What Is Marker? | Objectives Of Marker Making | Efficiency Of Marker


Marker making is the next step of pattern grading. After pattern grading, the pattern of different parts of apparel is placed on the marker. That’s marker is placed on the fabric which will be cut for sewing.

Marker is a large thin paper that contains the required pattern pieces of various sizes for a particular style of apparel. This marker making is an important task because it determines the efficiency of a marker.

Objectives of Marker Making:

Various objectives are gained by maker-making. The following are the objectives of marker making. They are-

  • Firstly, similarities among the apparels are gained by the marker making.
  • Secondly, marker is essential for huge quantity cutting. It is used as the cutting guide of fabrics.
  • Thirdly, fabric wastages are minimized by using marker.
  • Lastly, it saves time and cost.

The Efficiency of Marker:

It is the ratio between the area covered by pattern pieces and the total area of marker paper. It is expressed by %.


Marker Efficiency (ME)

: (Area covered by pattern pieces / Total area of marker paper) X 100

: (90 / 100) X 100

: 90%

This is a sample calculation; you can calculate maker efficiency by this method.

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