Investigatory Project : the Feasibility of Used Cooking Oil and Charcoal as an Alternative Ink for T-Shirt Prints

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The Feasibility of Used Cooking Oil and Charcoal as an Alternative Ink for
T-shirt Prints

Chapter 1
Background of the Study When most people think of modern technological innovations, the first thing that comes to their minds are the advancements of technology in computers, communication devices and many more. However, there is a modern technological advancement in the field of fashion too, and one of it is the advancement in textile printing that has led to the rise in fashion clothing. Today, clothing has taken great technological progress in its production and it influences the fashion world alot. Fashion has always been an artistic expression and the style of many. Trends are always changing and evolving, extremely
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The community will also benefit from this study by finding a way on how to make the used cooking oil they have at home more useful. For future investigators, this study will serve as a motivating factor to further enhance their capabilities for developing cheaper ink as well as finding new ways to fully utilize the resources that are usually found at home.

Scopes and Delimitations The main focus of this study is to determine the effectiveness of the mixture of alcohol (ethyl; solution 70%), powdered charcoal and used cooking oil as an alternative ink that can be used for T-shirt prints. The durability of the ink will also be tested by conducting several trials of washing the shirt with detergent powder. The factors that can affect the effectiveness of the ink will also be studied by making several sets of ink wherein the ratio of the variables are at variance. However, our study will only make use of alcohol (ethyl; solution 70%) to remove the odor of the used cooking oil. This study also limits its coverage by using powdered charcoal as the only coloring agent for the ink. The oil that will be used in this study is also limited to the oil used in frying meat. The shelf-life of the ink, the affordability of the process, the proper storage of the ink, as well as the lasting period of the prints that will be made with the ink that will be produced using the

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