Absorption Dyes for Fresh Flowers

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Pink

Pink

Red & Burgundy

Red & Burgundy

Orange & Peach

Orange & Peach

Yellow

Yellow

Green

Green

Blue

Blue

Lavander & Violet

Lavander & Violet

Brown and Black

Brown and Black

 

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Dyeing Fresh Cut Flowers

Absorption dyes are specially selected anionic dyes used to systemically dye fresh cut flowers and foliage. These water soluble dyes are primarily used in two applications:

  • dyeing fresh cut flowers that will be sold on the fresh flower market.
  • dyeing fresh flowers and foliage that will be sold as a dried or preserved product.

In the latter case, the dyes are either used with glycerine preservatives to dye flowers and foliage while they are being preserved or are used to dye fresh flowers and foliage after harvest before being air dried.

When dyeing fresh cut flowers, the dyes are generally used at the rate of 1-2 ounces per gallon (8-16 grams per liter) of water. One pound of dye tints approximately 5,000-10,000 stems. In addition, these dyes are also suitable for systemically dyeing fresh cut flowers or foliage immediately after harvest before being air-dried.

Our absorption floral dyes can also be added to glycerine-based systemic preserving solutions to color eucalyptus, gypsophila, sinuata statice, etc. during the preserving process. General use rates are 0.25-0.75 ounces per gallon, (2-6 grams per liter), depending on depth of shade desired.

 

Surfactants

Absorption dyes generally require the use of a wetting agent (surfactant) to facilitate uptake. This is especially true for dyeing fresh cut flowers. In most cases the addition of a wetting agent also benefits glycerine preservative solutions. Thorough experimentation is recommended prior to production. We recommend our TW-20 Systemic Wetting Agent. See our Wetting Agents page for information regarding wetting agents.

 

Technical Bulletins

Complete information regarding the use of absorption floral dyes is available in the following technical bulletins and should be consulted prior to use.

Note: For Reference sheets please contact us at sales@kochcolor.com and files will be emailed to you directly.

Reference No.                         Title

101    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Systemically Dyeing Fresh Cut Flowers (free)

102    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Systemically Dyeing Flowers & Foliage before Air Drying (free)

121    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Using Absorption Dyes with Glycerine Preserving Solutions (free)

420    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Guidelines for Preserving and Coloring Flowers and Foliage with
                                                      Glycols and Dyes – 40 pages ($40.00)

421    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Preserving Flowers and Foliage with Glycols & Dyes
                                                      A Manual for the Commercial Producer – 200 pages ($98.00)

426     .   .   .   .   .   .   .  . Using Glycerine to Preserve Flowers & Foliage (free)

 

Pink (Absorption Dyes)

Important Note: TW-20 wetting agent is often used with these dyes and may improve uptake.

Inquire for pricing in quantities of 100 pounds and larger.

Light - Dark

1-lb Jar         5-lb Jar         25-lb Pail


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Baby Pink 2100

41.00/lb   |     20.51/lb    |    16.51/lb

 

lightpink_2150

Light Pink 2105

50.00/lb   |    29.06/lb    |    25.06/lb

 

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Pink 2214    

41.00/lb    |    20.83/lb    |    16.83/lb

 

cotton Candy 2218

Cotton Candy 2218

68.00/lb    |    47.21/lb     |   43.21/lb

 

bubblegum2881

Bubble Gum 2881

57.00/lb    |     36.18/lb    |    32.18/lb

 

hotpink2880

Hot Pink 2880

89.00/lb    |    68.17/lb     |    64.17/lb

 

dusty rose 2216

Dusty Rose 2216

43.00/lb     |     22.96/lb    |   18.96/lb

 

shrimp

Shrimp 2240

41.00/lb     |   20.66/lb      |   16.66/lb

 

Red & Burgundy (Absorption Dyes)

Important Note: TW-20 wetting agent is often used with these dyes and may improve uptake.

Inquire for pricing in quantities of 100 pounds and larger.

Light - Dark

1-lb Jar        5-lb Jar        25-lb Pail


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Red 2214

41.00/lb    |    20.83/lb    |    16.83/lb

 

christmasred_2506

Christmas Red 2506

72.00/lb    |    51.63/lb    |    47.63/lb

 

cardinalred_2507

Cardinal Red 2507

49.00/lb    |    28.13/lb    |    24.13/lb

 

brilliantred_2520

Brilliant Red 2520

49.00/lb    |    28.13/lb     |   24.13/lb

 

Cinnabar_2508

Cinnabar 2508

72.00/lb    |    51.63/lb     |   47.63/lb

 

crimson_2511

Crimson 2511

41.00/lb    |   20.81/lb     |   16.81/lb

 

cherryred_2515

Cherry Red 2515

50.00/lb    |    29.23/lb     |   25.23/lb

 

cranberry_2510

Cranberry 2510

50.00/lb    |    29.44/lb     |   25.44/lb

 

pomergranate_2518

Pomegranate 2518

43.00/lb    |    22.96/lb    |    18.96/lb

 

richpomegranate_2537

Rich Pomegranate 2537

46.00/lb    |    25.17/lb    |    21.17/lb

 

magenta_2211

Magenta 2211

47.00/lb    |    26.13/lb    |    22.13/lb

 

Fuchsia 2219

50.00/lb     |     29.44/lb    |    25.44/lb

 

hotfuchsia_2888

Hot Fuchsia 2888

62.00/lb    |    41.70/lb    |    37.70/lb

 

Burgundy 2222

50.00/lb     |   29.44/lb    |    25.44/lb

 

Orange & Peach (Absorption Dyes)

Important Note: TW-20 wetting agent is often used with these dyes and may improve uptake.

Inquire for pricing in quantities of 100 pounds and larger.

Light - Dark

1-lb Jar        5-lb Jar        25-lb Pail


SunriseOrange_2244

Sunrise Orange 2244

40.00/lb    |    19.63/lb    |    15.63lb

 

Orange_2248

Orange 2248

40.00/lb    |    19.63/lb    |   15.63/lb

 

Harvest Orange 2600

Harvest Orange 2600

45.00/lb    |    24.05/lb    |    20.05/lb

 

OrangeFire_2268

Orange Fire 2268

45.00/lb     |   24.05/lb     |   20.05/lb

 

Tangerine_2247

Tangerine 2247

40.00/lb     |   19.63/lb     |   15.63/lb

 

Bittersweet_2205

Bittersweet 2205

40.00/lb     |   19.63/lb    |     15.63/lb

 

BurntOrange_2249

Burnt Orange 2249

41.00/lb    |    20.74/lb     |    16.74/lb

 

AutumnBronze_2401

Autumn Bronze 2401

40.00/lb     |   19.63/lb    |    15.63/lb

 

SoniaRose_2250

Sonia Rose 2250

41.00/lb    |    20.41/lb     |   16.41/lb

 

PastelPeach_2498

Pastel Peach 2498

41.00/lb    |    20.74/lb     |   16.74/lb

 

Peach_2500

Peach 2500

40.00/lb    |    19.63/lb     |   15.63/lb

 

CoralPeach_2503

Coral Peach 2503

41.00/lb    |    20.23/lb    |    16.23/lb

 

BrilliantOrange_2279

Brilliant Orange 2279

41.00/lb    |    20.74/lb    |    16.74/lb

 

Yellow (Absorption Dyes)

Important Note: TW-20 wetting agent is often used with these dyes and may improve uptake.

Inquire for pricing in quantities of 100 pounds and larger.

Light - Dark

1-lb Jar        5-lb Jar        25-lb Pail


LemonYellow_2374

Lemon Yellow 2374

41.00/lb   |     20.35/lb    |    16.35/lb

 

Yellow_2375

Yellow 2375

41.00/lb    |     20.46/lb     |   16.46/lb

 

GoldenYellow_2512

Golden Yellow 2512

40.00/lb    |    19.63/lb    |    15.63/lb

 

Butterscotch_2610

Butterscotch 2610

40.00/lb    |    19.63/lb     |    15.63/lb

 

Saffron_2603

Saffron 2603

42.00/lb    |    21.84/lb     |    17.84/lb

 

Champagne_2602

Champagne 2602

42.00/lb    |    21.84/lb    |    17.84/lb

 

GoldenSunset_2514

Golden Sunset 2514

40.00/lb    |    19.63/lb    |    15.63/lb

 

Green (Absorption Dyes)

Important Note: TW-20 wetting agent is often used with these dyes and may improve uptake.

Inquire for pricing in quantities of 100 pounds and larger.

Light - Dark

1-lb Jar        5-lb Jar        25-lb Pail


LimeGreen_2315

Lime Green 2315

40.00/lb    |    19.63/lb    |    15.63/lb

 

SpringGreen_2762

Spring Green 2762

40.00/lb    |    19.63/lb    |    15.63/lb

 

ChartreuseGreen_2300

Chartreuse Green 2300

40.00/lb    |    19.63/lb    |    15.63/lb

 

OliveGreen_2314

Olive Green 2314

40.00/lb    |    19.63/lb    |    15.63/lb

 

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Basil 2316

42.00/lb    |    21.29/lb     |   17.29/lb

 

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Basil Oak 2776

40.00/lb    |    19.63/lb    |    15.63/lb

 

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Leaf Green 2337

42.00/lb    |    21.29/lb    |    17.29/lb

 

MintGreen_2312

Mint Green 2312

40.00/lb     |   19.63/lb    |    15.63/lb

 

FoliageGreen_2767

Foliage Green 2767

44.00/lb    |    23.72/lb     |    19.72/lb

 

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Desert Green 2907

41.00/lb    |    20.74/lb    |    16.74/lb

 

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Moss Green 2785

44.00/lb    |    23.82/lb     |    19.82/lb

 

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Kelly Green 2302

41.00/lb    |    20.74/lb    |    16.74/lb

 

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St. Patrick's Green 2792

48.00/lb    |    27.91/lb    |    23.91/lb

 

ChristmasGreen_2301

Christmas Green 2301

41.00/lb    |    20.74/lb    |    16.74/lb

 

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Victorian Green 2307

41.00/lb    |    20.74/lb    |    16.74/lb

 

HunterGreen_2311

Hunter Green 2311

41.00/lb    |    20.74/lb     |    16.74/lb

 

DeepHunterGreen_2764

Deep Hunter Green 2764

41.00/lb     |    20.74/lb    |    16.74/lb

 

DarkGreen_2784

Dark Green 2784

44.00/lb    |    23.82/lb     |    19.82/lb

 

StaticeGreen_2777

Statice Green 2777

48.00/lb    |    27.58/lb    |    23.58/lb

 

Jade_2318

Jade 2318

40.00/lb    |    19.63/lb    |    15.63/lb

 

Seafoam_2383

Seafoam 2383

49.00/lb    |    28.24/lb     |   24.24/lb

 

ForestGreen_2309

Forest Green 2309

47.00/lb    |    26.14/lb     |   22.14/lb

 

DeepForestGreen_2763

Deep Forest Green 2763

41.00/lb    |    20.74/lb     |    16.74/lb

 

AvocadoGreen_2304

Avocado Green 2304

47.00/lb    |    26.14/lb    |    22.14/lb

 

Aqua_2910

Aqua 2910

54.00/lb    |    33.75/lb    |    29.75/lb

 

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Turquoise Green 2306

44.00/lb     |   23.82/lb    |    19.82/lb

 

CyanGreen_2334

Cyan Green 2334

57.00/lb    |    36.51/lb    |    32.51/lb

 

Teal_2320

Teal 2320

41.00/lb    |    20.74/lb    |    16.74/lb

 

Blue (Absorption Dyes)

Important Note: TW-20 wetting agent is often used with these dyes and may improve uptake.

Inquire for pricing in quantities of 100 pounds and larger.

Light - Dark

1-lb Jar        5-lb Jar        25-lb Pai


BlueLace_2321

Blue Lace 2321

41.00/lb    |    20.74/lb    |    16.74/lb

 

LightBlue_2386

Light Blue 2386

60.00/lb    |    39.49/lb     |   35.49/lb

 

IceBlue_2323

Ice Blue 2323

41.00/lb    |    20.74/lb    |    16.74/lb

 

RaleighBlue_2657

Raleigh Blue 2657

41.00/lb    |    20.74/lb     |   16.74/lb

 

SkyBlue_2388

Sky Blue 2388

63.00/lb    |    42.80/lb    |    38.80/lb

 

RoyalBlue_2650

Royal Blue 2650

62.00/lb    |    41.70/lb    |    37.70/lb

 

CobaltBlue_2384

Cobalt Blue 2384

67.00/lb    |    46.95/lb    |    42.95/lb

 

TrueBlue_2659

True Blue 2659

40.00/lb    |    19.68/lb     |   15.68/lb

 

NavyBlue_2661

Navy Blue 2661

41.00/lb    |    20.55/lb    |    16.55/lb

 

BlueBonnet_2670

Blue Bonnet 2670

45.00/lb    |    24.93/lb    |    20.93/lb

 

Wedgwood_2350

Wedgwood 2350

67.00/lb    |    46.95/lb     |   42.95/lb

 

ColonialBlue_2296

Colonial Blue 2296

41.00/lb    |    20.74/lb    |    16.74/lb

 

SteelBlue_2297

Steel Blue 2297

41.00/lb    |    20.74/lb     |   16.74/lb

 

Williamsburg_2299

Williamsburg 2299

61.00/lb    |    40.59/lb    |    36.59/lb

 

HeritageBlue_2298

Heritage Blue 2298

68.00/lb    |    47.25/lb    |    43.25/lb

 

Lavender & Violet (Absorption Dyes)

Important Note: TW-20 wetting agent is often used with these dyes and may improve uptake.

Inquire for pricing in quantities of 100 pounds and larger.

Light - Dark

1-lb Jar        5-lb Jar        25-lb Pail


BrillantViolet_2206

Brilliant Violet 2206

66.00/lb     |   45.01/lb     |   41.01/lb

 

HotViolet_2215

Hot Violet 2215

88.00/lb    |    67.08/lb    |    63.08/lb

 

Mauve_2751

Mauve 2751

43.00/lb    |    22.82/lb    |    18.82/lb

 

Plum_2139

Plum 2139

49.00/lb    |    28.24/lb    |    24.24/lb

 

Mulberry_2886

Mulberry 2886

72.00/lb    |    51.63/lb    |    47.63/lb

 

Orchid_2225

Orchid 2225

42.00/lb    |    21.84/lb    |    17.84/lb

 

Loganberry_2209

Loganberry 2209

70.00/lb    |    49.16/lb    |    45.16/lb

 

HotLavender_2201

Hot Lavender 2201

81.00/lb    |    60.40/lb    |    56.40/lb

 

Lavender_2200

Lavender 2200

43.00/lb    |    22.45/lb    |    18.45/lb

 

EasterLavender_2226

Easter Lavender 2226

79.00/lb    |    58.20/lb    |    54.20/lb

 

ConcordGrape_2155

Concord Grape 2155

49.00/lb     |   28.24/lb     |   24.24/lb

 

SatinPurple_2648

Satin Purple 2648

40.00/lb    |    19.68/lb    |    15.68/lb

 

BrilliantPurple_2203

Brilliant Purple 2203

86.00/lb    |    65.97/lb    |    61.97/lb

 

ImperialPurple_2191

Imperial Purple 2191

48.00/lb     |   27.03/lb    |    23.03/lb

 

DeepPurple_2193

Deep Purple 2193

44.00/lb    |    23.72/lb    |    19.72/lb

 

Brown & Black (Absorption Dyes)

Important Note: TW-20 wetting agent is often used with these dyes and may improve uptake.

Inquire for pricing in quantities of 100 pounds and larger.

Light - Dark

1-lb Jar        5-lb Jar        25-lb Pail


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Cinnamon 2407

44.00/lb    |    23.72/lb    |    19.72/lb

 

Cinnamon_2413

Cinnamon 2413

45.00/lb    |    24.82/lb    |    20.82/lb

 

LightBrown_2399

Light Brown 2399

45.00/lb    |    24.05/lb    |    20.05/lb

 

RootBeer_2402

Root Beer 2402

41.00/lb    |    20.74/lb    |    16.74/lb

 

Brown_2400

Brown 2400

41.00/lb    |    20.41/lb    |    16.41/lb

 

RichBrown_2411

Rich Brown 2411

41.00/lb    |    20.41/lb     |   16.41/lb

 

Gray_2291

Gray 2291

42.00/lb    |    21.34/lb    |    17.34/lb

 

CharcoalBlack_2001

Charcoal Black 2001

43.00/lb     |   22.05/lb     |   18.05/lb

 

Black_2000(Toner)

Black 2000 (Toner)

42.00/lb    |    21.06/lb    |    17.06/lb

 

Black_2012New

Black 2012 New

78.00/lb    |    57.75/lb    |    53.75/lb

 

Colors shown are CMYK approximations only. Actual colors will vary depending upon use rate and the nature of the product to which these dyes are applied. In some cases, especially with oranges shades, the actual dye colors are brighter than those depicted on this chart.