Iridescent Rainbow Reflective Fabric

What is Iridescent Rainbow Reflective Fabric?

Rainbow Reflective fabric (also called neon or iridescent reflective fabric) is composed of micro glass beads, adhesives and the base fabric. The micro glass bead is able to reflect light when an incoming light beam passes through its surface. Using special coating technology, the rainbow reflective fabric is able to reflect and transform into a striking multi-color reflective effect when illuminated by light sources such as a car headlight. It appears black in daylight, and reflect light in aurora rainbow color at night. The big contrast inspires designers to widely incorporate it into fashion wear, casual wear, backpacks, shoes etc. What is Holographic Rainbow Reflective Fabric

Stunning and eye-catching,
the new favorite of fashion world

Rainbow Striped Reflective Fabric Application

What do we have in rainbow reflective? And what can we make with rainbow reflective fabric / vinyl?

The special coating technology that enables rainbow visual effect can be applied to different base materials and made into various rainbow reflective products such as rainbow reflective fabric, heat transfer vinyl, print reflective fabric with different patterns, rainbow reflective tapes, piping etc.

Rainbow Reflective Fabric

Black in daylight,
While stunning at night

Various base fabrics can be applied on rainbow reflective fabric. Appointed or provided fabrics are also workable. And different thickness of the coating chemicals allows different reflective rainbow visual effect.
Multi-Color Rainbow Striped Pattern Reflective Fabric

Multi-Color Rainbow Striped Pattern Reflective Fabric

Blue-Purple Full Width Pattern Reflective Fabric

Blue-Purple Full Width Pattern Reflective Fabric

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Transparent rainbow coating,
Incredible aurora rainbow effect

Most of the rainbow reflective fabric on the market is modest black in daylight. We also developed transparent rainbow coating as to keep the pattern of base fabric unchanged. In daylight, the coating is transparent and almost invisible, at night, it shows incredible aurora rainbow effect. The big contrast makes it the favorite of fashion designers.
Transparent Blue-Purple Full Width Pattern Reflective Fabric

Fabric Pattern / Transparent Blue-Purple Full Width Pattern Reflective Fabric

Emit green in darkness,
Reflect rainbow under light

Combining luminous with reflective is definitely a wonderful tech that attracted numerous fashion designers. During the day, the fabric made with phosphorescent compound is charged by exposing to any light source such as sunlight or a flashlight. Then it quickly absorbs and stores the light, then slowly releases the light up to 8 hours in the dark. The fabric is milky white in daytime, and when it becomes darker, it will emit green light, the darker the greener. However, when light shines on it, it will reflect in aurora rainbow spectrum that amazed and impressed people around.
Nighttime Emit Green Light Pattern Reflective Fabric

Nighttime Emit Green Light And Reflect In Rainbow Pattern Reflective Fabric

Rainbow Print Reflective Fabric

Rainbow printing reflective fabric is a fabric with full-width reflective pattern. Normally on the market there are two kinds of reflective print fabric, one is silk screen printing and the other is coating technology. The latter one using Chinastars patented coating technology is with higher reflectivity and better washing performance.

Rainbow-printing pattern customizable

  • Both the reflective pattern and the base fabrics can be appointed or customized as per requirements.
  • The reflective pattern appears black at daytime and reflect in rainbow visual effect at night.

Perfect combination of iridescent color & reflective printing

Some of our available reflective patterns for your reference

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Rainbow Reflective Heat Transfer Vinyl

Highlight your brand,
With rainbow spectrum

Rainbow Reflective heat transfer vinyl (Also called holographic or iridescent HTV) is composed of micro glass beads, coating adhesives and hot melt adhesives. It is normally used for graphic designs such as logos, letters or patterns by plotter or laser cutting to get increased brand awareness.The protection liner can be changed to self-adhesives ones. Sticky liner helps to fasten the logos/letters onto the liner which makes the cutting and weeding process easier.
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Rainbow Reflective Tape

Full-width rainbow reflective fabric or heat transfer vinyl can be cut into specific width to sew or iron on clothing, or be made into reflective ribbon/webbing and sew on clothing/backpacks etc.
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Rainbow Reflective Piping

We can also make rainbow reflective piping to be used in clothing, backpacks, caps, shoes etc. to outline and enhance the wearers’ visibility at nighttime. The width of the cotton tread and reflective fabric can be customized as per requested.
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Why do we wear rainbow reflective clothes at night?

Rainbow reflective clothes or fabrics help the designers to combine fashion with safety. It appears in modest black at daylight, and when at night illuminated by light, it transforms into a striking multi-color rainbow pattern, which enables the wearers to be an eye-catcher at night.

At meanwhile, the incredible reflective capability helps other road users such as car drivers to identify the wearers’ position, giving them extra time to react and maneuver appropriately to avoid possible accident.

wear reflective clothes at night

How to buy Chinastars neon reflective fabric / vinyl?

Chinastars has been exporting reflective fabrics worldwide for over 18 years, we have rich exporting experience, our skilled personnel can cooperate with you well or guide you through the whole process in case you don’t have import experience. Feel free to contact us and send us your interested reflective fabrics. We are happy to provide free samples for you to make sample clothes and check our quality.

How to observe the rainbow reflective effect?

When you get the samples, you can observe the rainbow reflective effect with below two methods.

Method 1
  1. 1. Open the camera app on your phone and choose video mode.
  2. 2. Turn on the flashlight under video mode.
  3. 3. Keep a distance (arm length) with the sample.
  4. 4. Put the phone close to your eyes and observe.
Method 2
  1. 1. Open the camera app on your phone.
  2. 2. Turn on the flashlight under photo mode.
  3. 3. Keep a distance (arm length) with the sample and take a photo.
how to watch the effect of rainbow reflective fabric

How to restore reflective fabric before or during garment manufacturing?

  1. 1. Store in a cool, dry and ventilated place, and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. Recommended to Keep them in the environment of below 80 °F and lowering than 70% relative humidity.
  2. 2. Do not wipe the surface of reflective fabric with acid or alkali. Avoid soak in acid or alkaline solutions for long time.
  3. 3. Water-cooled air conditioner is not suitable for garment factory. Garment is recommended to be dried or dehumidified before bagging. If the cloth is dampened or steam ironed, be sure to let it air-dry in time.
  4. 4. Workers are suggested to wear gloves during production process to avoid possible blemishes. Meanwhile, machine oil or other corrosive liquids shall be kept away from reflective fabric.

For more detailed precautions in PDF file, please feel free to contact us.

wear gloves to touch the reflective fabric

How to wash reflective fabric?

Some suggestions for extending the life of reflective fabric on safety clothing:

  1. 1. When do machine wash, you may use a mild detergent, but No Bleach or Fabric Softener!
  2. 2. Try to avoid wash the reflective products with your work jeans or any clothing with rough fabric or edges. The microscopic glass beads on the reflective fabric can be worn off by rough texture.
  3. 3. Try to line dry your reflective products. If you choose to machine dry, try to remove the product immediately. The added heat can damage the reflective fabric.
Friendly Tip for Designer:

Reflective fabric is not suitable for parts with direct skin contact such as collar or lining. It will cause an uncomfortable feeling when contacting directly with skin.

how to wash reflective fabric

Outdoor Reflective Fabric Catalogue

Outdoor Reflective Fabric Catalogue

Application of outdoor reflective fabric

Outdoor Reflective Fabric Catalogue

Data detail of outdoor reflective fabric

Outdoor Reflective Fabric Series

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