Fabric printing is a printing process in which a print […]
Fabric printing is a printing process in which a print material is transferred from a surface and into another surface by means of a fabric-to-fabric transfer. This technique involves passing the print material through a stapler-type machine that presses the fabric into a pattern or design onto a receiving plate. The pattern or design is then stretched over the receiving plate using a drum, and the flattened design is bonded permanently to the receiving plate using a suitable ink-jet machine. A transfer print head is used to permanently bind the design to the receiving plate, and the entire printing process is usually a cyclone bed process.
There are various different processes based on Fabric printing techniques. The two most common Fabric printing methods are heat transfer and screen printing. Heat transfer Fabric printing uses heat energy transmitted through the fabric to the design, which passes through the heat press into the material. This technique uses heat to change the molecular structure of the design. Screen printing is a similar process to heat transfer, but it uses a coated screen which absorbs the heat, and thereby changes the molecular structure of the material being printed.
These two basic Fabric printing methods allow for many types of design imprinting on the fabric. The two basic Fabric printing methods are used to create digital images. Digital images are either created directly on the fabric using heat transfer, or they can be created digitally on a computer through a process known as digital ink roll printing. The most popular method of digital printing is digital ink printing, because it is easy to control the quality and quantity of the final work. Digital images can also be created using sublimation digital printing, and most high quality photographic prints are created using sublimation digital printing techniques.
One of the most important decisions to make when choosing a Fabric printing method is to choose the right application method for the job. There are four main Fabric printing methods, all of which have their pros and cons. The four main Fabric printing methods include stretched, screen printed, heat pressed, and bonded. Each of these four Fabric printing methods can create very different looking fabrics. Screen printing methods produce very sharp, smooth finished products, while Heat Transfer and Stretchy Fabric create intricate, soft, beautiful fabrics.
When using a conventional printing machine to create fabric designs, the process is generally completed with a run, print, and bind process. This is a convenient process, because the printed fabrics can be immediately ready to sew together. Because of this, many people use conventional printing machines to create fabric patterns for clothing, home textiles, curtains, and tablecloths. With a conventional printing machine, one can also manually add seams, punch holes, and bind the edges of the fabrics. Fabricating fabrics this way enables one to save both time and money when it comes to creating custom pieces of clothing.
Another method of Fabric printing involves the use of heat transfer and heat press. This method involves transferring patterns of fabric onto fabric with heat-pressed settings, where the pattern is actually forced into the fabric by high heat. Some examples of techniques used in the heat press process include needlepoint, quilting, and even stapling. This method of fabric printing involves many steps, from preparing the fabrics to pressing the patterns into the fabrics.