Dyeing and printing are the two major wet processing techniques for coloration of fabric. In the dyeing process; only one color is produced but in the printing process; various types of colored design are produced on the fabric surface. Dyeing is done on grey fabric but printing could be done on both pre-treated fabric and colored fabric.
Difference Between Dyeing And Printing: There is a lot of difference between dyeing and printing process. Here, I have mentioned some major difference between dyeing and printing.
|1. By the dyeing process, dyes are applied on the whole fabric equally.||1. By the printing process, dyes are applied on the fabric localizedly to produce desired design.|
|2. Fabric, yarn and fibers are dyed by dyeing.||2. Generally printing is done on fabric.|
|3. In a dyeing process, dyes are applied on the both sides of the fabric.||3. Dyes are applied on olnly one side of the fabric.|
|4. No precise design is required for dyeing.||4. Design is must for printing.|
|5. In a dyeing process, only one dye is used.||5. In a printing process, one or more dye is used.|
|6. Precise temperature is required for dyeing.||6. In printing, it is not necessary to maintain precise temperature.|
|7. Thickener is not required for dyeing.||7. Thickener is must for printing paste preparation.|
|8. The density of dye solution is less than the density of printing paste.||8. In printing, the density of printing paste is higher than dye solution density.|
|9. Huge amount of water is required for dyeing.||9. Small amount of water is required for printing.|
|10. Steaming or curing is not necessary for dyeing.||10. Steaming or curing is must for printing to fix the dyes or pigments on the surface of the fabric.|
|11. Dyeing is comparatively cheaper than printing.||11. Printing is costly than dyeing.|
|12. Dyed fabrics are soft.||12. Printed fabrics are hard and harsh.|