Knitting, Dying and Printing Processes
The process of knitting, dying, and printing tend to play an important role on matters pertaining the general appearance of the final clothing. Dyeing, for example, is the process where color tends to be imparted on a cloth. Yard dying tends to be done before knitting and is mainly done with the intention of producing plaids, gingham checks, woven stripes, as well as many other special effects. In a situation where one wants to ensure a denim construction, one would need to combine blue dyed warp yarns and while filling yarns. The piece tends to be passed through padded rollers with the intention of spreading color evenly through the piece of cloth and at the same time remove excess liquid.
Package dyeing is yet another method that is utilized when it comes to dying of fabrics. Using the package dyeing, dye tends to be pressurized from both the inside of the fabric as well as from the outside. Printing has also incorporated use of computers with the intention of increasing accuracy. It would be possible for one to print a fabric easily especially where he or she has the right skill material and the machine. 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.
Automatic screen printing is yet another method of printing which involves ensuring colored design on the fabric. This method is known to producing more intricate designs, larger designs and various handcrafted effects although it tends to be slower than roller printing. Flatbed screen printing tends to be reproduced on a fine mesh of screen with each mesh supposed to deal with a single color. One would also excempt some parts of the fabric from dye by covering with lacquer or any other dye resistant coating. Depending on what one wants, it is possible to have up 16 colors on a 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. Finishing tends to add so much value to a fabric as it can reduce instances of shrinking, ensure water repellency, flame resistance, durability among other aspects. One would done more than one finish on a given fabric where he or she has the right skill and technique.