Glitter is a transfer printing process. By this printing process, different types of decorative designs are produced on T-Shirt, Polo-Shirt Or others garments product. After pre-treatment of the fabric, printing operation is done on the table. Printing glitter paste is applied on the fabric by the screen printing process. After printing, curing is done at high temperature. Curing should be done slowly otherwise it may affect the printing performance.
Here, I have given a glitter printing process flow chart with recipe. I think it will help you to test the glitter printing process.
Recipe: This is a sample printing recipe. It will be changed according to the shade of the delivery printed goods.
Rubber paste———— 70%
Sequence of Glitter Printing Process on Textile Materials: By the following way, glitter printing is done on the knitted or woven fabrics.
Fabric plaited on the table
Glitter paste apply by screen
Hanging for 15min for dry
Curing at 160º c (belt speed 3m/min)
Various types of glitter manufacturing companies supply glitter to the printing company. You can also read Foil printing process for more details.
So, choose your glitter as your demand.
Shade is a common word in dyeing, printing and finishing unit of a textile mill. It is the physical testing methods of off line quality control assurance system. I have written about the shade matching system in a dyeing lab or lab dip development procedure in one of my blog, I think that will help you to know about the shade matching system.
Shade matching depends on the accuracy of the man’s eye. It is a visual process for this reason same shade may have difference comments from different person. So, dyeing expert or color expert is needed for this purpose. Besides the manual shade matching system computer color matching system (CCMS) can help man to take decision about the shade of a specific sample.
Shade Check: The shade achieved is to be checked several times while in process & at finished state to ensure the customers demand under recommended light source. Generally the shade is checked at the following stage-
- After dyeing
- After drying
- After trial for finishing
- After finishing
Shade Checking Instruments: Shade of the color varies depending on the light source under which sample is checked out. For this reason, buyer gives specific light source under which sample will be checked. For this the following equipment is used-
Name : Verivide light box
Manufacturer : James H. Heal & Company ltd.
Origin : England
- D-65 (artificial day light)
- F (filament light)
- UV (Ultraviolet blue light)
It is important to understand about the color tone. It is also important to know about the color combination by which color will be produced. It should take in mind that, the dyes combination which is used to match the buyer sample color that combination will be use in bulk production. Otherwise tone of the color could be varying.
So, textile engineer should be careful about the shade matching of a textile product.
Quality control department runs by the direction of a quality assurance manager (most of the cases). Quality of a product is checked in the different manufacturing stages of a product. During quality assurance they follow different international quality standard. Q.C department also take help from CCMS for measuring the quality of a textile material.
Here, I have given a flow chart of quality assurance diagram from spinning to garments. I think most of the textile manufacturing company follow it.
Pass ————- Fail
Knitting Send to spinning mill
Grey fabric inspection
Pass ————– Fail
Grey store Send to store as reject
Drying / stentering
Lab Inspection (Shade)
Pass ————– Fail
Delivery Send to store as reject
Send to concern Department