Immersion Dyes for Dried Flowers & Craft Materials

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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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Products Suitable for Dyeing

Products suitable for dyeing with our immersion dyes include:

  • Dried flowers and foliage such as caspia, statice, broom bloom
     
  • Decorative foliage such as leaves and mosses
     
  • Materials derived from vegetable fibers such as raffia, jute, straw and various grasses
     
  • Wood products such as excelsior, paper, baskets, and potpourri products like wood chips and curls
 

Dyeing Process

Dyeing is typically done by immersing the materials to be dyed in a hot water dyebath. Most products are dyed at hot temperatures in the range of 160-180ºF (70-80ºC). The surface of most plant fibers is covered by a thin layer of wax called the cuticle. Penetrating this layer is difficult, if not impossible, at cold or warm temperatures. For this reason, the dyebath is typically heated. In addition to breaking down surface waxes, heat swells plant fibers allowing for uniform dye migration within the substrate.

Highly absorbent materials such as wood excelsior and mosses dye quite easily and can often be dyed quickly and at lower dyebath temperatures in the range of 110-150ºF (40-65ºC). Basic dyes can also be added to immersion glycol preserving solutions to dye materials while they are being preserved.

 

Depth of Shade

Dyes are sold in concentrated powder form. The color of dyed materials depends upon the base color of the material as well as how much dye is taken up by the fiber. This is termed depth of shade. Qualitatively, depth of shade is referred to with terms such as very light, light, medium, dark or heavy.

Quantitatively, depth of shade is usually expressed as the amount of dye applied to goods computed as a percentage on weight of the goods (% owg). For example, if 100 pounds of fiber were dyed with 2 pounds of dye to full exhaustion, the depth of shade is computed as 2/100=2%. Several shades can be produced with a given dye. A light shade of red on white fiber will look pink. As the depth of shade increases, the pink hue becomes progressively redder. A very heavy shade of red may require 3% or greater dye on weight of goods. A breakdown of depth of shade is as follows:

Very Light Shade 0.01% - 0.10% owg

Light Shade 0.10% - 0.50% owg

Medium Shade 0.50% - 1.50% owg

Heavy Shade 1.50% - 3.00% owg

 

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.

Reference No.                        Title

200    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Dyeing Floral & Craft Products by Immersion with Basic Dyes (free)

420    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . Guidelines for Preserving and Coloring Flowers and Foliage with
                                                      Glycols and Dyes – 40 pages ($45.00)

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

Pink (Immersion Dyes)

Inquire for pricing in quantities of 100 pounds and larger.

Light - Dark

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


LightPink_8305

Light Pink 8305

50.00/lb    |    29.73/lb    |    25.73/lb

PinkRose_8312

Pink Rose 8312

53.00/lb    |    32.48/lb    |    28.48/lb

DustyRose_8314

Dusty Rose 8314

52.00/lb    |    31.99/lb    |    27.99/lb

Dark(Hot)Pink_8326

Dark (Hot) Pink 8326

47.00/lb    |    26.86/lb    |    22.86/lb

TropicalDawn_8307

Tropical Dawn 8307

52.00/lb    |    31.93/lb    |    27.93/lb

Shrimp_8460

Shrimp 8460

51.00/lb    |    30.67/lb    |    26.67/lb

 

Red & Burgundy (Immersion Dyes)

Inquire for pricing in quantities of 100 pounds and larger.

Light - Dark

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


CaribbeanRed_8470

Caribbean Red 8470

52.00/lb    |    31.93/lb    |    27.93/lb

ChristmasRed_8335

Christmas Red 8335

57.00/lb    |    36.95/lb    |    32.95/lb

BrilliantRed_8340

Brilliant Red 8340

58.00/lb    |    37.29/lb    |    33.29/lb

RenaissanceRed_8472

Renaissance Red 8472

53.00/lb    |    32.87/lb    |    28.87/lb

CherryRed_8330

Cherry Red 8330

51.00/lb    |    30.17/lb    |    26.17/lb

Cinnabar_8341

Cinnabar 8341

55.00/lb    |    34.13/lb    |    30.13/lb

VictorianRed_8342

Victorian Red 8342

52.00/lb    |    31.93/lb    |    27.93/lb

FlatRed_8343

Flat Red 8343

50.00/lb    |    29.17/lb    |    25.17/lb

WineRed_8346

Wine Red 8346

51.00/lb     |   30.17/lb    |    26.17/lb

DeepCranberry_8378

Deep Cranberry 8378

56.00/lb    |    35.08/lb    |    31.08/lb

RichCranberry_8385

Rich Cranberry 8385

52.00/lb    |    31.93/lb    |    27.93/lb

BurgundyFiesta_8377

Burgundy Fiesta 8377

52.00/lb    |    31.93/lb    |    27.93/lb

RichBurgundy_8381

Rich Burgundy 8381

59.00/lb    |    28.88/lb    |    24.88/lb

DarkWine_8376

Dark Wine 8376

51.00/lb    |    30.80/lb    |    26.80/lb

 

Orange & Peach (Immersion Dyes)

nquire for pricing in quantities of 100 pounds and larger.

Light - Dark

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


Orange_8420

Orange 8420

51.00/lb    |    30.80/lb    |    26.80/lb

SunsetOrange_8419

Sunset Orange 8419

51.00/lb    |    30.86/lb    |    26.86/lb

PumpkinOrange_8429

Pumpkin Orange 8429

51.00/lb    |    30.86/lb    |    26.86/lb

BurntOrange_8426

Burnt Orange 8426

51.00/lb    |    30.80/lb    |    26.80/lb

Sonia_8430

Sonia 8430

51.00/lb    |    30.17/lb    |    26.17/lb

Tangerine_8435

Tangerine 8435

51.00/lb    |    30.86/lb    |    26.86/lb

Peach_8440

Peach 8440

51.00/lb    |    30.67/lb    |    26.67/lb

ApricotPeach_8450

Apricot Peach 8450

52.00/lb    |    31.76/lb    |    27.76/lb

TerraCotta_8423

Terra Cotta 8423

51.00/lb    |    30.17/lb    |    26.17/lb

Coral_8480

Coral 8480

51.00/lb     |   30.44/lb    |    26.44/lb

 

Yellow (Immersion Dyes)

Inquire for pricing in quantities of 100 pounds and larger.

Light - Dark

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


LemonYellow_8505

Lemon Yellow 8505

45.00/lb    |   24.27/lb    |    20.27/lb

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Sundrop Yellow 8508

52.00/lb    |    31.76/lb     |   27.76/lb

SundropYellow_8515

Sundrop Yellow 8515

49.00/lb    |    28.78/lb    |    24.78/lb

HotYellow_8510

Hot Yellow 8510 New

75.00/lb    |    54.94/lb    |    50.94/lb

BrilliantYellow_8516

Brilliant Yellow 8516

51.00/lb    |    30.67/lb     |   26.67/lb

Goldenrod_8518

Goldenrod 8518

51.00/lb    |    30.67/lb    |    26.67/lb

GoldenYellow_8525

Golden Yellow 8525

51.00/lb    |    30.67/lb    |    26.67/lb

HoneyYellow_8526

Honey Yellow 8526

52.00/lb    |    31.93/lb     |    27.93/lb

Saffron_8522

Saffron 8522

54.00/lb    |    33.48/lb     |   29.48/lb

Champagne_8530

Champagne 8530

58.00/lb     |   37.29/lb    |    33.29/lb

Butterscotch_8535

Butterscotch 8535

52.00/lb    |    31.72/lb    |    27.72/lb

Dijon_8546

Dijon 8546

52.00/lb    |    31.93/lb    |    27.93/lb

AspenGold_8531

Aspen Gold 8531

52.00/lb     |   31.93/lb    |    27.93/lb

 

Green (Immersion Dyes)

Inquire for pricing in quantities of 100 pounds and larger.

Light - Dark

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


SpringGreen_8202

Spring Green 8202

45.00/lb    |    24.19/lb    |    20.19/lb

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Chartreuse 8204

45.00/lb |    24.69/lb |     20.69/lb

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Lime Green 8210

45.00/lb    |    24.19/lb    |    20.19/lb

GreenApple_8282

Green Apple 8282

48.00/lb    |    27.36/lb    |    23.36/lb

FlatLimeGreen_8207

Flat Lime Green 8207

49.00/lb    |    28.62/lb    |    24.62/lb

LeafGreen_8196

Leaf Green 8196

45.00/lb    |    24.19/lb    |    20.19/lb

Olive Green 8214

Olive Green 8214

50.00/lb    |    29.84/lb    |    25.84/lb

Tundra 8218

Tundra 8218

49.00/lb     |   28.45/lb    |    24.45/lb

Spring Basil 8203

Spring Basil 8203

50.00/lb    |    29.56/lb    |    25.56/lb

Basil 8274

Basil 8274

50.00/lb    |    29.56/lb    |    25.56/lb

Sapling Green 8191

Sapling Green 8191

46.00/lb    |    25.14/lb    |    21.14/lb

Moss Green 8277

Moss Green 8277

50.00/lb    |    29.84/lb    |    25.84/lb

Light Green 8220

Light Green 8220

47.00/lb    |    26.29/lb    |    22.29/lb

Meadow Green 8276

Meadow Green 8276

50.00/lb    |    29.56/lb    |    25.56/lb

Holiday Green 8225

Holiday Green 8225

47.00/lb    |    26.58/lb    |    22.58/lb

Victorian Green 8227

Victorian Green 8227

48.00/lb    |    27.73/lb    |    23.73/lb

Emerald Green 8237

Emerald Green 8237

47.00/lb    |    26.86/lb    |    22.86/lb

Dark Green 8230

Dark Green 8230

47.00/lb    |    26.86/lb    |    22.86/lb

Dark Moss Green 8231

Dark Moss Green 8231

48.00/lb    |    27.36/lb    |    23.36/lb

Seafoam 8240

Seafoam 8240

51.00/lb    |    30.80/lb    |    26.80/lb

Hunter Green 8250

Hunter Green 8250

48.00/lb    |    27.36/lb     |   23.36/lb

Deep Hunter Green 8252

Deep Hunter Green 8252

48.00/lb    |    27.91/lb      |  23.91/lb

Forest Green 8260

Forest Green 8260

49.00/lb    |    28.45/lb    |    24.45/lb

Deep Forest Green 8261

Deep Forest Green 8261

50.00/lb    |    29.56/lb    |    25.56/lb

Celadon Green 8262

Celadon Green 8262

50.00/lb    |    29.56/lb    |    25.56/lb

Avocado 8264

Avocado 8264

51.00/lb    |    30.67/lb    |    26.67/lb

Jade 8265

Jade 8265

49.00/lb    |    28.78/lb    |    24.78/lb

Aqua 8270

Aqua 8270

50.00/lb    |    29.10/lb    |    25.10/lb

Turquoise 8280

Turquoise 8280

50.00/lb    |    29.56/lb     |   25.56/lb

Teal Green 8290

Teal Green 8290

51.00/lb    |    30.67/lb    |    26.67/lb

 

Blue (Immersion Dyes)

Inquire for pricing in quantities of 100 pounds and larger.

Light - Dark

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


Pastel Blue 8010

Pastel Blue 8010

51.00/lb   |     30.78/lb    |    26.78/lb

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Teal Blue 8019

56.00/lb    |    25.92/lb    |    21.92/lb

Azure Blue 8020

Azure Blue 8020

59.00/lb    |    38.39/lb    |    34.39/lb

Blueberry 8034

Blueberry 8034*

50.00/lb    |    30.11/lb    |    26.11/lb

Dusty Blue 8023

Dusty Blue 8023

59.00/lb    |    38.39/lb    |    34.39/lb

Navy Blue 8027R

Navy Blue 8027R

54.00/lb    |    33.98/lb    |    29.98/lb

Deep Navy Blue 8032

Deep Navy Blue 8032

51.00/lb    |    30.44/lb    |    26.44/lb

Cobalt Blue 8035 New

Cobalt Blue 8035 New

41.00/lb     |   21.67/lb    |    17.67/lb

Deep Blue 8040

Deep Blue 8040

49.00/lb     |   28.78/lb     |   24.78/lb

Brilliant Royal Blue 8050

Brilliant Royal Blue 8050**

69.00/lb    |    48.32/lb    |    44.32/lb

Electric Blue 8058 New

Electric Blue 8058 New

80.00/lb   |     59.35/lb     |   55.35/lb

Midnight Blue 8061

Midnight Blue 8061

74.00/lb    |    53.83/lb    |    49.83/lb

Wedgwood 8062

Wedgwood 8062

54.00/lb    |    33.98/lb    |    29.98/lb

Periwinkle 8080

Periwinkle 8080

59.00/lb     |   38.39/lb    |    34.39/lb

French Blue 8085

French Blue 8085

59.00/lb    |    38.39/lb    |    34.39/lb

 

* Formally Blueberry 8035

** Formally Brilliant Royal Blue 8051

 

Lavender & Violet (Immersion Dyes)

Inquire for pricing in quantities of 100 pounds and larger.

Light - Dark

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


Fuchsia 8356

Fuchsia 8356

51.00/lb    |    30.67/lb    |    26.67/lb

Lilac 8102

Lilac 8102

52.00/lb    |    31.93/lb    |    27.93/lb

Mauve 8111

Mauve 8111

49.00/lb    |    28.42/lb    |    24.42/lb

Hot Violet 8130

Hot Violet 8130

61.00/lb    |    40.10/lb    |    36.10/lb

Plum 8120

Plum 8120

52.00/lb    |    31.09/lb    |    27.09/lb

Loganberry 8109

Loganberry 8109

50.00/lb    |    29.56/lb     |   25.56/lb

Pastel Lavender 8124

Pastel Lavender 8124

70.00/lb    |    49.43/lb    |    45.43/lb

Lavender Rose 8123

Lavender Rose 8123

52.00/lb    |    31.99/lb    |    27.99/lb

Lavender 8127

Lavender 8127

52.00/lb    |    31.55/lb    |    27.55/lb

Hot Lavender 8129

Hot Lavender 8129

70.00/lb    |    49.43/lb    |    45.43/lb

Orchid 8135

Orchid 8135

51.00/lb    |    30.67/lb     |   26.67/lb

Purple 8150

Purple 8150

50.00/lb    |    29.79/lb     |   25.79/lb

Egg Plant Purple 8139

Egg Plant Purple 8139

52.00/lb    |    31.93/lb     |   27.93/lb

 

Brown & Black (Immersion Dyes)

Inquire for pricing in quantities of 100 pounds and larger.

Light - Dark

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


Autumn Bronze 8606

Autumn Bronze 8606

50.00/lb    |    29.73/lb    |    25.73/lb

Khaki 8632

Khaki 8632

50.00/lb    |    29.73/lb    |    25.73/lb

Spanish Wood Moss 8619 New

Spanish Wood Moss 8619 New

52.00/lb   |    31.38/lb    |    27.38/lb

Camel Brown 8636

Camel Brown 8636

51.00/lb    |    30.67/lb    |    26.67/lb

Golden Brown 8615

Golden Brown 8615

51.00/lb    |    30.82/lb    |    26.82/lb

Scroll Brown 8646

Scroll Brown 8646*

51.00/lb    |    31.38/lb    |    27.38/lb

Dark Brown 8644

Dark Brown 8644

52.00/lb    |    29.17/lb    |    25.17/lb

Walnut Brown 8650 New

Walnut Brown 8650 New

51.00/lb    |    30.49/lb    |    26.49/lb

Charcoal Black 8715

Charcoal Black 8715

54.00/lb    |    33.98/lb    |    29.98/lb

Black 8760 New

Black 8760 New

59.00/lb    |    38.39/lb    |    34.39/lb

Black 8711

Black 8759

40.00/lb    |    19.75/lb     |   15.75/lb

 

* Formally Scroll Brown 8639

 

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.