Foil printing is a sublimation transfer printing process. Basically, this printing is done with the help of paper. When foil paper is a solid color that is made by buyer requirement. Therefore, printing is done at high temperatures and pressure. Through this printing process man-made and natural both fabric types can be printed equally.
It is a sample recipe however, this recipe can be changed on the depth of the color and types of dyes used.
- Foil paste: 90%
- Fixer: 10%
Process Flow Chart Of Foil Printing On Garment:
The following is the flow chart of the foil printing process on the garment. They are-
Fabric plaited on the table
Foil gun / Foil paste apply by screen
Dry slightly in air temp / Hand dryer
Apply foil paper to the fabric
Heat applied by heat press m/c (150ºc for 5 sec)
Cooling for 4 sec
Foil paper removed by hand
In sum, different type of foil printing is done on T-shirt, Polo-Shirt, and other knit and woven fabric. During this printing, the printer should select the correct printing paper and should be aware of the ink transfer process from the paper to the fabric.