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IRIS COLOR STUDIO has been dyeing custom-color archival museum case fabrics since 1994. Working closely with Curators or Installation Designers, we can perfectly match (under museum lighting) any suitable color sample, such as a paint chip or fabric swatch. Fabrics dyed using our process have been tested, and have passed the Oddy test, insuring their archival quality. Client purchased PFD (prepared for dyeing) yardage, usually 100% cotton or linen, are dyed as twenty yard lengths and then thoroughly rinsed, pressed, rolled and packaged for shipping. Any number of matching dye runs may be ordered, but there is a maximum fabric width of 60".
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Dyeing prices range from $50 to $100 per yard, with a one-time fee for each new color formula. With each new color, a test sample is sent to the museum for approval before the yardage is dyed. Client pays all shipping charges.
A three to six week order time is required.


Past and Current Clients Include:
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The Minnesota History Center
The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
The Cleveland Museum of Art
J. Paul Getty Museum
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
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