Different Styles and Methods of Printing

What is textile printing?

Printing is another part of wet processing technology. Printing is basically carried out after the pre-treatment of the fabric or after the dyeing of the fabric. However, it is carried out to produce attractive designs on fabric or other materials. The printing is described as localized dyeing, i.e., dyes or pigments are applied locally or discontinuously to produce the various attractive designs on fabric. The main objectives of printing are the production of attractive designs with well-defined boundaries made by the artistic arrangement of a motif or motifs in one or more colors. Emphatically, printed fabrics are well protected from friction and washing if dyes or pigments are applied properly to the fiber. Hence, a strong bond is formed between dyes and fiber.

Steps in Textile Printing

Textile printing is carried out in different steps, such as:

  • At first, fabrics should be pre-treated before printing.
  • Secondly, printing paste must be prepared by using printing ingredients because printing performance depends on a good printing paste.
  • Then, making an impression of the print paste on the fabric by using any of the printing methods is required.
  • After that, drying is carried out on the printed fabric.
  • Therefore, steaming is carried out on printed fabric to fix the printing paste to the fabric.
  • At last, printing fabrics are neutralized by the after-treatment process.

Styles of Textile Printing

There are three different styles of printing. Such as:

1. Direct style of printing

2. Discharge style of printing:

3. Resist style of printing:

  • White resist
  • Color resist

Different Methods of Printing

Printing is carried out with different instruments. Different methods are used to produce an impression on fabric. Methods of printing differ depending on the demands of the user. Also, it depends on the type and type of material for the purpose of end product use. The following methods can be applied for textile printing operations:

  1. Block Printing
  2. Burn-out Printing
  3. Blotch Printing
  4. Digital printing
  5. Duplex Printing
  6. Engraved Roller Printing
  7. Electrostatic Printing
  8. Flock Printing
  9. Ink-jet Printing
  10. Jet Spray Printing
  11. Photo Printing
  12. Rotary Screen Printing
  13. Screen Printing (Flat Screen)
  14. Stencil Printing
  15. Spray Printing
  16. Transfer Printing
  17. Warp Printing
  18. Special Methods (Tie-dyeing and Batik Printing)

Development Process of Textile Printing

At the initial stage of printing, this printing work was done by hand but day by day this style is changing by utilizing different modern techniques. Now different types of critical printing are done very easily with the guideline of modern science. Most printing machines are controlled by the computer. Graphics design is mostly used in the printing process. Different types of textile printing machine manufacturing companies trying to improve the present techniques of printing methods.

In sum, the printing process plays an important role in the civilized world. Moreover, multiple colors can be used in the printing process. Sometimes printing properties show the identity of a nation consequently. So, we should give great emphasis on the printing process to produce different types of attractive designs on textile materials.

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    Is there a printing method such as Offset Lithography?

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