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Understanding Important Aspects of Knitting, Dyeing, and Printing

The appearance and the feeling of a cloth highly depends on the knitting, printing as well as dyeing. 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 this process, the cloth in question tends to be passed through a trough with a hot dye solution especially where it is needed in only one uniform color. 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.

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. There also tend to be more accuracy especially where one utilizes computers. It would be possible for one to print a fabric easily especially where he or she has the right skill material and the machine. One can print long runs of fabric designs with a roller printer capable of yielding 50 to 100 yards per minute.

Color designs are best administered on fabrics through using automatic screen printing. 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.

The fabric production also demands good finishing for a long-lasting printing effect. One can choose one of the finishes thanks to many options availed. One would also need to note that it tends to be easy to do finishing on cotton fabric 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. Depending on what one wants, it is also possible to add more than one finish to a single fabric for durability and aesthetic values of the fabric and the final clothing in question.

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