Tips For Best Ironing Results
The best cotton and linen tablecloths are usually designed to be starched to produce a firm, high-sheen product that will enhance the appearance of the linen in the best restaurants. Paying attention to the details that follow will help produce a perfect result every time.
- Adequate rinses to flush wash chemicals to drain avoid yellowing.
- Correct starching stage at end of wash: low dip, 50°C, adequate time (e.g. five minutes agitation at temperature)
- Correct extraction to build starch into cloth
- Pre conditioning in tumble drier to reduce moisture whilst leaving starch in place
- Presentation of taut leading edge to ironer followed by application of even tension to trailing edge
- Adequate ironer bed temperature to ‘pop the gluten’ in the starch to produce a firm fabric with sheen on the right side
STARCHING HIGH QUALITY COTTON TABLE CLOTHS
- Lapel rolled into front
- No embossing of pocket flap
- Elliptical sleeves correctly set
- Shoulder curve crease free