Understanding Important Aspects of Knitting, Dyeing, and Printing
It is essential to note that dying, knitting and printing tends to be essential especially on matters pertaining how a fabric appears and feel. Dyeing, for example, is the process where color tends to be imparted on a cloth. Yard dyeing, for example, is a process where dying tend to happen on yarns with the intention of producing checks, gingham, woven stripes and many other special effects on clothing. Piece dyeing is used when the fabric in question is needed in one solid color hence one would need to avoid it where he or she needs to mix up colors. Using this method, the fabrics tend to be passed through rollers with spread color evenly on the fabric and at the same time get rid of any excess dye from the fabric.
Packaging dyeing tends to be yet another method of dying which involves winding of yards on a cylinder with the intention of impacting color on it. The dye tends to be forced from the outside into the packages while more dye is forced from the inside out under pressure. There also tend to be more accuracy especially where one utilizes computers. It can be easy to print fabrics especially where one has the right skill and the right people. It also calls for long runs of the same fabric design to be produced on a roller printer at a speed of 50 to 100 yards per minutes.
One would also utilize automatic screen printing
especially where one needs color design on a fabric. In an instance where one wants to produce larger designs, he or she would need to utilize this method of printing but would need to know that it tends to be slower. Flatbed screen printing is yet another method one can utilize on matter pertaining printing. It would be essential for one to note that it is possible to excempt dyeing from some parts of a fabric where need be. With the right skill, the right method, and the right machine, it is possible to print up to 16 colors on one fabric.
Design and durability highly relies on the finishing one puts after printing. One would also need to note that there are hundreds of finishes that one can apply on the textile. One would need to note that cotton tend to be properly finished when compared to other types of fabrics. One would also need to know that the finishing tend to influence the feel and the look of a fabric with some finishing making it possible to add a durable press, flame resistance, water repellency, shrinkage control among other effects. One would done more than one finish on a given fabric where he or she has the right skill and technique.