What Are the Common Printing Processes?

  • Printed fabrics are divided into fabric printing, top printing and yarn printing. Usually, the production is mainly based on fabric printing. Top printing is used to make mixed-color tweed, and yarn printing is used to weave special-style colorful pattern fabrics.

    Fabric printing has a long history. In the Warring States Period, China had already applied hollow-out printing. Wood stencil printing was already available in India in the 4th century BC. Continuous gravure cylinder printing began in the 18th century. Screen printing is developed from the hollow pattern, which is suitable for small batch and multi-variety printing of easily deformed fabrics.

    The printed fabric is an artistic product, and the corresponding printing process is selected according to the design pattern. There are three commonly used direct printing, anti-dye printing and discharge printing.

    Direct printing is to directly print dyes or pigments on white or light-colored fabrics and then obtain patterns through post-processing such as steaming. The process flow is short and the application is wide.

    Anti-dye printing is a substance that is printed on the fabric to prevent the dye from being dyed or developed and then dyed or developed to obtain a pattern on the dyed fabric.

    Discharge printing is a printing process that prints on dyed fabrics to eliminate dyes and obtain patterns on dyed fabrics.

    Hangzhou Xiaoshan Zhengda Textile Co., Ltd. is a printed fabric manufacturer, in addition to producing printed fabric, we are also committed to producing oxford fabric for sale. If you are interested in our products, welcome to get in touch with us.


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  • daniel lee
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    August 31, 2021