRAISAL OF WHITE MARKING MEDIA FOR APPLICATION ON AIR FORCE BLUE COTTON WEBBING
Report Jun 1964-Dec 1966
ARMY NATICK LABS MA CLOTHING AND ORGANIC MATERIALS LAB
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The report covers an evaluation of 31 different marking media for producing name tags on Air Force Blue cotton webbing. Inks, heat transfers decalcomanias, thermo-plastic films, embroidered letters, and fabric letters with thermo-plastic adhesives were included. Different methods of applying these media were tried in an effort to improve their fastness to laundering. The most satisfactory opaque markings were subjected to 25 and 50 launderings. Their opacity, legibility, resistance to cracking, and resistance to yellowing after laundering are described in detail. Those giving the most promising results were also subjected to 5 dry cleanings. Although several of the marking media show promise for white lettered name tags on blue webbing, some are impractical to apply at an induction center. Heat transfers white decalcomanias, embroidered white lettering, and silk-screen printing white inks exhibit the best fastness to laundering.