Flock printing is done by depositing various flocks on the surface of the fabric. Flocks mean small finely cut natural or synthetic fibers. These flocks are applied on an adhesive-coated surface to impart a decorative or functional characteristic to the surface of the fabric.
Flock printing has great scope to produce various attractive designs. Flock printing is generally done on T-Shirt, jewelry boxes, gifts, wallpaper, or upholstery.
Here, I have given a process flow of flock printing on cotton fabric.
This is a sample recipe for flock printing.
- Flock paste: 90%
- Fixer (Nylon): 10%
And, Flock powder (Synthetic or cotton)
Process Sequence Of Flock Printing On Cotton Fabric
The following is the flow chart of the flock printing process on cotton fabric. They are-
Fabric plaited on the table
Apply flock paste with the help of a screen
Flock powder apply with the help of a flocking gun
Manually dry by hanging for 30min
Curing at 180ºc (belt speed 3 m/min)
In sum, before flock printing, it needs to select the flock for the printing. The size and type of the flock are important for flock printing.